Full Name: Matthew Tilders

Description: Solo vocalist, Guitarist, Australia
Known For: Self-titled debut album in late 1972

Instruments: Vocalist, Guitar, Harmonica
Music Styles: Blues

Location: Australia

Date Born: 29th August 1939
Location Born: Nijmegen

Date Died: 23rd April 2011
Location Died: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Cause Of Death: Lung cancer


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Dutch Tilders

An Australianblues singer.

In 1941 Dutch Tilders immigrated to Australia with his family at the age of fourteen.

He started playing guitar and singing the Blues in the coffee lounge scene of the early sixties and remains one of Australia’s most established recording and performing Blues artists.

The experiences of our Dutch Bluesman during his fifty years in Australia are shared through his song on many albums and introduce a unique style of Blues to Rock which is an obvious trademark globally forever.

Dutch recorded his self-titled debut album in late 1972 and it was released in early 1973.

His musical collaborators included Cadd, Phil Manning, Barry Sullivan and Barry Harvey, Laurie Pryor and Broderick Smith.

Dutch became a fixture on Australian live scene and performed at the Sunbury Festival in both 1973 and 1974. In 1974 Dutch toured as the support for John Mayall.

Dutch has been honoured with many awards, most notably for his performances with The Blues Club. Nowadays he mainly performs as a solo artist.

Among his many honours and awards, Dutch is official patron of the Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society, he has received the Allan Stafford Award for Services to the Blues, he won the Victorian/Tasmanian Blues Music Awards ‘Best Song of the Year’ with “Imagination Blues” and its ‘Artist of the Year,etc.

Dutch Tilders died on 23 April 2011, aged 69.

He had announced that he had been diagnosed with lung cancer in May 2010, and had retired from performing in January 2011 due to his illness and treatment.