„Authentic big-city blues with a pinch of Motown / Stax. Cool voice, organic sound, stylish arrangements and convincing soloists. „
This is how the renowned music journalist Marcel Anders (Musikexpress, guitar + bass, ARD radio) describes the music of the Cologne Blues Club. Energetic, as authentic as possible, but far from any blues clichés, grooving, urban, fresh, unfussy. The CBC sounds different than other blues bands, as the music critics agree.
„The truth is on the stage“
Only here can the quality and charisma of a band be recognized. The CBC loves this truth and that seems to be the reason why they were nominated for the German Blues Challenge four times in a row (2012,2013,2014,2015) in their still young band history, but only twice have participated in it. There were also other nominations for the German Blues Award, Best Band (2013) and Best Album „Hanging by a Thread“ (2014).
„Awesome, these guys from cologne“.
American blues star Jonny Lang invited CBC in 2013 as a support band for his tour of Germany. His commentary: „Awesome, these guys from cologne“. (You can find videos of the tour on Youtube). The second album „Hanging by a Thread“, like the debut „Our Streets“ convinced the critics, „international level, … one of the German blues albums of the year“, „authentic retro-blues, down-to-earth and complex, danceable, Traditional and yet up to date „(BluesNews).