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13 Dutch acts to see at Reeperbahn festival 2018

The annual Dutch Impact showcase returns to Reeperbahn bringing you the best artists from the Lowlands. The event will take place at Molotow on Thursday 20th September and will see performances from Altin Gun, Baby Galaxy, DeWolff, EUT, Joep Beving, Pieter de Graaf, Pip Blom, Rosemary & Garlic and The Homesick with other acts confirmed to play at the festival being Bazzookas, Jett Rebel, The Mauskovic Dance Band and Inge van Calkar.

This years line up will serve up a wide range of musical styles and genres from Turkish folk, psychedelic rock, indie-pop and neo-classical, showcasing the wide range of talent that is constantly emerging from the Netherlands.

For guestlist or if you would like to request an interview or exclusive session with any of the bands please don’t hesitate to get in touch at nikki@globalpublicity.co.uk

The Dutch Impact Party takes place from 13:00 – 18:00 on Thursday September 20 at Molotow Musikclub, Nobistor 14, Hamburg (Club & Skybar). http://www.molotowclub.com/

12:00  Start
12:30 – 13:00 Club Pieter de Graaf
13:30 – 14:00 Club   Joep Beving
14:00 – 14:30 Skybar   EUT
14:30 – 15:00 Club Rosemary & Garlic
15:00 – 15:30 Skybar   Baby Galaxy
15:30 – 16:00 Club   Pip Blom
16:00 – 16:30 Skybar   The Homesick
16:30 – 17:00 Club   Altin Gun
17.00 – 17.30 Courtyard DeWolff
18.00:  end

Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1857921417602979/

More information on all the acts performing at Reeperbahn here: https://dutch-impact.nl/festival/586b80f64a151f90cbf8786e

Listen to all the acts here:
https://open.spotify.com/user/dutchimpact2014/playlist/2tinZjA0Fe5pyobiM78ltr
https://soundcloud.com/dutch-impact/sets/dutch-impact-reeperbahn-3

You can also catch these amazing acts at other shows during Reeperbahn festival:

Wednesday
20:00 – Jett Rebel, Sankt Pauli Museum (Hamburg Haus), Davidstrasse 17
20:00  – EUT, HÄKKEN (Klubhaus St. Pauli), Spielbudenplatz 21-22
22:00  – Joep Beving, Bahnhof Pauli (Klubhaus St. Pauli), Spielbudenplatz 21-22
22:30 – The Homesick,  Mojo Jazz Cafe Reeperbahn 1
Bazzookas will perform in the Bazzookas Bus at various times in the Festival Village, Heiligengeistfeld

Thursday
19:30 – Rosemary & Garlic, St. Pauli-Kirche, Pinnasberg 80
20:00 – Pieter de Graaf, Resonanzraum, Feldstraße 66
23:00 – Inge van Calkar, Sankt Pauli Museum (Hamburg Haus), Davidstrasse 17
23:10 – Altın Gün, Kaiserkeller, Grosse Freiheit 36
00:00 – Pip Blom, Prinzenbar, Kastanienallee 20
Bazzookas will perform in the Bazzookas Bus at various times in the Festival Village, Heiligengeistfeld

Friday
20:30 – Baby Galaxy, Molotow, Nobistor 14
22:30 – DeWolff, Knust, Neuer Kamp 30
23:10 – The Mauskovic Dance Band, Grüner Jäger, Neuger Pferdenmarkt 36
Bazzookas will perform in the Bazzookas Bus at various times the Festival Village, Heiligengeistfeld

Saturday
00: 50 – Bazzookas, Gruenspan, Grosse Freiheit 58
Bazzookas will perform in the Bazzookas Bus at various times in the Festival Village, Heiligengeistfeld


About the acts ( A-Z)

Altın Gün
On their debut album ‘On’ (Bongo Joe Records), Altin Gun show what happens when you open doors between Turkish folk songs and a dirty blend of funk rhythms, wah-wah guitars and analogue organs . The Amsterdammers who come from various backgrounds (Turkish but also Indonesian and Dutch) comfortably create their work in the adventurous no-man’s land that exists between these two worlds. Manço, Bağcan and Koray have all influenced Altin Gün, but their foremost inspiration is Neşet Ertaş, a Turkish folk musician whose musical legacy is invaluable. You can compare him with the likes of Bob Dylan or George Gershwin to get the picture. The band performed over 100 shows in more than 10 countries this year and are ready to rock the world with a new album in 2019!

Website: https://blipagency.com/altin-g%C3%BCn

Music: https://open.spotify.com/artist/37PL04N8kBWWW69jdrMMWT?si=AYWjMKrcSniOHIfgRl7d3g

Baby Galaxy
Baby Galaxy are three friends from Maastricht (NL) who play wrangled and loud pop music. The band started when Nick Jongen (guitar/vocals), Robbert Verwijlen (bass) and Kees Berkers (drums) became neighbors and started jamming at their home in early 2015. A number of improvised rehearsal spaces and a musical repertoire followed shortly after. Intense drumming, bended guitars, harmonic bass and poppy vocals create an energetic, unique blend of indie rock. The nostalgic ghosts of 80’s noise rock and 90’s alternative rock can be heard shimmering through, yet Baby Galaxy succeed to create a unique, modern sound. Lyrically, the band mostly deals with personal issues in a creative and slightly absurd way.

Website: https://babygalaxy.bandcamp.com/releases

Music: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1E6bWysqQXsHfoXVBm9htI?si=nB54jzXwSOGRia7JEmzTig

Bazzookas
It’s a universal energy that comes from the beating heart of the 8-man-strong band. Based on a classic ska punk rhythm and happy rock-steady melodies, the band unleashes a stage energy that enriches really any festival. They roll up with brass instruments, bells and whistles in their big yellow American school bus, unpack, open up and go!  In the recent years they already left their marks throughout Europe, playing festivals like Pohoda (SK), Colors of Ostrava (CZ) and Sziget (HU). On top of the release of the double album ‘skaradio.nl‘ and ‘ska.world’ in 2017, Bazzookas host their own eponymous radio station ‘skaradio.nl’ and released the ‘ska.radio’ app to make sure it’s impossible to miss any second of the infectious energy and catchy flow the band lives and breathes.  At Reeperbahn Festival the Bazookas have been regular guests and they have always turned their discarded bus into a melting club. Satisfaction is guaranteed!

Website: http://bazzookas.com/

Music: https://soundcloud.com/bazzookas-music

DEWOLFF
Dutch psychedelic southern rockers DEWOLFF are winning ground quickly with memorable shows at e.g. Pinkpop, Lowlands, Sziget, Open Flair, Rockpalast, Rock Oz’Arenes, Transmusicales and Montreux Jazz. They released “THRUST” – their debut album at Mascot Records – last May and have a massive European clubtour (58 shows) lined up starting right after Reeperbahn. Robert Plant, Roger Glover and Seasick Steve already turned into diehard fans, and how can they be wrong? So, you better come and check these amazing stage animals out before they hit it too big!

Web: http://www.dewolff.nu/

Music: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1OHnmln4huMiBLyxBHNx0k?si=6PiWHNszSQCxzH8-OGEsVw

EUT
Bursting onto the scene with bold attitude, EUT brings a dose of energy to 1990s inspired tunes, drawing on influences from bands such as the Pixies, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Blur, Weezer, Hole, Wilco and Beck. Fronted by the charismatic bundle of energy Megan de Klerk, the band crafts beautifully written songs with captivating melodies – all hooky, catchy pop tunes about youthfulness and growing up. EUT is dynamic and intriguing at once, without sounding too polished.

Website: https://www.thewordiseut.com/

Music: https://open.spotify.com/artist/41doMenKZkgW8DUwH3WwV5?si=StH1gKSiSiq7wlJY7iOsTg

Inge van Calkar
Always dressed in white and with a matching white Fender Jazzmaster guitar as the finishing touch, Inge van Calkar is on a never-ending adventurous musical exploration, mixing pop songs, guitars and electronics on this curved and bumpy road, she occasionally crosses paths with the likes of Blondie, Garbage and Dua Lipa. Her first two singles from her upcoming album RESET, ‘I Don’t Mind and ‘River’, were featured in some prominent Spotify playlists. These new steps puts her in modern times at a single blow. This is not your fragile singer-songwriter with a cute hat, as she likes to put it so beautifully. No, here’s an artist who dares to stand on music’s razor’s edge. Inge van Calkar’s album RESET will be released September 29th in Vera in Groningen. Inge van Calkar’s album RESET will be released September 29th in Vera in Groningen

Website: http://www.ingevancalkar.nl/

Music: https://open.spotify.com/artist/58a6e3KpWCZoIkPvbBv5RP

Jett Rebel
The last 4 years in Holland, pop music took a turn and Jett Rebel was driving. You just could not ignore him. He’s extravagant, pure of heart and does everything for the Music. Until it strikes him down. Sometimes literally… All Dutch media love to compare him with the biggest names in the history of pop music, but Jett Rebel is mainly being Jett Rebel, always trying to realize his personal ambitions. He wants to rock, rock and rock some more. An average Jett Rebel show lasts 3 hours, without ever losing focus nor energy. Like a passionate superhero he flies around on stage, coordinating every show with his charming enthusiasm, setting the band, as well as the crowd, on fire. Jett Rebel gives all he has got. To you. At a Jett Rebel concert he is there for you, and not the other way around. The last 4 years he played over 200 festivals sold out 4 club tours. If he’s not on stage, he’s in his studio recording albums. All instruments on his albums are played and recorded by himself, and (of course) he wrote all the songs. In a time where there’s more demand for singles, Jett Rebel is an album-artist. They’re all stories with a beginning, a middle and an end. Every album has its own unique sound, because Jett Rebel constantly wants to reinvent himself. Feel free to hop on board of this high speed train!

Website: http://www.jettrebel.nl/

Music: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1j8m5isW09lzbcz5kcUADT?si=vZ_VJ75BTh-4-XVu2LYKrg

Joep Beving
Dutch composer/pianist Joep Beving (42) was catapulted into stardom when his self released debut album Solipsism, initially made for family and friends, was picked up by Spotify and brought to millions of ears around the world. Where it was never really his intention to become a performing artist, he now is traveling the world and has played in sold out venues from the USA to Australia. Joep’s music borrows from the classical vocabulary but seems to appeal to a broader audience, racking up over 200 million streams to date on the spotify platform alone. Following the success of his debut album, Joep signed to Deutsche Grammophon after their A&R person, responsible for new recordings, heard his vinyl in a bar in Berlin. He released his sophomore album Prehension together with them. While Joep is working on his third album to complete his trilogy, a side project was launched in collaboration with DG, to have some of Joep’s compositions reinterpreted by other artists. This album, called ‘Conatus’, is scheduled to be released in September. After finishing his studies in public policy and administration, Joep spent a decade working in advertising before returning to his beloved piano.

Website: http://joepbeving.com/

Music: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2VKfXEWzhUi9siHBDTI02Y?si=CUyhegDZSlyKwDBxA9eEhA

Pieter de Graaf:
It can take a while for an artist to find their true calling. For Pieter de Graaf, he’s been searching since he sat next to his father, aged five, and watched him play the classics and the classical; the Beatles, the Stones, Chopin, Bach. As a teenager, Pieter de Graaf immersed himself in the world of jazz, dedicating hours to practice, and studying at the Conservatory of Rotterdam. For his new project, Pieter de Graaf went back to basics, resulting in the impressive debut album ‘Fermata’ and the birth of a new talent in the neo-classical world.His influences – Miles Davis, Nils Frahm, Rachmaninov, Bach, Chopin, Herbie Hancock, and above all Keith Jarrett – allowed him to combine easy melodies with more virtuoso passages without losing the meaning, or the essence, of each song. Surrender yourself to them and sink into their warm embrace; beauty is de Graaf’s true calling, and it’s a wonderful thing to experience.

Website: http://pieterdegraaf.com/

Music: https://open.spotify.com/album/3YrJOh8Zfv2EQ8bzglcf7T

Pip Blom
22-year-old Amsterdam based Pip Blom started writing, recording and releasing her own indie-pop tunes with a twist in 2016. Hours is still a live favourite from those early days. Nowadays, Pip Blom is a band with besides herself on vocals and guitar, brother Tender Blom on backing vocals and guitar, Casper van der Lans on bass and Gini Cameron on drums. They’ve played more than a hundred times in their short period of existence in the whole of Europe. They played small pubs and big festivals like Eurosonic Noorderslag and The Great Escape and were asked by Surfer Blood, Franz Ferdinand and The Breeders to join them on their various European tours. Pip’s music did receive raving reviews from blogs and magazines (Noisey: “Pip Blom is ready to join the ranks of 2018’s rising guitar acts”) and UK radio loves her a lot. For example, she received acclaim from the likes of BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, BBC 6Music’s Marc Riley (“Perfect pop”) and Gideon Coe (“Excellent stuff”). Both I Think I’m in Love and Pussycat made it to the A-list of BBC 6-music.

Website: https://pipblom.bandcamp.com/

Music: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6zWJfH1TTmIqEi7EV35HGr?si=qkA6ZPZFRiyupsCRjK5cIg

Rosemary & Garlic
You might have heard Rosemary & Garlic while listening to your favourite Spotify playlists, like The Most Beautiful Songs in the World or Your Favourite Coffee House. The popularity of the DIY indie folk band has been rapidly growing since the release of The Kingfisher EP in 2015. Rosemary & Garlic have gained worldwide attention with their beautiful and poetic songs, each of them filled with a great sense of beauty, nature and image.

Website: http://www.rosemaryandgarlic.com/

Music: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7MZvYitgCWAOaKjxdm2S17

The Homesick
Dokkum, the home of, and probably the inspiration for The Homesick, whose sound plays on pop music. Not the kind with slick beats and audacious vocal effects, but rather the kind that is closer to The Beatles, that was created as an escape from reality and provides an antidote to boredom. The three lads from the North of The Netherlands make some pulsating noise pop that gets firmly stuck in the mind and on the dancefloor. Make no mistake, the teens run one of the best live bands around.

Website: https://thehomesick.bandcamp.com/

Music: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6q5SrkgP73lW6VpQnReiaS/about

The Mauskovic Dance Band
With each band member of varying heritage, the group draws inspiration from diverse genres: primarily Afro-Combian styles such as champed, palenque, cambia and the pico sound system culture, as well as the Afro-Discoband No-Wave scenes in their current base of Amsterdam. The city’s hotbed of underground producers has also brought an electronic to the band, with vintage drum machines and synthesisers effortlessly melding with Afro-Latin rhythms and slice guitar riffs to create a contemporary sound rich with cultural influence. Having toured extensively through Europe in 2017 as a staple of festivals and clubs, The Mauskovic Dance Band continues to build exciting momentum – with appearances at Eurosonic Noorderslag 2018 and extensive tour of the Netherlands coinciding with the launch of the EP.

Website: https://blipagency.com/the-mauskovic-dance-band

Music: https://open.spotify.com/artist/02riqGdWw4EdqKJzOeWRZS

Brought to you by Dutch Music Export. Powered by Performing Arts Fund, Buma Cultuur and Eurosonic Noorderslag.

NOTES TO EDITORS

Download photos of the bands here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/if13hu77bmg5eyr/AABPrFdejHT8WSlcPG9j32uGa?dl=0

For more information contact:
Nikki McNeill | Global Publicity | nikki@globalpublicity.co.uk
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