All Star Band (Holland)
Ten very different personalities make up the United by Music All Star Band. However, they all have one thing in common: talent. This band is active since 2010 and it is the finest group of musicians ever assembled since United by Music’s inception. They have performed over 300 times for more than 100.000 visitors in 11 different countries, including South-Africa, Ireland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, Germany, Romania, Canada and the USA. Currently, they perform around 50 times a year and one of their highlights was the performance at the Safeway Waterfront Blues festival in Portland, the second largest blues festival in the United States. United by Music performed at the main stage for 15.000 people.
The All Star Band is so good, they need only one able bodied, able minded musician to help keep things organized and together. Harm van Sleen, Dutch blues award winner, has been a tireless coach, teacher and mentor to our performers. The artists have been part of major television series, Down met Johnny and Knoop Gala, and heave performed for important Dutch politicians. They have shared the stage with other prominent American musicians – Janiva Magness, Karen Lovely, Lady A and Little Willie Littlefield. They continue to shine and dazzle audiences lucky enough to catch a performance. And with the release of their cd “That ain’t it” they are able to reach people worldwide who aren’t lucky enough to catch a live performance yet.
“‘It’s touching to see the passion, enthusiasm and pleasure of the United by Music artists when they perform on the stage. It’s a great project and the quality of the songs is outstanding.’’ – Blues Magazine