Welcome to our musical home. We love to blend raw 70s soul with contemporary blues rock and americana! Our mission is to share our passion and stories with the world.
Robert Cray was moved by their performance, famous dutch radio DJ Giel Beelen invited them to play live on national radio, they were Walter Trout’s support act, won the Dutch Blues Challenge and brought their 12-piece band to the Radio Veronica studio. Harlem Lake worked through the corona crisis on their debut and is finally starting to reap the rewards.
Dave Warmerdam founded his band under his own name, after he amazed everyone with his piano talent in Memphis in the semifinals of the International Blues Challenge. Guitarist Sonny Ray and singer Janne Timmer jumped on board shortly afterwards and so a special trio was born. The necessary experience was gained. The band found their fans in overcrowded bars and at blues festivals. Then, after a strong live album in 2019, the year of 2020 promised bigger stages, bigger festivals and tours to Germany and Belgium, but the pause button was pressed by the pandemic. As a result, the band got to work. New material was written and the idea for a 12-piece band was born. The influences of Joe Bonamassa, Dire Straits, Little Feat and BB King were fused together and Harlem Lake came out of the oven. Dave Warmerdam Band renamed itself and with their new name they directly refer to their roots: the Haarlemmermeer polder.