Local bands (which blew our minds last year), guest musicians from abroad & experienced DJs will make sure to inspire you and keep you on the dance floor all night long! We 've gathered a great lineup of musicians & DJs for your dancing pleasure...
Stefano "Slidin' Wolf" Ronchi
Last year Stefano completely ruined our schedule - and we loooved it! He simply would not stop playing as long as people were still dancing! We hope he ruins the schedule again this year...
Stefano is an Italian blues guitar player and singer living in Berlin. His way of composing and arranging is grounded in old black folklore music from the 20’s and 30’s, from Delta Blues and Piedmont Blues, through old Spirituals, stomp and “swamp” sounds. Passionate about slide guitar, he looks at the tradition with his personal, modern and respectful attitude.
He is a favorite of many dancers and instructors and often plays at Blues events so he knows how to cater for Blues dancers…
The Storyville Ragtimers
Their sensational horns captivated us with seducing tunes during Saturday night! This year they are back for more...
For more than 15 years three good friends occasionally met and jammed until 2015 when, inspired by their common love for New Orleans in the early 20th century era, they decided to form a band! They invited some fellow musicians to join - all of them very talented, having played for years in many Jazz and Blues bands.
They draw inspiration from Storyville (the neighborhood where jazz was born) and the "sporting houses" in Basin Street where a new kind of music was played at the time! With a love for both Jazz and Blues they 'll keep you dancing all night with a variety of fast Blues and Slow Jazz tunes!
The Blues Fathers & the Swingers
Joined by the amazing voice of Jenny Kapadai and the the extraordinary guitar skills of Andreas Gomozias, a legend in the Greek Blues scene, "The Blues Fathers" exploded the dance floor on Friday night! Are you ready for them?
Since 2007 The Blues Fathers have been very active in the vibrant Blues music scene of Athens! They're constantly "on the road" taking their audiences on a musical journey from the Mississippi Delta to Chicago and NY!
They're true blues fanatics, drawing inspiration from Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters and all the other original bluesmen!
As a music educator, introducing new music to people isn’t just her passion but also a profession. Liraz's deep understanding of music clearly shines through in every set she plays, making her one of Europe's most appreciated and sought after Blues DJs.
As a dancer, Liraz knows what makes people move and is always looking for those interesting and beautiful tunes that will inspire the dancers on the floor. From slow and intimate to the soulful, powerful and energized, Liraz will ensure that the floor is always filled with both dancing and emotion.
Between dancing, practicing, teaching and co-organizing ESBF, Adamo spends his ‘spare’ time listening, reading and learning about the history of the music he loves so much!
He has an admirable ability to "read" the dance floor, making his every song selection a perfect fit for the energy and the mood of the dancers at any time! This is why his DJ sets always end with an impressive amount of appreciation and often with a "we want more" chant from the dancers!
Vicci is passionate about her music! No, really! When DJ'ing you'll usually see her singing along, dancing on the DJ booth and struggling to keep herself off the dance floor!
Her music selections will take you on an intense journey through various Blues styles, as she conveys her own passion to your dancing! When her DJ set is done, nobody on the dance floor is happy and everyone is asking for more!
Hailing from the cold dark land of Sweden, Ben spent those long winter months bringing joy and warmth to the frozen feet of his compatriots with some classic soul tracks. He has close to ten years experience of filling soul, blues and swing dancefloors, and has played at blues festivals all over Europe. Since moving to Israel, he has become a fixture at all of Tel-Aviv’s Swing and Blues venues, where he delights in bringing the best old and new tunes for people to enjoy.
Always amazed at the wonderful ways people react to the music he plays for them, you often see him dancing and grooving along while spinning the decks. Ben has a strong obsession with music, but despite many attempts, he is unable to play a musical instrument. Instead he channels that into DJing, dancing, and long arguments about music that don't really serve a purpose. He's especially passionate about all forms of blues, from the rural Delta rythm to that urban Chicago sound via the melting pot of New Orleans, and he knows that it has the power to move both your body and your soul like nothing else can. This is the feeling that Ben brings to the dancefloor, and with him on the decks you'll get a whole new appreciation for that old magic music called the blues.
Since discovering the blues, Leigh has succumbed hopelessly to its charms. She brings the essence of the sultry, soulful blues to dance floors; competing, teaching and DJing in Scotland and around Europe.
She also knows how to throw a mighty-fine party and is notorious for bringing together kick-ass events in her home scene, Edinburgh, including the love-fest that is The Spoonful! Leigh’s mission in life is to squeeze every ounce of enjoyment out of every dance!
Hamed’s passion about Blues music and dance made him a full time Swing & Blues DJ, teachers and organizer in Vienna. He is one of the organizers and founder of “Vienna Sugar Blues”, “Vienna Honey Swing” and “Blues Fever Festival” in Vienna.
He’ve played at lots of Blues festivals in Europe and loves to give dancers a journey through the history of Blues and play lots of different styles.
Mariangela fell in love with vintage music since she can remember herself. She is a professional DJ for dance events and local bars and had her own vintage music radio show at a popular radio station of Athens (Pepper 96,6).
From early Traditional Jazz and Blues all the way to Rhythm 'n' Blues and vintage Latin sounds, she loves playing anything with a great groove that will make you jump to the dance floor!