Spawn is a high energy brass fueled ska-punk band from the Netherlands. The band consist of guitar, bass, drums, keys, horns and vocals.
In October 2016, Spawn released “Dance of the Lunatics”. “With their third album, they’ve definitely found the groove and locked it down. “Dance of the Lunatics” is a huge, bouncing, sweaty dance machine perched on 14 legs and having the time of its life.” (Louder Than War, 2016) The new album is available on all major streaming and music platforms, including Spotify, iTunes and Amazon.
Since releasing “Dance of the Lunatics”, Spawn has been featured on Dutch, English and American radio shows and blogs such as Louder Than War and XS NOIZE. Dozens of venues have already booked Spawn for their 2017 club and festival season. “This is so much fun. You’re gonna love this. Mega riffs, Killer beats and some serious funk. Fuuuunk!” (Soundsphere Magazine, 2016)
Spawn consist of Roel Wensink (guitar & lead vocals), Paul Heijnen (drums), David van Lochem (bass), Jaap Bulsink (keys), Erik Rhebergen (trumpet & backing vocals), Derk Wikkerink (saxophone & backing vocals) and Mark Koeleman (trombone, backing vocals & percussion).
Spawn was formed in 2001 as punk trio. Adding a trumpet player in 2002 and a saxophone player in 2004, at that time the band switched to playing ska music with a punk twist. SPAWNTANEOUS was released in 2005 (album of the month at the National Pop Institute). Their music video “Spam” was broadcast by MTV Networks for several weeks, earning the band national exposure. HOSDROPLOS was released in 2008, gaining acclaim at major Dutch venues like Paradiso and Zwarte Cross Festival.
Having played hundreds of shows, the band knows how to get the party started. Spawn offers something for everyone. Those who still fondly remember the pop friendly ska of the 90’s will find plenty of catchy hooks and blaring brass, while those looking for something that packs more of a punch will get a kick out of the punk energy the comprises their other half. Their songs are extremely well-written and structured, which can clearly be heard throughout the band’s three album discography. The veterans have been around for more than 15 years and “Dance of the Lunatics” proves that they are far from done. Connect with Spawn on their Official Site, Facebook, Twitter and Youtube.