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.
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
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
NEWS • NEW ALBUM OUT SOON
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
NEWS • JOINING JOHAN DERKSEN TOUR
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