Zaterdag 16 november Kat Riggins, de blues diva uit Miami en haar band Blues Revival bij ons op het programma! Zij is de grote ster op het ogenblik in de toer van Johan Derksen “Keep The Blues Alive”.

Kat Riggins was born Katriva Riggins in Miami, Florida on February 7, 1980. She grew up in a household where there was always background music. Because of the wide range of genres in her parents collection, Kat developed a love for all types of music from gospel and soul to country and rock and everything in between.

She was drawn to the smokey gritty sounds of artists like Bessie Smith, Sam Cooke, Nina Simone, Tina Turner, Denise LaSalle, Etta James, Ray Charles, Koko Taylor, Janis Joplin and the list goes on. She grew up singing in local programs, church events, and family gatherings with her sister and cousins. At age 23 Kat landed a gig singing jazz and blues standards in a small lounge in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida with the accompaniment of only a piano player. Since then she has performed throughout Florida, New Orleans, Vietnam, Thailand, China, South Korea, Curacao, Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands so far.

Kat’s own musical style is a blend of the blues with hip hop, pop, rock, gospel and even country music.

With her first two works, an EP called Seoul Music and an original album called Lily Rose. Kat penned each song with subtle hints of her love of the blues. Her latest album, aptly named after her band Blues Revival is a loud and proud declaration of that love! Blues Revival is a clever mashup of gospel-blues, blues-rock, funky blues, contemporary and traditional blues, with BLUES being the operative word! With this and albums to come, Kat Riggins focus is to be a part of this musical revolution that aims to awaken the masses and introduce them to the sincerity behind blues music.

Her European September 2017 tour was something to remember! With shows in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, and lots of great reviews and comments.

And for 2018/2019: here is some interesting news: Kat Riggins will be part of the Dutch Theatre Blues Tour with Johan Derksen, a true blues ambassador from the Netherlands. This Johan Derksen keeps the blues alive tour will be on the road from October 2018 until end of March 2019).

VOORPROGRAMMA BLUESHIFT

Blueshift is een zeskoppige studentenband die verschillende genres speelt zoals blues en rock, maar ook funky invloeden heeft. De band bestaat op het moment uit:

Sam van Vliet: gitaar en zang
Stijn van Erp: toetsen
Freek Roelofs: lead/slaggitaar
Bas Bemelmans: lead/slaggitaar
Stefan Horst: basgitaar
Merlijn Kemna: drums

Aanvang: 20:30 u. / TICKETS: 12,50 EUR