SUGAR QUEEN 

“Sometimes sweet-voiced and sometimes bombastic” describes blues songstress and songwriter, Sugar Queen aka Michele Denise. 
Sugar Queen sings with passion and grit, taking the audience on a journey which includes Chicago blues, swaggering funky blues, swing with an edge of gospel and soul.

 Bringing a truckload of raw energy on stage, Sugar Queen tells a story based on her roots. 
Born and raised in the south, Michele performed in churches and toured various parts of the United States. 
During her time in the US, Michele worked a dual role as director/vocalist for several gospel and classic choirs. Additionally Michele has worked with blues artists in China and Malaysia.

In 2016, Sugar Queen was formed with seasoned Belgian and Dutch musicians. 
Their debut CD “340 Blues” was voted #9 in the Top Chicago Blues Album Chart for the Year of 2018.  
Taking inspiration from her paternal Alabama roots, in 2019, Sugar Queen released, “Sugar Queen LIVE” which has remained in the Chicago Blues Charts.

 The successful Sugar Queen LIVE Tour through Europe is testament to “No Blues Party without the Sugar”! 
The Sugar Queen fire will continue with a Sugar Queen 2020 Tour!

“But the heart of the band is definitely the singer, music flowing through her veins while swinging her hips rhythmically on stage in glittering dress and long dreadlocks. Within a few songs, the audience danced on the dance floor…”

(Nina Witwicki, Badische-Zeitung Germany)

 

"What can this front woman do with her voice, but she is more than just a vocalist, she is the band's pacesetter but also a real show beast."

 (Nicolette Johns, The Blues Alone Netherlands)

 

"We hear a phenomenal voice that sings its own roots, deeply penetrating in heart and soul. Spiritual with full spirit."

(Guy Cuypers, Rootstime Belgium)

 

“She has brought in a killer band of local musicians to form the core of The Straight Blues Band, and collectively they have put together an amazing debut album.  
From the first notes of “Crab Boil,” it becomes quickly evident that Sugar has come to rock the blues…”

(Bob Leggett, LA Music Critic USA)

 


The Band

Michele Denise - vocals
Thierry Stiévenart - drums
Erwin Huigen - bass
Andy Aerts - guitar
Jean Raven - guitar  

 

Agenda 2019:

April 2019 CD Promo-tour:

06-04 BE - Liege
07-04 DE - Rheinberg
08-04 DE - Weinheim
09-04 LU - Luxembourg
10-04 DE - Kandern
11-04 CH - Basel
12-04 DE - Murg
13-04 DE - Stuttgart

21-04 NL - Rhoon
26-04 NL - Dordrecht / CD Release Party
01-06 BE - Zottegem
05-07 LU - Festival
13-07 NL - Dordrecht Big Rivers
28-07 NL - Brielle Blues Festival

 

 

Previous Tour dates 2018:

07.01 NL - Zoetermeer / Meet & Greet + CD Release Party at JJ Music House
14.01 NL - Bunnik
20.01 BE - Roeselare
10.02 FR - Douzy
17.02 NL - Delft
25.02 NL - Amen
10.03 NL - Leerdam
25.03 NL - Rotterdam
22.04 NL - Wageningen
21.07 LU - Luxembourg
08.09 NL - Zoetermeer
15.09 NL - Nispen
16.09 NL - Rijen
21.09 BE - Hermalle
29.09 NL - Boxmeer
18.10 BE - Bredene
03.11 NL - Rosmalen
10.11 BE - Haringe
28.12 NL - Gramsbergen

 

Sugar Queen website