Behind Neil Young Tribute Band Cortez Cortez

Belgium is known for having the finest selection of beers (and cafés) in the world, the most delicious chocolate, the insanely talented National football team called the Red Devils,… and since not so long: Cortez Cortez, it’s own Neil Young Tribute Band.

Four guys walk into a bar and…  crack some bottles of Jose Cuervo Gold Tequila and heavily loaded decide to form a Neil Young Tribute Band. Or the good fairy said “bibbidi bobbidi boo”… make yourself a wish, be home before midnight and your Tribute Band wish will come true. Or some sleep deprived rodent looking guys spent their best night ever in Amsterdam, and met over some breakfast coffee. There’s millions of ways a band can arise. Unfortunately, the story didn’t unfold any of these ways.

Cortez Cortez is a band forged in the triangle of the cities Antwerp, Ghent and Waregem. Drummer, bass and guitar player had been playing together for years since college, until they eventually found Neils long lost brother from another mother through the renowned Belgian Rock Magazine "HUMO". When watching Jan doing his iPad audition of the song "Speakin' Out" on his Old Black, we were hooked.

Built on the foundations and experience of notorious bands like Hands Off The Barmaid, Heartwash & The Mind Ramblers, these four guys felt their passion for the music and the career of the Canadian legend deserved it's own tribute band, and immediately started rehearsing.

The band formed in late 2013, and has been starring bars, festivals, weddings and other private parties since then, chanelling the spirit of Neil and The Horse. Their band chemistry and friendship on and off stage has proven crucial in performing the songs that made Neil & the members of Crazy Horse living legends.

Definitely check us out at some gig near your town and enjoy the brilliant music together with us!

Keep On Rockin' In The Free World...!

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Behind Neil Young Tribute Band Cortez Cortez

We’re very happy to announce that beginning 2019, multi-instrumentalist Jan Oelbrandt agreed to join Cortez Cortez. Jan, established since his solo-act Dobrojean, collaborated with the cream of the crop of the Belgian music scene. He was sidekick to Guy Swinnen & Willy Willy, played and recorded with Patrick Riguelle, Irish Coffee, Roland Van Campenhout, Wigbert, Steven De Bruyn, Sarah Ferri and countless others. His gracious pedal steel, lap steel and dobro sounds will now add more colour and diversity to the music of Cortez Cortez. As our fifth member, he can take on the role of Ben Keith, our own “Stringman”. Check out his website at [].

Introducing Cortez Cortez

Our Audience

Jullie zijn echte Neil Young Freaks! Jullie spelen zelfs “Time Fades Away”! Da’s één van mijn favoriete Neil songs.

Patrick Riguelle

Zoeken jullie nog backing zangeressen voor jullie band? Het zou voor mij een droom zijn die fantastische muziek samen met jullie te mogen brengen!


Very well done, comrades!


Super knap gedaan, mannen! Jullie muziek bracht me terug naar een fantastische, zorgeloze periode. Het was keihard genieten geblazen!


Nooit gedacht in mijn stamcafé nog een band te zien die the next best thing is naast de echte Neil! Ik hou jullie kalender in de gaten. Zwaar aanbevolen!


Concerts Tribute Band Cortez Cortez


30-11-2019 | Zaal Patro, Affligem BE (voorprogramma Letz Zep)


't Hemelrijk, Sint-Niklaas BE
Arenberg, Antwerp BE (voorprogramma All Star Neil Young Tribute Band met o.a Patrick Riguelle, Guy Swinnen, Jan Hautekiet en Axl Peleman)
Private Party, Brecht BE (akoestische sessie)
't Schoon Zicht, Mariakerke (Gent) BE (akoestische sessie)
Rock Classic, Brussels BE
De Reynaert, Leuven BE
Neil Young Zuidhorn Festival, Groningen NL
La Cantina, Schoten BE
Bar Ami, Antwerp BE (x2)
Café Rood Wit, Antwerp BE (akoestische sessie)
B52, Eernegem BE
Wedding, Thermae Palace, Ostend BE
Café Bizarre, Dentergem BE

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