The Sons Of Navarone
Voted Best European Bluegrass Band 2012
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Belgium based and performing since  2001



from the past

Torsacker Festival - SWEDEN

Karens Minde Culturhus - COPENHAGEN

Munich Bluegrass Festival - GERMANY

La Roche sur Foron BG Festival - FRANCE

Coastline Bluegrass Festival - UK

Didmarton Festival - UK

Cornish Bluegrass Festival - UK




THe sons ...

The Sons of Navarone are an established and award winning Belgian Bluegrass Band. They have performed at Art Centers, festivals and clubs all over Europe, and were voted Best European Bluegrass Band 2012 at La Roche and received the Audience Popularity Award in 2016 at EWOB in Voorthuizen. They deliver a fully professional show with traditional and contemporary music combined with their very special humor. You don’t need to know much about the music to be very well entertained.

Bluegrass music has developed from its roots in the USA into being recognized as a world music and Belgium has made an impact in this world with the recent film “The Broken Circle Breakdown” which has Bluegrass music at the heart of its story.  It has gathered praise from far and wide and is currently under consideration for nomination to the Academy Awards as the best foreign film. Songs from the film are featured in the repertoire of the Sons who appeared (briefly!) as background musicians in the film.

The “Sons” are musicians who have played in other musical genres as well as Bluegrass, from Folk to Classical, from Barbershop to Irish but they all have a love for Bluegrass music and have been playing it for many years; They are Guido Bos, vocals and double bass, Thierry Schoysman, vocals and mandolin, Yves Aerts, vocals and guitar …all Belgian.. and Paul van Vlodrop from The Netherlands on vocals and banjo.

Finally, our second CD ‘“NOBODY’s BUSINESS” will be launched on  December 9, 2017

Mike Marshall was so kind to write the liner notes for our CD.
Go to CD Liner Notes to read his entire review.
We will just mention a few of his quotes:

Here is a band from very far way from Kentucky and who are rocking that Bluegrass groove, singing beautifully and with great bluegrass style and absolutely kicking butt on their respective instruments. ‘Thanks guys… for spreading the good word and for keeping the Bluegrass light shining far and wide’..

Paul’ s banjo work is particularly attention grabbing.His sense of dynamics is tasty and inviting and his solos ROCK!

Thierry and Guido lock down the groove with a popping mandolin chop and solid as a rock bass. (Nice!) Of course, the double mandolin medley caught my ear and is a particular treat.

The guitar solos of Yves take us on a drive by Bryan Sutton and Tony Rice’s inspirations, but they also remind us that this music belongs to whoever is performing it at that moment.

Thank you The Sons of Navarone, what a wonderful CD.
- Mike Marshall -

La Roche sur Foron 2012 was a great experience...

We're very proud to announce that The Sons of Navarone were voted 1st by the international jury at the European bluegrass band competition at La Roche sur Foron (F).

  1. At the European World Of Bluegrass in Voorthuizen (NL),
    Sons Of Navarone received the Audience Popularity Award 2016
    and were voted 3rd by the jury as European Bluegrass Band 2016.

  1. Audience Popularity Award 2016:     European Bluegrass Band 2016:

  2. #1 SONS OF NAVARONE Belgium      #1 CURLY STRINGS Estonia
    #2 THE ORIGINAL FIVE Sweden        #2 RAWHIDE Belgium

New CD available from
December 9, 2017

Last update Nov 2017