T H E B A N D
♪ Vocals, guitar, harmonica
Robbert won several awards as (blues) singer. He won the Dutch Blues Challenge two times.
In 2013 he made it to the finals at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis. In 2017 he reached the semi finals at the IBC.
The 2017 album 'Get Off On It' (Robbert Fossen Band) won an award as best Dutch Blues Album 2017. In Memphis it reached the finals of the 2018 IBC, being with the last five best self produced albums of the world.
Robbert has his own Robbert Fossen Band and is founder and bandleader of The Muddy Waters Tribute Band. He toured with US artists John Primer, Tail Dragger, Willie Buck, Melvia 'Chick' Rodgers and others.
Now he is founder of this Tony Joe White Tribute Band. He heard many many times that his deep voice reminds people of Tony Joe's voice and timbre.
♪ Hammond B3, keys, vocals
Dutch Hammond Artist; Soul, Blues, Gospel & Jazz.
Performer, Composer, Arranger, Musical Director, Teacher & Coach Clinics, Masterclasses, Studio-Musician.
Pascal plays Hammond Organ, Piano, Vintage Keyboards, Accordion, Clarinet & Saxophone.
Graduated with honors Dutch Conservatory, Academy of Music, Hammond Organ.
Sales & Product Specialist Hammond Suzuki Europe.
Toured with BB King (support act), Chick Rodgers, Phil Bee’s Freedom, Magic Frankie, Robbert Fossen Band and John F. Klaver Band.
Award Winner Best Dutch Blues Keyboardist 2016, Award Winner Dutch Blues Band Challenge 2015.
He played on festivals in Memphis, Portugal, Curacao, Portugal, Leverkusen Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival.
♪ Guitars, vocals
Lothar 'Luther' Wijnvoord is a youngblood in the blues. Only 23 years old, he is one of the best Dutch blues guitarplayers. Both on acoustic and electric guitar he has an incredible depth in his playing. And he can play lot more styles than only blues. The soul in his playing makes him an outstanding young musician.
As being part of The Muddy Waters Tribute Band he toured with Chicago Blues Legends Tail Dragger and Willie Buck. As an 18 year old, he did a tour in Norway as guitarplayer in Melvia 'Chick' Rodgers' (Memphis) band.
The last five years he is part of the Robbert Fossen Band.
♪ Bass, vocals
Marco Oonincx has been active as a bass player since 1986 and has played on many national and international stages and Festivals. Over the years he toured with different bands and artists, among others:
Magic Frankie, Ana Popovic, Ted Oberg , Tino Gonzales, Calvin Jackson, Corrina Greyson, Bandit, The Fortunate Sons (CCR-Tribute), Bo Brocken, Alides Hidding, JP-Band, Monty Amundson and many more..
He had to chance to play with Tony Joe White himself in Norway.
Egbert van Gruythuyzen
♪ Drums, vocals
Egbert is all rhythm. His track record is excellent in the world of drumming as he has graced numerous stages; prime among them at North Sea Jazz Festival. Over the years Egbert has worked with various artists, like Louis van Dijk, Liesbeth List, Ben Cramer, Rene van Helsdingen, Luluk Purwanto and Ferdinand Povel.
Egbert is not just jazz; also in pop music he has made his mark. Among others, he has played with River Music lead by Anton Verhagen.
Next to performing, Egbert has a passion for teaching both young and mature drum talent. Whether they be passionate amateurs or professional drummers playing with well-known Dutch bands, he is always ready to share his enthusiasm and vast knowledge of music and drumming.