:Thomas Toussaint BandTitle
:Groovin' On Up EPYear Of Release
:Electric Blues, Blues RockQuality
01. Fourteen Dollars In The Bank (6:20)
02. Two Headed Woman (5:08)
03. Double Eyed Whammy (3:13)
04. Oh Baby (5:08)
05. Where Were You (3:37)
06. You Upset My Mind (4:43)
Thomas Toussaint: Vocals & Harmonica:
Thomas is the frontman and harmonica player of the group. He delivers the goods and always strives for doing so as tastefully as he possibly can. He's influenced by the usual suspects in harmonica land such as Little Walter, both Sonny Boy Williamsons, Big Walter Horton, George 'Harmonica' Smith, William Clarke and Paul deLay. Also the more contemporary players such as Kim Wilson, Rick Estrin and Sugar Ray Norcia are in there. For vocals, he admires greats such as Ray Charles, Bobby Bland, and B.B. King. The list is endless, really. He also enjoys listening to horn players like Hank Crawford and Louis Jordan. Thomas likes a variety of styles that eventually can be mixed with blues such as New Orleans R&B and New York funk music.
Leander Nijland: Guitar
Leander is the successful recipe behind the lightning guitar sounds that you'll hear when the band is performing. He is a very versatile guitar player and he's well versed in various styles of blues and roots music. He's influenced by guitarists like T-Bone Walker, Muddy Waters and B.B. King. Leander has played with some European greats such as Kai Strauss and Memo Gonzales and already has a decent bag of experience.
Dirk Wagensveld: Bass
Dirk is the groover of the band. His sense of rhythm is impeccable and he is the heart of the group along with his rhythm section colleague Paolo, who's in the driver seat. Dirk also plays guitar and is a very fine allround musician. He's very much influenced by his father, Dick Wagensveld, the previous bass player of Richard van Bergen's Rootbag, who unfortunately is no longer with us. Dirk is of great added value to the band!
Paolo De Stigter: Drums
He's dedicated to learning the tricks of the trade and he's guided by master drummer Jody van Ooijen (Little Steve and the Big Beat, Rootbag). Paolo has a unique sense of swing and knows how to be a whole with Dirk to ensure a cooking groove in every song!
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