news from the blues

Exceptional joy of playing unites these five distinctive musicians.


First Video of Vienna Blues Company: Deny & Resist

Video - Live am Wintermarkt 2022: Diggin' On James Brown

First studio recordings available online:


March, 3rd 2023 – 8pm:

Louisiana Blues Pub

Prinz-Eugen-Strasse 4

1040 Vienna

Tables: +43 664 9929 5373

Louisiana WebSite

April, 22nd 2023 – 8pm:

Rathauskeller Wien

Rathausplatz 1, 1010 Wien

A B G E S A G T !

May, 27th 2023 – 7:30pm:

Club Quattro

Währinger Strasse 167

1180 Wien


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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!“

Vienna Blues Company - Mark II (current line up):

Jo Leupold

piano & lead vocals

Gerd Schubert

harp & vocals

Joe Schirl

electric bass

Alex Czerny

electric guitar

Hari Kreuzer

drums & percussions

Vienna Blues Company - Mark I (2021):

Jo Leupold

piano & lead vocals

Gerd Schubert

harp & vocals

Joe Schirl

electric bass

Jordie Blossom

electric guitar

Michael Loidl

drums & percussions


„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.


With their stunning performance the Vienna Blues Company impressively points a unique way to exuberating joy and thrilling playfulness. See them live and in color!

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18/2/2023: Concert at Café Stadler in Wiener Neustadt

We had a fantastic time at Café Stadler in Wiener Neustadt. The venue was crowded, people loved to dance and the band was in a exceptional good mood.

Unfortunately our guitar man couldn’t make it to this gig because of an accident. However, at the very last minute we found a perfect local substitute: Herbie Adelbauer. He checked our setlist only hours before the concert and managed to groove with us thruout the whole gig. Many thanks again, Herbie!

We are looking forward to come back to Wiener Neustadt anytime soon. Watch out!

Photos by Jelly Neuber (c) 2021