Matchbox Bluesband

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Formed in Frankfurt, Germany, in the mid-80s, the band became very popular on the national blues circuit. The four members, Klaus ‘Mojo’ Kilian (vocals, harmonica, slide guitar), Bernd Simon (vocals/guitar),…
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Formed in Frankfurt, Germany, in the mid-80s, the band became very popular on the national blues circuit. The four members, Klaus ‘Mojo’ Kilian (vocals, harmonica, slide guitar), Bernd Simon (vocals/guitar), Detlef Schmidt (bass), and George Viel (drums), were still performing together in the new millennium. The Matchbox Bluesband’s stage shows include presentations that trace the history of the blues from its origins through to the blooming of the Chicago urban blues scene of the 50s. The quartet displays considerable proficiency and understanding of the genre in which they play with flair and confidence.