Sad sad news today. Soul Warrior and legendary Dutch soulsinger Jimi Bellmartin passed away this morning. Way too early and way too young, we weren’t ready yet! Fortunately we were able to recorded some great music, tour the world together and we had a great time with Jimi. We’ll cherish those memories, the incredible stories and are thankful for our paths that crossed. You will be deeply missed Jimi. Safe travels and our deepest condolences go out to Joke and Jimi’s family. #rip
We can’t tell you how proud we are. Soul Warrior No 1 Jimi Bellmartin won the first edition of The Voice Senior worldwide… well deserved of course. His ‘blindaudition’ was a spectaculair one, after hittin’ that first note all members of the jury were immediately impressed and tried to get Jimi on their team. After several weeks of ‘competition’ over 2 million people watched the finals and were given the option to vote by phone/sms. Finally Jimi Bellmartin turned out to be the first winner of The Voice Senior.
Sorry this one is only in Dutch (but Google Translate might do a good job, try it): Deze Nederlandse formatie is alweer aan een derde album toe. Sinds 2006 leggen The Soul Snatchers zich toe op het interpreteren van klassieke funk en soul uit de jaren zestig en zeventig, op hetzelfde niveau als bijvoorbeeld al die Daptone-artiesten. Ritmisch ligt de nadruk ditmaal op de befaamde backbeat uit New Orleans. Ze doen dat deels instrumentaal, maar ook met de zangers Curtis T. en de legendarische, Continue reading
So when digging’ our vaults recently, we came across a never released Draaikolk remix of a – by now – classic Soul Snatchers tune featuring the legendary soul singer Jimi Bellmartin. A groovy rework of ‚Can’t Stand It’, still very suitable to get people on the dance floors. Find out for yourself and that’s easy since we offer you the track for free, ain’t that wicked ?! All you have to do is Continue reading
The waiting is over. After releasing their debut album ‘Sniffin’ and Snatchin” in 2007, The Soul Snatchers are back with a brand new single featuring dutch soul legend Jimi Bellmartin with the track ‘Who I Am’. In many ways it’s exactly what you would expect from a good Soul band. An outstanding groove, wah-wah guitars and some tight horns. However the voice and strong melody of Jimi Bellmartin take the song even further and brings an element of the unexpected to a song that feels instantly familiar. The Soul Snatchers made once again another most carefully crafted soul tune ! Continue reading
After two successful singles and their strong debut album “Sniffin’ and Snatchin”, The Soul Snatchers are back with yet another promising single! This is just one tasty morsel from their forth coming album in 2010. ‘Real Soul music never dies’. This is what the insatiable musicians of Dutch band, The Soul Snatchers prove every time they treat a swinging crowd to their timeless, down-to-earth Funk and Soul tunes. It is powerfully clear that their roots are buried deep in the sexy sixties and seventies, of the 20th century. Continue reading
In September 2007 the second 7″ record, with Dutch Soul singing sensation Jimi Bellmartin was released. Jimi stormed the charts in the early 1970’s with funky songs like ‘So Fine’ and ‘Moviestar’, and even held the no.1 position in Latin America for several weeks. During the past few decades he has toured with people like Eric Burdon, Percy Sledge and Lou Rawls. The CD ‘Dutch Rare Groove’ brought Jimi back into the limelight in 2005 with his own vintage Soul tracks. Over the past years he toured all the major Dutch venues and brought the soulful hits from the 70’s back to life triumphantly, together with musicians like Oscar Harris, Peter Smidt and Louis Debeij.