Blue Shade

Blue Shade was a Luxembourgian blues and rock band.

History

The band was founded as a cover band on 22 October 2002. In March 2003 the band performed its first concert on a private party. After some alterations to its line-up, the band started to write its own songs. The band was proud to play as first act for Sandra Hall & The Gnola Blues Band at Sang a Klang and during the festival Rock um Knuedler. In 2005 the band made it to the finals of Emergenza, where they ended up second after Fast Friday. 1

Blue Shade played at the E-Lake festival in 2005 and at the Jazz ‘n’ Blues Rallye in 2006. 2 On 18 March 2006 the band presented its album Director’s Cut in the Sang a Klang venue.

The band split in 2007 3 4

Line-up

This incomplete line-up was compiled from an online source. 5

  • Ken Brandenburger – guitar, vocals
  • Alessandro (Sandro) Unfer – bass
  • Véronique Conrardy – drums (2002)
  • Diego Velasquez – guitar (2002-2003)
  • Julian Klaedtke – drums (2002-2005)
  • Matthieu Wanderscheid – guitar (2003-?)
  • Tim Rinnen – vocals (2004-?)
  • Christophe Maas – drums (2005-)
  • Jérôme Klein – keyboard, vocals (2005-)
  • Patrick Gerges – sax (2005-)

Discography

  • 2006: Director’s Cut

Links

 

Notes:

  1. woxx.lu: BLUES – Jimi’s Erben vum Claudine Muno (12. August 2005)
  2. Bandbio op entrepotarlon.be
  3. 30. Oktober 2017: Personal communication of Jérôme Klein saying the band split in 2007 due to the fact that most band members left Luxembourg to study at university.
  4. According to an article published in November 2011 at revue.lu Blue Shade didn’nt exist anymore back in 2008: “Vor ziemlich genau drei Jahren fanden die Mitglieder von „The Jacob Cons-piracy“ zusammen. „Meine Band ‘Blue Shade’ hatte sich aufgelöst und ich war auf der Suche nach neuen Mitstreitern,“ beschreibt Ken den Entstehungsprozess.
  5. Bandgeschicht bis 2004 op musicker.net