"Play it fucking loud" Bob Dylan called out to his band 50 years ago. Backgammon obeys - with this slogan the band has been making contemporary rock for the last 5 years and is a real head turner.
Backgammon gives new life to classic rock in their own way. Inspired by Neil Young, Tom Petty and Oasis - but without the brotherly dispute - brothers Thijs and Pim van der Meulen are two birds of a feather.
In 2013 Backgammon was the winner of the Dutch Student Band Festival, in 2014 they were elected Best Dutch Newcomer on Dutch radio and in 2015 they were runner up at the famous Dutch competition ‘de Grote Prijs van Nederland’. Playing more than 50 concerts in 2015 in The Netherlands, UK and Belgium the band was embraced by the audience.
Together with bandmembers Hugo van Dam and Maarten Hoekstra and produced by Martijn Groeneveld (John Coffey, Dotan), they swagger their way through their new single Gun In The Yard.
Currently they’re working on an album to put the band firmly on the map, and are planning to go on tour again soon!