Wentus Blues Band

 

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

On Tour

Finland, Larsmo, Strandis

Friday 29 June

Sweden, Åmåls Bluesfest, Nordic Blues Puls

Friday 13 July

Sweden – Åmål Bluesfestival

Saturday 14 July

Ykspihlajan Kulttuuriviikko, Kahvila Saha Ulkolava

Tuesday 17 July

Sweden, Kristinehamn, Bluesfestival

Saturday 21 July

Helsinki, Tavastia Support for Los Lobos

Friday 31 August

Finland, Koli, Ruskablues

Friday 21 September
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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

Wentus Blues Band to play support for Los Lobos!

On August 31st we will play as support for our long-time heroes LOS LOBOS in Helsinki! This is seomething special we really look forward to! Tickets going fast so hurry up and make sure you will be part of this special evening! Tickets on sale here: https://www.tiketti.fi/Los-Lobos-USA-Wentus-Blues-Band-Tavastia-klubi-Helsinki-lippuja/54058   Los Lobos ja Wentus Blues Band Tavastialla...

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Wentus Blues Band on Living Blues Charts!

We are happy to announce that the new Wentus Blues Band album “Throwback” has received a lot of airplay all over the world. We are listed as #17 in the Living Blues Radio Chart ! Living Blues Radio Chart March 2018   We are also listed as #15 in Australia brought to you by contributors to...

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New Video Out!

Wentus Blues Band releases video from the upcoming album Throwback! Let Me Get Over It is a song written by Sven Zetterberg / Anders Lewén Video: Director of cinematography, editing, and grading: Antonomia Ab/Anders Eklund Model: Malena Björndahl www.Malenami.com Watch it on Youtube here:

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Limited Edition Clear Vinyl 7″

Together with Royal Mint Records we are now proud to present a WENTUS BLUES BAND PLAYS CANNED HEAT LIMITED EDITION! Clear Vinyl 7″ Over the years we have taken a huge pleasure in performing with many of the world’s great blues artists who later have become our lifelong friends, partners and mentors. On this vinylsingle we...

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New Album “THROWBACK” coming in February!

New album coming out on Ramasound Records! To be released February 9th! Over the years we have taken a huge pleasure in performing with many of the world’s great blues artists who later have become our lifelong friends, partners and mentors. On this album we wanted to honour few of them by playing our favorite...

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2018 tourdates announced

Coming up in 2018 is a short Finlandtour with the King of Blues from Sweden, Roffe Wikström. We will start in Helsinki at the big Nordic Blues Puls concert with also Denmarks No 1 bluesband at the moment: Thorbjørn Risager & Black Tornado. After that we head up to Ostrobotnia, Jakobstad and Vasa to play...

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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

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