Country: The Netherlands
‘Got my mojo working! I’ve got my mojo working!’ 1957. Muddy Waters sings his heart out. A new, exciting beat is storming the charts of America. Festivals are on fire. In the early seventies Jim Morrison passes on the fire. ‘Mister Mojo Risin….’, he moans and wails on his conquest through the heart of Los Angeles. The devilish appeal of the “Mojo Man”! If you know your classic blues, rock and soul ABC’s, this is going to sound awfully familiar.
Jimi Hendrix, Otis Redding and Rolling stones are unmistakeable influences. From the start Mojo Man rocked the stage with a horn section. Serving up a ’70s-influenced sound of blues-infused rock and soul. We fondly call it balls and horns. Shortly after release of their debut album in November 2015 Mojo Man got rave reviews in major Dutch magazines. The band performed live on national radio shows such as “Countdown Cafe” (Veronica Radio) and “Spijkers Met Koppen” (Vara Radio 2). Highlights so far: Parkpop, Ribs and blues, Blues Peer, Rhythm and blues night Oosterpoort, TT van Assen, North sea jazz club, Bevrijdingsfestival Wageningen Line-up Mojo Man: Marcel Duprix – lead vocals /guitar Theo van Niel jr. – lead guitar / backing vocals John Aponno – bass / backing vocals Rick van der Vlist – drums / backing vocals