The Cinelli Brothers / Micke Bjorklof & Lefty Leppänen feat. Chef / Bai Kamara Jr & The Voodoo Sniffers

November 25, 2022, 18:00
Forum cinema, 5 Legionowa Street
tickets: 80 PLN, available at the Forum cinema’s box office (5 Legionowa Street), Ludwik Zamenhof Centre’s box office (19 Warszawska Street) and on


The Cinelli Brothers is a project born out of a common passion for the electric Chicago and Texas blues from the 60s and 70s, when brothers Marco (guitarist and lead singer) and Alessandro (drummer) decided to form an explosive team showcasing original repertoire in the style of Chess, Stax and Motown. Joining the two brothers on stage, Tom Julian-Jones on harmonica, guitar and vocals and Stephen Giry on bass, guitar and vocals.

Their debut album Babe Please Set Your Alarm was recorded at the Soup Studio in London and the full live and analog recording was released in May 2018 on vinyl and digital format. The record went number 2 in the IBBA (Independent Blues Broadcasters’ Association) in June 2018. The band is been featured in Blues in Britain, Blues Matters, Classic Rock and other magazines. This album comprises nine tasty original compositions and three finely crafted covers. ‘Chain of Fools’ by Don Covay (an Aretha hit), ‘Back Door Man’ – which stays true to Willie Dixon’s number – and Prince’s ‘Kiss’, in a remarkable shuffle rhythm. Music Republic Magazine nominated Marco Cinelli as Best Guitar Player of 2018. Legendary radio and broadcaster David ‘Kid’ Jensen has played a different track from their album on six consecutive weeks of his United Djs radio show, naming them as his favourite blues outfit, and his favourite blues album in many years.

On the 30th of November 2021 the band released their second album “Villa Jukejoint” in conjuction with a SOLD OUT show at the legendary 100 Club in London. Recorded at home with only 1 microphone, the record has a unique vintage and retro feel typical of the ‘50s and earlier ‘60s! February album of the month for the IBBA, which broadcasted a different song each week, the records has been featured magazines in the UK, Spain, and in the Netherlands, with fantastic reviews. In 2020, 2021 and 2022 the band has been nominated for the UK Blues Awards as “Blues Band Of the Year”. In January this year the record “Villa Jukejoint” was nominated for the UK Blues Awards as “Blues Album Of the Year”.

The Cinelli Brothers champion a new generation of passionate musicians sharing in the love of Blues, Soul, R&B and the true authentic sounds that have made the blues a cornerstone of music history.


Entertainment with a capital E!!!

Micke Björklöf and Lefty Leppänen together with Mr.Chef are forming one of the most exciting acoustic blues and roots line ups in European blues scene today. One of their strongest trademarks is the powerful three-part harmonies as well as strong lead vocals sung by all band members. The band also stands out with their original material. It´s a rich mix of American roots music with influences from early delta- and country blues, spiced up with some bluegrass, rock, soul and Hawaiian flavours, with emphasis anyway on Blues! All these key elements with worldclass, explosive slide guitar, suitcase drum set and harmonica together make the band sound distinctive and authentic in the blues scene.

Through the years Micke & Lefty feat.Chef have stirred up audiences with their entertaining and energetic live shows wherever they play, from small club stages to big festival arenas in following countries: USA, Germany, Poland, Sweden, Norway, Slovakia, Hungary and Estonia. One of the career highlights has definatelly been when they opened for ZZ Top 2010 with an audience with over 15000 people. Trio represent Finland at the first European Blues Challenge in Berlin 2011 and at IBC in Memphis, USA 2012 being semifinalist.

Micke & Lefty has been working together over twenty years and collaborated on 8 albums so far. Both musicians are also a part of top Finnish bluesrock band Micke Bjorklof & Blue Strip. Micke & Lefty has been working together over twenty years and collaborated on 8 albums so far. Both musicians are also a part of top Finnish bluesrock band Micke Bjorklof & Blue Strip.


A warm, funky voice, but just as sober and intimate. Bai Kamara Jr.’s music is a mix of soul, blues, funk, R&B and jazz influences.

Bai Kamara Jr., son of the former Sierra Leonean ambassadress in Belgium, who grew up in the United Kingdom and has lived in Brussels for over 25 years, is a committed singer-songwriter who reveals his African origins in his music. He has shared the stage with international artists such as Habib Koité, Cassandra Wilson, Rokia Traoré, was the opening act of Vanessa Paradis’ Love Songs International Tour in 2014 (25 dates) and June 2019 (5 dates) and sang in a duo with Dani Klein from Vaya Con Dios as well as being her supporting act.

Kamara’s involvement with NGOs has led to a collaboration with the world star Youssou N’Dour. Two of Bai’s songs were recorded by the Spanish director Paco Torres for the film El Vuelo Del Tren (The Magic of Hope). Bai is a brilliant composer who shows his very diverse musical talent in his five albums (Living Room, Urban Gipsy, Disposable Society, This Is Home and Mystical Survivors).

His new CD Salone was released on January 24, 2020, on the German record label Moosicus/MIG Music. This very personal and bluesy work marks a new stage in Kamara Jr.’s career.



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