Bio

blådynamitThe Blues Overdrive is a professional blues band founded in 2001.

 

Martin Olsen (vocals & guitar), Brother Birck (bass), Louisian Boltner (drums), Andreas Andersen (single guitar)

(English version is below)

 

Prisvindende blues med international klasse.

Sådan betegnes det danske succes band The Blues Overdrive af den danske og internationale presse. BAndet har netop udgivet deres tredje album – Overdrive Live! optaget live og uden filter på Smukfest 2016 i Skanderborg.  Bandets seneste studie album ‘Clinch!‘ blev for nyligt kåret til ‘Album of the Year’ da til European Blues Awards, da prismodtagerne blev annonceret under London BluesFest i O2 Arena. De er således det eneste Skandinaviske  band til at modtage denne prestigefulde hæder.

På pladen medvirker den amerikanske blues-sværvægter Duke Robillard, som blandt andet har spillet med Bob Dylan og Tom Waits og har således fået radio airplay over det meste af verden og sågar været ‘Ugens Album’ både i britisk og australsk radio. Dertil kommer et overvældende antal af flotte anmeldelser og en nominering til Danish Music Award. Europas førende bluesmagasin Bluesnews kvitterede med 5 stjerner og ordene ‘Der er kort og godt en originalitet og et melodisk drev i dette band som det er let at blive besat af.’

For deres debutplade modtog de i 2013 prisen som ‘Årets Debut Album’ af det anerkendte tyske musikmagasin Wasser Prawda og tilbage i 2003 slog The Blues Overdrive sit navn fast herhjemme ved at vinde den prestigefyldte jubilæumskonkurrence på det Skandinaviens  bluesmekka, Mojo Blues Bar i København.

Som et af landets mest efterspurgte bluesacts har de i de senere år spillet utallige koncerter. Deriblandt tæller Skanderborg Festivalen, Copenhagen. Jazz Festival, Copenhagen Blues Festival og mange store internationale festivaler og turneer i blandt andet England, Tyskland, Holland, Belgien, Polen og Skandinavien.

Med et underholdende show og et alsidigt repertoire er der noget for enhver musikelsker. Kort sagt: En af de koncerter man ikke må gå glip af!

 

 

English: 
The Blues Overdrive is regarded as one most exciting and fastest rising acts on the European blues scene right now. Receiving raving reviews from major music publications from over the world parising their unique sound that nicely transcends various styles of blues and roots music. The band’s latest album ‘Overdrive Live!’ has just been released and was recorded live-to-tape at one of Denmakrs biggest festivals ‘Smukfest’. The previous effort  ‘Clinch!’ from 2015 was recently awarded  ‘European Blues Awards ‘Album of the Year‘ when the award winners were announced during the London Bluesfest in O2 Arena.

The album Clinch! includes guest appearances by blueslegend Duke Robillard (Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Fabulous Thunderbirds) and Chicago great Joel Paterson and has received extensive airplay on blues radios all over the world  and has been named ‘Album of the Week’ on programs both in the UK, Australia. In the United States respected California blues radiohost Rick Keyes even named this album ‘One of the best three albums of 2015 period!’ In addition, an overwhelming number of great reviews and a nomination for the Danish Music Award. Europe’s leading blues magazine Blue News receipted with 5 stars and the words ‘There is, quite originality and melodic drive of this band as it is easy to become obsessed with.’

In 2012 their debut album received the award for ‘Debut Album og the Year‘ by the renowned German music magazine Wasser Prawda and back in 2003 beat The Blues Overdrive won the prestigious anniversary competition in the Scandinavian blues mecca, Mojo Blues Bar in Copenhagen.

On stage, the band exhibits a high musical level with the two guitarists Andreas Andersen and Martin Olsen in front. Their musical understanding is almost telepathic and is aided by the solid backing from the Texan bassplayer Brother Birck and Swedish drummer Louisian Boltner.

The band contantly balances on the knife’s edge – where both musicians and audience has to be on their toes and where the next moment is unpredictable and exciting! They get the sounds of the past to sound like the future. With a stylish mix of elements of classic Chicago blues and trance-like and hypnotic delta grooves they are living proof of how blues music can be played in an exciting modern form.

As one of the most sought after blues acts in Denmark they have played numerous concerts in recent years. Among them counts many major international festivals and tours.

With an entertaining show and a versatile repertoire there is something for every music lover. In short: One of the concerts not to miss!