ALBUM WIRED UP NUMBER 1 IN UK
BLUES CHARTS PRINTED IN BLUES IN BRITAIN!!!!
No. 4 in the Powerblues chart of the Association des Radios Blues of February 2019 in France.
15 weeks in Blues Rock charts Top 50 USA Highest position 6th place
The album got some great reviews on International Level:
Blues magazine NL " Amazing Debut Album"
Keys&chords (BE) "Put on your dancing shoes, Highly recommended "
Bluesnews (DE) "Exciting Album with amazing songwriting"
Le Zicazine (FR) "One of the first and Big releases for 2019"
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 UKs 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!
Jb Biesmans: vocals, saxophone, harp
Jimmy Hontelé: guitar
Patrick Cuyvers: Hammond organ, backing vocals
Winne Penninckx: bass
Marc Gijbels: drums