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Wednesday, Aug 09 2017 | 08:37
Image: 1611303 The Eminent Stars were founded by saxophonist Ben Mendes and drummer Toon Oomen. They both share the love for the great music emerging from cities like New Orleans in the 60's and 70's: Dr. John, Freddie King, The Meters and many more! Just mix up some soul, Rhythm & Blues, funk and Blues and there you have it: a sound that consists of authentic elements: it's danceable, intriguing, vibrant and fresh!

Their debut Sittin' In (Tramp TRLP/CD-9035) was released in february 2014, accompanied by a 45RPM single to support the album. In the past three years the Eminent Stars heavily toured in their home country as well as Europe. They kept writing new songs and here we go with two new, fresh cuts. "Bar Shift" features guest vocalist Bruce James while "Brown Thang" is a smokin' blues-funk instrumental. These two sides give you an excellent foretaste of their second full length album, scheduled for release in early 2018.

The Eminent Stars are:
• Toon Oomen - drums, percussion and guitars
• Ben Mendes - saxophones, producer and recording engineer
• Mischa den Haring - guitars
• Andert Tijsma - bass
• Emiel van Rijthoven - hammond / piano / wurlitzer
• Dirk Beets - trumpet

1. Bar Shift (feat. Bruce James)
2. Brown Thang Available from 01.09.2017
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