Bang Bang Bazooka is a quartet formed in 1987.
Original line up:
Marcel Hoitsema - vocals, rhythm guitar
JF Besson - lead guitar,vocals,harmonica
Rene van Iersel - drums
Bart Gevers - double bass
Arno v/d Wassenberg - roadie
Bang Bang Bazooka: Rockabilly from the 80's,influenced by some country and blues. The songs are mainly self written.
In the spring of 1988, their first record was released by the Dutch label "Count Orlok Records". The record was well received and they did many gigs through Europe.
In june 1989 the party animal and loyal Bang Bang roadie Arno died after a tragical accident.
The second record named "True Rebel" was dedicated to Arno and released in 1990.
The boys are men now, still friends, still into music. In 2005 they picked up where they left 10 years ago,well sort off... occasionally the guys got together for a Bang Bang revival. These occasions were getting more and more frequent, and weren't possible if they didn't have the help of Karel Panjer, excellent bassplayer, filling in Bart's place because Bart is (speed)rocking around the world.
New songs were written, many gigs were played and all BBB concerts ended up in steamy rock'n'roll party.
With all this new songs, succes and the support of their wonderful fans,time had come to seriously think about a new album.
At the end of 2006 they finaly went into the studio to record that album...
Too rough for Rockabilly; too pure for Punk; too cool for Country; too hard for Rock; too Rock for Roll; too hot for your honey; too sexy for your sister & too fast for your grandma...
Back for more and a new CD coming up in 2010!!