Blues that rocks!
Dinant Kistemaker - guitar
In 2014 Dinant made the transition from playing mostly acoustic guitar to electric. He plays a wide variety of music from classical, pop and rock to blues. Greatly in awe of (too) many guitar players like John Frusciante, John Mayer, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix and -how could you not- Stevie Ray Vaughan. Being influenced by nineties 'MTV-unplugged', in 1997 he started the band 'Then Again', playing alternative rock in acoustic renditions. With Fortify it is blues time: the amp goes up, and the pedals down...
Esther Geerling - vocals
Marcel Lee - drums
Enthusiastic, zealous and highly experienced. Climbed behind the drum kit at the age of 11 and never left. Was privileged to play in a couple of well known professional bands, like the 'Drukwerk', famous for Dutch number 1 hit 'Je Loog Tegen Mij', perhaps being the ultimate Dutch blues song. Broad musical orientation from rock, blues, pop and soul to prog, fusion, folk and funk. Furthermore, had the opportunity to do gigs with famous Dutch artists like George Baker, Margriet Eshuijs, The Lau and Jan Smit, and even with international stars like Joe Cocker and Tina Turner.
Hans Duijn - blues harp
Back in the good ol' days, Hans roadied for John Mayall on his European tours. Being greatly inspired by this legendary bluesmaster, Hans clearly has his feet deep down in the blues. He played in several blues bands like the 'Boules Blues Band' and performes regularly with his other band 'Double Dutch Blues Project'. As a stage animal he has played on many stages throughout The Netherlands and toured with Double Dutch and pop-formation 'Xcusa' across Europe.
Kai Bergin - bass
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