Photo: Peter Bjerg
Mama's Blues Joint
Lene Strøyer won the award "The Danish Blues Artist 2010"and is an extraordinary singer with a deep feeling for the blues.
She delivers an energetic live performance with her groovy band
Mama’s Blues Joint.
Lene Strøyer formed the band in 2002, and she writes most of the band's material.
She has received much recognition for her original blues compositions, and several songs have won awards at international songwriting contests.
Lene Strøyer has a love for the blues but writes blues songs influenced both by soul, pop & funk.
"I'm a singer / composer who grew up with music by Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Prince and Donald Fagen, so I take the intensity from blues and mix it with other genres.
Furthermore I have a fantastic band that understands me musically both as a singer and composer, "says Lene Strøyer.
Mama's Blues Joint plays a variety of groovy songs that please the audience.
Blues in many colors.
Lene Strøyer has produced the bands 4 CDs, on her own record label Mamas Records.
Mama’s Blues Joint:
Lene Strøyer: Vocal, André Sørensen: Bass, Lars Fabiansen: Guitar, Lasse Storggard: Keys, Hendrik Jørgensen: Trumpet, Mik Neumann: Sax
Niels Ratzer: Drums
"There is an emotional groove and seamless thread to this release showing the band keep improving their music styles from previous releases. The mix of songs expose differing musical genres encompassing soul reggae fused funk and even country tones. Every track has something new on it making this a very easy listening but heartfelt approach and what a gifted band. Lead singer really can belt it out yet bring tone down when needed.”…
“A groove driven powerful release.”
Blues Matters U.K 2015.
“The songwriting is strong. Lene Strøyer’s voice powerful and full of soul and her backing band oiled with a good horn section on top.
..“It's hard to believe this was recorded in the far north and not in Memphis. … I could go on, but check out the CD yourself:..It’s Exellent.”
Rootstime Magazine, Belgium
“Denmarks Mama’s Blues Joint have gone and done it again…A collection of great songs, played with gusto by a truly tight and professional sounding band… I am surprised that we have’nt heard more of them.”
Merv Osborne, Blues Matters U.K
Lene Strøyer "Danish Blues Musician of the year 2010"
The award committee’s motivation:
You receive the award for your significant contribution to the Danish Blues Scene both as a singer and as a songwriter.
You embrace a broad spectrum of R & B, soul and blues, and you communicate blues in many colors to your audience with talent, elegance and Soul.
You write and sing your songs with respect for the music's roots, but also with a taste for the new, and with your most recent CD releases, you have proofed to be one of the country's best soul and blues singer.
Congratulations with the award, and good luck in your future career.
Copenhagen Blues Festival, Amager Bio og Mojo Blue Bar .