After three days of outstanding Blues performances in the crowded club Jiggy Bar in Zagreb, the winners of the 9th Croatian Blues Challenge are known! The Jury, Boris Hrepić – Hrepa, Mićo Vujaklija and Ivan Kraljević, chose Two Blue in the Solo / duo category, while the winners in the Band category is the Jeremiah’s (Jury: Boris Hrepić-Hrepa, Steve Vučković, Miro Dimić and Mićo Vujaklija).
Jeremiah’s is a six-member band from Sv. Filip i Jakov and Zadar. They were founded in 2011 and play blues with funk and rock elements.
Two Blue is the blues duo from Zagreb. They play their original Blues songs.
Tomislav Goluban won in both categories, a band category and solo/duo category at 8th Croatian Blues Challenge. He will be representing Croatia at 33rd International Blues Challenge in Memphis.
Winners of 7th Croatian Blues Challenge and represents for 32nd International Blues Challenge in band category is BeBlue band from Rovinj!
Solo/duo category is represented by Tony Lee King!
Delta Blues Gang, winners of the 4th Croatian Blues Challenge and
semifinalist of the 29th International Blues Challange held in Memphis, USA
in Feb, 2013.
Delta Blues Gang, band from Pula, Croatia plays its own unique version of
blues based on delta root sound to electric and texas blues. In their own
compositions, “gang” improvising and energetic performance style with
powerfull slide resonator guitar and exlposion bluesy vocalist with dynamic
For his first album “It aint Nothin But the Blues” – live recorded, and
second album “Electric Driving Blues” (own issue) band recieved very good
reviews. Delta Blues Gang is one of the best Croatian blues band dedicated
for mission to promote his own unique blues style and ready to jump on stage
or play in the street at any time. In March 2014, Croatian music label SPONA
release a new album of Delta Blues Gang called <American Mile>. This year in
March 2015, bend represent Croatian state on 5th European Blues Challenge in
Members of the <Gang>:
Aleksandar Kajtez aka Texas Alexander – acoustic and electric slide guitar
Kristijan Kajtez aka Alabama Gus – bass guitar
Elizabeta Petric aka Angel Lee – vocal
Livio Benčić aka Ben Lee – drumms and percusions
Living with the Blues and promotion of Delta Blues, Electric Blues and Texas
Blues music genere in EU and USA.
Rolin Humes is a band that is on top of their artistic strength and vitality, bursting with young blood spilled all over themselves and the audience. Words can´t really describe what is going on here – there is a feeling of a dark, crazy, mind blowing wedding ceremony directed by the four nutcases – or a funeral gone terribly wrong, everybody drunk, laughing and just gone wild, but at the same time everybody in pain, suffering. Of what, you ask? Of art, of course.
The band was formed in 2011. during a blues session in a small jazz club. Shortly after Rolin Humes had its first concert. In 2013. they self-released their critically acclaimed first album “Rolin Humes welcomes you to the Penultimate Supper 6/8“. Alongside many concerts, Rolin Humes has won some prestigious awards.
Recently they have recorded their second album „Rolin Humes presents Rolin Humes“ which will be released in march 2015. The first single from the album can be expected in december 2014.
Zack and Jura go way back, since high school,where they met in their hometown Varaždin, Croatia.
They were both driven by the passion and admiration for music,especially blues,country and rock.
After forming a band in 2006. together,music was the weapon of their choice.
Many gigs were played and albums were made,some together,some separately.
In 2014. ,they reunited to form a blues duo spiced with country and rock influences.
The power and energy of Zack’s voice,songwriting and both Jura’s and Zack’s versatile guitar playing techniques,amplified with energetic,
confident and convincing live performance will leave no man indifferent.
Their true love and dedication to music leaves a promising future and a certain place in the world of music for both Zack and Jura.
Tuesday, 5 27 2014 HARD PLACE
Blues for you – Tribute to Buha day
BE HA VE
MLADEN RAKAS BLUES BAND
Wednesday, 5 28 2014 SAX!
New CRO Blues day
Thursday 5 29 2014 BIKERS BEER FACTORY
MIKE SPONZA TRIO
Friday 5 30 2014 HARD PLACE
Album promo day
DELTA BLUES GANG
THE MEZCAL MOON
Saturday 5 31 2014 SC Movie Hall
GORAN BARE & MAJKE
RIPOFF RASKOLNIKOV & SZABOLCS NAGY
SANJIN BANIĆ BANE
Winners of 5th Croatian Blues Challenge held in Rock Cafe in Pula on November 9th, and representatives of Croatian Blues Forces at 30th International Blues Challenge in Memphis will be: Sanjin Banić Bane in solo/duo category, Zamba in Band category and Levonda Kids in Youth category.