About Us

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...!

Cortez Cortez


Our Audience

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!




17-11-2018 't Hemelrijk, Sint-Niklaas BE
20-11-2018 Arenberg, Antwerp BE


Private Party, Brecht BE
't Schoon Zicht, Mariakerke (Gent) BE
Rock Classic, Brussels BE
De Reynaert, Leuven BE
Neil Young Zuidhorn Festival, Groningen NL
La Cantina, Schoten BE
Bar Ami, Antwerp BE
Café Rood Wit, Antwerp BE
B52, Eernegem BE
Wedding, Thermae Palace, Ostend BE
Café Bizarre, Dentergem BE

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