The Blues College 2019 – Parties & Bands

Friday, February 1st

The opening party of The Blues College will be in Blues café Maloe Melo.

Hills & Hamid (NL)

The band for tonight is Hills & Hamid. A unique combination of two musicians that share a love of Blues and micro tonality. Iranian singer, Blues guitar player and Blues harp player Hamid and Hills singing the Blues and playing the double bass or acoustic guitar. The two musicians combine acoustic Blues and Arabic songs in vocals and music. For The Blues College they will play a special for us dancers designed repertoire.

Conrad Brudi

See his bio on Sunday.

Venue: Maloe Melo, Lijnbaansgracht 163, Amsterdam
DJ’s: t.b.a.
Time: 22:00 – 03:00

Saturday, February 2th

On the main party of the weekend your Blues heart will be filled with great music and dancing. We offer two bands playing their second concert of the festival:

BluesShack (NL)

BluesShack is a changing collective of musicians with a big heart for “Slow Blues” music. Semi-acoustic, pleasant volume; for cafes, Blues dance events and more. They are one of the house bands of The Blues Joint, as they are playing regularly on our social dance parties.

All experienced Blues musicians. The repertoire consists of work by the great old Blues heroes like Sonny Boy Williamson, T-Bone Walker, Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Lowell Fulson and Willie Dixon.

The Rhythm and Booze Project (UK)

See there bio on Sunday.

Venue: T.B.A., <address>, Amsterdam
DJ’s: t.b.a.
Time: 22:00 – 03:00


Sunday, February 3rd

The Rhythm and Booze Project (UK)

The Rhythm and Booze Project features Felipe and Paul, a duo fusing live music and whisky through gigs, tasting events, and multimedia experiences.

The project was born during a 2012 pilgrimage to the whisky capital of Islay, when Felipe and Paul played in bars and hotels in exchange for a meal, a bed, and healthy drams of whisky.

Regular collaborations since then, including tours in the UK, United States, and South America, led to the creation of The Rhythm and Booze Project, which combines Felipe’s and Paul’s extensive background as professional touring musicians, event producers, and passionate fans of whisky in all forms.

As a musical outfit, the band incorporates roots, folk, and blues music in a uniquely gritty mix of its own, blending hypnotic grooves with raucous energy and irresistible showmanship.

Conrad Brudi

DJ’s: t.b.a. soon
Venue: T.B.A., <address>, Amsterdam
Time 20:00 – 01:00