This is a list of bands that I regularly perform with. The list will never be complete though...
MEN IN BLUES
Really a collective of musicians with singer/guitarist Chris Koenen at its center. Other musicians may include Aad van Pijlen or Peter Wassenaar (bass, vocals); Andreas Carree or Martijn Groen (drums, vocals), and myself on pedal steel, mandolin, guitar, vocals and sometimes keyboards too, joined every now and then by Frenk van Meeteren, Pam MacBeth or Arto Boyadjian (guitar, vocals), Frans Heemskerk (keyboards), Lo van Gorp (vocals) or Bart Landstra (hartmonica, vocals). The repertoire is an eclectic mix of old blues songs, country songs, pop songs, rock & roll, and the occasional original. Every Sunday you can catch us at Cafe 't Praethuys in Leiden.
VANCE LANE SPECIAL
Raymond Nijenhuis (guitar), Harm van Sleen (steel), Peter Wassenaar (bass)
Philip Kroonenberg (guitar, ukulele, vocals), Frank Nuyens (guitar, vocals), Aad van Pijlen (bass, vocals), Boris van der Lek (tenor sax), Harm van Sleen (pedal steel, keyboards, mandolin, violin, vocals) and Andreas Carree (drums). Check out our album Out Of The Calaboose!
Wouter Kiers (tenor sax, vocals), Jeen Rabs (guitar), Harm van Sleen (acoustc bass), and sometimes Daniel van Dalen (drums). Jazz, swing, and lots of fun (some of it silly)
LEO KOSTER BAND
Leo Koster (guitar, vocals), Kees Maat (accordeon), B.J. Baartmans (guitar, bass, vocals), Harm van Sleen (bass, pedal steel, vocals), Sjoerd van Bommel (drums, vocals)
ANKE ANGEL PREVOO
Anke Angel Prevoo (piano, vocal), Harm van Sleen (bass), Andreas Carree (drums).
UNITED BY MUSIC
Arthur Shorty (vocal), Kees van den Braak (vocal), Sharon Peeters (vocal), Simone van Genderen (vocal, trumpet), Petra Tanis (alto sax), Leon de Geest (guitar, vocal), Wiliam Kamsteeg (keyboards), Rob van der Lee (harmonica, guitar), Wouter Boers (drums), Melatti Kerstjens (drums, bass, vocal), and Harm van Sleen (bass, vocal). A very special band, comprised of men and women with intellectual disabilities but considerable musical talents, with a huge repertoire of great songs from the 1940s, '50s and '60s.