The Holmes Brothers
Gospel - Blues - Soul
Wendell Holmes (vocals, guitar); Sherman Holmes (bass guitar, vocals); Roel Spanjers (Hammond B3 organ, piano); Popsy Dixon (drums, vocals).
Sat 14 July 2007 22:00 - 23:15 Congo
The Holmes Brothers' gospel, blues and soul sprouted from a religious youth in Christchurch, Virginia, combined with various New York influences and contacts. The brothers, guitarist/singer Wendell and bassist/singer Sherman Holmes and drummer/singer Popsy Dixon present wayward American roots covers embellished with unique vocal harmony. In the last 38 years The Holmes Brothers have made several albums including Speaking in Tongues and Simple Truths. On the occasion of their first ever North Sea Jazz concert, pianist Roel Spanjers will join The Holmes Brothers. He's playing the organ parts that can also be heard on the recent CD State of Grace. Also highly recommended to non-religious music lovers.