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John the Revelator
40 years of ramblin’, stringbending, slidin’ and wailing

 Back in 1966 future John the Revelator singer and bassman Tom Huissen lived in London at the time that the blues scene there exploded.He became pals with Peter Green and witnessed the first rehearsals of Pete’s then new band Fleetwood Mac.

Immediately after returning in Holland Tom started to form a blues band modelled after Fleetwood Mac. John the Revelator took off immediately and extensively started gigging the Dutch and European blues circuits that were thriving at the time.

After winning the prestigious Loosdrecht Jazz contest in 1970 record label Decca offered the band a recording contract resulting in the first album “Wild Blues”.

Since then band has played all over the European continent and released many blues albums.

In recent years John the Revelator has jammed with Peter Green, Snowy White,Chris Farlowe and a bunch of legendary Dutch blues guys. Some of them are featured on the album “Down in the Mud” and on the live DVD “Blues Train to Thalia” which was released in 2007.

After playing all over Europe the band now for the first time will be touring Western Australia in November 2009 and play at the prestigious Bridgetown Blues Festival. In September the new studio album “Underway” will be released.

John the Revelator:

Tom Huissen: vocals and bass

Frans ten Kleij: electric lead guitars and blues harp

Paul Dammers: slide guitar, electric and acoustic guitars

Cor Dijkhuizen:  drums and percussion

Erwin Aubroeck: Hammond organ, piano, synthesizer, vocals



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