Bands and musicians



Bands and Musicians

We have some fantastic bands playing for you to move your feet til you drop! 

Friday Opening Party: BMAD (LU)

BMAD, aka Boogie Music Against Depression (or Blues Makes A Difference), was established in 2020 amidst the pandemic as a duo, intent on having a good time and shielding themselves from drifting into depression. By 2023, BMAD expanded into a trio, with Christian Ries playing the piano and singing with his gravelly voice, Paulo Simões strumming the guitar, and Rob Schauls commanding the drums.

BMAD delights audiences with a captivating blend of boogie-woogie, blues, and timeless jazz classics, alongside their own compositions. Their distinctive sound bears marked influences from esteemed musicians such as Leroy Carr, Roosevelt Sykes, Blind John Davis, Memphis Slim, Eddie Boyd, Jimmie Bell, Sammy Price, Champion Jack Dupree, Fats Waller, Eroll Garner and Louis Armstrong …

  • Christian Ries: stage piano, vocals
  • Paulo Simões: guitar
  • Rob Schauls: drums

Together with our dance teachers they will explore with us the connection between blues music and dance, as well as historical aspects of this culture. This will take place on our Saturday special topic class.


Saturday night party: THE RHYTHM OUTLINES (FR)

« The Rhythm Outlines » Orchestra, from Strasbourg, was formed around Cédric Clerc, a swing dancer, but also a choreographer and dance teacher, having scoured the different European scenes to perform and transmit his passion.

They have only one goal in mind: to produce high-quality, energetic swing and blues so that all the dancers can live their passion on the dance floor.

They are increasingly demanded in France and in Europe and are never tired of traveling to make all the scenes they meet vibrate!

  • Guitar / Banjo / Vocals / Trumpet : Cédric CLERC
  • Saxophone Tenor / Saxophone Soprano / Vocals : Pascal KEMP
  • Drum / Washboard : Martial MULLER
  • Piano: Jean-Luc LAMPS
  • Double Bass: Alain KEMPF
  • Trombone : Pascal BECK


Sunday after-party: DUKE BOX (LU)

The Duke Box was born within the Swing Dance Luxembourg association, the result of the meeting of Lindy Hop dancers determined to move from the floor to the stage. This ‘small band’ (trumpet, saxophone, piano, rhythm guitar, bass, drums) covers the great classics of Swing, from the Benny Goodman Sextet to Count Basie via Fats Waller. Combining energy and a dose of humor, particularly loving playing with it’s dancing audience, they perform every month at socials and other tea dances in Luxembourg and elsewhere.

The Duke Box is composed of: Stephan Kinsch (trumpet) ; Paul Reiff (saxophone); Geoffrey Sabba (piano); Hubert de Verdelhan (rhythm guitar); Sebastiano Guintini (bass); Simon Acquaviva (drums)

Their smooth and unique way of playing the blues is going to amaze you !

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