Welmoed (from Friesland), vocals, and Patrick ("made in Belgium"), guitar.
Homebase of BlueSunday is Friesland, the most Northern province of the Netherlands.
Before we started BlueSunday, each of us made music for many years, with many different people.
Welmoed also as a solo-musician.
Autumn 2013 we met in a winterproject-band.
When that project had finished, spring 2013, both of us decided to continue making music, also as a project.
Thát project, in the beginning called P.A.W.S., still continues, to mutual pleasure; however since 2014 under the name of BlueSunday.
At this moment we mainly present covers.
The reason is that through time, unbelievably many, véry beautiful songs have been written that deserve to be heard.
We do look though for (almost) unknown songs from sometimes totally unknown, sometimes a little less unknown songwriters.
But each song worth being interpreted!
The style of music we bring, is rootsmusic.
Rootsmusic is a sub-style of Americana and can be considered a derived form of authentic blues, country and folk.
Musicstyles that were brought to America from the entire world (Africa, Ireland and other European countries , etc.).
Because our own roots lie in Europe, you could add “Europeana”-influences to that.
In some songs we reconstruct the instrumental part a bit, in some the lyrics, in some both.
With thát they become our own versions, but always with the deepest respect for the essence of the song!
Between 2013 and 2016 we busied ourselves mainly with building a repertoire, in a very slow momentum. In the meantime we played here and there: open mic-locations, as support-act, promo-gigs. But also: one very beautiful song at a wedding, or one heartfelt song at a cremation.
For certain, enough to know that we really enjoy sharing our versions of the songs with an attentive audience, and that whát we do, is being positively received.
This sharing with attentive listeners could be – among others – as a house- or kitchenconcert. Or at whatever intimate space you would like (ship, shed, etc.).
What’s important to us, is that we don’t just play a song, we tell a story.
The lyrics tell a story, the guitar tells a story, and around these stories, other stories are to be told. About the writers of the songs, for example.
Or about how a song came into existence.
Our basis is “unplugged”, but we do have the equipment to perform fully “plugged”.
Hope to see you,
Welmoed and Patrick