WENTUS BLUES BAND

WENTUS BLUES BAND

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Entertaining Bluesrock from the land of the thousand lakes! -THESE GUYS PLAY THE KIND OF RHYTHM & BLUES THAT WOULD MAKE AMERICA PROUD – - KIM WILSON, Lead Singer for The Fabulous Thunderbirds-

Biography

While most people associate the blues with the steamy bayous of Louisiana and the cotton fields of Mississippi, lovers of the devil´s music may be surprised to hear that there is also a thriving scene in Scandinavia.
At the heart of this Nordic blues explosion are the WENTUS BLUES BAND, who hail from Kokkola in central Finland. And while the pinestudded wilderness of their homeland is about as far as you can get from the jukejoints of the Deep South, there´s no doubting their musical credentials. Established in 1986, the band have acquired a reputation as the hardest working in Scandinavia and play around 150 gigs a year.
The Wentus Blues Band has toured in 14 different countries, released 7 albums, done several TV-shows, headlined festivals and toured with many great bluesmen. Expect explosive blues and frantic rhythm and blues, played with laid back stylishness.

Wentus Blues Band has lined up some success all over Europé. In 2006, the band celebrated their 20 years anniversary with a concert that included special guests Louisiana Red, Eddie Kirkland, Lazy Lester, Kim Wilson, Omar Dykes, Barrence Whitfield, Mick Taylor (ex Rolling Stones ) and a lot of others..
The concert was filmed and the Musicdocumentary "Family Meeting" had its Cinematheatrerelease in Finland and Sweden in the fall of 2007. The Film was awardnominated for a JUSSI ( Finnish version of OSCAR ) for best documentary. The film gained great reviews and has been shown on the Nationaltelevisionstations in Sweden, Norway and Finland.

The band has backed up a lot of blueslegends and has gained reputation for their excellent work in the American Living Blues – Magazine.

The album ” Family Album” is a milestone in European Blues History: Nobody else ( except for Eric Clapton and John Mayall ) has put together an album with such blueslegends like Wentus has done..

Since 2002 Wentus Blues Band have toured regularly with ex. Rolling Stones- member Mick Taylor. Devoted Stonesfans claims that Mick has never before sounded as good as he does when he plays with Wentus.

Wentus Blues Band has played over 2000 gigs at festivals and clubs in England, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux-countries, Italy, France,
Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and the Faroe Islands.. The North-American debut was held in Canada, Toronto at the NXNE-festival in June 2008.

Wentus Blues Band is a dynamite act for your festival / club in order to make your audience go wild.

Discography

1989 Wentus Blues Band (Own Label) LP
1991 Genuine Dog Music (Own Label) Singel
1995 Chitlin´Circuit (Bluelight Records) CD
1997 Boogie Man (Bluelight Records) CD-EP
1999 Hoy Hoy – feat. Pelle Lindström (Bluelight records) CD
2001 No Beginner (Bluelight Records) CD
2004 Family Album (Bluelight Records) CD
2005 Blues Today USA (Bluelight Records) CD-singel
2005 Live in Helsinki – feat. Phil Guy (Try Angle
Records) CD
2007 Agriculture (Bluelight Records) CD
2008 Family Meeting - soundtrack doubleCD ( Ruf )
2008 Family Meeting - DVD ( Ruf )

Set List

Very entertaining 1 x 90 min show with 80 % own material..

Down The Line
Moonshine
Take it away
Beautiful woman
Passenger Blues
Here in The Night
Annie-Lee
Cry For Me
Stop Breaking Down
Ventilator Blues
She´s so fine
Love Bug
You gonna make me cry
Brand New Mojo Hand
Don´t Let Nobody Drag Your spirit down
Feels Like Rain
Hip Shake

Wentus Blues Band always builds up the show leaving the audience to want more..