By Rick Slagter, Rock At Night Groningen, The Netherlands Correspondent
Venue: Vera Club Groningen, The Netherlands
Some people say Beans & Fatback is the best kept rhythm-and-soul secret of The Netherlands. Although, the grainy music of this high energy band is used in about 30 commercials and TV series, mostly in the USA. Recently Apple chose a song for the iPhone 6s commercial, and Coen Brothers for a trailer for ‘Hail Cesar!’. At this moment Beans & Fatback is doing a club tour through The Netherlands. RAN caught the band at Vera Club Groningen.
Beans & Fatback is: Onno Smit (guitar, vocals), Paul Willemsen (guitar, vocals), Jet Stevens (bass), Toon Oomen (drums, percussion), Cody Vogel (drums, percussion), Gerhardt (percussion, vocals), Jeroen Tenty (Hammond, vocals).
“Sally the Shape”
Photographer (concerts, documentary), musician (rock, blues), writer (fiction), straight edger (sober in any sense), dwells underground (alt scene).
Living in the North of The Netherlands, the independent creative area of the country (hotspots are Groningen and Leeuwarden).