Music-Style: Boogie Woogie
Mr. Boogie Woogie.
"Winner Dutch Blues Challenge 2017"
The internationally known pianist, singer and record artist Eric-Jan Overbeek, also known as Mr. Boogie Woogie, winner of the
Dutch Blues Challenge 2017. The Dutch Blues Foundation honored the musician with the prestigious award as the best Dutch blues pianist of the year 2010.
Also in France, Mr. Boogie Woogie received the Trophees France Blues 2005 as the best European blues pianist. The lightning-fast Boogie man from the Netherlands presents Harddrivin ', Old School in the New Orleans style, Rhythm & Blues and Killer "Boogie Woogie the top class.
With his unique playing on the black and white keys of his piano, he has already convinced many international blues and boogie festivals.
When Eric-Jan Overbeek starts beating ivory, a journey into the good old days begins automatically.
During his 30-year career, he has been supporting the stage for international blues giants such as Matt "Guitar" Murphy, Johnny Copeland, Van Morrison, Koko Taylor, Magic Slim and the Teardrops, and even the Blues Brothers Band.
In 2010, Mr. Boogie Woogie and his band opened the 35th edition of the world-famous North Sea Jazz Festival.
In 1994, Overbeek founded his own Boogie & Blues Night Festival in Hoofddorp, the Netherlands. Due to the overwhelming success in 2005, the show went on tour.
On his own Firesweep Records label, Mr. Boogie Woogie has recorded 12 CDs, 1 DVD, 2 EPs and 2 CD singles and has toured internationally through the US, Canada, England, France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Poland and Corsica.
Overbeek started playing the piano at the age of 8 and at the age of 12 got his first regular piano playing job. Today he is considered one of the best boogie pianists in Europe.
”We have just received the Mr.Boogie Woogie CDs here at PBS and rushed them to air. Real blues, played the way we like it.
HOT!!! At last a return to what blues is about, that feeling, that groove and of course that talent. So good it sizzles!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
- Radio Station PBS FM 106-7 Melbourne Australia -
"It only takes about 30 seconds of listening to “the boogie woogie man” to know this guy belongs in America's most energetic roadhouses seven nights a
Heart patients are advised to check their pacemakers at the door."
- Arizona Daily Star -
“Overbeek's piano techniques can be described as nothing short of overwhelming."
- Glendale Star -
”Mr.Boogie Woogie is a piano player and singer with such an explosive energy, you can’t help but be taken in a whirl of wild hip shaking.”
- Blues Matters UK issue 58 -
Availability: on request (booking lead time 6 weeks)
Location: Clubs, Festivals
Requirements: Hotel (Travel Party 4-9 depending on the budget),
Catering, local PA
Price: on request