Bas Paardekooper and the Blew Crue

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Bas Paardekooper and the Blew CrueBas Paardekooper and the Blew Crue were formed in 2007 around guitarist Bas Paardekooper and have since then defined themselves as a blues-rock oriented band with progressive and symphonic rock influences. The band started out playing blues covers by Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Walter Trout and Joe Bonamassa but were soon writing their own material. With the release of their 2009 debut album "The Blues On My Side" (still available through their website) their original songs, while still remaining true to the blues and blues-rock styles of their heroes, also showed a slight departure towards pop and symphonic influences. The songs written by Paardekooper also seemed to lend themselves very well to, came recording and production time, adding some extra spice by adding vocal harmonies and experiment with different arrangement, instruments and sounds.

Early 2011 the band started working on their follow up album that should definitely raise the bar musically and technically. The band however was still touring and being a semi professional group most of it's members still had their day-jobs to attend to and give up their vacations just to be able to play, making time to write and record scarce. By the end of 2011 most songs were written and some demos were cut but still no finished record. While still performing the fan's demand for a new release kept growing, especially because the band were already playing a large share of their new material live and all of it went over really well.Bas Paardekooper and the Blew Crue

In April 2012 Bas and the Blew Crue released the title track for their second album as a single called 'Broken Heart For Sale'. With the album still in production they decided to give their fans a 9 minute 30 second "taste" of things to come. The Album is currently being mixed and set for release in June 2012.

Bas Paardekooper and the Blew Crue have toured and played with (amongst others): Walter Trout, Ian Siegal, Eric Steckel, Dana Fuchs and Danny Bryant

The band:
Bas Paardekooper - Guitars and Vocals
Roel van Leeuwen - Drums
René Mijnten - Bass
Wouter J. Hoek - Keys

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