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HANS THEESSINK RECEIVED THE GOLDEN EHRENZEICHEN DES LANDES WIEN , presented to Hans  in Vienna townhall  by cultural minister MAILATH –POKORNY how  was holding the ceremony and many  friends, family , fellow musicans, press and  were part of this wonderful occasion.

The dutch embassy was represented by Mr. Gesandter Dirk Jan Kop and  Frau Lin Verbrugge    who brought a buquet of more than 100 tulips .

also the danish embassador mr. TORBEN BRYLLE  attended the ceremonie . Musicalstar  MAYA HAKVORD ,  AUSTRIANS STARS like SCHIFFKOWITZ from STS , KRISTA STADLER, HANNES ROSSACHER , BLUESLEGEND AL COOK and many more were part of this  great party .  Dietmar Hoscher was holding the Laudatio.

HANS gave his THANK YOU SPEACH by playing a few songs with  his band  and everybody had to join in .  this surely was a first off in this special building and this special occasion.

Find enclosed some fotos   so you can share this wonderful occasion with us.  After the Celebration in RATHAUS we continued to celebrate In Cafe Landtmann . what a great day it was.   fotos by milica

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The new year started off with 4 great shows at JAZZLAND, VIENNA - the oldest (since 1971) and finest Jazzclub in town.  It is traditon that Hans starts of the new year at Jazzland and he has already been booked for the next 10 years. The dates are always January 2,3,4,5 - so you can make plans for the future and spend the start of the new year with Hans in Vienna!!  

We were invited to play at Postojna Jama in Slovenia, run by an enthusiastic team of the tourist board of Postojna, that has built up a great situation, running blues concert-series and a summer bluesfestival. We had a full house with a fantastic audience. Before the show we visited the very impressive Postojna caves.

We really enjoyed our show at Postojna -  if you missed it: be sorry, but not sad, because the show was recorded and will be broadcasted on
Friday, 28th January 2011 , at 22.30 na VALU 202 bo  -   here also 
link to the radio: 

ZDENKO MATOZ  for DELI.SI  wrote a wonderful review, check it out if you speak slovenian it will help :


We hope to see you soon somewhere around the globe! Check for live-dates our

Love & Blues, Milica & Hans Theessink

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fotos taken by Aleš Nanut  at Postojna Jama on Thursday 20st January 2011 


Dear Friends - Spread the Word. Spread the News. Spread the Blues !!!


HANS THEESSINK & TERRY EVANS TOUR STARTED off really great with shows in Austria, Germany & Switzerland, at present they are performing in Scandinavia before rounding it all up back in Austria again.  If you can try and make it to one of the shows:


with every show Hans & Terrys voices are melting more and more together

if you were part of some of the shows, you know what we are talking about

if you are planning to come and see a show - you are in for a treat

if you had not planned -  DONT MISS IT !!!!

Fotolinks Tour Hans Theessink & Terry Evans Oktober 2010 - have fun watching


At some shows they were joined by friend & bass-player ANGUS THOMAS from Chicago who brought the right groove with him  !!!  At the moment Angus lives in Switzerland and is member of the Philipp Fankauser band, and so he also joined in the show in Zürich in Ellokal. one foto shows the party including producer Willem van der Linde & his friend WIM, who specially drove from the Netherlands to Linz for the concert .



some fotos from helmbrechts, a fan with tatooed bluescruise logo.  We drove to Zürich and did the Bluesshow on DRS 3, Schweizer Radio. That was just a day after Salomon Burke died. So this was the big sad news.

 Next zürich ElLokal,  at soundcheck; waiting  in the sunshine;, at show where angus bangus joined into a fabulous set , and after show Terry & Milica, the gang, Hans & Viktor from Ellokal and some crew.


visited artiste ALAIN KAISER  in his studio in Zürich, than visited the bears in Bern, some fotos taken in Mühle Huntzigen, where we had a really great show in this really incredible club. Make sure you go there one day !!!  back into germany played the bowl of blues festival in doubble bill with SHERMAN ROBERTSON.  It was a good night and great to share the bill with such a nice band. Backstage after show – phillosophical talks !!! next morning – outside hotel met JOSEF HADER the one and only famous cabaret star from Austria ...  he played the evening after us at Burghof Lörrach.

Back into Switzerland on Sunday to play the lovely Baronessa , run by Thomas and his devoted crew . Hard core fans showed up that night with all of hans & terrys vinyls and cds that ever had been madeAlso on foto MAGGS, who is the biggest OPUS fan in Europe ! Well he is our fan now. Well done MAGGS!!!!

Dear friends and fans - and the AMADEUS GOES TO..... HANS THEESSINK...



Yesterday at the Austrian Amadeus Awards Hans Theessink was honored with the award.

After grammy award winner seals performance Milica Theessink took the price for hans, who is in the middle of his british tour, and played that night in york.

Thank you all so much for your support and voting for hans .  you can find more info on


Winners of the Amadeus Austrian Music Awards 2010:

Album: Anna F. – For Real
Song: Skero – Kabinenparty
FM4 Award: Camo & Krooked
Best Live Act: Bauchklang
Alternative: Bauchklang
Electronic/Dance: Sofa Surfers
Hard&Heavy: Kontrust
HipHop/RnB: Skero
Jazz/World/Blues: Hans Theessink

Pop/Rock: Anna F.    
Schlager: Semino Rossi
Volkstümliche Musik: Klostertaler
Lebenswerk: Toni Stricker

Gamlitz Bluesfestival pictures


here are some fotos from our weekend tour taking you on a picture story to gamlitz bluesfestival, lienz and to south-tirol to the gompn alm festival. What beautiful places we get to be


BRIDGES now also available on 180 gram vinyl


On popular demand and with the support of our friends Pat & Marcus Meier, the BRIDGES album is now also available on 180 gram vinyl. 

We’ve remastered the album and we think we’ve even managed to improve the already excellent sound of the original SACD!!

The vinyl version of BRIDGES really captures the warm sound of the old church in Tuscany and gives the recording an extra dimension.

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Florida, Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, Mustique Blues Festival


Greetings from Florida, where we’re spending a wonderful time visiting our friends Claus & Jilly. Hans played at the Broward Folk Festival (+ sessions with our old friend Rod McDonald). Hans did a session with Michael Stock for WLRN in Miami. We also visited with Rudi Dolezal from DORO Productions and Arlo and Jackie Guthrie at their new house on the Indian River (watching the dolphins and pelicans).

The Legendary Blues Cruise was a real experience: 7 days of fantastic Blues Music surrounded by a star studded cast of performers and 2500 international blues fans. Hans was  the only non American artist booked for concerts and workshops. Hans & Terry were popular with the crowd and we quickly ran out of our duo VISIONS CD’s.  The Blues Cruise was also a great oportunity to hear musical colleagues and get to know each other at informal jam sessions.

After the Blues Cruise we went on to Mustique where Hans was invited to play at the 15th edition of the Mustique Blues Festival. A wonderful event and in the caribbean climate we often pittied  our friends in Europe that had to endure lots of snow and very cold weather.

We’ve made a photo report for you to share parts of our great trip.

We wish you all health, happiness and lots of good music in 2010


2009 was as good and busy as ever with lots of great concerts and festivals and again we like to thank you all for your support.  Some musical friends invited me to join them on their albums and some companies selected my music for their compilations:

* Blessing Ngo Nkomo’s: Mbube and Gospel from Southern Africa, 
Andy Lee Lang’s „Rockin’ With My Friends“, 
the compilation “New Gospel Voices” 
Austrian sampler “AUSTRO RARITÄTEN”.

*„Music for a Nuclear-Free Future / Volume One“ is now finally also online and you can download songs and support the Nuclear-Free Future Movement.

In December  2009 we played in Israel for the first time at the Jacob’s Ladder Festival. We had a fantastic time; played music, played tourists and took lots of photos – have a look:



Hans has contributed his song “The Planet” to the album
„Music for a Nuclear-Free Future / Volume One“

With a click on the cover or on one of the artists you will arrive at iTunes and can download with your credit card.



Blessing Ngo Nkomo: Mbube and Gospel from Southern Africa (ARC)

Hans does a guest spot on Hans Theessink band member Blessing Ngo’s solo album “Mbube and Gospel from Southern Africa”. Hans plays guitar and harmonica on the song “Isililo sentandane“ - a beautiful song that Blessings wrote for his diseased parents.



Hans’ song „Lonely Days and Lonely Nights“ is one of the duet songs on Austrian rock ‘n roller Andy Lee Lang’s album „Rockin’ With My Friends“. Other duets include Andy’s cooperations with Doug Kershaw, Charlie Gracie, Johnnie Allan, The Drifters a.o. Available from



Hans’ song “God Created The World” is presented on the compilation “New Gospel Voices” issued by Lola's World. The album includes songs by Jim Byrne, Kirk Franklin, Sweet Honey In The Rock, The Holmes Brothers, Take 6 and Amos Lee a.o.

Various Artists - New Gospel Voices (1*CD Compilation) 'New Gospel Voices' shows the modern gospel sound of today, a long way from the spirituals of the last century and the vocal spirituals of the fifties to this modern version.


Hans‘ song “Travelling Man” is part of a 2 CD „AUSTRO RARITÄTEN“ compillation. (rare tracks from Austria). Issued by Universal Music Austria