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Bio

Walter Broes is no stranger to the international roots music scene. He used to be the front man for Belgian Rock and Roll/Rootsrock band “The Seatsniffers” : sixteen years, seven albums and generously more than a thousand shows worth, all over Europe and beyond.

In late 2016, WB released his first new material in six years “Movin’ Up”, a record that once again shows his unique take on 50’s Rock and Roll, R&B, Country, Blues and Americana – delivered with the post-punk attitude of his generation.

”Movin’ Up” got great press and the band’s been playing clubs and festivals at home and throughout Europe to enthousiastic crowds and reviews.

Broes is still the singer, guitarist and songwriter for this new band, his vocal and guitar skills having matured over the years, Clark Kenis (of “Moonshine Reunion” fame) plays bass and provides solid backing and occasional lead vocals, and veteran Roots-music drummer Lieven Declercq (“The Internationals”) holds down the rhythm.

The band is working on new material, and releases a vinyl 45 on Spanish label Sleazy Records in September ’19 – “When The Ship Goes Down” is an angry slice of Link Wray-infused garage rock, with a new Orleans styled rocker (“She’s coming home”) sung by Kenis on the flipside.

Expect a high-energy show ranging from Rockin’ R&B to stuttering Rockabilly, with virtuoso guitar and dual vocals, and the odd excursion to a moody Mambo or a wild Bo Diddley rave-up.

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Shows

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november 17

Rhythm Riot Festival 

Camber - UK

discography

BROES, WALTER -& THE MERCENARIES- - MOVIN’ UP - (LP/CD)
ROOTZ RUMBLE

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BROES, WALTER -& THE MERCENARIES- - When the ship goes down - (Vinyl 45)
SLEAZY RECORDS

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On the web

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