The opening concert of the 30th Cerdanyola Blues Festival brings together two of the best Blues pianists, Rock'n'Roll, Boogie Woogie and Rhythm & Blues today. Mike Sanchez and Lluís Coloma. With two pianos on stage, the complicity between these two experienced musicians is assured in a show full of energy, strength and rhythm. A review of the hottest music you can play on the 88 keys of a piano, in this case 176. Don't miss it!
MIKE SANCHEZ - http://www.mikesanchez.com/
Mike Sanchez, British singer, pianist and guitarist, is one of the most interesting and charismatic artists in Rhythm & Blues and Rock'n' Roll today. With his frantic and imposing figure as a man, and with his powerful boogie-woogie bombardment of the piano, he has managed to captivate fans from all over the world and has attracted many fans of both rock and blues, including many legends of these genres who have wanted to work with him.
Mike spent four years as a member of the blues-rock band Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings, led by former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman. He was part of the band of Georgie Fame, toguether with Beverly Skeet, Albert Lee, Andy Fairweather-Low and Eddie Floyd, touring the world. The Rhythm Kings released their album "Just For A Thrill" and a fabulous DVD entitled 'Let The Good Times Roll', both with Mike's extensive participation as a member of the band. In December 2007, Mike was a guest vocalist in this band at one of the most publicized musical events of the day, the benefit concert in memory of Ahmet Ertegün, the famous music executive and founder of Atlantic Records, which brought together Led Zeppelin and Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings, among others, at the London's O2 Arena.
Mike has performed with soul legends such as Ben E King, Percy Sledge and Sam Moore. And rock and blues like Jef Beck, Lowell Fulson, Don & Dewey, Joe Hughes, Jimmy Nelson, Carey Bell and the great Little Willie Littlefield. From 2000 to 2005, Mike was awarded by the prestigious English magazine Blues Magazine with the distinction of pianist of the year in the United Kingdom.
LLUIS COLOMA - https://www.lluiscoloma.com/es/
Born in Barcelona (1973), Lluís is one of the most active and recognized pianists of the European Blues and Boogie Woogie scene. Influenced from a very young age by the albums of Jerry Lee Lewis, Roosevelt Sykes and Alan Price, Lluís gradually moves away from classical piano studies to devote himself exclusively to Rock & Roll, where he soon shows a surprising ability for Blues and Boogie Woogie.
Considered a master of these genres and awarded with prizes such as "Músic de l'any 2003" and "Artista BluesCat 2006", Lluís is regularly invited to Blues & Boogie Woogie festivals all over Europe, where he stands out for his virtuosity and originality and his performances are received with great ovations from a devoted and standing audience. His music has sounded and continues to do so throughout Spain in festivals and venues as recognized and emblematic as the Café Central de Madrid, Barcelona Jamboree, San Javier Jazz Festival, Barcelona Jazz Festival, ViJazz Penedès, Cerdanyola Blues Festival, Madrid Jazz Festival, among others and in countries such as the United States, France, Great Britain, Malaysia, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Serbia, ... to name a few.