Over the past decade, Guy Verlinde (Aartrijke/Gent, °1976) has dominated the Belgian blues scene, toured Europe non-stop with his bands “The Mighty Gators” & “The Houserockers” and has won several music awards. He recorded 15 albums in 14 years for Parisfal, Dixiefrog and R&S Records, and has played many prestigious clubs & international festivals where he shared the bill with greats such as: B.B. King, John Fogerty, Tony Joe White, Santana, John Hiatt, Canned Heat, Jeff Beck … He is often referred to as the hardest working man of the Belgian blues scene.

His live shows are very authentic & sincere. And as he embraces the Blues, Roots & Americana genres, he is often compared to Doug MacLeod, Ian Siegal, Hans Theessink & Guy Davis with whom he has played several times in the past. Together with his recently deceased friend Tiny Legs Tim, he is one of the founders of the thriving Ghent blues scene.

A concert of Guy Verlinde is a musical journey infused with stories of love, hope, resurrection ... and emphasizing the healing power of music. Guy is a born entertainer and storyteller. He knows how to touch his audience with his stories & songs and always sends them home with a good dose of positivity.

Guy can be booked as a solo or as a duo act. During a duo concert he is assisted by Olivier Vander Bauwde (harmonica and guitar) or Tom Eylenbosch (piano and banjo).

Olivier Vander Bauwde is one of the most promising Belgian harmonica players. Influenced by the Steven De bruyn and grandmaster Toots Thielemans, he goes much deeper than the obvious blues & jazz licks. He also studies Jazz at the Brussels Conservatory.

Tom Eylenbosch is, at 22 years old, one of the youngest professional musicians and music teachers in Belgium. He is very talented, plays in several bands and has become a very popular studio musician.

duo Guy en Olivier - duo Guy en Tom