Phil Bee’s new 6-piece band, formed early 2014, original blues tunes, mixing funky jazz and rock grooves
“What could ever sound better then one great guitar player ? Two !”
This 6-piece band, formed early 2014, excites the crowds with original blues tunes, mixing jazz and rock grooves, played by the finest musicians around in the Netherlands and Belgium. Phil’s new set up, in good tradition, includes top notch guitar prodigies. Except now there are two.
Phil Bee (vocals), Continental Records recording artist, 3 times nominated ‘best vocalist of the year’ at the Dutch Blues Awards, former singer of multi award winning band King MO. Toured, recorded and performed on stage with the likes of Jan Akkerman, Steve Lukather, Noel Redding, Ana Popovic and many more. Played i.e. at the North Sea Jazz Festival, Moulin Blues, BB King’s Blues Club (Memphis).
Leif de Leeuw (guitar), 19 year old guitar prodigy. Undoubtedly considered the most talented young guitar player in the Netherlands, Leif won the prestigious SENA award in his country twice (first at 14 years of age and second time very recently), is now studying at the Codarts conservatory in Rotterdam. Shared the stage with heroes like Melvin Taylor, Eef Albers and Stechelo Rosenberg.
Berland Rours (guitar), after his conservatory studies in Amsterdam, 41 year old guitarist Berland toured internationally with the likes of Eef Albers, Benjamin Herman and Goede Doel. His jazz and soul roots are clearly noticeable and he mingles those with his blues feel.
Pascal Lanslots (keys), after graduating with honors at the conservatory, Hammond, piano and vintage keys player Pascal shared the stages all over the world with the likes of BB King, Tino Gonzalez and Chick Rodgers, at festivals like North Sea Jazz and Leverkusen WDR.
Marcus Weymaere (drums), graduate from the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, Marcus has been an appreciated value on the European music scene since the 90’s. He toured Belgium, France and Canada with bands such as Cowboys and Aliens, Stella, Gorki, Beverly Jo Scott, Admiral Freebee a.o. He also appears on many CD’s and DVD’s, as well as currently on national TV being the drummer of the Voice of Belgium.
Carlo van Belleghem (bass), well known freelancer in Belgium who has played in many styles of music. But his passion is and stays in the blues. Bands he played with: Boogie Boy, Roland, Shirley Johnson, Marino Noppe, Last Call, Gerry Joe Weise, Phil Wiggins, George Kirby Jr. and that’s only in blues department …