4+ (group) performers
Indoor and outdoor
Podium please from approximately 6 x3 m.
The 5 - 12-piece band of Blues Award winner (best blues singer in the Netherlands) and International Blues Challenge finalist (Memphis) Robbert Fossen; known for his pure Chicago Blues, but with his band he also takes other interesting paths (Southern soul, rhythm & blues, gospel etc.). Gage negotiable...
Also 'on board' Award winning organist Pscal Lanlots and drummer Eduard Nijenhuis.
The band released their album 'Get off on it' at the end of 2017, which was highly praised and won the Blues Award for best CD 2017.
The CD was selected to be submitted on behalf of the Netherlands for the International Blues Awards in Memphis, early 2019.
This fee is an indication; depending on the equipment needed on location, travel distance and tire size.
- Robbert Fossen : Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica
- Lothar Wijnvoord : Guitar, vocals
- Ivan Schilder : Piano, organ, vocals
- Pascal Lanslots : Hammond organ (optional band member)
- Jan Markus : Bass
- Eduard Nijenhuis : Drums
- Optional horn section and backing vocals
The Robbert Fossen (Blues) Band has been around since 2006 and has had various line-ups.
The style and repertoire were mostly based on Chicago Blues, but the band is now looking for much more breadth. You can also hear soul, gospel and rhythm & blues influences in the Robbert Fossen Band.
Basically the band is 6-piece, but for live shows expandable to 12 men/women. Even as a trio (Robbert Fossen, Lothar Wijnvoord and Ivan Schilder) they can play their nice combo of styles; for smaller playing venues.
In the band no less than three Blues Award winners; Robbert Fossen (best blues singer), Pascal Lanslots (best organist) and Eduard Nijenhuis (best drummer). Robbert has also won the Dutch Blues Challenge twice and represented the Netherlands at the prestigious International Blues Challenge in Memphis, where he was the first and only Dutchman ever to reach the finals.
With the new style choice, the band has taken a different path and is much more versatile than just within the blues circuit. Company parties, private parties, theater shows, fairs, in/outdoor events, basically everywhere the Robbert Fossen Band can take 'the audience' on a musical journey along the hotbeds of American music history. A musical journey from Chicago to
New Orleans and back again...
The new album 'Get off on it' features a horn section and three top vocalists added for backing parts.
The band released their new CD 'Get Off On It' at the end of 2017.
The album features a clever mix of roots music; soul, blues, gospel and
rhythm & blues come along in 14 songs, over 65 minutes of playing time and in great sound quality.
... This internationally acclaimed album proves that this Dutch
band understands, feels and breathes this music! ...
- Blues Radio (USA)
... The Robbert Fossen Band is a solid band, who prove with their album that very interesting music is still being released in the Netherlands; music in a very American atmosphere ...
(album of the week; week 3, 2018)
- Johan Derksen, "Music for Adults," Radio Rijnmond, Promoter Holland International Blues Festival.
... Really everything is right about this album. So I can only come to one conclusion: the
Robbert Fossen Band has delivered a brilliant Nederblues album! ...
- Peter Marinus, Blues Magazine(Netherlands)
... "Get Off On It!" by the Robbert Fossen Band is a more than palatable and
excellent blues&soul album ...
- Eric Schuurmans, Rootstime (Belgium)
...Unlikely punishing blues! A high quality album devoid of quality. With
thanks to 'Mannish Boy' Robbert Fossen, his selection of excellent musicians and
also of course those 'damn' backing vocals. Damn girls you're great. Like to see them
in Belgium with a full line-up please. RESPECT, that's my pleasure ...|
- Rootsville (Belgium)
... A mature and very nice record! ...
- Marc Stakenburg, 40 Up Radio and Music Trails Rad
At our wedding, the Robbert Fossen Band played the first part of the party. Very friendly men who can really make great music. We were very happy that they wanted to play with us!
August 2023, GB
What a top trio a great performance with a lot of passion and fun performed the way the real Blues should be played
, Café The Pocket, Badstraat 38, Katwijk
In Katwijk enjoyed a good blues band that gave a wonderful performance that did not leave the dance floor unused. And also not unimportant, pleasant musicians who do not ask the main price.
March 2023, thomas
Robbert Fossen and his band played the roof of the house on Sunday. It was a Sunday afternoon but that was nowhere to be seen, people flew onto the dance floor and enjoyed the show from start to finish. The finest blues classics passed by and are performed with honor by Robbert and his very good band.
Enjoyed Robbert and his men. Delicious blues, skillfully played and with obvious pleasure. Robbert is flexible and thinks along well what is needed for your party. I dare to recommend the trio to anyone who can appreciate good musicians and blues
After consultation with Robbert Fossen, we have chosen to book the trio instead of the duo. This would be more common music and would fit more with the event. This was an excellent decision! They are very flexible and think along well
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