is the latest Bastard to join our Bunch, yet a very welcome enforcement indeed. He is an enthousiastic and passionate singer with a great and clear, somewhat highpitched, voice, adding thorough Irish maternal roots to our otherwise Dutch bunch. He throws himself into each song with all he has to offer, attacking the mikestand with a ferocious eagerness which reveals the bastard deep down in him.
or DutchIrishBastard since the days he was the Dutch guy in Mr. Irish Bastard — only picked up pumping the accordion in his mid-forties, after a severe illness made him rethink the priorities in life. Soon he found himself touring, sitting in, sonwriting and/or recording with MrIB, Mahones, Circle J, Sir Reg, Bastards on Parade, Greenland Whalefishers, Firkin and Ceili Family. In starting Bunch of Bastards, he is living the dream once again!
is by far the youngest Bastard in our Bunch.
Him having heavy-metal bearings, playing in BoB presented him an ‘and now for something completely different’ opportunity.
Already nourishing an appetite also for some serious folk punk partying, Wessel was part of the BoB-fanbase just about from day one.
So he now plays in the band he watched many a time.The price this guitarist had to pay was to quickly learn to play the banjo.
is the latest bastard to join our intimate Bunch, where he had some big boots to fill indeed, yet his eagerness to come and play guitar with us and the swiftness of him learning to play the mandolin too quickly convinced us that he was the right bastard at the right f***ing time to cross our path.
is without a shred of doubt the most greedy Bastard within our Bunch. BoB being the first band ever he played in, he is definitely trying to get the most out of everything, his unrelenting enthusiasm effecting all other band members. With John on drums, his bass playing constitutes the backbone of BoB’s ‘full force folk’ sound. Just in case you always wanted to know, Dex’s favourite phrases on the matter are: ‘Speluh’ and ‘May the Folk be with you!’.
spent many years of drumming in various bands, playing only just a handful of gigs. The chance to drum with Bunch of Bastards was nothing short of his “Golden Opportunity”. Playing full force folk like The Pogues and Flogging Molly, as well as developing original folky material, had always been on his wish-list, making him the perfect drummer for BoB. Quickly playing scores of gigs, including some in Germany, make BoB the perfect band for John too!