Stage Fabrik
Coesfeld, Germany
Stage Baroeg
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Stage Paard
the Hague, Netherlands
Stage Under the Bridge
Alphen aan de Rijn, Netherlands
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If you wanna meet us in a field this summer, you can find us here:

Sat. May 20th – Turf-festival, Asten
Sat. June 3rd – Reurpop, Ruurlo
Sat. July 1st – Hootchiekoe Festival, Varsseveld
Sun. Aug 6th – Beatz&Bandz Festival 2023, Lottum
Sun. Aug 20th – Keltisch Festival, Cultuurpark De Hout, Alkmaar
Sat. Aug 26th – Hendrick’s Fest, Alphen aan den Rijn 

CU in the fields!!

Saint Patrick’s Day 2023

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:

  • Friday March 10th: Winterswijk, De Stam
  • Saturday March 11th: Hoogwoud, Hooghe Heeren
  • Friday March 17th: Dordrecht, Bibelot
  • Saturday March 18th: Wetzlar (G.), Carolls Pub
  • Sunday March 19th: Geleen, De Meester

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.

Post-corona 2022

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.

BoB were in the 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.

Please meet Sebastiaan

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.

BoB reinvented themselves

Lads and lassies. It has been way to quiet here for way too long. You might have wondered ‘Did corona do them in?’.

Well, hell no, in contrast. Sure, corona was a tough period, which stopped us dead in our tracks for quiet a while. On top of that, we also had to stomach a change in the line-up.

But all is good in the end. Or not just good, we daresay, even better than before. We came out alive and kicking like never before, with a brilliant new guitarist, and hungry for new recordings and new gigs. We will keep you posted about all that!

Next Stop
date: 29-09-2023
start: 21:00:00
at: Muziekcafé Scooters
in: Leeuwarden (Netherlands)

Next Stop
date: 29-09-2023
start: 21:00:00
at: Muziekcafé Scooters
in: Leeuwarden (Netherlands)