Biography

Usually, the average biography begins with an expression like “once upon a blue Monday” or “when X or Y where without a band…”. On this occasion however I’d like to toss aside all clichés, because that is exactly what Howlin’ Bill does with rootsmusic. Like maniacs they started touring after their -well received- first full CD ‘Cool it’, to promote their second one.

‘Strike’ became Howlin’ Bill’s sampling of good taste. Their headstrong mix of blues, rockabilly and rock ‘n’ roll is the musical sum of four factors. Little Jimmy, Walkin’ Winne, Magic Frank and Howlin’ Bill are individually more than creditable musicians, but together they achieve what only a few can realize on stage: musical magic. Little Jimmy’ carrying guitarriffs find a solid base in the perfect combination of Walkin’ Winne and Magic Frank. Howlin’ Bill navigates with his voice and harmonica like an accomplished demagogue through the musical surroundings his band creates.

The catching roots’n roll that these guys play together, already brought them on stages in Germany, France, Sweden and in the furthest corners of the Benelux.

On native soil they knew how to charm many music lover, which resulted in a multitude of loyal fans. Everywhere the band passes, they leave a track of blown-away, rootsloving individuals, bemused clubowners, elated spectators, howling dogs and even once in a while, a broken heart.
But no matter if their audience consists of eighteen- or eighty-year-olds, young lassies or retired cowboys, always and everywhere, Howlin’ Bill and his band throw themselves into it for one hundred and ten percent

Edited by Howlinbill on 4 Dec 2008, 12:51

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