Champagne Charlie is a roots & bluesband from the Dutch delta.
Unlike many bluesbands, they focus on the real blues roots.

Their musical inspiration originates from the early bluesmasters from the 20’s to the 50 ‘s. ( Blind Blake, Mississippi John Hurt, Bo Carter, Robert Johnson to name a few)
They started writing their own songs in that same tradition and produced 10 CD's, part Dutch, part English.

Champagne Charlie has been a favourite at many blues and jazz festivals because of their unique sound (with many acoustic stringed instruments) and enthusiastic, passionate performances.

The band performed at festivals ( f.i. the Northsea Jazzfestival The Hague 2002 ), clubs and bars and in 2008 Champagne Charlie made their 10th album “Waiting on Roosevelt”, commissioned by the Roosevelt Study Center and the Roosevelt Foundation.

Sjef Hermans - vocals, acoustic guitar, banjo
Theo de Koning - vocals, fingerpicking and slide guitar
Geert de Heer - lapsteel, mandolin, banjo, electric guitar
Peter Bout - upright and electric bass
Peter Lenselink - drums, washboard, backing vocals
Gait Klein Kromhof - Seydel harmonica’s, backing vocals

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