The Juke Joint Royals

Line Up / References – english

At countless club gigs and festivals in Europe, “The Juke Joint Royals” have already been able to set musical accents. Whether England, Germany, Italy, Serbia, Switzerland, Croatia, Bulgaria or Austria, the stage show of this band thrilled immediately after the first sound.

Due to these brilliant performance successes, the Hamburg record label “Boom Chicka Boom Records” became aware of the Juke Joint Royals potential. As a result of this collaboration, the first album “Jumpin’ and Bluesin’ with The Juke Joint Royals” was released in June 2017, which received excellent reviews in internationally recognized trade magazines such as “Vintage Rock Magazine” and “UK Rock & Roll Magazine”.



Rockin Bones Oberhausen 2020 (DE) – PyrmontEr Wirtschaftswunder 2019 (DE) – Two Days Rockabilly Daruvar 2019 (CRO) – Return to Back – Hells BBQ Mafia Festival (AUT) – Friskin’ the Whiskers 2019 (UK) – Nisville Jazz Festival 2018 (SRB) – Internationl Jazz Festival Bansko 2018 (BUL) – Rhythm Riot 2016 (UK) – Vintage Roots Festival Inzago 2018 (ITA), Oldietown 2017 (DE) – Rollin Dudes Festival 2017 (AUT) – Dreieicher Rock’n Roll Days 2017 (DE) – Rockabilly Bombardement 2016 (AUT) – Dolce Vita Vintage Festival, Rovinj (CRO) – Rockin’ Hürth (DE) – Wipe Out Festival (Baden/Vienna) – Rockabilly Bombardement 2016 (Hohenems) – Vienna Blues Spring – Elvis Week Vienna – Maifest – Ottakringer Kirtag – Höfefest Groß Enzersdorf – Klagenfurter Altstadtzauber – Wenkiss Open Air – Rockin’ Boogie Ball Mödling


Nasty Boys Saloon Treviso (ITA) – Bluesiana Velden – Stadtgalerie Mödling – Eventcafe Wien – Saloon Donauplex – Kulturzentrum Kottingbrunn – Palette Bisamberg – Arena Wien – Ost Klub – Kulturverein JazzW4 Horn – Papas Tapas – Reigen Live – Eboardmuseum Klagenfurt

Support Cherry Poppin’ Daddies (USA)

Critics from organizers and Visitors

“Dear musicians of The Juke Joint Royals!
Your dynamics, your compact sound, your wit and your stage presence made this afternoon at the into a wonderful concert experience! Thank you very much for your support and contribution to our festival. We are very happy if you could perform with us again! All the best for your common musical future, Markus R.”

“Keep on rocking ! I know it is NOT easy but it is worth it. You have a good sound and a great stage show. I wish you the best and look forward to following your career!, Chris, Detroit MI”

“The Juke Joint Royals gave a concert of the highest class. Three hours of Rythm & Blues , Rock’n’Roll and Boogie Woogie at it’s finest. Whether classics by Ray Charles , Big Joe Turner , Tiny Bradshaw , Amos Milburn , Bill Haley or Jerry Lee Lewis , it was all concise and perfectly intoned. In this sense: LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL !!!!!!”, Toni Lee B.

Line Up

Erich Herbst – Vocals & Piano

He is the mastermind of the Royals, founder, manager and frontman. Raised from childhood with Rhythm & Blues, let’s say feeded from the mother’s breast. A bandleader blessed with wit, he skilfully captures the audience.

Mathias Schwarz – Guitar & Backing Vocals

Founding member of the Royals, jazz blues is his home. Specialist in melodic quotations. The only guitarist who masters the Wuxi fingergrip. skadoosh!!

Vanja Hajdukovic – Double Bass & Backing Vocals

The man on double bass, not only musically but also fashionably a follower of rhythm & blues. His styles are authentic 40s and 50s. If you don’t wear the right tie, you’ll be tarred and feathered.

Reinhard Dlapa – Drums

The rhythm chef drums like a star chef, so to speak 5 star shuffler. Even with real pots a passable cook.

Nina Dvorak – Tenor Sax

Almost always crowd favourite, sometimes even with breathtaking stunts on the bass drum. Dedicated to swing, jazz, rock’n roll and rockabilly. Responsible for the good mood on stage.

Peter Hübl – Alto Sax

Second stuntman of the Royals, organizers keep sweating, because every show he tries a new eye-catcher. Solid showman and saxophonist. Professional coffee brewer.

Peter Blemenschütz – Baritone Sax

Wearing a baritone sax stunt is enough for him. Growing up with his father’s big band records, he was drawn to a saxophone study. R&B is one of his passions, which he is allowed to live out with the Royals. Professional coffee drinker.