Ahora Mazda

Ahora Mazda was a Dutch ethno/psych band that released a self-titled album on Catfish in 1970. Members: Peter Abbink (guitar, vocals, piano, trumpet, organ, bass), Rob van Wageningen (flute, saxophone, vocals, percussion, kalimba), Tony Schreuder (bass, percussion), Winky Abbink (drums, 1969-71), Paul van Wageningen (drums, percussion, 1971) Background Ahora Mazda evolved from the Free Art […]

Marsupilami

Marsupilami was an English post-psych six-piece band that released two albums on Transatlantic Records in 1970 and 1971. Members: Mike Fouracre (drums), Fred Hasson (vocals, harmonica), Leary Hasson (keyboards), Richard Lathan Hicks (bass), Dave Laverock (guitar), Jessica Stanley Clarke (flute, vocals), Pete Bardens (percussion), Mandy Riedelbanch (woodwind), Bob West (vocals) Background Marsupilami emerged in Taunton, […]

Mr. Albert Show

Mr. Albert Show was a Dutch sax-rock band that released a self-titled album on Philips in 1970, followed by Warm Motor in 1971. Members: Bertus Borgers (saxophone, flute, vocals), Roeland “Broer” Boogaart (drums), Tom Fautu Bun (bass), Eric Lintermans (guitar, vocals), Bonkie Bongaerts (organ), Floortje Klomp [Fleur Colombe] (vocals) Background Mr. Albert Show formed after […]

Scope

Scope were a Dutch instrumental jazz-rock band that released two albums on Atlantic between 1974 and 1975. Members: Henk Zomer (drums, 1971-76), Rik Elings (keyboards, flute, bass), Rens Nieuwland (guitar), Erik Raayman (bass, 1971-75), Rob Franken (keyboards, 1975-76), Robert Vink (drums, 1976), Roland Zeldenrust (drums, 1976), Pablo Nahar (bass, 1976) Along with Crypto, Scope was […]

Wargaren

Wargaren were a Dutch trad-folk quartet active during the mid-1970s. The band released their lone album, Met Stille Trom, on the local Universe Productions label in 1976. Members: Rob Smaling (guitar, vocals), Rina de Heus (vocals, autoharp), Kees van der Poel (guitar, vocals), Jurek Willig (guitar, vocals) A balanced clarity of interplay is exhibited on […]

Drama

Drama were a Dutch hard-rock/psych band that released four singles and an eponymous album on Philips between 1971 and 1973. Members: Polle Eduard (bass, acoustic guitar, vocals), Uly Grün (Hammond organ, Mellotron, guitar, vocals), Frank van der Kloot (guitar, vocals), Shell Schellekens (drums) Discography: Drama (1972)

Störung

Störung were a Dutch coldwave duo that released the album This Is Future in 1982 on Clogsontronics, followed by a cassette-only live recording on Combinator. Members: Eugenius [Eus Otte] (guitar, vocals), Arian Brunwin [Hylkia de Jong] (synthesizer, vocals) Discography: This Is Future (1982) The Art of Combining (1983)

Tower

Tower were a Dutch pomp-rock band that released several singles and the 1982 album Titan on Dureco Benelux. Members: Marian Pijnaker (vocals), Ton Hoogeboom (drums), Cor van Hoogt (vocals, guitar), Henk van Loon (keyboards, vocals), Ben Petersen (bass) Discography: Titan (1982)

Ensemble Pittoresque

Ensemble Pittoresque were a Dutch coldwave band that released two albums on Clogsontronics and Vip Records circa 1983/84. In 2007, a 40-minute demo recorded in 1982 was issued by U.S. specialty label Minimal Wave. Members: Richard Neumöller (vocals, guitar, tapes), Paulus Wieland (synthesizer, piano), Marion Prinz (vocals, synthesizer, 1983-84), Le Biquo (synthesizer, trumpet, 1983-84), Ed […]

Flue

Flue were a Dutch coldwave/art-punk band that released a single and two albums between 1980 and 1983 on Torso. Members: Cor Bolten, Edward Gijsen (vocals, guitar, synthesizer, piano, bass), Judith Smorenberg (synthesizer), Hans (drums), Jerome (bass) Discography: “Jerome” / “Ugly People” (1980) One and a Half (1981) Vista (1983) “Some-times (in Arabia)” / “Legacy” (1987)

Mirror

Mirror were a Dutch symphonic-rock quintet that self-pressed the album Daybreak in 1978. Three-fifths of the band went on to form the similarly styled Lethe. Members: Kees Walravens (guitar), Paula Mennen (vocals, keyboards), Philip de Goey (saxophone, flute, oboe), Johan Saanen (bass), Peter Fransen (drums) Discography: Daybreak (1978)

Third Eye

Third Eye were a Dutch jazz-rock band that released two albums on Ring between 1976 and 1977. Members: Jan Huydts (electric piano, synthesizer, Mellotron), Alfred Haurand (bass, percussion), Leo de Ruyter (drums), Frank Köllges (drums, Mellotron, piano), Steve Boston (congas, percussion), Wilton Gaynair (saxophone), Rob van den Broeck (keyboards), Tony Levin (drums), Alan Skidmore (saxophone), […]

Partner

Partner were a Dutch pop/rock foursome that issued three albums on Philips between 1978 and 1980. Members: Pierre Beckers (bass, vocals), Bert Bessems (vocals, guitar), Ab van Goor (vocals, drums), Erwin Musper (vocals, keyboards) Discography: A Man-Size Job Requires a Man-Size Meal (1978) On Second Thoughts (1979) The Sky Is the Limit (1980)

Trace

Trace were a Dutch symphonic-rock trio that issued three albums on Philips and Vertigo between 1974 and 1976. The band was led by ex-Ekseption multi-keyboardist Rick van der Linden and briefly included former Brainbox/Focus drummer Pierre van der Linden (no relation). Members: Rick van der Linden (vocals, keyboards, Hammond organ, clavinet, pianet, synthesizer, harpsichord, mellotron, […]

Pumpkin

Pumpkin were a Dutch jazz-rock band that released a self-titled album on Bubble in 1975. Members: Fred Leeflang (Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Bass Clarinet, Flute, Piccolo Flute), Frank Noya (Bass), Nanning Van Der Hoop (Drums, Percussion), Peter Schön (Piano, Electric Piano [Rhodes], Clavinet, Synthesizer [Arp], Strings) Discography: Pumpkin (1975)

Panthéon

Panthéon were a Dutch jazz-rock band that released a standalone single on Philips and the album Orion on Vertigo, both in 1972. Members: Ruud Wouterson (vocals, keyboards), Hans Boer (saxophone, harmonica, vocals), Rob Verhoeven (drums), Albert Veldkamp (bass), John Schut (guitar), Jan Slijkhuis (drums), Guus Swerissen (bass) Discography: Orion (1972) “I Want to Know” / […]

Napalis

Napalis were a Dutch jazz-rock ensemble that released a self-titled album on EMI-subsidiary Negram in 1976. Members: Dick Vennik (Saxophone, Flute), Neppie Noya (Congas, Percussion), Leo de Ruiter (Drums), Henny Vonk (Electric Bass), Michael Samson (Guitar), Rob van den Broeck (Keyboards, Synthesizer) Discography: Napalis (1976)

Mo

Mo were a Dutch art-pop combo that released three albums on Backdoor between 1980 and 1984. Members: Clemens de Lange (keyboards, 1979-81), Harm Bieger (drums, 1979-84), Heili Helder (vocals, 1979-81), Huub de Lange (bassoon, keyboards, 1979-81), Frank Pels [aka The Pels Syndicate] (keyboards, 1983-85), Hans Nieuwint (keyboards, 1981-85), Hans van der Meer (drums, 1984-85), Linda […]

Mayfly

Mayfly were a Dutch folk-rock band that released six singles and a self-titled album on Ariola between 1972 and 1974. Members: Gustaaf Verburg (vocals, bass, guitar, piano), Onno Verburg (vocals, guitar), Ide Min (vocals, electronics, 1971-74), Maarten Min (vocals, drums, 1971-74), Huub Nijhuis (bass, cello, 1971-73), Arie de Geus (piano, violin), Walter Tromp (bass, 1973-74), […]

Machine

The Swinging Soul Machine was a Dutch brass-rock-soul band that released the album Through The Eye on Polydor in 1969. After a change of singers, the band became Machine and issued a self-titled album in 1970. Several members carried on in Tantalus and others surfaced in Limousine. Members: Iwan Groeneveld (vocals, 1969), John Caljouw (vocals), […]

The Keyboard Circle

The Keyboard Circle were a Dutch jazz-rock trio that existed during the mid-1970s. Their one album is a 2009 archival release of a live performance recorded on February 8, 1976. Members: Jan Huydts (Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Synthesizer [Hohner String Ensemble, Arp Odyssey]), Rob Franken (Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Clavinet [Hohner], Synthesizer [Solna String Ensemble, […]

Flyte

Flyte were a Dutch symphonic-rock band that issued the album Dawn Dancer on Don Quixote Records in 1979. Members: Lu Rousseau (vocals, percussion), Ruud Worthman (guitar), Jack van Liesdonck (piano, electric piano, clavinet, synthesizer), Leo Cornelissens (organ, Mellotron, ARP Solina string ensemble, vocals), Hans Marynissen (percussion), Peter Dekeersmaeker (bass, vocals) Discography: Dawn Dancer (1979)

Doe Maar

Doe Maar were a Dutch New Wave/ska band that released four albums on Killroy/Sky between 1979 and 1983. Members: Ernst Jansz (vocals, keyboards, guitar, saxophone), Jan Hendriks (guitar, vocals), Joost Belinfante (bass, trombone, percussion, vocals, 1978-84), Carel Copier (drums, vocals, 1978-81), Piet Dekker (bass, vocals, 1978-80), Henny Vrienten (vocals, bass, 1980-2013), René van Collem (drums, […]

Bonfire

Bonfire were a Dutch avant-garde/jazz-rock band that released the album Bonfire Goes Bananas on EMI in 1975. Members: Cees Meerman (drums), Eugene den Hoed (guitar, flute), Kees den Hoed (bass), Frank Witte (organ, piano, flute) Discography: Bonfire Goes Bananas (1975)

The Chris Hinze Combination

The Chris Hinze Combination were a Dutch revolving-door jazz-rock ensemble led by the namesake flutist. The band released 10 albums between 1970 and 1978, mostly on CBS. Nine further albums have appeared at sporadic intervals since 1984. Members: Chris Hinze (flute, alto flute, bass flute, bamboo flute, organ), Henk Alkema (piano), Wim van der Beek […]

Anita Meyer

Anita Meyer (born Oct. 29, 1954) is a Dutch pop singer who first recorded during the late 1960s as half of the teen-sibling duo Anita & Rene — alternately known by the names Joy and Go Go — with brother René Meijer. In 1975 she joined Rainbow Train, an art-pop ensemble directed by musician/composer Hans […]

Avalanche

Avalanche were a Dutch folk-rock/psych band that released the album Perseverance Kills Our Game on Starlet in 1979. Members: Jan Blom (vocals, mandolin, guitar, bass), Rob Dekker (keyboards), Daan Slaman (guitar), Marcella Neeleman (flute), Fred Dekker (bass guitar), Johan Spek (drums) Discography: Perseverance Kills Our Game (1979)

Alquin

Alquin was a Dutch symphonic|hard-rock band that released four albums and a live recording on Polydor between 1972 and 1976. Members: Dick Franssen (keyboards), Ferdinand Bakker (guitar, keyboards, backing vocals), Job Tarenskeen (vocals, saxophone, backing vocals, drums), Ronald Ottenhoff (flute, saxophone), Bart Terlaak (drums, 1971), Piet-Hein Strack van Schijndel (drums, 1971), Paul Weststrate (drums, 1971-75), […]

Association P.C.

Association P.C. were a Dutch/German avant-garde jazz-rock ensemble that released five albums between 1970 and 1974 on the MPS, Munich, and Corona labels. Members: Pierre Courbois (drums, percussion), Toto Blanke (guitar, ring modulator, nagoya harp), Jasper van’t Hof (electric piano, 1969-73), Peter Krijnen (bass, 1969-70), Sigi Busch (bass, 1970-75), Heiner Wiberny (tenor saxophone, basset horn, […]

Ekseption

Ekseption was a Dutch classical/jazz-rock band from Haarlem, Noord-Holland, originally formed in 1958 as The Jokers. Between 1969 and 1976, the band released nine albums on Philips. Members: Hans Alta (bass, 1958-68), Rein van den Broek (flugelhorn, trumpet, 1958-78), Tim Griek (drums, 1958-68), Huib van Kampen (guitar, saxophone, 1958-69), Rob Kruisman (flute, guitar, saxophone, vocals, […]

Finch

Finch were a Dutch symphonic/hard-rock quartet that released three instrumental albums and a single on Negram and Rockburgh Records between 1975 and 1977. Members: Joop van Nimwegen (guitar), Peter Vink (bass), Paul Vink (keyboards, 1974), Cleem Determeijer (keyboards, 1975), Ad Wammes (keyboards, 1976), Beer Klaasse (drums, 1974-76), Hans Bosboom (drums, 1977) Discography: “Colossus Part 1 […]

Focus

Focus was a Dutch symphonic/hard-rock band that released seven albums and a live recording between 1970 and 1977. Members:  Thijs van Leer (keyboards, flute, vocals, Hammond organ), Martin Dresden (bass, 1969-70), Hans Cleuver (drums, 1969-70), Jan Akkerman (guitar, 1969-76), Pierre van der Linden (drums, 1970-73, 1976, 2005-present), Cyril Havermans (bass, 1970-71), Bert Ruiter (bass, 1971-78), […]

Free Fair

Free Fair were a Dutch jazz-rock band that released three albums between 1978 and 1981, the first two on Timeless. Members: Dick Vennik (saxophone, flute), Eric Ineke (drums), Harry Emmery (bass), Rob van den Broeck (keyboards) Discography: Free Fair (1978) Free Fair 2 (1979) +8 (1981)

Galaxy-Lin

Galaxy-Lin were a Dutch art-rock band that released two albums and three singles on Polydor during 1974 and 1975. Members: Dick Remelink (saxophone, flute), Hugo van Haastert (mandolin, vocals), Peter Rijnvis (drums), Peter Wassenaar (bass), Robbie van Leeuwen (mandolin, vocals), Ruud van de Berg [aka Rudy Bennett] (vocals), Hans de Vos (mandolin), Skip van Rooy […]

Golden Earring

Golden Earring was a Dutch rock band that started life in 1961 as The Tornadoes. The band released two Nederbeat albums on Polydor between 1965 and 1967 under variations of the pluralized “Golden Earrings” banner before the arrival of vocalist Barry Hay. Between 1968 and 1981, the band recorded 16 albums for the label before […]

Jasper van’t Hof

Jasper van’t Hof (born June 30, 1947) is a Dutch pianist who has played in numerous combo configurations since the early 1970s, including the jazz-rock supergroups Association P.C. and Pork Pie. He has released more than 30 solo albums. Discography: Eye Ball (1974) The Selfkicker (1977) Flowers Allover (1978) However (1978) Fairytale (1979 • Jasper […]

Lucifer

Lucifer were a Dutch pop band that released eight singles and two albums on EMI between 1972 and 1977. Members: Dick Buysman (bass, 1972-77), Henny Huisman (drums, 1972-76), Brenda Barthelemy [aka Pinky], (guitar, vocals, 1972-73), Margriet Eshuijs (vocals, organ, 1973-78), Julio Wilson (percussion, 1974-76), Job Netten (guitar, ?-1976), Ferd Berger, (guitar, 1976-78), Jan Pijnenburg (drums, […]

Vandenberg

Vandenberg were a Dutch hard-rock band that released three albums on Atco between 1982 and 1985. Members: Adrian Vandenberg (guitar), Bert Heerink (vocals), Dick Kemper (bass), Jos Zoomer (drums), Peter Struyk [Peter Strykes] (vocals) Discography: Vandenberg (1982) Heading for a Storm (1983) Alibi (1985)

Spin

Spin were a Dutch jazz-rock band that released two albums on Ariola between 1976 and 1977. Members:  Rein van den Broek (trumpet, flugelhorn), Jan Vennik (flute, oboe, clarinet), Hans Jansen (keyboards), Hans Hollestelle (keyboards, guitar), Jan Hollestelle (bass, keyboards, cello), Cees Kranenburg (drums, percussion) Discography: Spin (1976) Whirlwind (1977)

Solution

Solution were a Dutch jazz-rock/soul band that released six albums and a live recording on assorted labels between 1971 and 1983. Members: Tom Barlage (saxophone, keyboards), Willem Ennes (piano, keyboards), Ad Kooi (bass, 1966-70), Ap “Appie” Alberts (saxophone, 1966), Frits Lagerwerff (trumpet, cornet, 1966-68), Frits Schmidt (drums, 1967), Hans Waterman (drums, percussion, 1967-82), Frank de […]

Supersister

Supersister were a Dutch avant-garde/jazz-rock band that issued five albums on Polydor between 1970 and 1974. Members: Robert Jan Stips (vocals, keyboards), Sacha van Geest (flute, 1968-73, 2000-01), Marco Vrolijk (drums, 1968-73, 2000-01), Ron van Eck (bass), Rob Douw (vocals, 1968), Herman van Boeyen (drums, 1973-74), Charlie Mariano (alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute, nagaswaram, 1973-74), […]

The Nits

The Nits are a Dutch art-pop band from Amsterdam, formed in 1974 by vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Henk Hofstede. The band debuted with a 1976 single on Dureco, followed in 1978 by a self-titled album on Scramble. Ten albums and assorted shortplayers appeared on CBS between 1979 and 1990, with further titles on Columbia and Sony over the […]

Kayak

Kayak were a Dutch art-pop band that released eight albums on EMI and Vertigo between 1973 and 1981. Members: Ton Scherpenzeel (keyboards, piano, organ, accordion, vocals), Johan Slager (guitar, vocals, 1972-81), Max Werner (vocals, percussion, 1972-81, 1999-2001), Pim Koopman (drums, percussion, vocals, 1972-76, 1999-2009), Cees van Leeuwen (bass, 1972-74), Bert Veldkamp (bass, vocals, 1974-76, 1999-2004), […]

Earth and Fire

Earth and Fire were a Dutch symphonic/art-rock band that released eight albums and numerous singles between 1969 and 1983, mostly on Polydor and Vertigo. Members: Gerard Koerts (keyboards, 1968-82), Chris Koerts (guitar, 1968-79), Hans Ziech (bass, 1968-74), Cees Kalis (drums, 1968-70), Manuela Berloth [aka Lysett] (vocals, 1968-69), Jerney Kaagman (vocals, 1969-82, 1987-90), Ton van der […]

Wolverlei

Wolverlei were a Dutch folk-rock band from Utrecht that released a self-titled album on Stoof in 1978, followed by Wind Tegen on Universe Productions in 1980. Members: Frans Smulders (guitar, vocals), Jurek Willig (guitar, vocals), Kees van der Poel (guitar, vocals), Marten Scheffer (guitar, keyboards, violin), Rens van der Zalm (guitar, violin) Discography: Wolverlei (1978) […]

Willem Breuker Kollektief

The Willem Breuker Kollektief were a Dutch avant-jazz big band that released more than 30 albums between 1976 and 2007, mostly on self-press BV Haast Records. Members: Willem Breuker (soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, E♭ clarinet, B♭ clarinet, bass clarinet, 1974-2010), Henk de Jonge (piano, synthesizer), Rob Verdurmen (drums), Arjen Gorter (double bass), Andy […]

Water

Water were a Dutch art-rock band that released the album The Second Day on Philips in 1975, followed by Damburst on Vertigo in 1976. Members: Ron Westerbeek (vocals, keyboards), John Lagrand (harmonica), Jan van Dijk (flute, vibraphone, acoustic guitar), Boris Farberow (bass), André Bleeker (guitar), Debra Wokaty (vocals), Peter Voogt (drums), Allaert Troost (guitar, 1976), […]

Time Bandits

Time Bandits were a Dutch New Wave band that released four albums on CBS between 1982 and 1987. Members: Alides Hidding (vocals, guitar), Otto Cooymans (keyboards, piano, 1980-87), Carl Carlton (guitar, 1980-84), Peter Smid (bass, 1980-84), Tom Bachman (drums, 1980-81), Åke Danielson (keyboards, 1981-87, 2012-present), Joris Alberda (drums, 1981-84), Hugo de Bruin (guitar, 1984-87), Dick […]

Taurus

Taurus were a Dutch symphonic-rock band from Haarlem that released a standalone single on Mercury in 1980, followed by the album Illusions of a Night on Multi Records in 1981. Earlier recordings by the band were later released on the archival disc Works 1976-1981. Members: Rob Spierenburg (keyboards), Martin Scheffer (vocals, guitar, 1976-82), Piet Traanberg […]

Shocking Blue

Shocking Blue were a Dutch psych-rock band from Den Haag that released a self-titled album on Polydor in 1968. After the arrival of vocalist Mariska Veres, the band issued seven albums on Pink Elephant between 1969 and 1974. Members: Robbie van Leeuwen (guitar, sitar, vocals, 1967-88), Cor van der Beek (drums, 1967-84), Klaasje van der […]

Sandy Coast

Sandy Coast were a Dutch Nederbeat/psych band from Voorburg that released a string of 1965–67 singles on Delta, followed by the album From the Workshop on Relax in 1968. A switch to Page One yielded the album Shipwreck in 1969, after which the band issued two albums on Polydor between 1971 and 1973. Members: Hans […]

Rainbow Train

Rainbow Train were a Dutch art-pop/harmony band from Voorburg that released the album Accompanied by… on Poker in 1978. Members: Hans Vermeulen (keyboards, guitar, vocals), Okkie Huysdens (keyboards, vocals), Jan Vermeulen (bass), Hans Hollestelle (guitar), Shell Schellekens (drums), Jan Rietman (keyboards), Ferdinand Povel (saxophone), Anita Meyer (vocals), Dianne Marchal (vocals), Martha Pendleton (vocals), Julya Lo’ko […]

Pythagoras

Pythagoras were a Dutch folk-rock duo from Den Haag that released two albums on Syntone during 1980 and 1981. Members: René de Haan (bass, piano, synthesizer, Mellotron), Bob de Jong (drums) Discography: Journey to the Vast Unknown (1980) After the Silence a Symphonic Poem by Pythagoras (1981) The Correlated ABC (archival, 2011) Live at Pulchri […]

Peru

Peru were a Dutch electronic combo that released the album Macchu Picchu on eponymous imprint Peru Records in 1981, followed by three albums on CNR during the ensuing half-decade. Members: Ruud van Es, Rob Papen, Peter Kommers, Jos van de Dungen Discography: Macchu Picchu (1981) Constellations (1981) Continents (1983) Points of the Compass (1986) Forlian […]

The Outsiders

The Outsiders were a Dutch garage-rock/psych band from Amsterdam that issued numerous singles on Relax circa 1965/66, culminating with a self-titled album in 1967. The band’s second album, C.Q., appeared on Polydor in 1968. Members: Piet Sanstra (guitar, 1960-?), Leendert Groenhoff [aka Jimmy Revon] (vocals, 1960-63), Ronnie Splinter (composer, guitar, 1960-69, 1998-?), Wally Tax (composer, […]

Opo

Opo were a Dutch folk-rock band that released two albums on specialty label Stoof between 1975 and 1977. Members: Evert Elderson (vocal, acoustic guitar, mandolin, dulcimer, harmonium), Theo harrewijn (vocals, double bass, Irish harp, flute), Han Schaeffer (vocals, acoustic guitar), Lenneke de Vries (vocals, flute, tin whistle) Discography: Fallen Asleep Just Like Papa (1975) 2 […]

Nasmak

Nasmak were a Dutch experimental/art-rock band from Nuenen that released four proper albums and three cassette collections on Plurex Records between 1980 and 1983. Members: Henk Janssen (vocals, keyboards, bass), Joop van Brakel (guitar, drums, vocals), Theo van Eenbergen [aka Theo van Rock] (bass, synthesizer, backing vocals), Toon Bressers (drums, percussion, vocals, guitar) Discography: Nasmak […]

The Motions

The Motions were a Dutch garage-rock/psych band from Den Haag that released three albums on Havoc/Negram between 1965 and 1968, followed by the Decca release Electric Baby in 1969. Guitarist Robbie van Leeuwen left after the second album to form Shocking Blue. Members: Rudy Bennett [Ruud van de Berg] (vocals), Robbie van Leeuwen (guitar, 1964-67), […]

Minny Pops

Minny Pops were a Dutch coldwave/art-punk band from Amsterdam that issued the single “Nervous” and the album Drastic Measures, Drastic Movement on self-press Plurex Records in 1979, followed by three further albums on Factory, Boudisque, and Prime between 1982 and 1985. Members: Wally van Middendorp (vocals, drum machine), Frans Hagenaars (bass), Pieter Mulder (guitar), Dennis […]

Mecano

Mecano were a Dutch New Wave/art-punk band that issued a standalone single on No Fun in 1978, followed by two 1980 EPs and the 1982 album Autoportrait on Torso. Members: Dik Polak (vocals, accordion, drums), Tejo Bolten (bass, clarinet, 1978-83, 2005-present), Cor Bolten (guitars, keyboards, violin, 1978-83), Ton Lebbink (drums, 1978-81), Pieter Kooijman (guitars, 1978-81) […]

Massada

Massada were a Dutch Latin-rock band that released three albums and a live disc on Kendari Records between 1978 and 1980, followed by a fifth on Ariola in 1981. Members: Johnny Manuhutu (vocals, percussion), Frans Eschauzier (keyboards, 1973-79), Latul (guitar, 1973-79), Nino Latuny (guitar, 1973-81), Eppy Manahutu (vocals, drums, 1973-?), Zeth Mustamu (percussion, 1973-82), Usje […]

Lethe

Lethe were a Dutch symphonic-rock band from Tilburg that issued an eponymous album on M.M.P. in 1981. The band comprised three-fifths of earlier art-rockers Mirror, which self-released the album Daybreak in 1978. Members: Thuur Feyen (organ, piano, strings), Philip de Goey (piano, oboe, flute, cor Anglais), Hans Lambers (drums, percussion, xylophone, vibraphone, strings), Johan Saanen […]

Lady Lake

Lady Lake were a Dutch instrumental band that released the album No Pictures on Q Records in 1977. Additional recordings from the 1975–80 timeframe were later released on the Musea CD Unearthed, issued concurrently with a disc of new material in 2005. Members: Leenderd Korstanje (keyboards), Jan Dubbe (drums), Fred Rosenkamp (guitar) Discography: No Pictures […]

Kracq

Kracq were a Dutch symphonic-rock band that released the album Circumvision on small-press Unidentified Artists Productions in 1978. Live recordings from the period were later pressed on CD-R and sold on the band’s website. Members: Bert Vermijs (synthesizers, keyboards, vocals), Jos Hustings (guitar, vocals), Cees Michielsen (drums, percussion, 1977-1979), Twan van der Heiden (bass guitar, […]

Groep Ohm

Groep Ohm were a Dutch avant-jazz band from Tilburg that released two albums on specialty-press Syntohn between 1974 and 1977. Members: René van Asten (percussion), Ab Baars (tenor saxophone), Peter Cornelis (soprano saxophone), Pieter Henrard (drums), Willem Kühne (piano), Niko Langenhuijsen (double bass), Rob van Stratum (alto saxophone) Discography: Skokian (1974) J&M (1977 • Ohm […]

Fungus

Fungus were a Dutch folk-rock band that released four albums on Negram between 1974 and 1977, followed by a fifth on Universe Productions in 1979. Members: Bob Dekenga (accordion, guitar, keyboards, vocals), Kees Maat (accordion, organ, piano, vocals), Koos Pakvis (bass, vocals), Louis Debij (drums, percussion), Fred Piek (guitar, vocals), Sido Martens (guitar, vocals), Rens […]

Flairck

Flairck were a Dutch chamber-folk/classical ensemble from Ulvenhout, Noord-Brabant, that released six albums on Polydor between 1978 and 1982, followed by four albums on EMI during the subsequent six-year period. Members: Erik Visser (guitar, tanbur, mandolin, sitar, koto, bouzouki, percussion, vocals), Anne van den Heuvel (cello), Ben van den Berg (accordion, organ, piano, guitar, percussion, […]

Decennium

Decennium were a Dutch rustic-rock band from Venlo that released the album Song of the Sad Times on Pandora in 1974, followed by an album apiece on Killroy and Marlstone during the early 1980s. Members: Harry Witjes (percussion, vocals), Herm Klaassens (drums), Karel Koster (keyboards), Koos Koster (bass, vocals), Niels Koster (guitar, vocals), Pieter Koster […]

Compromis

Compromis were a Dutch jazz-rock band that released the album Een Jobstijding on Recordsound in 1981. Members: Ronald Buijk (Fender piano), Jaap Froentjes (tenor and alto sax), Frank von Meijenfeldt (bass guitar), Arjen van der Linden (drums), Chris Punt (percussion) Discography: Een Jobstijding (1981)

Cargo

Cargo were a Dutch hard-rock/jam band that released a self-titled album on Harvest in 1972. The band previously recorded as September, issuing three singles under that name on Imperial circa 1970/71. Members: Jan de Hont (guitar), Ad de Hont (guitar), Dennis Witbraat (drums), Willem de Vries (bass, vocals) Discography: “Little Sister” / “Walk on By” […]

Bojoura

Bojoura — aka Rajna Cleuver van Melzen (born April 15, 1947) — is a Dutch pop singer who released the album Night Flight, Night Sight on Polydor in 1968, followed by The Beauty of Bojoura on CBS in 1970. Discography: Night Flight, Night Sight (1968) The Beauty of Bojoura (1970)