NO blues in Damascus

June 11th, 2010



We received another picture for NO blues in foreign countries and this time it was @ the local recordstore in Syria. If you spot a cd of NO blues in a record store  outside of holland? Take a picture of it and let us know.
PS. This weekend we will be in Bremen (Germany) Come and visit us.

Sandwich compilation

June 8th, 2010



The song Farewell Shalabiye has turned up on the compilation cd from the dutch radio show ‘De Sandwich’. The cd is a ‘Best of’ album on which radio makers Jacques Klöters and Angelique Stein put their favorite music.

The radio show ‘Sandwich’ has a playlist of more serious music and  has always been broadcasted nation wide by radio 2. It is very popular and has around 500.000 listeners. Due do radio politics the show will be moved in september to radio 5 which is not available on the FM…

The cd is for sale in the record stores and at Bol.com where you can also see what tracks are  ON the cd besides NO blues.

NO blues @ Park Open Arnhem

June 7th, 2010



This weekend we played Park Open in Arnhem and So What, Gouda. A nice picture with us on stage in a very crowded park in Arnhem.

Song of the month: Ya Dunya

June 2nd, 2010



Ya Dunya is a duet by Ad van Meurs and Ankie Keultjes which illustrates the romantic contemplation of two lovers who met very young and soon found themselves tumbling down a lovers gypsy trail. The four winds are the metaphor on which their wimsical passions are painted with one stroke of the artists brush. All this is highlighted by the plaintive and compelling voice of Haytham Safia. He sings; Life is my love, my happiness and my tears. It doesn’t matter how difficult it might be, I will still love my life.’

Listen to Ya Dunya

NO blues in Egypt

June 1st, 2010




Our ‘rescue’ office manager went for a dive to Egypt Dahab and look what she found @ the local record store. If you spot a cd of NO blues in a record store  outside of holland? Take a picture of it and let us know.

NO blues a year from now

May 26th, 2010



During a visit to Music Meeting festival I bumped into the man who is in charge of the programming Wim Westerveld and we had an interesting talk about an option for NO blues with some special guests for next year. We are looking forward to that!

We have hit Spotify

May 19th, 2010



In this ever digitalizing world, NO blues has entered the streaming world of Spotify. Spotify is a new streaming internet source of music and is supposed to change the world. So far only our first album Farewell Shalabiye is available through the source, but the other two albums are supposed to be available soon. Listen Farewell Shalabiye on Spotify

what’s in a name?

May 12th, 2010



It almost seems like NO blues is dissolving into thin air with Haytham being in Israel,  Ad  and Ankie in the south of Holland, Osama in the west and Anne-Maarten playing the blues with ‘The Preacherman’  in Germany.  But we are all busy thinking about a title for the new album, so if you have a good idea, let us know!

In the meantime we hope to see you at the incredible Mundial festival in Tilburg on June 20!

Sophie Cavez & NO blues

April 27th, 2010




During our show on Friday in the beautiful city of Mechelen (Belgium) Sophie Cavez joined us as special guest.  Sophie appeared on the album Lumen and sometimes she comes along to do live shows.  It’s always a pleasure having her on stage with us!

We are done in the studio

April 23rd, 2010



We finished our second recording session and we are pleased with the results so far! Ankie Keultjes our beloved producer, FOH tech, female singer, driver and caretaker of Ad van Meurs, will be working on the tracks for the next weeks. Haytham will be off to Haifa to visit his friends and family in May and will also record the missing violin pieces and female voice.
As I said before, we hope to release the cd in August. We are still puzzling over the cd title and are open for suggestions. Feel free to post a good cd title!

In the meantime take a look at the the new cd by Haytham his own company. It is called “NO complication” and contains some awfully good material. Check his myspace at: www.myspace.com/nocomplication