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Blowbeat History in a Nutshell

Blowbeat took off in the early eighties, evolving out of the Ton Engels Band.

The first Blowbeat line-up :
Ton Engels - vocals/guitar
Cor Mutsers - bass/vocals
Rene Creemers - drums/vocals

The band played the Dutch club circuit of the time and made one album in that
pre-cd era: Hands Up!

Songs like Will He Come From His Castle and Lets Talk Shit from that album are
still on todays setlist.

In 1986 the band consists of:
Ton E - vocals/guitar
Jorg Lehnardt - guitar/vocals

Pieter Douma - bass/vocals
Rene Creemers - drums

This funky ensemble played numerous gigs, extensively touring the German and Swiss clubs.
All this lasted untill about 1993.
In 1991 Rene Creemers left the band. ( In recent years Rene has a successful virtuoso drum-duo called The Drumbassadors )
Arthur Lijten took over the drumspot. Two albums were released during those days. Blowbeat was released in 1989 and Chaisaw Melodies saw the light in 1992.
In 1993 bassplayer Pieter Douma thought it was time for a change and quit the band.
Arthur Lijten also had other things on his mind.

Consequently not much happened Blowbeat-wise for the remainder of the nineties.
Occasionally a few concerts were played with varying line-ups.(on bass people like Emma Steffens, Stu Grimshaw and Eric Coenen came and went)

In the second half on the nineties much time went into other musical projects.

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  • flexmens

    If anyone has a good copy of "hands up", let me know :-) (of course, if I can buy the CD, I will do as well)

    13 Apr 2010 Reply
  • flexmens

    Very good memories ! We should have more Blowbeat in this world.

    13 Apr 2010 Reply

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