The Danish blues band Beggars Blue is made up of guitarist and singer Jan Edvard and the rhythm section of Casper Bue on bass and Jan Hvingel on drums. The band has worked together and been on the road for almost 20 years.
Beggars Blue was founded in Aalborg, Denmark as the result of their shared passion for the blues. The band has since released 3 albums and established a solid fan base in Denmark and other parts of Scandinavia.
The musicians are veterans on the Danish music scene and they perform in many other musical contexts, when not on the road with Beggars Blue. Over the years Beggars Blue has performed a ton of live shows in Denmark and Norway. Among them are Skanderborg Festival, Nibe Festival, Den Blå Festival, Herning Blues/Rock Festival, Sandefjord Oktober Blues Festival, Hagan Musik Festival, and a whole lot of blues clubs.
The band’s music and signature are build upon a strong vocal and dynamic rhythms. There is a clear foundation in the blues which is blended with elements of Folk/Roots/Rock. The band leader, Jan Edvard, delivers the musical front with an exceptional empathy and soul, solidly backed up by Casper Bue on bass and Jan Hvingel on drums. Live, the band tackles their original compositions as well as covers that span classic shuffle and boogie blues – all delivered with the bands own signature sound combined with humorous story telling from the cold north.
Beggars Blue has released 3 albums. The releases include: “New Boots” (2017), “Saratoga Needs” (2007) and “Riverman” (2002), all written and produced by the band itself. On their latest album, New Boots, the band explores new and exciting directions that goes back to the roots, but at the same time is more experimental. There is a hint for the simple and the clean, but also the more raw expression. Beggars Blue has produced the album, which is mixed and mastered in the United States by Philip Dust.
WHAT ARE THEY SAYING?
“The three gentlemen have a good grip on the blues idiom, lots of playing experience, solid roots in the blues tradition and space for experiment.” Bluesnews.dk
“Seconds after Beggars Blue captured the scene, the audience was carried away by rhythmically, captivating blues.” Tønsberg Press
“Beggars Blue is a band that writes their own tracks, and have you been hanging out for the solid blues, you should experience Beggars Blue. They were super cool and I look forward to appearing at a future Blues Festival where Beggars Blue is on the poster.” Mosten Race Day – Music Award
“Extreme sympathetic musicians, who made a concert that still gives this reviewer chills on the back.” Sandefjord Press
“Saturday’s concert with Beggars Blue on Dirty Nelly may rightly be called amazing. These amazing Danes played amazingly good music for an amazing audience.” Oslo Press
“Danish blues at its best.” Sarpsborg Press