The Sugar Queen train will keep on rolling with the Trio and the 5-piece.

Due to Corona and the limited number of people allowed at venues, we concentrate on the Trio.
For larger venues that can hold more people, the 5-piece will be available.

https://www.sugarqueenblues.com/sqtrio
 

“Sometimes sweet-voiced and sometimes bombastic” describes sultry 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 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.

Sugar Queen’s debut CD “340 Blues” was voted #9 in the Top Chicago Blues Album Chart for the Year of 2018 and #29 for the Year of 2019.

Taking inspiration from her paternal Alabama roots, in 2019, Sugar Queen released, “Sugar Queen LIVE” which was voted #12 in the Top Chicago Blues Album for the Year of 2019.

The successful Sugar Queen LIVE Tour through Europe is testament to “No Blues Party without the Sugar”!

 

 

 “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)

 

Sugar Queen website


The Band

Michele Denise - vocals
Lars Hoogland - drums
Erwin Huigen - bass
Jan van Drunen - keys
Jean Raven - guitar  

 

Video's:

Hey Bartender


Hold Your Drank

 


Tour dates 2021:


11-04 NL - Amen    CANCELED / CORONA
15-04 DE - Stuttgart    CANCELED / CORONA
07-06 BE - Ruiselede / BananaPeel    CANCELED / CORONA
26-06 NL - Rhoon / Festival    CANCELED / CORONA
04-09 BE - Geel / Yellowtime Festival
14-10 DE - Stuttgart / Laboratorium
15-10 CH - Oberbuchsiten / Dos Amigos
05-11 BE - Hermalle / CC d'Engis
06-11 NL - Rosmalen / Festival
13-11 NL - Borger / Van Slag
27-11 NL - Wijk bij D / Calypso

 

Tour dates 2020:

09-02 NL - Rijen / 't Vermaeck
23-02 NL - Zoetermeer / JJ Music House
04-04 NL - Private party              CANCELED / CORONA
05-04 NL - Rotterdam / l'Esprit    CANCELED / CORONA

01-05 DE - Leverkusen    CANCELED / CORONA
02-05 DE - Rheinberg    CANCELED / CORONA
03-05 NL - Amen    CANCELED / CORONA    
06-05 DE - Kandern    CANCELED / CORONA
07-05 CH - Basel    CANCELED / CORONA
08-05 DE - Stuttgart    CANCELED CORONA

31-05 NL - Nuenen    CANCELED / CORONA

29-06 BE - Ruiselede    CANCELED / CORONA

11-07 NL - Dordrecht    CANCELED / CORONA

12-09 BE - CANCELED / CORONA
20-09 BE - Zottegem / More Blues Festival
26-09 NL - Spijkerboor (Trio)    Sold Out
27-09 NL - Spijkerboor (Trio)    Extra concert

10-10 NL - Delfzijl
15-10 BE - Menen
17-10 BE - Liege

06-11 BE - Hermalle    CANCELED / CORONA
28-11 NL - Amersfoort (Trio)
28-11 NL - Wijk bij Duurstede    CANCELED / CORONA
29-11 NL - Rotterdam (Trio)    CANCELED / CORONA

11-12 NL - Sittard (Trio)

 

Previous tour dates 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