Twelve Bar Blues Band

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The Twelve Bar Blues Band was the surprise of the Dutch blues scene in 2006. Within this first year of existence, the band already was present on most of all the important stages in the Netherlands and commanded respect with impressive "down to earth blues". The first CD of the band, "The Blues Has Got Me", released in April 2006, immediatley become "CD of the month" at many blues radio stations and recently the CD was chosen as "Blues-CD of the year 2006" by one of the most importent blues sites in the Netherlands. Franky Bluescruiser (NL): "They're terrific!! 12BBB definitely is the best bluesband of the Netherlands".

Currently, 12BBB is discovered by the American market and the band is hounoured to receive overwhelming reactions from the land where the blues was invented. DWM Music: "This is the best electric blues we've heard in a while". The band is leaded by supertandem Jan J. Scherpenzeel also known as J.J. Sharp (lead vocals & harmonica) and Kees Dusink (lead & slide guitar) both blues veterans who already play the blues their whole life. It is seen as the perfect combination on stage but also as composers. They together wrote 7 of 8 numbers for the CD "The Blues Has Got Me".
Twelve Bar Blues Band

Jan J. Scherpenzeel aka J.J. Sharp: (vocals & harmonica)
Kees Dusink: (lead & slide guitar)
Patrick "Sideburn" Obrist: bassist
“Wild” Marcel Bakker: drums
Randy Pears: rhythm guitarist

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