Monday, October 09, 2006


Boudewijn Duijvesteijn plays his pop/rock songs on guitar and harmonica, singing in the English language. He writes story-like songs about people and travelling, experiences and emotions. At the age of ten he heard Dire Straits’ “Brothers in Arms” album, and that started it all off, even he had no idea what they were singing about! He was sold from that moment on. He borrowed his brother’s guitar and learnt a few chords from a cousin, enough to be able to play along with records of Bob Dylan and Elvis. Then he later became acquainted with his brother’s electric guitar, and fell in love with the blues, which he found to be raw and direct.
Boudewijn studied for two years at the Royal Conservatorium in Den Haag, and was to be seen regularly at Musicon in the blues sessions. That’s where his first band was born – Black Heart Betty. This band bought his rock and roll dreams to fulfilment, as they played not only on the local circuit but also supported the Netherlands’s biggest band, the Golden Earring. For five years they enjoyed success.
After that band broke up, he joined the well-known Rolling Stones cover band, The Stolling Rones. Now he plays with a bass player and a percussionist, but also solo as we shall see this week!

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