We are a band from Geneva/Switzerland, we love the blues and to have fun!
Founded in 1996 in Geneva, the Backstroke Blues Band is the most unusual act youve ever seen.
Dozens of critics around the world have tried to understand the mysterious alchemy which makes a Backstroke concert an unforgettable experience. How is it possible to play songs composed by such different Bluesmen like T-Bone Walker, Ronnie Earl, Albert King or Smokin Joe Kubek and make them sound so weird?
The answer is simple: take a bass player more interested in darts than in music, a guitar player who will never play when theres a football match on TV, a drummer whos a clone of Muppets Show famous Animal and a singer born with skis on her feet.
Thats it! You wont believe what youll hear (actually, we dont either!): groovy shuffles powered by an incredible rhythm section, state-of-the-art slow blues with squeezin guitar solos and chords never seen in any music book, and of course, the unbelievable voice of the most soulful singer in the Alps...
Have fun and enjoy the Backstroke Blues Party!!!
We love to play live (that's the reason why we play music, in fact)!
Anson Funderburgh, Ronnie Earl, Duke Robillard, Little Charlie & the Nightcats, Smokin' Joe Kubek, Albert Collins, T-Bone Walker, Darrell Nulisch, Dave Specter, etc...