Whilst busy recruiting a new singer (too early in the day yet to break any news, but things deffo are looking on the up), PAUL HENSHAW steps in as our distinguished guest vocalist for two shows on May 10th and May 11th. That sure will be two shows to remember. And of course, prior to joining the band for a full-on show, he will display his own wares as a distinguished artist in his own right.
Well lads and lassies, we at BoB need a lucky break as regards the singing of our songs. Regrettably, things did not work out as hoped and expected between us and our latest singer, so we saw it fit to wave him goodbye. We wish him luck in his further musical endeavours though.
In the meantime, if you are, or know of, a singer (m/f) who likes our stuff, who can remember lyrics and who is a team-player, please drop us a line
So our mate Peter still is a bastard, but no longer part of our bunch. Living on the other side of the country proved too much of a hassle. PEKEY, bro, you will be missed, but the memories of 3.5 years of songwriting, traveling, gigging and drinking the occasional pint will prevail. And as we all know: ONCE A BASTARD, ALWAYS A BASTARD!
Yet the leaving of Peter did not cause BoB any worry, as fan-from-moment-one Wessel was both willing and well-prepared to take up duties on guitar and banjo. He already knew how to play over half of our songs as he showed up for audition. At the tender age of 20, the poor lad is already marked for life, because, again: ONCE A BASTARD, ALWAYS A BASTARD!
During the Saint Patrick's Day weekend, Wessel already was up on stage with us for a dozen or so of songs. ByeBye Peter, we look forward to seeing you on the road with your new solo act. Welcome Wessel, we look forward to songwriting, traveling and gigging with you, bastard brother from another mother, and to maybe raise and sink the occasional pint.
BoB play 3 gigs over the St Patrick's Day weekend:
Friday night March 16th in Leiden, Rockcafé Lazarus;
Saturday night March 17th in Eibergen, Irish Pub Home (with Vague Friday) and
Sunday (late) afternoon March 18th in Ammerstol, Cultureel Café Ammerstol (latter gig: damage 5 euro).
Oi Oi Oi, lads and lassies, first gigs for 2018 are being arranged, as are new tunes, so best keep an open eye and an open ear !!!
BoB-singer Cor is gonna move to Sint Maarten in the Carribean this summer, where he will be working for the next couple of years.
It's been a blast Cor, thanks for being part of BoB during 79 gigs and loads of rehearsals as well as for writing and recording songs together. Of one thing the remaining BoB-members are sure, our slogan "once a bastard, always a bastard" will most certainly apply to you !!!
To say it was fun touring a weekend with Pirates of the Pubs would be a gross understatement. Though never having met before, the two bands glued easily and between them had lots of fun gigging, sightseeing and drinking the occasional pint. To be continued late April with four gigs together in the Czech Republic. Hell yeah.
2017 holds many a promise for BoB. We are working on new songs for recordings later in the year. In the meantime a nice string of gigs is lined up already, while more is brewing. The St. Pat. weekend sees us playing three gigs, among which one on Fri. 17 with LQR in PoGo (Gorinchem, Nl.) and one on Sat. 18 with The Ceili Family in Pelmke (Hagen, G.). In spring two long weekends with our Czech friends Pirates of the Pubs are scheduled, one overhere and one in Bohemia. So there is lots to look forward to already.