news from the blues
Exceptional joy of playing unites those five established musicians from Austria, Germany and England.
VIENNA BLUES COMPANY
Vienna Blues Company plays a program that honors beloved blues classics and brings little known but must-hear tunes to the stage. Original songs complete the picture. The band pays tribute to the various traditions of the blues, but also explores new contemporary fronts with stylistic confidence.
Meet the band
These musicians know how to use their virtuosity in a smart and brilliant way only to worship the blues and its archaic essence. True to the motto: “Now and then less is more!”
piano & lead vocals
harp & vocals
drums & percussions
REHEARSAL ROOM SNEAK PREVIEWS
“Not just die-hard blues fans will be carried away by the band’s enthusiasm.”
“The artful playing of the blues harmonica infuses the powerful groove of the rhythm section with an unparalleled exciting character note.”
“First and foremost, Blues is the music of in-between tones and nuances. Within typical 8 or 12-bar forms, the band brings an intoxicating richness of color to the ear.”
“A lead voice somewhere between Van Morrison and Tom Waits.”
Vienna, known as the city of music and located in the heart of Europe has always had a strong relation to blue. For the longest time, life in this city had been affected by the mighty river Danube, which – as blue as it could be – eventually pours into the sea in a giant delta. It was as early as in the 1890s, when for the first time ever Blues and syncopated rhythms made its appearance in town. Side by side with the performance of folk inspired music like the Schrammel brothers or the melodies of Robert Stolz and Fritz Kreisler.
It is of no surprise that in a melting pot like Vienna, five quite established musicians from here and there (where they call the waters Elbe and Thames) joined forces to add some new pages to the already extensive story of the Blues. Since there are no signs that pain and suffering might go away from mankind anytime soon, the Blues remains the narrator of and the cure to adversity and hardship. Telling the tales of life at the river from deep down South and the Delta to “The Gates” of Chicago, as well as from the Danube to the Thames, still is essential as healing power to many people.
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October, 2nd 2021:
Chairs Meet Music
Showroom Ferrocom – Sitwell
2351 Wiener Neudorf
September, 25th 2021
Louisiana Blues Pub
Saturday, 19:00 – 23:00 h
1040 Wien, Prinz-Eugen-Strasse 4
Reservations: 0664-9929 5373
Admission: Pay as You Wish
“Deny & Resist” – an original tune by Jo Leupold (c) 2021 performed by Vienna Blues Company live at Kohfidisch d’JÄM.
“Whammer Jammer” by Magic Dick/The J. Geils Band (c) 1971 performed by Vienna Blues Company live at Kohfidisch d’JÄM.
September 3rd, 2021:
Wiener Neustadt, AUSTRIA
“Chainsmoking” by Jacob Banks (c) 2017 Interscope Records – performed by Vienna Blues Company featuring as guest Adam Skalski on guitar.
July, 29th 2021:
Louisiana Blues Pub
July, 15th 2021:
MIDI Cafe & Bistrot
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Photos with kind permission of Christian Partsch (c) 2021.