Since its foundation in 2007 as "Bas Paardekooper and the Blew Crue" the band currently known as Paardekooper has certainly made its mark in the Dutch and international blues scene. From their first European double bill tour with U.S. guitar prodigy Eric Steckel until their more recent performances with Walter Trout and Robben Ford the band has performed over five hundred times. They have played before 100.000 people and released four critically acclaimed albums. Their legion of fans reaches from Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Mexico and the U.S. to Europe, Russia and South East Asia.


Each musician in this blues rock powerhouse brings his own personal flavor to the band's musical brew. On stage they play their own original material exclusively, always committing themselves to give the best perfomance ever. Their repertoire ranges from raw and slow blues rock to wonderfully constructed blues ballads. Even some hints of rhythm & blues, soul, symphonic- and even progressive rock may sometimes crawl from underneath Paardekooper's blues rock carpet. Surprisingly, it all seems to fit like clockwork and makes for a truly original musical experience. Seeing AND hearing is believing!



Bastiaan Paardekooper - Guitar & Vocals
Roel van Leeuwen - Drums
André de Bruijn - Bass
Wouter Hoek - Hammond, Piano & Vocals



Hang On To Tomorrow - 2009
The Blues On My Side - 2010
Broken Heart For Sale - 2012
(Songs From) Room 111 - 2014


Upcoming release:

Best Of 10 Years Live - 2018

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Latest News

From Januari 1st 2017 Bas Paardekooper and the Blew Crue will continue as:

The new name is short, powerful and seemlessly fits in with the band's energetic sound and show. Quite the change... yet there's even more to come in 2017:

With the band celebrating its 10th anniversary a series of special concerts will be announced later this year. These concerts will be recorded and released as a live album!

Also, the band's new association with Peter Nelissen's BAFmusic agency will help them venture into international territories more often than they have done before.

New dates will be announced shortly.