John Laporte and Jan Willem Sligting left Oscar Benton’s Blues Band in 1974 to form Barrelhouse, first as an instrumental group. Soon Tineke Schoemaker joins them.
They are very popular in the Netherlands because of their life reputation. It even results in a concert with blues master Albert Collins in 1978, issued on CD by Dutch label Munich Records.In 1985 Tineke is replaced by Jony de Boer, but a year later the band gave their last concerts. The members of Barrelhouse all join different bands. Much to the joy of many blues lovers in the Netherlands, Barrelhouse comes together again in 1993 with all the old members, including Tineke.