Backgammon

Live Act Rock Rock Indie
Backgammon - Rock Rock Indie Live Act in Ermelo / Harderwijk

Backgammon Short Info

“Play it fucking loud” is what Bob Dylan said to his band 50 years ago. Backgammon obeys. With this motto, the Dutch band has been playing rock music that turns all faces towards the stage for over 5 years.

Backgammon breaths new life into classic rock in a unique fashion. Neil Young, Tom Petty and the Gallagher brothers are big inspirations for the band. The Gallagher-formula got a big upgrade in the Netherlands; brothers Thijs and Pim van der Meulen play together and come out unscratched. With countless local awards and over 50 shows in 2015, the band has gained experience quickly. Not only in the Netherlands by the way. In the summer of 2015, Backgammon was embraced by audiences in the UK and Belgium. They won't be waiting long for their return.

The higlight of 2015 actually took place in 2016: the band reached the finals of 'De Grote Prijs van Nederland' and started the year with a show in the main hall of Paradiso, Amsterdam. “Dreams come true”, is what drummer Pim said about that show, but Backgammon is far from done with realizing dreams. After releasing two EP's, they are now collaborating with producer Martijn Groeneveld (John Coffey, Dotan) to release an album that will be their ticket into the international music industry.

“Play it fucking loud” is what Bob Dylan said to his band 50 years ago. Backgammon obeys. With this motto, the Dutch band has been playing rock music that turns all faces towards the stage for over 5 years.

Backgammon breaths new life into classic rock in a unique fashion. Neil Young, Tom Petty and the Gallagher brothers are big inspirations for the band. The Gallagher-formula got a big upgrade in the Netherlands; brothers Thijs and Pim van der Meulen play together and come out unscratched. With countless local awards and over 50 shows in 2015, the band has gained experience quickly. Not only in the Netherlands by the way. In the summer o...

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Past Gigs Backgammon

  • 12 | 2016 Leiden Gebr De Nobel
  • 12 | 2016 Kortrijk (BE) Bockor Rock Pop-Up
  • 12 | 2016 Groningen Simplon
  • 10 | 2016 Gouda Popronde Gouda
  • 09 | 2016 Deventer Popronde Deventer
  • 09 | 2016 Deventer Popronde Deventer (preview)
  • 09 | 2016 Eindhoven Popronde Eindhoven
  • 09 | 2016 Delft Popronde Delft
  • 09 | 2016 Zwolle Popronde Zwolle
  • 09 | 2016 Apeldoorn Popronde Apeldoorn
  • 09 | 2016 Nijmegen Popronde Nijmegen
  • 09 | 2016 Epe Epop Festival
  • 08 | 2016 Nijmegen Nijmegen KOOKT
  • 07 | 2016 Apeldoorn Lepeltje Lepeltje
  • 07 | 2016 Zwolle Lepeltje Lepeltje
  • 07 | 2016 Bloemendaal Borrelpop
  • 06 | 2016 Bloemendaal Surfana Festival
  • 06 | 2016 Hilversum Orde Van De Nacht @ 3FM
  • 06 | 2016 Amersfoort 't Nonnetje
  • 06 | 2016 Groningen ZomerWelvaart
  • 05 | 2016 Kortrijk (BE) Bockor Rock
  • 05 | 2016 Bloemendaal Borrelpop
  • 05 | 2016 Harderwijk LaLaLand
  • 05 | 2016 Ermelo Rondje Ermelo
  • 05 | 2016 Harderwijk Horeca Route
  • 05 | 2016 Beusichem Kerspop
  • 03 | 2016 Breda Mezz
  • 03 | 2016 Leiden Gebr De Nobel
  • 03 | 2016 Amsterdam Sugarfactory
  • 03 | 2016 Amsterdam Paradiso
  • 03 | 2016 Breda Green Vinyl
  • 03 | 2016 Leiden Plato
  • 03 | 2016 Venlo Grenswerk
  • 02 | 2016 Utrecht Hofman Café
  • 02 | 2016 Barneveld Club Move
  • 02 | 2016 Utrecht Herman Brood Academie
  • 01 | 2016 Groningen Altersonic
  • 01 | 2016 Harderwijk Donkere Dagen Festival
  • 01 | 2016 Amsterdam Paradiso
  • 01 | 2016 Groningen Black&Bloom Sessions
  • 01 | 2016 Hilversum Paul! @ NPO Radio 2
  • 12 | 2015 Zwolle Muziek Bij De Buren
  • 12 | 2015 Utrecht Future Fest - Jaarbeurs
  • 12 | 2015 Zwolle Hedon
  • 12 | 2015 Utrecht Tivoli De Helling
  • 12 | 2015 Apeldoorn De Kleine Generaal
  • 10 | 2015 Gouda So What!
  • 10 | 2015 Amsterdam WaterFall Festival
  • 10 | 2015 Den Bosch W2 - Kwartfinale Grote Prijs van Nederland
  • 10 | 2015 Eindhoven Altstadt
  • 10 | 2015 Amersfoort Proving Grounds Festival
  • 09 | 2015 Harderwijk Catharinakapel (solo)
  • 09 | 2015 Wieringerwerf JC De Dukdalf
  • 09 | 2015 Harderwijk Estrado
  • 09 | 2015 Harderwijk Festival Blije Bietjes
  • 08 | 2015 Amsterdam The Waterhole
  • 08 | 2015 Kortrijk (BE) Bockor Rock
  • 08 | 2015 Almere Backstage
  • 08 | 2015 Heeten Tone's SummerJam
  • 08 | 2015 Amsterdam Dwaze Zaken
  • 08 | 2015 Ermelo Friday Night Live
  • 08 | 2015 Castricum De Bakkerij
  • 07 | 2015 London (UK) Shuffle Festival
  • 07 | 2015 London (UK) Proud Camden
  • 06 | 2015 Deventer Walhalla
  • 06 | 2015 Dordrecht ZomerKlanken Festival
  • 06 | 2015 Harderwijk Dive Festival
  • 05 | 2015 Amsterdam Rollende Keukens
  • 05 | 2015 Zaandam Rockcafé Jinx
  • 05 | 2015 Zelhem Radio Ideaal
  • 05 | 2015 Veendam Flower Power Festival
  • 05 | 2015 Ermelo Rondje Ermelo
  • 05 | 2015 Ulft Optimaal FM
  • 04 | 2015 Amsterdam The Waterhole
  • 04 | 2015 Zwolle Hedon
  • 04 | 2015 Scheveningen Hipfest
  • 04 | 2015 Amsterdam KX Radio
  • 03 | 2015 Putten Veluwe FM
  • 03 | 2015 Meppel Café Clouso
  • 03 | 2015 Deventer Café De Heks
  • 02 | 2015 Alkmaar Café Stapper
  • 02 | 2015 Middelburg Bar American
  • 02 | 2015 Nijmegen Camelot Live
  • 01 | 2015 Kampen 't Ukien
  • 01 | 2015 Utrecht Winkel van Sinkel

Discography Backgammon

  • 2016 Gun In The Yard Single | TCBYML
  • 2014 A Walk Back Home EP |
  • 2013 Get Rich EP |

Media

  • Video Backgammon - Gun In The Yar...

Origin

  • Ermelo / Harderwijk NL

Members

  • Thijs van der Meulen Lead vocals / Guitar
  • Pim van der Meulen Drums / Backing vocals
  • Hugo van Dam Guitar
  • Coen Peddemors Bass

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