"The blues ain't nothing but a good man feelin' bad"

Down and Dirty


Blues with balls.
Down and Dirty is a bluesband from North-Eastern Brabant Holland that's been plugging for quite some time on the blues circuit, in brown cafe's and on bluesfestivals throughout Holland and Belgium. The band was supporting act for King King and Julian Sas and they played with Sax Gordon. The band's music is characterized by a rugged blues sound where feeling and emotion play an important role. Blues with balls

CD
The album Jamming at Lucifer’s is the long awaited successor of Someday. The titeltrack Jamming at Lucifer”s tells the story two deceased bandmembers somewhere in the sky keep jamming at Lucifer's bar. P&A-boogie also refers to them (‘why they had to go’). The album shows a great diversity of bluesstyles. From smal as in All she wants, traditional in Black cat blues to rougher in You and Me, A shot of blues en Quit your low down ways. But you can also find ballads like Bad luck coming my and When I think of you on this album. The 11 tracks are all written by the band.

Down and Dirty
Down and Dirty presents their own material, alternated with bluesrock from Walter Trout to George Thorogood and blues from B.B. King to Luther Allison. Variation in blues is characteristic for the band. Blues monotonous? Not with Down and Dirty, the band showcases that blues has enormous variety: sometimes sensitive (down), sometimes rough (dirty). You’ll also find this variation on their cd “Someday”. A quality noticed on the internet by some bluesmagazines such as Bobtje's Blues Pages (the band is not putting themselves on one special direction.) and bluesmagazine.nl (great variety)

Blues that gets you
If you go to a gig of the band you’ll notice frontman Frank van den Hoogen. Not only by his inciting voice but also by his energetic stage presence. He makes the blues get to you, but he can’t do this alone. The whole band does. With sensitive solo's and fills by Lead guitarist Jan van Gompel, with strong basis of bassplayer John van Zuijlen and drummer Nico Vreeburg with swinging grooves of keyboardplayer Ronnie Nellensteijn and with surprising outdrawn tones on his saxophone from Wim van der Heijden. If you add all this up, there is only one conclusion: Down and Dirty!.