Unfortunately, the Covid-19 pandemic has also affected Travellin' Blue Kings. Originally founded by Belgian and Dutch musicians, it turned out that it was no longer possible to keep the band active & creative across national borders in the
autumn of 2020. With this “full Belgian” lineup, the Blue Kings 2.0 firmly look into the future with even more nobility and an impressive pedigree: Blues Lee, Howlin’ Bill, Rhythm Bombs, Fried Bourbon, Jim Cofey, Hideaway … just to name a few.

Travellin’ is not in the name by chance, these five gentlemen worked with their respective bands all over Europe. You could find them on festival stages in Norway, Sweden, Poland, Germany, France, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Italy.
And of course, in every corner of Belgium and the Netherlands.

This blues mobile still influences range from Texas to the West Coast, across New Orleans and Memphis heading for Chicago and then to the UK’s British Blues Boom. The five gentlemen find their inspiration in many different kinds of music and bring a fresh and yet familiar repertoire, supplemented with a few precisely chosen covers. That's what you can expect from this band, brought with tons of energy and enthusiasm.

Check them out!

Worldwide debut album release “Wired Up” on January 25, 2019:
• No. 1 in the Independent Blues Broadcasters Association airplay chart of January 2019 in the UK.
• No. 4 in the Powerblues chart of the Association des Radios Blues of February 2019 in France.
• 17 weeks in The Roots Music Report’s Top 50 Blues Rock Album airplay chart in 2019 in the US.

Single releases:
• Nov 2020: “Live Your Life”
• Mar 2021: “Gotta Get Away”
• May 2021: “Too Many People”


Jb Biesmans: vocals, saxophone, harp
Jimmy Hontelé: guitar
Patrick Cuyvers: Hammond organ, backing vocals
Winne Penninckx: bass
Marc Gijbels: drums


30/07/2021 Bluesnacht - Petershagen (DE)
31/07/2021 TV concert Kanal 21 - Bielefeld (DE)
21/08/2021 Swing Festival – Wespelaar (B)
26/09/2021 Goezot in 't Hofke festival – Oud-Turnhout (B)
14/10/2021 De Steiger – Menen (B)
22/10/2021 Centre Culturel - Saint-Georges-sur-Meuse (B)
23/10/2021 Bierbeek Blues festival – Bierbeek (B)  CANCELLED
30/10/2021 Bluesroute – Helmond (NL)
08/11/2021 Banana Peel – Ruiselede (B)

25/01/2020 Big D bookings Juke Joint event - Diest (B)
22/02/2020 Blues-sphere – Liège (B)

01/02/2019 Bielefelder Jazzclub - Bielefeld (GE)
15/02/2019 De Ploeg - Diepenbeek (B)
24/03/2019 Bar Spot - Spijkenisse (NL)
31/03/2019 Frürocken - Eupen (B)
22/04/2019 Sunny Blues - Nuenen (NL)
11/05/2019 Open Music - Comines (B)
06/07/2019 Hookrock - Diepenbeek (BE) 
13/07/2019 Blues Express – Differdange (LU)
20/07/2019 Blues Peer – Peer (B)
28/09/2019 Café ut Midde - Blerick (NL)
05/10/2019 La Forge Festival - Tournai (B)
13/10/2019 JekerJazz festival - Maastricht (NL)
03/11/2019 XXL Blues Club - Wageningen (NL)
16/11/2019 MJC - Morlaix (FR)
17/11/2019 Café Théodore - Trédez-Locquemeau (FR)
30/11/2019 Café Ut Vloot - Maastricht (NL) 
07/12/2019 Bluessociëteit l’Esprit - Rotterdam (NL)
26/12/2019 Blues Promotion - Dongen (NL)

11/11/2018 Keeping the Blues Alive - Vlierden (NL)
17/11/2018 Blues in Schoten - Schoten (B)
19/11/2018 De Blauwe Kater - Leuven (B)
29/11/2018 Missy Sippy - Gent (B)
01/12/2018 Café Forum - Maastricht (NL)
08/12/2018 Blues Traffic Live - Beringe (NL)
15/12/2018 Elckerlyc - St Lambrechts Herk (B)



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