is the latest addition to out bunch, yet a very welcome enforcement indeed.
He is an enthousiastic singer with a great, clear, somewhat highpitched, voice, adding thorough Irish maternal roots to our Dutch roots.
He throws himself into each song with all he has to offer and attacks the mike stand with a ferocious eagerness which reveals the bastard deep down in him.
or DutchIrishBastard since the days he was the Dutch guy in Mr. Irish Bastard -- only picked up pumping the accordion in his mid-forties, after a severe illness made him rethink the priorities in life. Soon he found himself on the road, touring with MrIB, Mahones, Circle J and sitting in with numerous other bands in the scene, such as Sir Reg, Bastards on Parade, Greenland Whalefishers, Firkin and Ceili Family. In Bunch of Bastards he is living the dream once again!
is by far the youngest Bastard in our Bunch.
Him having heavy-metal bearings, playing in BoB presented him an ‘and now for something completely different’ opportunity.
Already nourishing an appetite also for some serious folk punk partying, Wessel was part of the BoB-fanbase just about from day one.
So he now plays in the band hewatched many a time.The price this guitarist had to pay was to quickly learn to play the banjo.
- his musical ramblings through 70's rock, 80's metal, 90's funk, 00's singer/songwriter came to a happy end by discovering the joys of banging out full force folk tunes. Though a long-time and dedicated guitarist, it made him betray his instrument and broaden his musical scope by picking up the mandolin, to add to the folkiness of BoB. His guitar parts however still display his firm rootedness in rock. Making him just about the perfect embodiment of BoB’s full force folk.
is perhaps the most greedy Bastard of the Bunch. BoB being the first band he plays in, he’s definitely trying to get the most out of everything. His enthusiasm effects all band members, as well as his groupie/roadie/merch-girl/girlfriend Anja. With John on drums, his bassplaying constitutes the backbone of BoB's full force folk sound. Just in case you always wanted to know, Dex's fave phrase on the matter is: ‘May the Folk be with you!’.
spent 28 years of drumming in various bands, playing only just a handful of gigs. The chance to drum with Bunch of Bastards was nothing short of his "Golden Opportunity". Playing full force folk like The Pogues and Flogging Molly, as well as developing original folky material, had always been on his wish-list, making him the perfect drummer for BoB. Quickly playing scores of gigs, including some in Germany, make BoB the perfect band for John too!