Why this band?

I (Thomas Arnesen) brought this band together in the spring of 2002 in order to play som material
that was in some way modern, yet in blues form and with a genuine blues feel. Some of the songs are my own and some are traditional standards - old favourites and new ones. Some thoroughly arranged, others more loosely.

I felt a need to develop an ambitious musical co-operation with a fixed constellation of good musicians within the area of blues music.

The band is tight in every rhythm from shuffle to afro-cuban. We sometimes add an extra chord here and there. In the studio we play a little stricter than live, while on stage the band explodes.

Blues, with it´s traditional 12 and 8 bar form, is to me a sort of musical essence that lies at the heart of human musical perception. It´s form challanges THE musician to find a personal, original
way to develop while staying within it´s rigorous confines.

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