Man of Stone Released Digitally Worldwide!!

Wentus Blues Band wishes a Happy New Year to everybody all over the world by releasing the Wentus Blues Band / Dick Heckstall-Smith – CD digitally! Please enjoy! What the critics say about Man Of Stone: ”Amazing! ” – Paul Jones, BBC ”Well worth investigation” – Bluesmatters ” Denna skiva är en fullträff ” –…

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New Album to be released January 15th!!

One of the hardest working European blues bands, Wentus Blues Band, celebrates its 30th anniversary by releasing a new album ”Lucky Strike Mama” on January 15th 2016. The new album consists of 12 new originals written by the band. Some of the songs you could hear on the successful tour in October. The New album…

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WENTUS TOUR IN OCTOBER WITH LOUISE HOFFSTEN

Wentus goes on the road again with the great Louise Hoffsten and starts the tour in Helsinki on October 15th at the Savoy-Theatre.  The past shows with Louise has all been sold out and now we are looking forward to play with her again. We will celebrate her Birthday in Stockholm at the fabulous Södra…

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CD REVIEWs

WENTUS BLUES BAND DICK HECKSTALL-SMITH MAN OF STONE Ramasound Records This album is a last hurrah for the late lamented saxophonist DKS who died aged seventy, in two thousand and four. He embarked in two thousand and two upon a tour of Scandinavia with the highly acclaimed Blues outfit The Wentus Blues Band from Kokkola,…

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ATTENTION! Musical protest!!

Our bluessong against Rosatoms plans on building nuclear plant i Pyhäjoki/Finland. ATOMIC BLUES is out on Spotify now. Please join the movement! Atomic Blues Band: ATOMIC BLUES Guitar: Niko Riippa Vocal: Jessica Riippa Bass: Robban Hagnäs Drums/Harmonica: Olli Ontronen Mixed and engineered by Tumba Haldin at House of Dread 4.7.2015.

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WENTUS WORKING ON A NEW ALBUM

During the summer we have been working on a new album to be released later this year / or early next year. The record will be contain new original songs written by the Tres Hombres: Juho – Niko – Robban. Recording session has taken place at the great Suprovox Studios located in South Finland. The…

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ON THE ROAD AGAIN

After almost a Two-year break Wentus Blues Band will now hit the road again for a tour with the great DUKE ROBILLARD in October 2014. Wentus toured with Duke in 2010 and the idea of going out again came from Duke himself. The line-up for this tour will be Juho Kinaret: Vocals, Percussion, Niko Riippa;…

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GUSTI NORDLUND MEMORIALCONCERT

Our beloved friend and mentor Gusti Nordlund passed away suddenly on July 12th. Gusti was the one who gave the early Wentus Blues Band chances to perform in our hometown and he was truly one of our first inspirations. With his band Lena Maate (who was the first bluesband in Kokkola) they started the association…

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WENTUS IN 2012

WENTUS ON VACATION Hello everybody! 2011 ended for us with successful shows in Norway, Sweden and Finland. We had a real blast in Oslo at the bluesclub a fantastic evening at Akkurat and also many of the other were real memorable nights for us. I think we all wanted to give our best since we…

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