I started playing guitar and singing the blues when I discovered at the end of the sixties Skip James, Robert Johnson, Sleepy John Estes, etc. — through the Stones, the Kinks, the Pretty Things and Fleetwood Mac. I like old country blues. And never changed…









 



WITH GILLES D. AND ILJA DE NEVE / SKIP JAMES "HARD TIME KILLING FLOOR" (1931)




WITH GILLES D. AND ILJA DE NEVE / SONY BOY WILLIAMSON I "GOOD MORNING, SCHOOL GIRL" (1937)







 
Festival Blues en Loire (August 20, 2017)
The Cellier des Moines of the Festival Blues en Loire et en Pays was full for the concert given by Gilles and Elmore D on Thursday 17 August 2017 at 17:00. The festival organized under Ellisabeth Levannier’s direction…

At the Honky Tonk Jazz Club (June 10, 2017)
Ilja De Neve and his band, Scotch No Soda, received on 10 June, Elmore D and Gilles in the cozy Honky Tonk Jazz Club (Dendermonde), where Elmore performed many years ago with Lazy Horse Timmermans, Big Dave and Willie Maze…

The Fleet at the Spirit of 66 (June 3, 2017)
As everybody knows in Belgium, the Spirit of 66 (Verviers) is one of the last remaining  blues clubs, with the Blues-Sphere, in the Liège area, which was so rich in former times of meeting places for real amateurs. Anyway, a core of them gathered in Francis Géron’s nice club…

Blues Café (March 20, 2017)
Some photos and videos of The Fleet concert at the Blues Café of Classic 21 on Monday March 20st 2017 at the Marembais at Ham-sur-Heure/Nalinnes (Walter De Paduwa).…

À la Cité Miroir (11 mars 2017)
Le groupe The Fleet s’est produit à la Cité Miroir de Liège, le 11 mars 2017, dans le cadre d’une manifestation sur « Jazz et Blues », au profit de l’ASBL Solidarité Logement. Jean-Pol  Schroeder évoqua avec passion l’évolution de la communauté noire américaine à travers sa musique…

À la Ferme Lekane (4 mars 2017)
Après avoir accueilli Tiny Legs Tim, Guy Verlinde, etc., la Ferme Lekane, qui s’affirme sur la scène wallonne comme une des « maisons du blues », a reçu le 4 mars 2017 le Memory Blues Trio…
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