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BEEF!

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Beef!

Period

1999 - current

Genre

reggae

Online

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Beef!

Very successful reggae band whose members come from renowned Dutch bands such as Gotcha!, City Pig Unit and Let's Quit.
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Members

Twan van Gerven   gitaar
Koen Lommerse   basgitaar
Pieter Both   zang
Bram Wouters   gitaar
Jonas Filtenborg   drums
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Former members

Hansz Deijnen   drums
Jeroen den Hengst   gitaar

Mentioned in the biography of

1995   Beatcream
2000   Gotcha
2000   Jeroen den Hengst
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Biography Beef!

Very successful reggae band whose members come from renowned Dutch bands such as Gotcha!, City Pig Unit and Let's Quit.

1999

Beef! is formed by drummer Hansz Deijnen (ex-City Pig Unit and ex-Let's Quit), bassist Koen Lommerse (ex-City Pig Unit and ex-Gotcha!) and singer Pieter Both (ex-Gotcha!). The three make music that results in the radio show the Chop Shop. The Chop Shop is in fact a radio play with lots of beats, spoken words and lots of humour.

City Pig Unit Gotcha

2000

The trio, plus guitarists Twan van Gerven (ex-Tree Funk Concept) and Bram Wouters (ex-Righteous Rockers) and keyboard player Bas van de Biggelaar (ex-Let's Quit and ex-Righteous Rockers), starts working on suitable material for an album. The Beef! formula - a merry mix of reggae, rocksteady, ragga, hiphop and Jamaican funk - proves to be very successful. The band's full-length debut, Flexodus (the title is a reference to the Bob Marley album Exodus from 1977) is presented at this year's Lowlands festival.

2001

Beef! performs at the Noorderslag festival and also makes a second appearance Lowlands festival. The band's second album is released on the label Play It Again Sam. At the invitation of the Festival Mundial Beef! Plays at the festival Les Nuits Atypiques de Koudougou in Burkina Faso.

Revelation Time

2002

Beef! Beef! goes to the UK to record a new album that is set for release in June. The album Beef! is produced by Bitty Mclean (UB40 and Sly & Robbie). Guest musicians on the album are the Matic Horns (UB40 and Finley Quaye). In May Beef! plays at the Pinkpop festival.

2003

In January they play at the Noorderslag again. Beef! is awarded a Zilveren ('Silver') Harp music award in February.

2004

Beef! In March Twan van Gerven wins a 'Duiveltje' award ('Little Devil'), as he is voted Best Guitarist of the country by his peers. The award is initiated by the Dutch Rock & Pop Institute. Beef! cancels a gig at the Lowlands festival in order to finish off its new album Last Rudy Standing. In August the band plays at the Sziget Festival in Hungary.

2005

Beef! New album Last Rudy Standing, produced by Michel Schoots (ex-Urban Dance Squad) comes out. On May 5 the 'Ambassadors of Freedom' are helicoptered to Liberation Day festivals around the country (Assen, Groningen, Haarlem and Roermond). At the end of November Beef! travels again to Africa for four shows in Burkina Faso. Together with Gotcha! manager Marcel Hendriks singer Pieter Both begins download site PlayMeLoud.com

Urban Dance Squad

2006

After almost eight years drummer Hansz Deijnen a.k.a. One Drop quits the band. He is replaced by Jonas Filtenborg.

2007

Beef! Pieter Both can be heard on the song Alles & Niets ('All Or Nothing') on the album Meer Dan Ooit ('More Than Ever') by Edsilia Rombley. The album Last Rudies Live! (February) is recorded in November 2006 in Bibelot, Dordrecht. Beef! is one of the acts during the Petje Af concert organized by rapper Ali B during Festival Mundial in Tilburg. For a radio show, Beef! records the song I Would Stay by Dutch band Krezip. At the request of fans the song is added to the band's website as a download. The accompanying video is recorded with webcams at the homes of the band members.

Ali B Edsilia Rombley Krezip

2008

New album The Original is released. Various musicians appear on the album, including Jaqueline Govaert from Krezip. She can be heard on Beef!'s version of the Krezip song I Would Stay.

2009

On 20 January Straight Through The Roof comes out. It is the second single from album The Original. The special single version is mixed by Oscar Holleman. The band describes the song as a crossover of 60's rhythm and blues and reggae. The CD Favorites (April) is a 'best of' album which also features a cover of the Prince track When Doves Cry. The band tours the country until mid September with the Favorites tour. Following this, the band takes a break to work on other projects.

Oscar Holleman

2012 - 2013

After a three year break Beef! returns to the stage, performing on the big three day festival Zwarte Cross in the East of the country. The positive response leads to a small tour in November and December.

Discography Beef!

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