WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO
WE ARE PROUD OF WORKING WITH
Since forming in their hometown of the Netherlands in 2008, Chef’Special has released two albums, toured extensively and rapidly build a fanbase across Europe who instantly gravitated to the band’s unique blend of hip-hop, rock and reggae. Now the band is in the middle of their Stateside assault showcasing to American audiences what all the fuss has been about with this highly buzzed-about five-piece.
Although Chef’Special started out being influenced by acts like The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Rage Against The Machine, they found that the more time they spent on the road, the more their sound developed sounding universally appealing to listeners all over the world. That’s especially true when it comes to the breakout single “In Your Arms” from Chef’Special’s 2014 second album Passing Through, which has already gone triple platinum.
Another huge part of Chef’Special’s success is their legendary live performances in which the audience is just as vital to the experience as the band themselves.
“We essentially just want to expel a lot of positive energy and get it back from whoever we’re playing for, so in that sense the live show is the most important thing to us. That’s the only way that you can see how you’re connecting with people in a totally raw and tangible way.”
Bart van Liemt is known for being frontman of The Sheer and Baskerville. The energetic frontman from Haarlem continues with his solo project BADE. A sympathetic pacemaker combining pop and electronic rhythms with influences from his British heroes to remain a key-factor in his music.
BADE released his debut solo album ‘Miracle Wave’ November 2014 containing the 3FM Megahit ‘Hide No More’. Followed by a nomination for an ‘Edison-Award’ in the category ‘Alternative’ for the entire album not long after. BADE introduces its full live band and set at the Eurosonic/Noorderslag festival early 2015 and continued playing several big festivals such as Indian Summer, Concert At Sea, Paaspop and Huntenpop at a steady pace.
WHAT IT REALLY IS ALL ABOUT
EP, Digital, 2015
Shot In The Dark
EP, Digital/LP, 2015
Deluxe, Digital/CD/LP, 2014
Album, Digital/CD, 2014
Album, Digital/CD/LP, 2014
One For The Mrs.
Album, Digital/CD/LP, 2011
THE MOST MAGICAL MOOD CHANGER EVER, IS MUSIC
DOING MAGIC, FAIRY DUST AND EVERYTHING
Head of Management
OUR HAPPY PLACE
Voorhelmstraat 25 – 3.05
2012 ZM Haarlem
Third floor of a beautifully renovated – what used to be a – household school.
Outlooking the city of Haarlem and conveniently located close to the sea
within arms length of the capital.
Inquires can be send to our Head of Management,
AKA your soon-to-be favorite Spotify-list creator.
Photo credits Chef’Special photos: Rona Lane
Photo credits Bade photo: Daniel Maissan