"Had a great time, great band, in Israel a few years back. The Blues Rebels are one of the best bands anywhere. Look for their new cd out now"
– Joe Louis Walker, Blues hall of famer
photo by Dubi Roman
In April 2012 guitarist Andy Watts invited singer/harmonica player Dov Hammer to jam with his band . A last minute cancellation of the drummer turned the show into an all-star jam with veteran drummer Alon Hillel and bassist Ilan Hillel.
The magical chemistry of that show was undeniable, and by the end of the evening a "Supergroup" had been formed - a gathering of 4 veteran musicians, with plenty of experience, who have paid their dues on hundreds of stages with the finest international artists.
With their soulful and passionate playing, the irresistible groove of the rhythm section and their incendiary stage show, the Blues Rebels have quickly captured the attention of the international Blues community. They have been chosen to play with great international stars such as Lucky Peterson, Joe Louis Walker and Bernard Allison, and were the opening act for Johnny Winter.
In January 2015, with a new lineup featuring Amos Springer on bass and Avi Barak on drums, the Blues Rebels entered the studio to record "Open road" - their first album together, featuring 14 new original songs by Dov Hammer and Andy Watts. The album was released in March 2015 and has been recieving rave reviews, and radio play throughout Europe and Israel.
Inthe winter of 2016 The Blues Rebels played a second
Israeli tour with Joe Louis Walker, adding a fifth show
after the first four were sold out. That same week the
band entered the studio to record their second album
"Voodoo land", with Joe Louis Walker as producer!
The Blues Rebels are:
Dov Hammer : vocals, harmonica
Andy Watts : guitar
Amos Springer : Bass guitar
Avi Barak : Drums
Come out and experience the Blues Rebels!