The Blues Mystery - Back to the Dirty Town

The song «Back to the Dirty Town» today is a worldwide classic of the fans of blues and Blues Rock. On countless playlists, on YouTube, on Spotify and radio stations this song is herd by tens of thousands of people daily. But The Blues Mystery is also a first class live band, with their unique own style, influenced by greats like Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters or James Brown. And they compose very son oriented as for example Fleetwood Mac, ZZ Top or die Rolling Stones do, they’re not stuck to the simple 12 bar Blues.

Willy Matt

The French singer-guitar player, landed 20 years ago in the center of the Alps, surrounded by the highest mountains. Tried to settle down, but one phone call from his FIRST LOVE, and 24 years after, they came together again, A MYSTERY. The lives they had built up crashed, THE BLUES. His voice expresses all that, it will touch you.

Gege Bonvin

From his former lineup the drummer Gege went along with him. He is the soul of the group, playing a Charly Watts like straightforward drum, not too many fancy details; they only would disturb the groove.

Walter K. Thut

A Canadian bass player, who had toured with some crazy bands, the wildest one for sure the Toronto based LOOK PEOPLE. Then he also tried to settle down, based on mathematic musical harmonic structures (!) he built up a high tech water treatment company, after that one took off, he decided to go back to music and produce Willy's songs, wrote some own ones for this project.

Irénée Pralong

Irénée joined the three in summer 2011, having grown up in rock bands, coached by local rock heroes, and finally having added quite a long experience in Jazz formations. He was the missing link in the combo; when thinking of Blues Bands not forgetting AC/DC, his guitar playing is the perfect combination with Willy's.

Our guest musicians

For the Soul Memories tour two backing vocalists join the band. These are Louisa Thut and Julie Pralong or Céline Strässle (not on photo). Other guest musicians include or have included: on guitar Frank "Chap" Staedler, Nicolas Fardel, Nikola Bojkovic, Kenny Matt, on drums Thomas K. Thut, on bluesharp Paul MacBonvin .

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