If you wanna meet us in a field this summer, you can find us here:
CU in the fields!!
The year 2023 holds many a promise for BoB. We’ll play at a number of really sweet festivals, though we cannot give details yet.
For now, suffice it to say we play 5 gigs around Saint Patrick’s Day, one of which will again take us over the eastern border into Germany. Here you can find us:
In the meantime, we are happy to return to the Deventer Irish Pub Fest for our 4th appearance there, check us out at Midtown on Friday February 3rd.
On Saturday February 11th we play at Time Out in Roosendaal.
Whereas the Saint Patrick’s Day 2020 festivities were cancelled just a few days before they were bound to happen, Saint Patrick’s Day 2022 suddenly was on. We had a blast being on stage for a series of gigs again. Highlight was playing at Holland’s biggest Saint Patrick’s Day festival in The Hague. Though this again almost didn’t happen, due to a line-up change one month prior and one of us falling ill the night before (!). Luckily, we at BoB can rely on a few former members to help us out when needed. Thumbs up for Peter and Wouter. Once a bastard, always a bastard!
Summer 2022 saw us playing some nice festivals, such as Hrieps and Hootchiekoe. Autumn had some smaller gigs in store, after which we spent a weekend in the recording studio.
We spent a weekend in the studio. Expectations about how many songs we would be able to record within the span of just two days varied from a modest ‘maybe three’ to an overly optimistic ‘maybe eight’.
We played ‘live in the studio’, to capture how we sound on stage. It felt like rehearsing or like gigging without an audience, apart from finding ourselves surrounded by a shit load of mikes. Things went smoothly and well above our wildest expectations: in eleven hours we found ourselves having recorded no less than eleven songs, after which we spent a few hours doing backing vocals and just a minimum of other overdubs. The recordings came out fab (we think), so we are much looking forward to sharing them with you soon.
We had 6 new BoB songs and an Irish trad on our sleeves, which we recorded within a day. So we decided we might as well re-record four of our earlier songs, as we now sound different than before. So brace yourselves.
We have a new bastard on board. Sebastiaan is his name. At audition, he was so good we even feared we were below par for him. Luckily he beared with us and now delivers his wonders on both acoustic and electric guitar in BoB. He is no stranger to the folkscene, as he previously played in Rhovanion.
Gosse, in the meantime, picked up playing banjo and tin whistle in addition to playing electric guitar and mandoline.