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Stage mr Irish Bastard
Germany
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Rotterdam, Netherlands
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the Hague, Netherlands
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Alphen aan de Rijn, Netherlands
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CORONA stops BoB from playing around St Patrick’s Day !!!

We at Bunch of Bastards had been much looking forward to the mayhem around Saint Patrick’s Day. Regrettably none of the gigs below are gonna happen: March 13th, Dordrecht, Bibelot, March 14th, Winterswijk, De Stam, March 15th, Den Haag, Grote Markt, March 15th, Den Haag, O’Caseys, March 21st, Katwijk, De

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New BoB line-up, new songs in the making

Oi lads and lassies !!! Not without regret did we wave goodbye to Huib, who played guitar and mandoline with us for 100plus gigs over the past five years. Time had come for him to pursue a somewhat quieter musical career, in which we wish him loads of fun and success. We

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About gigs and albums

BoB are keeping themselves rather busy this spring, both by gigging and by working on new tunes. Check out the gig list on this website. Future gigs include Belgium, Germany and France, apart from, of course, Holland. International also is that our latest tune THE POGO NEVER STOPS will be part

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The Pogo Never Stops

  So here is our latest offering, and the first song recorded in our new line up, with Jasper singing and Wessel playing the banjo. It’s a happy tune, celebrating the lifelong joy that music brings, from conception into old age. Enjoy!  

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Introducing JASPER

Oi, lads and lassies, after waving the previous singer goodbye, and regrettably having had to cancel some shows in the process, BoB cautiously went on the lookout for a new singer once again, this time eager to find a teamplayer capable of memorizing lyrics to our songs. With a mixture of pride and

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Paul Henshaw as guest vocalist

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.

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We need a lucky break

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

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ByeBye Peter, Welcome Wessel!

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

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St. Patrick’s Day weekend: Three Gigs

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).

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2018

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 !!!

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Bye bye Cor

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

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On tour with Czech buddies Pirates of the Pubs

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

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The year to come

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

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BoB cd in ‘best-of-2016’ lists

BoB’s 2016 debut release MY DRINKIN’ AIN’T DONE got some honourable mentions in the ‘best-of-2016’ lists published by folkpunk websites: #13 in the London Celtic Punks Top 25, #18 in the PaddyRock’s Top 25 Celtic Punk Albums and  #27 in the CelticFolkPunk Top 40 .

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The year that was

2016 was an eventful and fun-filled year for BoB. We released our debut cd MY DRINKIN’ AIN’T DONE which received some positive reviews (see posts below), and we played almost 30 gigs, traveling to and playing in Germany, Belgium and England. Late January our pal Paul Henshaw brought his Scientific

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BoB play two folk festivals in November

After returning home from our short Oktober trip to Germany, autumn has two more highlights in store for BoB, playing at folk festivals in Bibelot, Dordrecht, November 19th, and Paard, Den Haag, November 27th.

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BoB autumn trip to Germany

So here’s the rescheduled schedule for our short Oktober trip in Germany: Thursday Okt. 20th: Don’t Panic Essen; Friday Okt 21st: Scruffy’s Irish Pub in Karlsruhe; Sat. Okt 22nd: Dirty Dancing -OS in Osnabrück (regrettably, that last gig didn’t happen). CU at the bar !!

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BoB cd reviewed on PaddyRock

The moment we dreaded, the moment we feared, the moment of truth has finally come: we had our measures taken by the guys at Paddy Rock. It seems they have taken a liking of what we came up with on our debut cd: When I first picked up the gauntlet

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grand little review at shitenonions

So what can one expect when one’s debut cd gets reviewed on a reknown site such as www.shitenonions.com ? well, we certainly did not expect this, for feck’s sake: “My Drinkin’ Ain’t Done is fast’n’rowdy Celtic punk meets Gypsy from the Netherlands. Low, growling lead vocals, all the bhoys on

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2016 mid-term overview

So what did the first half of 2016 have in store for BoB? Rather a lot, we like to think. Early on we finished recording our album and had the production, mastering and artwork done. We got the album out just before St. Patrick’s Day, about which we collected some positive reviews since. All

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Quotes from CD-reviews

“.. all brilliant stuff .. fast and definitely on the folky side without being any less punk .. shouty vocals that fit in perfectly with gang choruses ..  production is amazing .. all the instruments are clear as crystal .. lyrics are all pretty damn cool as well .. here

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BoB in UK sure was a blast

Our short trip to UK was a blast, meeting and staying with our distant yet close pal Paul Henshaw and playing three pub-gigs. We were invited back at each and even got free drinks, apparently rather rare in UK (more details here). Strangely, we got invited to play Valencia on

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BoB go UK

Bunch of Bastards are stoked to be visiting UK in general and Paul Henshaw in particular for three gigs in early May   5th May – The Vaults Bishops Castle   6th May – Percys Whitchurch   7th May – The Bear Bridgnorth Support From – Paul Henshaw

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CD My Drinkin’ Ain’t Done

So lads and lassies, our cd MY DRINKIN’ AIN’T DONE is out there for you all to grab and enjoy. There is no song by that name, instead the title for our cd is taken from the lyrics of one of our songs. Soon, our tunes will soon also be

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BoB’s St.Patrick’sDay / cd-release tour

So lads and lassies, with the writing, rehearsing, recording, mixing and mastering of songs as well as preparing artwork all are over and done with, and with printing, pressing and going online all in progress, we at BoB are proud and happy to annouce that we’ll release our album MY

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BoB songs now being mastered.

The 14 tracks BoB recorded recently have been mixed and are now being mastered. After first putting recording and mixing in the trusted hands of Theo Vogelaars (past member of Dutch rock legends Tröckener Kecks), we put the business of mastering in the equally trusted hands of Erik Dahlquist (past

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our UK pals for upcoming road trips

So here’s a picture of Paul Henshaw and his Scientific Simpletons, the lads we will share two weekends on the road with in 2016, a January road trip into Germany and through Holland followed by a UK road trip early May.

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BoB are recording.

BoB are recording an album. In October, they went into the studio and recorded no fewer than 9 songs within 4 days. In December, they return to the studio for a weekend, aiming to record another couple of songs. Will keep you posted. A word of warning is in place though:

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BoB go international again

BoB are happy to announce a short but genuinely international trip early next year. With their UK friends Paul Henshaw and his band the Scientific Simpletons in tow, gigs are scheduled in Nordhorn (Irish Pub Nordhorner Hof), a few miles into Germany, on Friday January 22nd, in Delft (De V) on Saturday

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BoB are Busy

In terms of gigs it may appear rather quiet at the BoB-front since our successful gig at Na Fir Bolg. But hey, we enjoy our summer break too! Anyhow, you can all rest assured knowing that a lot is going on behind the scenes. For one we are busy writing and rehearsing

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BoB @ Na Fir Bolg

Sunday July 5th, Bunch of Bastards traveled south to Belgium to play the final gig of the three-day international Na Fir Bolg festival. It also was BoB’s last gig before the summer break (and the 15th gig of 2015). We at BoB had a whale of a time ourselves. The

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BoB play Na Fir Bolg festival in Belgium.

BoB are gonna travel south and play a gig in Belgium at the Na Fir Bolg festival in the first weekend of July. It is a great honour for us to be the last band playing at this festival, and we are much looking forward to bringing the festivities to a

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BoB in Q&A at PaddyRock

Here’s a Q&A on BoB for you, PaddyRock’s Grinning Beggar asking the Questions and BoB’s Andries providing the Answers: Click here for Paddyrock’s Interview

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BoB proudly present Sky over Rotterdam

Lyrics The sky over Rotterdam is so peaceful now But my old man, he still remembers how That war made that sky such a restless place And airplanes were never hard to trace First them planes brought war, then they raised hopes high And in the end, they dropped food

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BoB recorded song about WW2 in Rotterdam

The Sky over Rotterdam: the Rotterdam 1940-1945 episode in a ‘full force folk’-song. BoB are about to release a song and video in which the history of the Second World War in Rotterdam is summarized from the perspective of what happened in the sky over that city. The song is based on the Rotterdam boyhood wartime

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BoB to support The Real McKenzies !!!

BoB have the honour to warm up the good people of Rotterdam who come out to see The Real McKenzies in Baroeg on April 30th. For sure another highlight in BoB’s short existence !! Date: 30th of April Location: Rotterdam Venue: Baroeg Supporting The Real McKenzies

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BoB hit German Autobahn

BoB’s first major road trip! The last weekend of March sees BoB hitting the road (or the ‘Autobahn’ more precisely) in South-Easterly direction for a series of three gigs. The first stop will be at the Celtic Folk Punk Festival 2015 in Stuttgart (G.) on Friday March 27th, where BoB have the honour

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