Marcel Scherpenzeel Band

“ They say that music is the language of the soul, But It was that musicianship and the soul that connect each other”

“ Its a live experience to see and hear them play, inspirational musicians and skillful performers, the artists behind “Marcel Scherpenzeel Band” have earned their reputation as a talented band to look out for”

“ From live gigs to studio sessions and more, they continue to touch fans all around the world

“Music that moves your soul”

They give it all, every time there on stage !!

Marcel Scherpenzeel Band

Founded in 1997 the band recorded 4 albums :
MSB – You Haven’t Seen A Thing (1997)
MSB – Guitar And Soul (1999)
MSB – Live (1999)
MSB – Dark Hills Are Calling (2001
In 2008 Marcel starts his new band “WOLFPIN” they made one album: Wolfpin – Remember (2009)

In 2007 Marcel got a phone call to play with the original band members of Rory Gallagher

with Gerry Mcavoy -bass and Brendan O`Neill-drums and later with Ted Mckenna behind the drumkit.


They recorded 3 albums :

BOF – Too Much Is Not Enough (2013)

BOF – Live And Kickin ‘ (2016)

BOF – Repeat After Me (2017)

Marcel Scherpenzeel band sounds like !!

John Lee Hooker, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Rory Gallagher, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, Freddie King, ZZ Top and more.

When multiple award winner Marcel Scherpenzeel is on stage, he grabs you by the throat and doesn’t let go. You can’t take your eyes off him for a second, afraid to miss even the tiniest part of his passion and mimicry! Meanwhile, your ears register a technical virtuoso who has no problem exploring the dirty edges.

It is an experience, an experience that you will not soon forget and that you will carry with you for the rest of your life. Marcel ‘s performance can be so beautiful, emotional and “lifechanging” !

He himself indicates that when he is on stage he feels a special sensation, as if his soul connects directly with his body.

Rory Gallagher ‘s original band also recognize Marcel ‘s unique qualities. They asked him to come and play with them. This has resulted in a hugely successful European tour from 2008 to 2019 .

Marcel Scherpenzeel (1970), Amsterdam is a member of a musical family. Marcel starts playing drums at the age of 10, but throws the drumsticks in the corner after his older brother gives him a guitar. The guitar soon becomes his best friend.

His father’s record cabinet proves to be a huge inspiration for his music. The influence of John Lee Hooker, Freddie King, BB King, Albert Collins, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Rory Gallagher, Jimi Hendrix, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Allman Brothers and ZZ Top are undeniable in Marcel ‘s work .

Awards :

2013 Band of Friends receives “ The European Blues Award ” .

In 2016 Marcel receives the “ DUTCH BLUES AWARD ” for “ Best Guitarist 2016 ” .

Marcel played on stage with:

Dave Gonzales (The Paladins – USA)

Ron Hacker (USA)

Michael Katon (USA)

The Hoax (UK)

Ben Poole (UK)

Ted Mckenna (The Sensational Alex Harvey Band) (Sch)

Zal Cleminson (The Sensational Alex Harvey Band) (sch)

The Juke Joints (NL)

The Marble Tones (NL)

Dusty Ciggaar (NL)

Big Pete (NL)

Ralph de Jongh (NL)

Tineke Schoemaker (Barrelhouse) (NL)

Gerry McAvoy (Rory Gallagher Band) (IRL)

Brendan O’Neill (Rory Gallagher Band) (IRL)

Ryan McGarvey (USA)

Festivals at home and abroad:

Pinkpop (NL)

Easter doll (NL)

Ribs and Blues (NL)

Culemborg Blues (NL)

Blues rock Tegelen (NL)

Texel Blues Festival (NL)

Blues Festival Peer (BE)

Bospop (NL)

Fairport Cropredy Convention (Band of Friends) (UK)

Pistoia Blues Festival (Band of Friends Support for BB King ) (IT)

Open Air am Bergen (D)

Jimi Hendrix Revival Festival (D)

Enniscorthy Blues Festival (IRL)

Ballyshannon Rory Gallagher Festival (IRL)

And clubs abroad, among others

The 100 Club (UK)

The bordeline club (UK)

Maloe Melo (NL)

The Resting Hunter ( terschelling (NL)

At the age of 21, Marcel starts singing and messing around with rock , texas blues , pop , soul and rock and roll . Every night when Marcel is on stage you can feel the magic as if his soul unloads his body, full of passion and energetic as if his life depended on it, Marcel played from 2008 to 2019 with Rory Gallagher ‘s original band members , Gerry Mcavoy bass and Ted Mckenna on drums and later Brendan O’Neill on drums.

In 2013 Band of Friends won the Earopean Blues Award and later in 2016 Marcel received the “ DUTCH BLUES AWARD ” for best guitarist 2016.

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