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The Dutchman Harp Mitch is one of the harpplayers who's life remains the old blues from the fifties of the last century, with his harmonica and voice. Both literally and figuratively.

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With his typical huge sound and appearance, he`s not holding the names of before, such as:
Little Walter, George "Harmonica" Smith and William Clarke,
but also many large contemporary "Harpplayers" such as:
Rod Piazza, Rick Estrin, Mitch Kashmar, RJ Mischo and many others.
He knows how to mix those influences at his own sound and groove.
Don't forget the songs from his own pencil such as: One More Time, I really do my best, Little Boys Talk, Deep Brown...
Harp Mitch is distinguished by the authentic way of approaching
"Old School Blues".

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After have been on the road for many years with his former band The Bluescasters, he is now on his own with several different top musicians .
With the release of two CDs (2010 and 2012), many festivals and gigs, supporting for Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers (USA) in 2011 and 2014, Egidio "Juke" Ingala (It) 2014, Tommy Schneller Band (Ger) 2013 (to mention a few!), he has already a booklet full with great experiences !

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Concerts 2016-2017


2016-01-30

20:00h

Harp Mitch & The Sheiks of R & B

Theater de Kappen, Haaksbergen(NL)


2016-02-21

16:00h

Harp Mitch & The Sheiks of R & B

Cafe Schafrath, Nuenen (NL)

Sunny Blues Nuenen


2016-03-26

21:30h

Harp Mitch & The Sheiks of R & B

Dorpshuis Nooitgedacht, Tripscompagnie (NL)

Blues Night Tripscompagnie


2016-04-29

21:30h

Harp Mitch & The Sheiks of R & B

Bluescafe Apeldoorn (NL)

www.bluescafe.nl

2016-05-06

21:00h

Harp Mitch & The Bluescasters

Monster aan Zee (NL)

Locatie: de Noviteit

www.bluesaanzee.nl

2016-05-28

21:30h

Harp Mitch & The Bluescasters

Monster aan Zee (NL)

Bluesroute Blues aan Zee.
Location Cafe de Viskeet , Strandweg 15, Ter Heyde aan Zee.

www.bluesaanzee.nl

2016-06-23

22:00h

Harp Mitch & The Sheiks of R & B

Cafe de Cactus, Hengelo (NL)

www.cafedecactus.nl

2016-08-05

21:00h

Harp Mitch & The 88's & The Offbeats feat. The Hoochie Coochie Man

Meppen (GER)

Int. Blues & Jazz Festival Meppen

www.bluesundjazznacht.de

2016-10-14

21:00h

Harp Mitch & The Sheiks of R & B

Hengelo (NL) Location The Three Musketeers

Bluesfestival Hengelo

www.bluesfestivalhengelo.nl

2016-10-21

20:00h

Harp Mitch & The Sheiks of R & B

Osterode (Ger) Location Freiheiter Hof

http://www.jazzfreunde-osterode.de

2016-11-19

18:00h

Harp Mitch & The Sheiks of R & B

Nordhorn (GER) Location Concerthall Alte Weberei

Bluesnight Nordhorn with:
BB & The Blues Shacks (Best European Bluesband 2003/2004 !!) www.bluesshacks.com
Harp Mitch & The Sheiks of R&B www.sheiksofrnb.nl
Tortilla Flat (acoustic blues @ Brauhaus)

www.alteweberei.de

2016-12-10

20:30h

Harp Mitch & The Sheiks of R & B

Lage (GER), location Taverne 't Prinske

https://www.facebook.com/taverneprinske

2017-01-11

20:00h

Harp Mitch & Friends

Nordhorn (Ger)

Location Brauhaus Nordhorn
Harp Mitch with Kai Strauss, Jasper Mortier & Alex Lex
www.kaistrauss.com
www.jaspermortier.com
www.facebook.com/alexlexdrums?fref=ts

www.alteweberei.de

2017-01-28

22:00h

Harp Mitch & The Sheiks of R & B

Haaksbergen (NL)

Bluesnight Haaksbergen
location Cafe Zeezicht

https://www.facebook.com/Cafe-Zeezicht-166319796749867/

2017-02-17

20:00h

Harp Mitch & The Sheiks of R & B

Kleve (GER)

Tanzpalast Bresserberg
Königsallee 190
47533 Kleve
http://tanzpalast-bresserberg.npage.de

www.klangfabrik-kleve.de

2017-03-18

21:00h

Harp Mitch & The Sheiks of R & B

Ootmarsum (NL)

Location Stadscafe "in den Guldene Crone"

www.stadscafe.nl

2017-04-21

20:00h

Harp Mitch & The Sheiks of R & B

Spijkerboor (NL)

Veenbraand Bluesfestival
location Cafe 't Keerpunt www.tkeerpunt.nl

http://www.veenbraand.nl/Stichting_Veenbraand/Veenbraand_Blues.html

2017-05-28

16:00h

Harp Mitch & The Offbeats

Hoogeveen (NL)

Location Cafe de Lijst

http://www.cafedelijst.nl/

2017-06-11

11:00h

Harp Mitch & The Sheiks of R & B

Bad Bentheim (Ger)

Frühschoppen im Musiktheater Hennekens Hof

www.hennekenshof.de

2017-06-20

18:00h

Harp Mitch & Helmut Jakobs

Meppen (Dld) Location Stadthaus Meppen

Exposition 25 years Int. Blues & Jazz Festival Meppen by Heinrich Jansen

www.jansen-fotografie.de

2017-09-02

21:00h

Harp Mitch & Band

Apeldoorn (NL)

Location Bluescafe Apeldoorn

www.bluescafe.nl

2017-10-13

21:00h

Harp Mitch & Band

Hengelo (NL) Location The Three Musketeers

Bluesfestival Hengelo

www.bluesfestivalhengelo.nl

Videos




CDs


Releases:

Tell Me (2010)

Tell Me (2010)

Tracklist:

  1. Tell me
  2. Down so Long
  3. Lookie Here
  4. Sinister Woman
  5. Stormy Monday
  6. Walk with Me
  7. Brand new House
  8. So Blind
  9. Too Right to Run

Little Boys (2012)

Little Boys Talk (2012)

Tracklist:

  1. No More Dogging
  2. Real Love
  3. Little Boys Talk
  4. One More Time
  5. Tell Me Mama
  6. Black Night
  7. I Really Do My Best
  8. The Toddle
  9. Somebody
  10. Up The Line
  11. Deep Brown
  12. Another Man Done Gone

My support


During my harmonica journey, which I'm still on.
I'm getting the support of many people.
In particular I wanna give my thanks to :

My Family
My Wife and Son . They given me the power and support to get on.....I love them so much.

My good Friend and Mentor
Gerrit Ekkelenkamp from the Netherlands. He is the one who shares
his almost 40 years experiences of the Harmonica and the Equipment with me.

My Brother in Harp
Martin Liening from Germany. He is the person who showed me the first steps
on the harmonica and put me in the world of Westcoast Blues..

My Harmonicacustomizer
Ron van Hal from the Netherlands. He is the person that prepares
my harmonicas. So I can play much comfortable as possible.
www.mondharmonicawinkel.nl

My good Friend and Photographer
Heinrich Jansen from Germany. The support with his photos is great.
www.jansen-fotografie.de

My Music Brother
Jos who showed me as a little kid what Kind of Music this world have!


Contact


+31 6 44749049

michel.zwiers1@gmail.com