It Takes Three

Blues, Boogie and Cool, Cool Swing


Finally a breath of fresh air in the blues and roots scene! Three renowned blues musicians have joined forces and bring you a classy, swingy and jazzy trio – It Takes Three.

 It Takes Three serve up a mix of 40s and 50s blues and boogie to delight and entertain both festival and club audiences, leaving them with a smile on their face and sweet melodies in their ears. With a combined total of over 85 years of experience on European stages, all wrapped up in a relaxed and infectious show - a guarantee for a wonderful evening in an intimate setting with both new and old fans of blues and boogie.

Roger C. Wade - Vocals/Harmonica
Marion Wade – Piano
Jack O Roonie – Double Bass

Roger C. Wade is no stranger to stages in Europe. Born in Norwich, England, and following initial forays on the streets of England, he moved to Germany, where he founded his first blues band, as a sideman then as a singer and harmonica player. After several months spent touring the US, Roger returned to Germany and founded the band Little Roger & The Houserockers with his wife Marion on the piano. Roger also brought out his first solo record in 2018 featuring the amazing Spanish guitarist Balta Bordoy. The recordings, the Schoolhouse Sessions, were released to international acclaim. He then went on to produce and feature on the award-winning “Lockdown Sessions” double CD, featuring 32 musicians from 8 countries as well as two CDs with The Night Walkers, a traditional blues duo.

Roger has now scaled down and teamed up with his wife Marion on piano and Jack O Roonie on double bass. Marion tickles the ivories in the style of her mentors, Otis Spann, Lloyd Glenn and Fred Kaplan. Both bluesy and jazzy, Marion moves effortlessly between the lowdown and the upbeat, the melancholy and foot-tapping. In It Takes Three, Marion is the melodic motor and brings that touch of class to the stage.


Jack O Roonie is a recognised master of the double and electric bass, an innovative and award-winning professional musician from Belgian with 35 years of professional performance, studio recording and musical composing. Devoted to Americana roots music, Jack has accompanied umerous internationally renowned artists, such as Wanda Jackson, Bill Tapia and Andre Williams.


It Takes Three are a guarantee for a relaxed and memorable evening with old friends and new. Not to be missed!




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