August 25, 2014

Former DeVille guitarists activities


THE MARK NEWMAN BAND returns to Kj Farrells for the Original Music Series along with the Johnny Mac Band and Pops Rizzo & the Bra-jole Bros. - TUE. 8/26.
Naomi Margolin - guitar, vocal
Shawn Murray - drums, vocal
Craig Privett - bass
Raymond Hauck - percussion
Special guest: Andrew Cohen - guitar

PRESS
“Newman can play just about anything with frets and strings (guitar, Dobro, lap steel, mandolin). This mix of first-class originals (“Medicine Marie”) and eclectic covers (“Mixed Up, Shook Up Girl,” “White Bird”) proves he’s at the head of the class.” Vintage Guitar

UPCOMING SHOWS





PAUL JAMES BAND - SIMCOE BLUES & JAZZ in OSHAWA, ON. 9:30pm-1am
OCTOBER 31st...HALLOWEEN...(905) 435-1111
simcoe.bluesjazz@facebook.com
926 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON, Canada L1G 4W2

PRESS/REVIEWS

UPCOMING SHOWS



STEVE CONTE
Official website! Have a look around…
If you scroll down, you can find a Soundcloud player to listen to all the songs from the new record, “The Steve Conte NYC Album” and check out some merch!

PRESS/REVIEWS
The Underground Garage Album of the Month: Steve Conte - NYC
The album has been in heavy rotation all summer with 5 songs added to the playlist including ”Rock and Rye Queen “, ” Dark In The Spotlight “, ”Anytime At All Times ” "Lady Luck”, and former Coolest Song in the World this Week "OK DJ"

“Steve, this is great stuff. Love “Tax Free”. Hope we cross paths again some time.”
- Louis X. Erlanger (Mink DeVille)

UPCOMING SHOWS

August 9, 2014

Willy DeVille - Alive in Holland 1996


Willy DeVille - Alive in Holland, is al Dutch TV documentary with a Willy DeVille interview and live footage of the Vredenburg concert in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Feb. 22nd 1996. It was broad casted in the VPRO program Lola de Musica, later that year. It's a great document containing a nice interview with a relaxed Willy (with his then-wife/manager, the late Lisa Leggett) and songs like 'Lilly's Daddy's Cadillac', 'Running Through The Jungle', 'Savoir Fair', 'No Such Pain as Love', 'Steady Drivin' Man' and 'Walking the Dixie'.


As an online reporter and weblog editor of this Willy DeVille International Fans blog, I was asked in June 2014 by Dutch National Radio 6 for the item  'The Concert, The Story' by Mijke en Co Live! (NTR).  Of course it had to be a concert I had visited and the broadcast company NTR had to have soundboard recordings of it in their archives (legal stuff). With the radio editor I decided to choose two tracks (see the videos) from this Dutch TV documentary 'Willy DeVille - Live in Holland'. I chose the ballad "No Such Pain as Love", written by Willy DeVille, a rare country music tune offering by him. And the up-tempo song "Steady Drivin' Man" (Written-By – Willy DeVille), that became a favorite of many Willy DeVille fans; DeVille performed the song also on his Acoustic Trio Live in Berlin 25 years (!) after the original recording. So he was very proud of these songs, and many fans appreciate – with many others – these songs.

August 7th (5 years and 1 day after Willy died) we were ready and set to go! But... it was called off shortly before the live radio show started. 'The heirs' objected to play these songs on National Radio! I didn't (and still don't!) understand it?! Willy's music is not often heard on the national radio, and if there is a chance, heirs/management (or whatever they call themselves) do not allow it. And that's a shame because Willy's music deserves to be heard by many listeners. For ever and ever, heart and soul!




Willy DeVille (†August 6, 2009) w/his wife/manager Lisa (†2001)
Hamburg, Germany, March 13, 1988

Willy DeVille Band – line-up Feb. 21st  1996: de Doelen Rotterdam and Feb 22nd Vredenburg Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Willy DeVille, guitar, vocals, harmonica
Freddy Koëlla, guitar, violin, mandolin
Boris Kinberg, percussion
Seth Farber, keyboards, accordion
Shawn Murray, drums
Mario Cruz, saxophone, tambourine
David Keyes, bass guitar
Dorene Wise, vocals
Yadonna Wise, vocals

August 5, 2014

Willy DeVille - Aug 25th 1950 - Aug 6th 2009

In sweet memory of Willy DeVille - Heaven Stood Still For Five Years

Willy DeVille - Heaven Stood Still
[Acoustic Trio unplugged in Berlin 2002]

August 6 has been declared DeVille International Outfit Day.
To honor Willy 'Mink' DeVille wear that day a DeVille outfit or T-shirt!
Make a picture of it and share it on your Facebook page or any other social media.
Got style, Got taste, Got savoir faire!

6 augustus is uitgeroepen tot DeVille International Outfit Day.
Draag die dag om Willy DeVille te eren een DeVille outfit of T-shirt.
Maak er vervolgens een foto van en deel die op je Facebook pagina of andere sociale media. Got style, Got taste, Got savoir faire!

6. August ist DeVille internationalen Outfit Tag erklärt worden.
Um Willy DeVille zu Ehren tragen Sie an diesem Tag eine DeVille Outfit oder T-shirt!
Erstellen Sie ein Bild von dort und teilen Sie es auf Ihrer Facebook-Seite oder andere sozialen Medien. Got style, Got taste, Got savoir faire!

Place the banner on your personal Web site to encourage fans:
Plaats de banner op je persoonlijke website om fans aan te moedigen:
Bitte platzieren Sie das Banner auf Ihrer persönlichen Website:




July 24, 2014

DeVille Fans @ social media

Sometimes it's nice to see how Social Media works positively! DeVille fan/photographer Wolfgang Gurster posted some Willy DeVille concert pictures of the Ensisheim/France gig (Feb 13th 1991) at his Facebook page and in Willy DeVille Video's FB page. And Eddie Manion tweeted these pics!


Eddie 'Kingfish' Manion was saxophonist in the Willy DeVille Band in the early nineties. After that he played with Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes and and he currently plays with Bruce Springsteen's E Streetband.

More nice pictures of Wolfgang Gürster at www.rock-shot.com


July 7, 2014

Remember: Last Willy DeVille concert in Holland July 7th 2008 [Dutch]

Ontspannen Willy DeVille vermaakt Carré met uitstekend optreden

Door Serge Julien met foto's van Berbera van den Hoek [cultuurpodium.nl] Gezien: Willy DeVille in Carré, Amsterdam op 7 juli 2008 [laatste optreden van Willy in Nederland].

Willy DeVille in Carre? Hoort deze man niet thuis in het clubcircuit? Het is even raar maar tijdens het optreden wordt al gauw duidelijk dat DeVille prima uit de voeten kan op een podium als dat van Carre. The Alternative heeft de legendarische man naar Nederland gehaald voor een optreden in het legendarische theater aan de Amstel.

DeVille heeft een nieuwe plaat uit getiteld Pistola dat voortborduurt op het beproefde concept van een mix tussen latin, blues, country en rock. Vaak ademt het de broeierige sfeer van de New Orleans sound wat niet zo raar is gezien DeVille daar woont.

In Carre betreedt DeVille iets na negenen het podium nadat een intro is gespeeld waarin Watermelon Man voorbij komt. Hij ziet er redelijk goed en als gewoonlijk gaat de voormalige frontman van Mink DeVille gekleed in een voodooachtige zwart wit outfit en een hippie brilletje op zijn neus. Hij zit met regelmaat op zijn barkruk, sippend aan een frisje hoewel er later iets sterkers voor hem klaarstaat. Zijn de bezoekers genoodzaakt om bij behoefte aan een sigaret zich te begeven naar het buitenbalkon van Carre, DeVille steekt op het podium de een na de andere sigaret op… hoezo anti-rookbeleid?

DeVille en diens zeven uitstekende begeleiders spelen een afwisselende set van recent en ouder werk. Er wordt opvallend weinig gedaan van zijn laatste CD waarvan alleen een mooi You Got The World In Your Hands en So So Real worden gespeeld. Zijn voorgaande album Crow Jane Alley is vertegenwoordigd met het aanstekelijke Chieva en een broeierig Muddy Waters Rose Out Of The Missippi Mud.



Man’s humeur kan heel wisselend zijn maar in Carre is hij op zijn gemak en spraakzaam en in voor dolletjes. Met zijn rokerige en rauwe stem reageert hij op het aanvankelijk wat rustige in het rode pluche zittende publiek: “This place looks like a library”. White Trash Girl introduceert hij met: ”This is one of the best songs I ever wrote, very dumb, very simple but very good”. Grappend naar het anti-rookbeleid: “Don’t put your cigarettes out in the seats”. En als altijd dolt hij met zijn vaste roadie die hem van alles voorziet. DeVille lijkt een aardig stukje entertainment te kunnen opvoeren en het publiek geniet er zichtbaar van.

Naast de relaxte interactieve benadering van DeVille is er ook plaats voor de publiekfavorieten als het onvermijdbare Spanish Stroll, Demasiado Corazon, Hey Joe en Savoir Faire. DeVille speelt afwisselend akoestisch en elektrisch en klinkt daarin zuiver. Een pluspunt ook voor Carre dat bekend staat om een uitstekende akoestiek.

Willy DeVille geeft het publiek een uitstekend afwisselend ongeveer twee durend optreden waarin duidelijk wordt dat man’s liedjes uitstekend passen in een theater setting. Hulde aan de Alternative!


De band
Willy DeVille – zang en gitaar
Kenny Margolis – toetsen en cajun-harmonica
Boris Kinberg - percussie
Mark Newman – gitaar
Bob Curiano – bas
Shawn Murray - drums
Dorene Wise – achtergrond zang
YaDonna Wise – achtergrond zang

Lees ook: Willy DeVille in Carré Amsterdam 07/07/2008

May 13, 2014

Willy DeVille Art: Han Timmer (Dutch)

Threedrops Art - Schilderijen van Han Timmer.

Han Timmer is geboren in 1954 in Zaandijk (Nederland). Hij is eind 2012 pas begonnen met schilderen. Na wat googelen kwam hij schilderijen van Michael Lang tegen. Geïnspireerd door zijn werk is hij zijn eerste schilderij gaan maken. Op de website site Threedrops Art kan je zijn eigen werk bekijken en kopen. Zijn Acrylverf afbeelding op doek van Willy DeVille (getiteld: Mink DeVille) is 60 x 80 cm van afmeting, de zijkanten zijn meegeschilderd:

Meer acryl portretschilderijen van Han op canvas en karton zijn o.a. Jimi Hendrix, Herman Brood, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood en Loud Reed:

E-mail adres: hantimmer@gmail.com .

Also read: Art On DeVille [2010]

April 16, 2014

Mink DeVille - Soul Twist/Rolene [1978]

The 45 RPM 7" (pink) Vinyl "Soul Twist/Rolene"' was released Aug 25th 1978. A: Soul Twist (2:32) was written by Willy DeVille and B: Rolene (3:51) was written John "Moon" Martin. He also wrote 'Cadillac Walk', a song on Mink DeVille's previous album, Cabretta. Both songs were taken from the album "RETURN TO MAGENTA" (Capitol). Continued in the vein of the first album, with a mixture of rock, soul, blues, and Latin rhythms. It was produced and arranged by Jack Nitzsche, who also co-wrote a song with DeVille ("Just Your Friends").

Soul Twist Lyrics

I found out the hard way
There was nothin' that she wouldn't do
Everybody says that you better watch out, they say watch out
Watch out for who and how ?

Soul twist, soul twist, you have a soul twist
Twist it right down to your shoes.

And now I'm wanderin' about it
Just what card you're gonna play
You'll take the stakes right from the beginning
Standing there holding your poker face.

You gotta soul twist, soul twist, you gotta soul twist
Twist it right all over your face.

No, I can't say that you haven't pay the price
It shows on your face and in the things that you say
Maybe I don't have the details right
But anyway I would take your place.

You gotta soul twist, soul twist, you gotta soul twist
Twist it right down to your shoes.

You gotta soul twist, you gotta soul twist
You gotta soul twist, you gotta soul twist.

Soul twist, you gotta soul twist
You gotta soul twist, you gotta soul twist
Twist it right down to your shoes
Twist it right down to your shoes.

Soul Twist by Mink DeVille on Spotify.

And Soul Twist live at Winterland - San Francisco 1978:

Also on You Tube: 'Rolene' by Mink Deville and by John "Moon" Martin.

More Mink DeVille singles here at 45cat and at Musicstack.

March 30, 2014

Love & Emotion - tribute band to Mink DeVille [B]

Love & Emotion is opgericht ter nagedachtenis van Willy DeVille. Deze Belgische groep is samengesteld uit ervaren muzikanten die, stuk voor stuk, houden van de muziek van Willy. Ze richten zich hoofdzakelijk op de periode van zijn band Mink DeVille, met hier en daar een uitstapje naar zijn solo-carrière. Op het repertoire staan o.a. de volgende nummers: Spanish Stroll, Demasiado Corazon, Steady Drivin’ Man, This Must Be The Night.

Love & Emotion is a Belgian DeVille tribute group with experienced musicians who are keeping the music of Willy alive. They focus mainly on the Mink DeVille period with sometimes a trip to his solo career. The setlist includes, among others, the following numbers: Spanish Stroll, Demasiado Corazon, Steady Drivin' Man, This must Be The Night and more.

The Band: Eddy Baker (vocals); Paul Verkoyen (guitar); Fonny T. (guitar); Danny Zels (bass); Robin Vermeulen (sax); Patrick Cuyvers (keyboards, accordeon); Leo Vandermeer (drums); Jen Hendrickx (vocals); Riet Hendrickx (vocals); De Franne (sounstechnician).

Upcoming gigs in 2014:
Za 19/04/2014: Wedelse Molen, Breugelweg 250, Overpelt België [21.00 u]
Do 01/05/2014: Tent Rozenberg, Rozenberg 115, Mol België [13.00 u]


Love & Emotion YouTube site

March 1, 2014

Torhout/Werchter festival posters in 1980 & 1982

As we've previously mentioned Mink DeVille played live at the Belgium Torhout/Werchter festivals in 1980 & 1982. Here the concert posters and some more footage.

Rock Torhout/ Rock Werchter 1980
Programme: Fischer-Z, Jo Lemaire & Flouze, Kevin Ayers, Mink DeVille, Steel Pulse (Torhout only), The Blues Band (Werchter only), The Kinks, The Specials.

Rock Torhout/ Rock Werchter 1982
Programme: Allez Allez, Jackson Browne, Mink DeVille, Talking Heads, The Members, The Steve Miller Band, Tom Tom Club, U2. [source: rockwerchter.be]

February 23, 2014

Mink DeVille at the Dutch Flora Theatre A'dam 1982

The Poster
Title: Flora theater Amsterdam 7-8-9 July starting 20:30 Mink de Ville Rough Trade (...) Mojo Concerts Read Muziekkrant Oor. Maker: Designer/Art Director: Mojo Concerts tagged: popular music. Dated: 1982-1983. Object: poster size: 1180 x 830 mm source: 82-03169 (poster), 150 years of Dutch advertising, advertising Arsenal. Copyright: for information: advertising Arsenal.

Mink DeVille
At the 80s Mink DeVille played the famous Dutch Flora theatre (club Flora Palace), Amstelstraat 26 (later extended with 24 and 28) Amsterdam. First stood on this spot Café Flora, Flora/concert hall/variety. Unfortunately, no pictures of this July 7/8/9th DeVille gigs (if you have 'em please let us know!).


[Mink DeVille during a performance in Sweden 1982]

The Theatre
After the fire in 1902, the theatre was rebuilt in 1903, and was named Flora theatre. Originally built as a stable (with upstairs apartment); Converted into theatre: (supposedly) 1893; Client: Anton Nöggerath. Opening as theatre: 1893; Remodeling: 1896-1897: remodeling and addition of two adjacent buildings (No. 24 and 28); placement of second corridor; 1900: renovation of the floor of the concert hall; Architect: 1900: J. Lenderink. Capacity: 100, 1000 (from 1896-1897). Balconies: 1 (After 1896-1897: two galleries). Scene Type: list stage. Kind of performances: Variety, revue, opera, operetta.


[photos © 70mm.nl]

In 1977 Flora was a movie theater and reopened the doors as the Flora Disney theatre. The decor was thematically, and there were only Walt Disney films on the big screen. The Flora theatre was converted into a nightclub in 1980 'Flora Palace' and in 1986 to the nightclub 'Be-Bop'. Manfred Langer established in 1989 in the former 'Flora Theatre' his disco iT. Initially a gay discotheque, but soon high-profile popular with a wider audience. At nr. 30/32 based in the former bank building Wertheim & Gomperts later on opened another disco The 'Soulkitchen', It was known for its good mix of funk, soul and disco classics from the 1960s and 1970s. The dance club Flora had its peak in the 90's with DJ Jan Novica, but closed its doors in 2002. In 2006 it is demolished and now there is a new gym located in the Amstelstreet. [source: theaterencyclopedie & wiki A'dam]


Men at the bar in the ruin of the Flora-theater in Amsterdam Netherlands, 1929. The bar was open once every 3 months, in order to maintain the license. Photographer: unknown [Source: SFA022005927, Het Leven, Spaarnestad Photo].


[Mud fighting in Flora Palace, formerly the Flora Theatre 1982].