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Vocalist   |   Songwriter



The Love for Music and Performing

Ever since my brother Jean Paul came up with ‘Electric Ladyland’ I’ve been inspired by exceptional talents. I count my blessings that I’ve been able to perform and record with great musicians that became great friends. The Love for Music is truly a spiritual experience that I hope to share with you, my dear friends, who come to see us perform and/or buy our music. Thank you for that. I feel blessed and wish you all the best.

Songwriting (music and/or lyrics) has been a big part of my musical life. There is no bigger reward than to play a song before a live audience that will appreciate the effort. No bigger reward than getting feedback that one of my compositions gave people relief and comfort in the daily routine, at a cremation or funeral, or joy at their wedding. Songs such as 'One last Kiss', 'Sunday Morning', 'Your Love', 'Down the Line', 'Memphis Moon', '200 Miles' or 'Take me as I am' to name a few. 

Humble gratitude.

Dutch Blues Award, best vocalist 2015

4 more nominations in 2012, 2013, 2016 and 2017

King MO |  Sweet Devil, Dutch Blues Award best album 2010

Phil Bee's Freedom | Memphis Moon, nominee best album, Blues Foundation, Memphis 2016
Phil Bee's Freedom | Winner Dutch Blues Challenge 2015
Phil Bee's Freedom | Runner up European Blues Challenge | Torrita di Sienna, Italy 2016
Semi Finalist International Blues Challenge, Memphis | King MO 2011 and Phil Bee’s Freedom 2016
Released 15 albums | up to February 2020

Through the years performed with

Noel Redding, Steve Lukather, Jan Akkerman, Erwin Java, Ana Popovic, Malford Milligan,

Di Reed, Hans Dulfer, Henrik Freischlader, Carlo de Wijs, Roel Spanjers and many more....

Not in the least my current band members Guy Smeets, Pascal Lanslots, Arie Verhaar,
Carlo van Belleghem and Niels van der Steenhoven

Bands and projects through the years

1989-1993 The Big Pig Band

1994-1996 D-Train

1996-2003 Doctor Rhythm

2002-2003 The Hendrix Files CD and Tour

2003-2007 Phil Bee and the Buzztones

2005-2009 The Hendrix Files (the Band)

2008-2013 King MO

2014-today Phil Bee's Freedom

2017-today Colonel Jetski

2019-today Erwin Java Band

2002-today Jan Akkerman Band

2019-today Johan Derksen theater tour

2020 The Living Room Sessions



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New solo album 'Against the Wind' will be released in May 2020. Some old songs with a new sauce. Except for the title track 9 more songs, such as, Grandma's Hands, Feelin' Alright, I put a spell on you, Bell Bottom Blues and more.

Click on album cover for preview

Order CD here


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I will be performing in the Johan Derksen theater tour

from September 2019 through to end of May 2020.

See my gigs page.

Due to the Corona crisis, gigs are all cancelled

The tour will start again October 3rd 2020, through to April 2021


Together with my dear friend, the very talented

Guy Smeets I recorded an acoustic EP which

will be released in February 2020



for bookings, interviews or any other requests:

Phil Bee management

+31 (0)655 45 3939

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