review on BluesZine.nl

De ElectroBluesSociety is een stel heren die elektronica mengen met het geluid van echte instrumenten. Deze heren zijn Jasper Mortier (bas, drums) en Jan Mittendorp (gitaar, elektronica). Beiden hebben ruime ervaring in de blues en hebben het podium gedeeld met mensen als Preston Shannon, Philip Walker, Paul Oscher, Boo Boo Davis en Byther Smith om er maar een paar te noemen. In mei doken zij de studio in met harmonicavirtuoos Kim Snelten en het resultaat hiervan is nu als single “Duck” verkrijgbaar. Het is een instrumentaal nummer dat duidelijk bouwt op elektronica. Niets voor bluespuristen, zou je zeggen. Maar in dit geval wordt het goed ingezet en is het als een van de gebruikte instrumenten hoorbaar. Het is een lekker swingend nummer, waarbij vooral de harmonica van Snelten indruk maakt.

review new single

Here is what TUNED UP wrote about our new single release:

If you’re in the mood for something easy listening but not sleep-inducing, this song hits the spot. I’m not particularly into jam bands but for some reason I got lucky this afternoon when clicking through promo emails. This was the first song in a unread Tuned Up email that popped up, and it’s suiting my Saturday afternoon summer coffee shop mood perfectly. I think this band should play Columbus’ ComFest in the future. All the aging hippies and young guns will love it.

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B&T 964 – Duck (harmonica)

Spring 2017 we did a very enjoyable jam/recording session with Kim Snelten: a famous Dutch harmonica player, and this is the first track from that session.

The single is released on Black and Tan Records and available on all the digital download and streaming platforms

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B&T 960 – Duck

our first official release (on Black and Tan Records) is available on all download and streaming platforms

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biography

ElectroBluesSociety is a new duo mixing electronics with raw vintage live sounds

Both of the musicians have been active in the European blues/roots scene for more then 30 years and in this new project they like to mix that experience with current technologies and other musical styles. The musical input from this new duo ranges from Alan Lomax to Roxy Music and from Charlie Parker to Led Zeppelin. On stage you will find computers, a double bass, foot pedals, vintage amps, guitars, midi controllers, an old drumkit and lots of cables. All of this handled by the two band members.

JASPER MORTIER – drums, bass
mainly known as bass player but lately he found a new passion: playing drums !!  Over the last ten years Jasper worked with numerous great artists like Preston Shannon, ‘Sax’ Gordon Beadle, Monti Amundson, Philip Walker, Candye Kane, Melvin Taylor, Sherman Robertson, Terry Evans, Long John Hunter, Eddy Clearwater, Toni Lynn Washington, Paul Oscher, Doug Jay, Boo Boo Davis, Byther Smith, Boyd Small, and many others. Right now is is the bass player of the Jimmy Reiter Band.

JAN MITTENDORP – guitar, buttons
Since 1993 touring Europe with USA artists like:  Percy Strother, Smokey Wilson , Byther Smith, Burton Gaar, Roy Roberts, Larry Garner, Boo Boo Davis, Erskine Oglesby, Jody Williams, Roscoe Chenier, Clara McDaniel, Boyd Small, Billy Jones, Hosea Leavy, Percy Strother, Harrison Kennedy and many others.  In 2009 with Boo Boo Davis among others at Montreux Jazz Festival and Peer Bluesfestival.