The Veldman Brothers are the ultimate example of the Brotherhood of the Blues.
The band is centered around two brothers: Gerrit on (slide) guitar and Bennie on Organ, keys, harmonica and vocals, and they have been playing the Blues circuit for some time now and with considerable success -- in 2011 they received the award for Best Band from The Dutch Blues Foundation and that is only one of many awards and nominations that have come their way during the years.
Unbridled energy combined with clear enthusiasm in their playing results in a tangible synergy that is pure Blues straight from the heart.
Passionate musicians with a wealth of experience influenced both by themselves and by the 'Greats of the Past' : The Vaughan Brothers, Muddy Waters, Jimi Hendrix, Elmore James, Howlin' Wolf, Jimmy Smith, the Fabulous Thunderbirds and many more.
The Veldman Brothers follow these Giants with extreme respect playing both covers as well as their own original material all of which are performed to perfection in their very own characteristic 'sound'. The Brothers are at home whether it's a large Festival or at small venues and have knocked the socks off/given killer shows* at most of the well known Blues-clubs and larger venues.
Blues. Rhythm & Blues, Swing Blues, Delta Blues, Blues with just a touch of Rock, Soul or Funk: The Veldman Brothers recognise no labels except " Pure and straight from the Heart".
Blues & Roots: Straight from the heart!
Winner "Best Dutch Bluesband 2011" Dutch Blues Foundation!
"Bringin' It To You Live" nominated Best Livealbum 2012. Online-Magazin Wasser-Prawda ( Germany): Blues, Soul, Bücher und Meer Wasser-Prawda
5 Nominations @ The Dutch Blues Awards 2012 - The Dutch Blues Foundation
1. Best band 2012
2. Best Guitarist - Gerrit
3. Best Harmonica player: Bennie Veldman
4. Keys: Bennie Veldman
5. Bringin' It To You Live" nominated for Best Dutch Blues CD 2012
5 Nominations @ The Dutch Blues Awards 2011 - The Dutch Blues Foundation
1. Best CD "Spreadin' Around"
2. Best Guitarist - Gerrit
3. Best Harmonica player - Bennie
4. Best Drummer -Marco
5. Best band 2011
Bringin' it to you live ( 2012 )
- Bringin' it to you live -1e @Radio’s Blues Collectif France - september 2012.
- Bringin' it to you live - rewarded 9th @ Top-10 Blues CD 2012 by readers of www.bluesbreekers.nl
Spreadin' Around ( 2011 )
- Rewarded "Best Blues album of 2011" by readers of bluesforum.nl.
- Rewarded "Best Blues album of 2011" by listeners of Bluestown.
- Rewarded " 3th Best Blues Album 2011" by listeners of Bluezy.
- 5th at bluesbreeker.nl Top 10 cd of the year 2011
- CD of the month - february 2011 at Bluezy Radio
- Leavin' "plugplaat" @ Future Radio - Played every hour, 7 days from february 18th - 25th @ the popular Dutch
internet radio station Future FM
Debut album “Home"
- Rewarded "Best Blues album of 2007" by readers of bluesforum.nl
- Rewarded "Best Blues album of 2007" by listeners of Bluezy Radio
- Rewarded "Best Blues album of 2007" by readers of thebluesman.nl
- Debut album “Home" CD of the month - september 2009 by listeners of Bluezy Radio
- One more Chance 33rd at " the Gelderse Top 100 Charts" 2008
- One more Chance 41rd at the Dutch Bluesbox Top 50 Charts at Arrow Classic Rock 2009
- One more Chance 10th at "the Gelderse Top 100 Charts" 2010
- One more Chance ( live album version) 17th at the Dutch Bluesbox Top 50 Charts at Arrow Classic Rock 2010
- One more Chance ( live album version) 25th at the Dutch Bluesbox Top 50 Charts at Arrow Classic Rock 2011