New line-up / Bang the Drum anniversary

It’s been awfully quiet here for some time so let’s bring you all up to speed about what’s going on.

We had a great spring tour with many nice gigs that ended in June with a performance at the beautiful open air ‘Bostheater’ in the midst of a forest. Apart from the audience it felt like the entire mosquito population of the Netherlands had showed up for supper, which made it a rather interesting experience. This gig was also remarkable and somewhat special because it was the last one for three of our bandmembers: Bas van de Looy, Bas van de Waterbeemd and Randy Linskens decided to leave the Maureens. We’d like to thank them for all the good times we had and wish them all the best with their future musical endeavours.

This didn’t mean the ending for the Maureens 'though, on the contrary. We, the remaining three members (Hendrik-Jan, Martijn and Stefan) immdediately started to write, demo and rehearse a lot of new songs. We also met Wouter, a great bassplayer with a nice voice, who completed our line-up again. We aim to present our new songs (and Wouter) live with a few try-out gigs early 2017.

There’s also a reason for celebration: our ‘Bang the Drum’-album came out exactly a year ago so this month we are offering the full album as a download through Bandcamp for only eur 2.49! If you’d like to use this offer you can use the actioncode ‘hoera1jaarbtd’ to get a 75% discount on the usual amount. Or, visit our Facebook page and let us know what your favorite song is and you might just win one of the free downloads we are distributing during September.

We’ll be back soon with more!
M, HJ, S, W



Changed venues in Leiden and Nijmegen

The second half of our release tour started out great! We enjoyed the shows in Nijmegen, Amersfoort and the one we played last Friday at the beautiful room of Groothuis / Apollo in Emmen. You can find a 3v12 Drenthe review for this show here and a review from Woest en Ledig Blog here [both are in Dutch alas].

We'd like to inform you about some changes in our tour calendar: Our show in Leiden was planned to take place at the Gebr. Nobel venue but has been relocated at Q-Bus. Our supportact for that show is Glossy Jesus. The sold-out Mudboat Session on March 5th has been moved to furniture and antique store "Vivre Interieur Authentique" at Stationsweg 19, Nijmegen. We share a double bill with the band Point Quiet that night.

In the next few days we'll visit Gouda, Arnhem and Venlo. We'll see you soon!



More gigs coming up in the Netherlands

First of all best wishes for 2016! We are currently busy working on a few new songs but first of all we are pleased to present you our upcoming shows for 2016 in the Netherlands, starting tonight at the ES/NS Festival in Groningen. We hope to meet you again soon!



'September' live on NPO1

On Sunday evening Hendrik-Jan, Bas van de Looy and Martijn played a modest but soulful version of 'September' live on national radio for the NPO1-program 'Dit is de Dag'. The other guests were Roderick Vonhögen (aka "The Media Priest") and Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Listen to the song (and a short interview before it) here.

We had a great weekend anyway... After an enjoyable acoustic/stripped-down performance at Vondelpark3 in Amsterdam on Friday we really loved to play all-out on Saturday night with our friends Alamo Race Track in De Schuit in Katwijk.

We are looking forward to our November shows!


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