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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ONE AND ONLY SHOW SUMMER 2012

After 15 years constantly on the road WENTUS BLUES BAND has decided to take a year off this year. We will although do one show this summer at the biggest festival in Finland; PORIJAZZ FESTIVAL, so please all fans, come to the show and let´s make this show a special event for this year to…

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R.I.P. LOUISIANA RED

ANOTHER GREAT BLUESMAN IS GONE We are very sad about the passing of one of the greatest and most beloved bluesartists; LOUISIANA RED. We had the fortune to meet him in 1996 and our work together started 2 years later when we invited him to Finland. Over the years we got to play with him…

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WENTUS 25 YEARS

WENTUS BLUES BAND 25 YEARS On saturday October 8th we celebrated our 25 years anniversary at the Snellmaninsali in our hometown during the Scandinavian Blues Party Festival. We had the honour to present guests like our ex singer Anders Sjöberg, the old finnish rocker Eero Raittinen and the great Louise Hoffsten from Sweden. Thank you…

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RIP EDDIE KIRKLAND

We are sad to inform you all that our mentor, Eddie Kirkland passed away in a car accident in Tampa, Florida on February 27th. For all of you, who like us, had shared the privilege of knowing Eddie & his music, as well as those of you who may have had a chance to play…

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NEW CD IN MARCH!

RUF RECORDS RELEASES NEW WENTUS CD! RUF Records will be releasing the next Wentus Blues Band CD “Woodstock” in March. The Cd has been recorded in Woodstock, NY at Levon Helm Studios. Read the liner-notes by Pasi Tuominen here: Wentus Blues Band – The Woodstock Album – Liner Notes A wooden, somewhat colorless house is…

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NEW CD-RELEASES!

WENTUS BLUES BAND involved in new CD_releases! First of all NIKO RIIPPA released his new solo-album “FLYING CIRCUS” this January. The CD consists of newly written own instrumental material. Niko´s fellow musicians on this CD are Robban Hagnäs on bass and also the recently much seen drummer on Wentus-shows; Robban Skoglund ( 2 Robbans =…

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DUKE ROBILLARD

TOUR WITH DUKE ROBILLARD Greetings! Sorry for not updating this site lately, we have had a hectic summer with a lot of shows in Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Highlights this summer has been so many so it´s really difficult to just name a few. At least we FINALLY got to play Notodden Blues Festival…

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MARCH FESTIVALS

FESTIVALS COMING UP IN MARCH Wentus Blues Band will perform this month at the following festivals: 13.3 JEPPIS BLUES FESTIVAL (FIN) featuring also The Wildcards (UK) and Eva Eastwood ( SWE ). 20.3 HELSINKI BLUES FESTIVAL (FIN) with Honey B & T-Bones, Blackriver Bluesman, The Refreshments (SWE) This festival will also have be the CD-Release…

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