Carmine Queen manoeuvres between melancholic and lighthearted songs.
The repertoire consists of many-sided, polyphonic, poetic and often engaged compositions.
Around the eighties of the last century, Jos Hustings founded the band Carmine Queen with whom he performed self-written songs. This band, and Kings Ransom, later formed Kracq. Kracq started to make more experimental music and Carmine Queens’ songs were forgotten. Years later, some of these songs are being renewed by the current Carmine Queen featuring Bart Bartels, Bart van Galen, Daniel Roza, Esther Roza, Lisanne Wolfkamp, Nieke Wijkniet, Wil Verhulst, Josee Brans, Lieke Neeleman and Jos Hustings.