headline blues band


Coming’ to you from the far north of Sweden, it’s the Headline Blues Band…


Two things stand out when Headline Blues Band starts playing, a great respect for the tradition and history of blues and soul, and a focus of having a real good time. The music is a mixture of  swinging west coast blues, Northern Soul and the sexy music of New Orleans.

So if you’re in the mood for piano in the styles of Dr John and Otis Spann, Guitar with a touch of Stevie Ray Vaughn, and the grooviest bass/drum-combos this side of the Atlantic, tune in to the Headline Blues Band, and have a real good time!

What people are saying about the band...

”Med bluesen i grunden seglar bandet ut på en musikalisk färd som imponerar.

Mycket kompetent musik, kryddad med bland annat soul och influenser från en rad legender…”

Nils Widing, Västerbottens-Kuriren

”Umeåbandet är lika bekväma med fötterna djupt i ett träsk som på en rockklubb… … ett oerhört kapabelt bluesband!”



Umeå, December 27th, 2018

What a wonderful year it has been. We've been playing some awesome gigs in venues like Fashing, The Focsani Blues Festival, Tidaholms Blues Festival and we ended the year with a wonderful mini-tour of the North of Sweden.

Now we are looking forward to a great 2019 with gigs already lined up. See you in Kälarne, Sollefteå, Kungsbacka and other places soon.

Happy New Year,

Headline Blues Band

Johan's Playlists

Umeå, 2018

Every month our pianist chooses 10 great tracks for you to listen too. These are the songs and artists that have inspired us to play the music we're playing...

This month's list is dedicated to the artists that appear in the wonderful book "Resan mot rockens rötter", which is a must read!!! Wonderful songs by Ruth Brown, Magic Sam, Wynonie Harris, Charles Brown and Ester Phillips. I also threw in some BB King, Jay McShann and the wonderful Memphis Slim.

Chek out February's List here

Older Lists

January 2018


The first album released from the band in 2017. Recieved great reviews...

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