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1.   Spreadin´ Around
2.   Heading For The Door
3.   Need To Know
4.   Leavin`
5.   Evil
6.   Target
7.   B-Low
8.   Everyday I Play The Blues
9.   Tell Your Daddy
10.  Saw You There
11.  Questions

Gerrit Veldman (Guitar, Vocals)
Bennie Veldman (Hammond, Bluesharp)
Donald van der Goes (Bass)
Marco Overkamp (Drums)

 

SRV! Aficionados of 1980’s blues know exactly of whom I speak: the late Stevie Ray Vaughan. When he passed, the blues world lost one of its modern paragons. He may not be with us anymore, but his style echoes throughout a magnificent blues CD by a duo deemed the Veldman Brothers. You might guess they're from Chicago or Texas, but they hail from across the Atlantic. That's right: Holland isn't just for tulip-sighting anymore!

Before you start perusing what is perhaps the most riveting offering of 2011 from a foreign blues artist, hear this: They grow on you. The more one listens, the more one is prone to fall under their spell! Some may sneer: “Their guitars are too loud, and their song selection is not representative of real blues.” Don't listen to them! Instead, sit back, relax, and do whatever you enjoy most as you absorb their music.

Gerrit and Bennie Veldman are two siblings who'll admit, from time to time, “[We're] not that man. [We're] just poor souls with some blues inside.” You know they mean it. They haven't sung these eleven original songs just for the cash. If they had, they wouldn't have poured such gut-wrenching emotion, nearing ferocity, into every note they play. Sometimes it's too much—the Veldmans pull no punches and mince no words. However, that's when one turns the blast of music down, not off! At the end of this roller-coaster ride, one might feel ecstatic exhaustion.

Each of their eleven original songs is like a stick of dynamite waiting to explode into your consciousness, whether it's a rollicking opener like the title track or a powerful 6/8-timed swayer like “Leavin'.” The only two that are jarring are “Need to Know”--with perfectly unquotable lyrics save the three words in the title—and “Questions,” which is placed on the album a little too late and a lot too long. Aside from “Leavin',” the best slow blues number this reviewer's heard this year, the other masterpiece is “Evil.” It's an up-tempo ballad that's “on the down low” about the Devil and his schemes.

You know what? I was wrong. “SRV” may be channeled some here on “Spreadin' Around,” but the Veldman Brothers deserve far more credit than that. They're not imitators; they're true blues. ---Rainey Wetnight, thebluesblast.com

 

The Veldman Brothers od kilku lat są jednym z ciekawszych zespołów sceny holenderskiej. Na początku 2011 roku wydali album Spreadin’ Around. To autorski blues doskonale oparty na klasykach gatunku takich jak Muddy Waters, Vaughan Brothers czy nawet Jimi Hendrix.

The Veldman Borthers cieszą się sporym uznaniem w macierzystej Holandii. Z pewnością zarówno w niewielkich klubach jak i w dużych salach nie dadzą bluesowej publiczności odpocząć nawet przez pieć minut. Warto ich posłuchać, warto zobaczyć na żywo. --- bluesonline.pl

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The Veldman Brothers - Bringin` It To You Live (2012) http://www.theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/4424-veldman-brothers/16796-the-veldman-brothers-bringin-it-to-you-live-2012.html http://www.theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/4424-veldman-brothers/16796-the-veldman-brothers-bringin-it-to-you-live-2012.html The Veldman Brothers - Bringin` It To You Live (2012)

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01.2 Times 360
02.Country Boy
03.Need to Know
04.I Believe I'm in Love With You
05.Up from the Skies
06.Boom Boom
07.Feelin' Bad Blues
08.Target
09.Heading for the Door
10.Killing Floor
11.Tell Me Baby
12.Boogie

Gerrit Veldman - slide guitar, vocals
Bennie Veldman - organ, keys, harmonica, vocals
Fred van der Wende - bass
Eric Dillisse - drums

 

Ben and Gerry are not only Vermont ice cream makers. Bennie and Gerrit Veldmen are a pair of blues men from the Netherlands with a smoking hot sound. Bennie is a masterful Hammond organ and harp player, Gerrit plays guitar and slide with passion and both sing soulfully. Donald Van Der Goes and Marco Overkamp are the backline on bass and drums respectively, and are a good anchor to the sound. The brothers Veldman are top notch blues men whose sound is outstanding. Bennie plays the organ on five of the cuts; his keyboard work is fiery and impressive and he is no slouch on harp, too. Gerry’s guitar work is also outstanding and vocally the two of them do a bang up job on this live album. It is great to hear the new waves of European blues bands do so well.

The CD opens with a stinging instrumental called “2 Times 360″ and I was hooked from the beginning. The Brothers go back and forth on lead and duets and it is so cool! The organ is amazingly alive and the guitar flies high- what a great introduction to their music that this song was! The boys wrote this song along with five others performed here. The other half of the album are well-selected and even better performed covers. The first cover is a nice rendition of Dave Bartholomew’s “Country Boy” and I enjoyed it thoroughly. Thoughtful, not over done, with some juicy finger picking along with some good vocals.

The other covers are Kim Wilson’s “I Believe I’m In Love With You,” Hendrix’ “Up From the Skies,” John Lee Hookers “Boom Boom,” Ry Cooder’s “Feelin’ Bad Blues,” and the classic “Killing Floor.” Wilson’s tune gets a little country fried rockabilly guitar and a vocal duet that make it fun and spicy, and then Bennie comes on in with some mean harp. The organ on the Hendrix cut makes this their own special version, and the vocals have almost a British invasion sound quality to them. I had concerns before I listened to Mr. Hooker’s tune, but these guys are not a “cover” band. They do a nice little lead in and then the organ and guitar take over. The vocals are emotive and expressive, and the overall sound is soulful and nice. The organ adds punch and a lot of freshness to the cut, and Bennie playfully and tastefully adds a few Steppenwolf “Born to be Wild” measures to the organ solo to spice things up. The guitar solos stands up next to the organ solo- these guys are for real. Gerritt gives us some sweet slide for the Ry Cooder cut, opening with a soulful sound of his solo guitar and Bennie adds some harp to blend in- a very cool and well thought out approach to this nstrumental track. Loved it! The Howlin’ Wolf Song gets treatment as both blues and rock, done in Veldman Brothers style. The tempo is turned up a tad, the vocals, B3 and guitar solos are solid and you just want to dance your ass of to it.

“Need to Know” is word by Bennie and music composed by the pair of Veldmans. Sung in a Slim Harpo sort of style, the boys impressed me with a driving tune with a big sound, including over-blown harp and a heavy beat. “Target” is blues rocking in a well done style. Huge guitar, wailing harp sounds, and big vocals. In “Heading for the Door” they gives us straight up Chicago blues that hearken to Willie Dixon. Nicely done, and it serves as a good lead in to “Killing Floor.” “Tell Me Baby” opens to the guitar and harp trading measures back and forth and then a nasty beat takes over and the duo blazes in a dirty sounding groove boogying all over the place. More great solos abound. They close the set with a predominantly instrumental song simply called “Boogie;” then go on for just shy of ten minutes but they did not lose me- it was a fun ride as they trade solos and play together. Wildly fun!

If it sounds like I was impressed and enjoyed myself, you got it right. This is an outstanding live CD that gives you the essence of the music these two guys and their band can produce. I loved the CD and highly recommend it- well done! Reviewer Steve Jones is president of the Crossroads Blues Society and is a long standing blues lover. He is a retired Navy commander who served his entire career in nuclear submarines. In addition to working in his civilian career since 1996, he writes for and publishes the bi-monthly newsletter for Crossroads, chairs their music festival and work with their Blues In The Schools program. He resides in Byron, IL. --- Steve Jones, veldmanbrothers.nl

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The Veldman Brothers - Livin' By the Day (2014) http://www.theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/4424-veldman-brothers/16626-the-veldman-brothers-livin-by-the-day-2014.html http://www.theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/4424-veldman-brothers/16626-the-veldman-brothers-livin-by-the-day-2014.html The Veldman Brothers - Livin' By the Day (2014)

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1. Frenzy
2. I Want You
3. Real Deal
4. Cryin' Shame
5. Livin' By the Day
6. Don't Take Me for a Clown
7. Can't Wait Much Longer
8. Little Things
9. Struggle
10. Trembles
11. What Do You Know

Gerrit Veldman - ( slide) Guitar & Vocals 
Bennie Veldman - Hammond, Rhodes, Piano, Harmonica & Vocals 
Fred van der Wende - Bass Backup drummers 
Hans Molenaar & Frank Duindam - Drums

 

Just received the new CD release, Livin’ by the day, from The Veldman Brothers. Despite the fact that that the look and feel is really nice, it is really good blues. They’ve never been so close to the blues, in my opinion. And that’s the best compliment I good think of. Keep up the good work Gerrit and Bennie Veldman! Thanks for this. --- Okko Blues, veldmanbrothers.nl

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