Live Bands & Events @ Cowboy Up

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  Vrijdag/friday 20 maart/March 2020: Work In Progress (BE) @ 21u30/9.30pm (Coverband)

Ontstaan uit enkele vrienden die maandelijks voor de fun jamden is Work in Progress uitgegroeid tot een 6-koppige coverband.

Zij brengen u een mix van nummers vooral uit de jaren ’70 en ’80 zonder hierbij de platgetreden paden te bewandelen. Toch zijn het allemaal songs die iedereen wel kent en voor sfeer en ambiance zorgen.

Dit is het eerste optreden van het 2de seizoen van deze Brugse coverband.


Zaterdag/saturday 28 maart/march 2020: The Old Ditch Riverhoppers (NL)  @ 21u30/9.30pm (Bluegrass)

* After four years they are returning to Cowboy Up with new vibes, tunes and musicians.

Pure bluegrass and style. All welcome and lets have a ball!




Zaterdag/saturday 11 april 2020: Jerry Leger and the Situation (CAN) @ 21u30/9.30pm (Fold/Rock/Roots) 

*Jerry Leger has a thing for ghosts. The Toronto singer/songwriter confirmed it a couple of years ago when he went on a personal journey to explore many of Ontario’s largely unknown ghost towns, having been inspired by the writings of historian Ron Brown. Leger has immortalized one of those towns, Burchell Lake, on his new album Time Out For Tomorrow, containing 10 portraits of the impermanence of life, love, or simply catching a glimpse of a shooting star. Yet, other ghosts reside much deeper in Leger’s songs. Whether they’re the voices of Roy Orbison, Lou Reed, Gene Clark, Rick Danko or Ronnie Lane, they naturally complement the universal truths at the core of Jerry Leger’s music, along with his undying faith in rock ‘n roll as a way for all people to find common ground.

 Zondag/sunday 19 april 2020: Belly Hole Freak (IT) @ 15u30/3.30pm (Dirty Blues One Man Band)

*The background of Belly Hole Freak sinks his roots in the most rural, raw and dirty blues. An instinctive and visceral sound enriched by different colours, rhythms and shades of boogie tones, rhythm’n’blues, country, bluegrass, mixed with a more Hard Rock Blues sound, playing live shows with much energy and clear Rock’n’Roll attitude . Among the artists of reference there are Howlin Wolf, Captain Beefheart, Robert Jhonson, Tom Waits and bands like Cream, Allman Brothers, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Cactus, The Bluesbreakers to name a few. Energy, introspective research, unconscious and spirituality, are among the main sources of inspiration, a channel of surreal communication, a free language, sometimes using  invented words but with such a concrete meaning given by a very expressive interpretation. This is for Belly Hole Freak, the way to  feel and live the BLUES, the way to break the mould, in the full freedom, to give voice to the soul. BHF is Massimiliano “Belly” on guitar, voice, handmade footboard stomp, Hi Hat, cymbals, Cowbell tamburine, Kazoo, anklets. All instruments are played simultaneously in his one man shows.


 Donderdag/thursday 21 mei 2020: Truffle Valley Boys quartet (IT) @ 15u30/3.30pm (Bluegrass)

Pure Bluegrass and feeling home at Cowboy Up band is coming back!

Active since 2014, Ruben & Matt and the Truffle Valley Boys, led by roots music veterans Ruben Minuto and Matt Ringressi, have placed themselves at the foreground of the Blue Grass music scene in Europe, playing and singing in the most authentic way, with period instrumentation and around a single microphone, and with a healthy dose of good-natured entertainment! Thousands of miles traveled each year headlining the major festivals in Europe, the Boys’ show is a real throwback to an era gone by, and their records have received worldwide airplay and unanimous, enthusiastic reviews on publications like Bluegrass Unlimited and Bluegrass Today…they are even featured in an exibith at the Bluegrass Music Hall Of Fame And Museum!

 Zaterdag/saturday 13 juni 2020: CATL. (CAN) @ 21u30/9.30pm (RocknRoll/R&B)

Known from MRE 2019 and returning to Cowboy Up!

After a winter-long hiatus, the rockin’ rhythm ‘n’ blues group known as catl. are re-emerging with a newly configured line-up. Real-life couple Jamie Fleming (catl) and Sarah Kirkpatrick have decided to continue their musical journey as a duo with Kirkpatrick playing drums. The result is a sexy, raw, primordial rock and roll experience. All stripped down but just as energetic and fun. You can expect exciting re-workings of your favourite catl. songs as well as some brand new jams. The duo has spent the winter writing a new record that they intend to record in the fall of 2013. Get ready kids, this is gonna be nutty!

 Zondag/sunday 12 juli 2020: Henhouse Prowlers (USA) @ 15u30/3.30pm (Bluegrass)

Played Cowboy Up several times and glad to have them back.

*Founded over 15 years ago with the simple desire to play original and powerful bluegrass, this quartet now finds themselves at the intersection of performance, diplomacy and education. The Prowlers have now been to more than 25 countries across the globe, working with the U.S. State Department and under their own nonprofit, Bluegrass Ambassadors – incorporating music from Africa, Asia, the Middle East and more into their already robust repertoire of unique traditional American music. On stage, in workshops and wherever they are, the Henhouse Prowlers find and spread the commonality we share as human beings through the universal language of music.



Folks… happy to announce our Burlesque Candle Light Dinner is back. In September 2018 we had Californian Calendar Girls with a great sold out show. (Limited spots, full = full) and a fantastic lesson evening, day after on Monday.

This time the production and planning is in Starlet O Hara hands (CCG).
Bringing some Californian Calendar Girls and new faces from USA with the new American Dream Girls Tour.

Day after the show on Monday September 28th 2020 they will be teaching to all the girls that are at the dinner for free.
More info on this or the dinner, send email to

This will sell put your reservation on time.
More info soon!!