Sugar Queen Blues Band
Jean Raven, Guitarist
Known for his playing styles varying from Chicago Blues to West Coast, Jean has played as an opening act for Duke Robbillard and Gene Taylor.
"Jean Raven rightly receives interim applause for his dexterity, with which he breathes new life into the classic blues scheme. He interprets the melody with virtuosity…"
-Thomas Wilke, Ueberwaelder Wordpress at Muddy's Club, Germany
Erwin Huigen, Bass
Awarded as a top musician at the Berklee Clinic, Erwin opened for the Umbria Winter Jazz Festival in Orvieto. Performing throughout Europe, Erwin met Sugar Queen in Spain and joined in 2017.
“Erwin Huigen plucks gently with a soft sound as well as gripping and also has the funk firmly under control.” - Joachim 'Joe' Brookes, RockTimes, Germany
Arjan van den Oever, Keys
Arjan had his first organ lessons at the age of 9. As a self-taught keyboard and Hammond player.
Arjan played in bands, such as The Dicky Greenwood band. In 2019 he joined Fat Harry & The Fuzzy Licks and Giles Robson.
His main influences are: Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff, Rhoda Scott and Booker T.
"...the keyboard man had a dedicated line to the soul, so to speak. Brilliant, the fantasies people create. "
- Joachim 'Joe' Brookes, RockTimes, Germany
Ralph Adriaansen, Drums
Ralph is often on the road. His journeys brings him from theaters to stages. What’s his driving force? His love for music.
Ralph graduated from the Fontys Conservatory in Tilburg, majoring in percussion in improvised music. For seven seasons Ralph Adriaansen was the regular drummer in various theater shows by Emmy Award comedian Hans Liberg.
"Ralph Adriaansen gives his own interpretation to each song, he makes it a round whole and leaves room for improvisation."
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