The Sore Losers Brings Blues Rock to Belgium
Meet the true children of rock, the latest testifiers of the revolution, the new rajahs of rock. The Sore Losers is a 4 piece blues rock band from Belgium. Jan Straetemans (vocals, guitar), Cedric Maes (guitar), Kevin Maenen (bass) and Alessio Di Turi (drums) combined their love for rock, country, blues and garage and brewed it into a deadly exciting rock sound of their own. Raw & pure.
Since the early days (2009) they were compared with bands like The Raconteurs, The Rolling Stones, The Black Keys or The Stooges. Three studio albums later TSL have built themselves a very strong live-reputation that brought them spots on the main stages of renowned festivals such as Rock Werchter, Pukkelpop, Pinkpop,… and many more.
Describe your musical style.
A love for rock, country, blues and garage brewed it into a rocksound of our own. Raw & pure.
How did the band come together?
We all played in different bands and kept running into each other in the scene.
much prefer the freedom of being a solo artist, working with producers to define my sound, helps with the travel side of things too.
Where did the band name originate?
From a ‘90s b-movie starring jack Oblivian and Guitarwolf.
Who does your music typically attract and what is your hope for expanding your audience?
Typically: old men. Hopefully: young women.
What are your immediate goals as a band?
Making a record every two years, touring internationally and connecting to kindred spirits, having lots of fun and enjoying each others company.
To learn more about The Sore Losers and to find a show near you, visit The Sore Losers.
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