Singer-guitarplayer Jan de Bruijn(Rijsbergen/Holland 1958)
Has been playing from the heart for over 35 years now, straight from the heart that is.
In the early eighty’s Jan formed ”the Crew “ together with his sister Ann.
In this line up they made 2 albums and a few singles.
For years the Crew played on most all the festivals and clubs in Holland, France and Belgium with real good reviews!
When the Crew stopped playing at the end of the eighty’s, Jan formed his own band to explore a variety of styles and influences.
A select group of westeuropean musicians with whom Jan did concerts and recordings with.
The Crew fans however, had to get used to the new, not so bluesy songs and after almost 2 years Jan decided to play more blues and rootsmusic again.
In the beginning of the ninety’s Jan formed the Gonnabeez together with some fellow studio musicians .
The Gonnabeez recorded 2 albums and various singles, became pretty succesfull in Belgium and Holland and toured frequently for about 5 years in the same line up.
Beginning 2000 Jan got reunited with his Sister Ann in “Double Brown”, recorded 12 bars and more and recorded several albums with ”About queens of the blues” and the ” Bluesangels”
In all these years,Jan has developed a himself to an artist that knows his stuff,
gathered by dedication and passion.
Jan has also been recording and touring with:Calvin Owens,Blue blot, Johnny Copeland, Otis Clay, Jo Lemaire, Oscar Benton, Kaz Lux,Raymond vh Groenewoud, Peter Dictus, Blóf, Stef Bos,Jerry McCain, the uptown horns, Roland van Campenhoudt, Barry McCabe, Barrelhouse and many, many more.
In the fall of 2008,Jan played an impressive concert in his hometown Zundert.
A symbolic beginning of a new period in his life and work.
Time to move on!!
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