Genre: West Coast blues/swing.
Winners of the 2016 Dutch Blues Challenge.
When Detonics play…they move the place. Standing still is no option for their 50’s West Coast blues. The bands name refers to the compact 1911-style hand gun that a lot of women carried to protect themselves in the dark gambling joints. Tucked in their garter belts. A combination of creativity, guts and comon sense. That is exactly what this band stands for. Creative, gutsy and explosive music with an original 50’s West Coast sound. A shot full of West Coast Blues.
As soon as Detonics start playing it calls out an atmosphere of illegal casinos, moonshine whiskey, prostitution and a hint of old style gangsters. The raw and unpolished voice of lead singer/harmonica player Kars van Nus combines smoothly with the rocky and jazzy guitar sound Jeremy Aussems has and the howling Hammond by Raimond de Nijs. Drummer Mathijs Roks and Rene Leijtens on stand up bass form the thumping rithm sections.
In 2017 the band competes in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis and the European Blues Challenge in Denmark.