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Bringing the Blues to Brussels


The Dates:

August 2013

The Boys:


The boys in Brussels. Photo by Denise Bonjour.

Charlie, Ivan, Markus, Speedy

The Gigs:

Magic Blues (Swiss Blues Challenge)
Ticino CH

La Cintra
Fribourg CH

Swing Festival
Brussels B







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Bringing the Blues to Brussels

Charlie Morris Band at the Swing Festival, Wespelaar, Belgium

We gave the Belgians a taste of Florida gator tail at the Swing Festival in Wespelaar, a suburb of Brussels. The weather was perfect, and the show went great. This wasn't a large festival, but the organization was excellent. We had two nights in a five-star hotel, chauffeurs driving us around, a great backline with a selection of Fender amps, and all that is proper.

We got to spend a day touring Brussels - bought bandes dessinees, ate moules frites, took pictures of the silly tourists taking pictures of that dumb little pissing statue - everything you're supposed to do in this wonderful world capital.


Charlie Morris Band at the Swing Festival, Wespelaar, Belgium

Charlie Morris Band at the Swing Festival, Wespelaar, Belgium

The Belgian blues fans were enthusiastic and friendly - and the women! Wow!


We also played a warm-up gig at a favorite little spot, La Cintra in Fribourg, and participated in the Swiss Blues Challenge at the Magic Blues Festival in Ticino (which resulted in a slot on the main stage the following year, and a bucky private party the year after that).





The Glamor of the Road


Glamor of the road

The 4 am train to the airport


Glamor of the road

Waiting for the van