Cochon Bleu ( Blue Pig ) is a Cajun & Zydeco band from Groningen
The musicians recorded their first CD Changez Les Guitares in 1996, giving a good idea of the energetic live band they had become. The band created an own interpretation of the cajun-sound, with three lead-singers and the violin replaced by the singing solo-guitar.
As their live reputation precedes them, they get prestigious gigs at cajun-and roots festivals.
In 1998 Cochon Bleu released the mini-album Go Feed The Chickens. With its raw sound the music sounds as if it is invented at the spot.
At the famous Oerol-festival ( on the island of Terschelling, Holland ) the band proves itself an outstanding street-act, giving the sound of the band a new dimension.
During a stay in Portugal they add more songs to their repertoire, including some own compositions.
Back home they put this improvement on their third album Relooké.
With the release of their new albums Eau ( 2003 ) and It's All Coming Good ( 2006 ) , there are now 3 lead singers, the curious saw-bass-accordeon is invented, and with the addition of the mandolin their music is widely appreciated. Traditional French-American songs are now mixed with originals that will swing even in the freezing cold.
Press reviews mention'.... exceptional
inventive arrangements. Without sounding artificial they manage to give an
original swing to almost all of the songs. ( OOR )' to
'Working from a original point of view, the mandolin and
guitar taking over the role of the violin, all songs are fascinating.
( Heaven Magazine )
Henk Gubbels - guitar, mandolin, vocals
Hette Gubbels - guitar, mandolin, vocals
Jeroen de Jong - accordion, saw bass, vocals
Andre Gubbels - drums, percussion, vocals
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P.O. Box 1577, 4700 BN Roosendaal, Holland
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