Wentus Blues Band

 

 

 

 

 

“These guys play the kind of Rhythm & Blues that would make America proud”

On Tour

Sweden, Sävsjö, Kulturförening

Friday 25 October

Sweden, Trollhättan, Jazz & Bluesfestival

Saturday 26 October

Sweden, Stockholm, Zum Fransiskaner

Sunday 27 October

Finland, Turku, Apollo

Friday 15 November

Finland, Rauma, Skylounge Torni

Saturday 16 November

Finland, Helsinki, Malmitalo Yuletide Christmas Show

Thursday 28 November
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Nordic blues explosion

While most people associate the blues with the steamy bayous of  Louisiana and the cotton fields of Mississippi, lovers of the devil´s music may be surprised to hear that there is also a thriving scene in Scandinavia. At the heart of this Nordic blues explosion are the WENTUS BLUES BAND, who hail from Kokkola in central Finland.
And while the pinestudded wilderness of their homeland is about as far as you can get from the jukejoints of the Deep South, there´s no doubting  their musical credentials. Established in 1986, the band have acquired a reputation as the hardest working in Scandinavia and play around 150 gigs a year.
The Wentus Blues Band has toured in 17 different countries, released 10 albums, done several TV-shows, headlined festivals and toured with many great bluesmen. Expect explosive blues and frantic rhythm and blues, played with laid back stylishness.

News

Successful Tour with Duke Robillard

Hello! We are glad to report that we had a successful tour with Duke Robillard in Finland. The album Too Much Mustard has gained a lot of airplay and good reviews worldwide.. We are now booking festivals for 2020 and looking forward to see you next year,    

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New Album Out!

The new album Too Much Mustard is now out and available for you! You can order via our website or some of the following links:   Website: Wentus Blues Band with Duke Robillard: Too Much Mustard! Finland: https://www.levykauppax.fi/artist/wentus_blues_band/too_much_mustard/#645945 Sweden, Norge & Danmark: https://cdon.se/musik/wentus-blues-band-with-duke-robillard/too-much-mustard-48284683 Europe: https://www.bear-family.de/wentus-blues-band-too-much-mustard-cd.html  

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New Single Out! 

Ramasound Records releases new single! From The Upcoming CD: Too Much Mustard! Wentus and Duke is doing a very fine version of the famous song ”First We Take Manhattan” written by Leonard Cohen but originally released by Jennifer Warnes in 1986. Duke wanted to cut this song since he loves the version with Jennifer Warnes...

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WENTUS BLUES BAND releases album with DUKE ROBILLARD

  Wentus Blues Band will release a new album. The brand new album ”TOO MUCH MUSTARD” will be released on Friday 13th September   The new album was recorded in USA at the Lakewest Recording Studios in Rhode Island and is produced by the legendary guitarplayer Duke Robillard. The Duke himself plays also guitar on...

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Summerfestivals

This summer We will play mainly festivals in Finland and we are really looking forward to finally play Puistoblues and Raumablues.. Other festivals will be Mustakari In Memories where we will play the mainstage before finnish popstars Juha Tapio and the worldfamous band The Rasmus , We will play Kesäkissablues in Kemi and also make...

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Wentus Blues Band plays Puistoblues

At last Wentus Blues Band will play at the biggest bluesfestival in Finland. Wentus will open up the festival on June 29th. Pressrelease in Finnish: Ricky-Tick Big Band & Julkinen Sana sekä Wentus Blues Band Puistobluesiin kesällä! Puistoblues julkistanut lisää huippuyhtyeitä ensi kesäkuun konsertteihinsa. Järvenpäähän saapuvat festivaalikansaa ilahduttamaan Ricky-Tick Big Band & Julkinen Sana sekä...

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Film

 

“Sitting alone in a dark room with the Family meeting footage, I was moved to tears and laughter over and over again just by watching the musicians that have seen and done it all.”

– Director Heikki Kossi

FAMILY MEETING tells a unique story about people behind music. The film was shot during the fall 2006, in and around the 20th anniversary concert of the Wentus Blues Band, also on their home turf in Ostrobotnia, Finland. It’s a delicious mash-up of backstage life and passionate stage performances. The film features an impressive line-up of rock and blues legends, such as Eddie Kirkland and Louisiana Red, ex-Rolling Stone Mick Taylor, Kim Wilson from the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Omar Dykes from Omar & The Howlers, Barrence Whitfield, Eric Bibb, Lazy Lester, Sven Zetterberg and Clas Yngström from Sweden, Lester from the States, deep south. All of the above-mentioned guests have a long history with the Wentus Blues Band. The film is about the family meeting of these musicians, joy, tolerance, and above all the immortal, shared moments within the Blues are intertwined. The meeting between the cottonfields of Mississippi and the potatofields of Finland..

This warm hearted story about friends brings a smile to your face and you can not do anything but enjoy the atmosphere. For once everyone is given the chance to experience the feeling of being on stage and backstage together with musicians famous worldwide. Family Meeting is not only an extraordinary film of what being a musician is really about, but it also captures valuable essentials about music from the cultural history
standpoint: “Play that you feel, feel that you play!”

The film is directed by Heikki Kossi, and produced by Mokul Filmi Oy. The film has been funded by the Finnish Film Foundation, AVEK, Svenska Kulturfonden, YLE FST5, SVT Sveriges television and the City of Kokkola.

The Film had it´s Cinemarelease in Finland in November 2007. The Cinemarelease in Sweden started at the Gothenburg Filmfestival 2008 on February 1st.

The Film was nominated for a JUSSI – the finnish version of OSCAR for best documentary 2007 and also nominated for a VENLA – best musicprogram on TV 2008.

Film festivals: Past screenings:
Midnight Sun Film Festival, Sodankylä, Finland, 2007
 – Rakkautta ja Anarkiaa, Helsinki, Finland, 2007 – 
Gothenburg Film Festival, Sweden, 2008 – 
Tampere Film Festival, Finland, 2008 – Malmö Filmdagar, Sweden, 2008 – Blue Sea Film Festival, Finland, 2008 
North by Northeast/NXNE, Toronto, Canada 2008 Moffom – Music on Film Film On Music Prague, Czech 2008 CIMM – Chicago International Music & Movies Festival. USA, 2009

Check out more on www.mokulfilmi.com

Press&Contact

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