SPRINGTOUR dates announced!

This spring Soul Survivors will be playing gigs all over the place in the Netherlands and Germany. We start in April in the legendary jazz venue DJS in Dordrecht. The day after we play at the Springjam festival in Kaldenkirchen.

In May we perform at Breda Jazz among giants like Benjamin Herman, Hans Dulfer, Scott Hamilton; we play for the Amsterdam fans at Rollende Keukens; we'll make a big party at the 50th edition of Jazz in Duketown (Yellowjackets, Candy Dulfer) and do a full nighter at Bourbon Street Amsterdam.

In June we go from spring to summer through the Zoetermeer Blues festival, Bielefeld Jazz&Blues Club, Cafe Kultus Grevenbroich and another Bourbon Street. See you at one of our shows!

Soul Survivors is a new young band from Amsterdam with a free spirit and a wild heart. The group has immersed themselves in soul, rhythm & blues by mastering all the old soul songs they love. With a setlist full of soul gems, they quickly built up a reputation in the Amsterdam live circuit. The band then used this musical suitcase to write powerful songs of their own. Soul Survivors gave dazzling performances in many Dutch clubs and festivals last season, including Jazz in Duketown, Zoetermeer Blues and Breda Jazz. The band has also gained a foothold in Germany in a short time with a growing fan base and performances at a/o Jazzkeller Krefeld, KIT Düsseldorf and festivals such as Spring Jam Kaldenkirchen.


After the release of a 7” 45 rpm vinyl in 2023, on 1 September 2024 the debut album The Road Ahead will be released with ten soul stompers. The compositions are rooted in the classics from the 60s and 70s by Motown and Stax, but also have a modern soul vibe.


The band has the Rock Supplies in Amsterdam West as its headquarters. This is where guitarist Max de Kok and bassist Dimitri Gelens have a studio where the songs are recorded. The tight Soul Survivors brass section consists of crackerjack trumpeter Pedro Jerónimo and top dog Jeroen van Genuchten on tenor sax. Gifted drummer Steve Cuiper and  talented keyboardist Branco Spadon are ready for the big job. Singer Remko Spaaij has that dark soul voice that excites and thrills every room. The band alternates steamy soul songs with blues and rock bangers, think of how the Blues Brothers did it. Soul Survivors gonna take you higher, higher, higher!

Vocal: Remko Spaaij

Guitar: Max de Kok

Keys - Branco Spadon

Bass: Dimitri Gelens

Saxophone: Jeroen van Genuchten

Trumpet: Pedro Jerónimo

Drums: Steve Cuiper

Songs Soul Survivors love to play besides their own songs:

Barefooting’ – Robert Parker

How Sweet It Is – Marvin Gaye

Standing On Shaky Ground – Temptations

Take Me To The River - Al Green

Rock’n Me – Steve Miller Band

Get Ready – Temptations

Ain’t No Love – Bobby "Blue" Bland

Some Kind Of Wonderful – Grand Funk Railroad

Messin' With The Kid - Junior Wells

634-5789 – Wilson Picket

I Thank You – Sam & Dave

Ik Ben Een Gokker – Andre Hazes

Heart Of Gold – Charles Bradley

Kisssing My Love - Bill Withers

It's Your Thing – Isley Brothers

Hard To Handle - Otis Redding

Knock On Wood - Eddie Floyd

Mustang Sally - Wilson Picket

Soul Man - Sam & Dave

Better Things - Sharon Jones

Drown In My Own Tears - Ray Charles

I Can't Turn You Loose - Otis Redding

Seven Nation Army - Ben L'Oncle Soul

I Need A Dollar - Aloe Blacc

Groove Me - King Floyd

Rubberneckin' - Elvis Presley

I'll Take You There - Staple Singers

Midnight Rider - Sharon Jones & The Dapkings




Kit Club in Dusseldorf and Jazzkeller in Krefeld were great! We had a blast and we met with so many nice people. Danke schön!

We brought a dynamic performance with a touch of own work we have been working on lately. Yes, we gave the german people a sneak preview of our debut album which is expected to come out somewhere in 2024...

Check out one of the clips we shot the morning after KIT Café here on the left, visit our Instagram channel for more updates or check out more video stuff on our Youtube channel.


Fri 6,7,8 Sep Farmhouse Jazzclub Harsewinkel Germany

Sun 15 Sep 16:00 Miles Amersfoort

Thu 19 Sep 17:30 Jazz by the Sea Domburg

Fri 27 Sep 20:00 Sol Kulturbar Mülheim a/d Ruhr Germany

Sat 28 Sep 20:00 Open Air Jazzkeller Krefeld Germany

Sat 26 Oct 20:00 Keifestival Lichtenvoorde


Sat 25 Jan 22:00 De Nieuwe Anita Amsterdam


Sat 29 June Bourbon Street Amsterdam

Fri 21 June Bielefeld Jazz&Blues Club Bielefeld Germany

Sat 22 June Cafe Kultus Grevenbroich Germany

Sat 1 June Zoetermeer Blues Festival Zoetermeer

Sat 25 May Bourbon Street Amsterdam

Fri 17 May Jazz in Duketown Den Bosch

Fri 10 May Rollende Keukens Amsterdam

Thu 9 May Breda Jazz Festival Breda

Sat 13 April Muziekpodium DJS Dordrecht

Sun 14 April Spring Jam, Quartier Latin Kaldenkirchen Germany

Fri 16 Feb KIT Café Düsseldorf Germany

Sat 17 Feb Jazzkeller Krefeld Germany

Wed 7 Feb Bulldog Palace Amsterdam


Sat 28 Oct Bourbon StreetAmsterdam

Sat 30 Sep Maloe Melo Amsterdam

Wed 12 July Bulldog Palace Amsterdam

Sat 1 July De Nieuwe Anita Amsterdam

Sat 17 June Open Lucht Museum Arnhem

Fri 5 May Maloe Melo Amsterdam

Sun 23 April Renbaan Duindigt

Sat 15 April Bourbon Street Amsterdam

Sun 5 March Taverne Bergen

Wed 1 March Bulldog Palace Amsterdam

Thu 19 Jan Bourbon Street Amsterdam


Sat 31 Dec Leonardo Hotel Floor 17 Amsterdam

Sat 26 Nov Miles Amersfoort 

Fri 16 Sep Maloe Melo Amsterdam

Sat 18 Jun DRC Durgerdam

Sat 21 May Zaal 100 Amsterdam

Bielefeld JAzz Club
maloe melo
Soul Survivors in Bourbon Street 19 Jan 2023
Nieuwe Anita 1 Juli 2023