Another interview on DSB for all fans of Dire Straits and Mark Knopfler, this time we was in contact with one tribute band from Netherlands. Okay, this would be interesting for all fans… “Boom, Like That” is the tribute band which plays all Dire Straits and Mark Knopfler’s songs. During their shows, which last two and a half hours – Boom, Like That takes its audience from the very beginning of Dire Straits to the more recent hits composed by Mark Knopfler.
For those who do not know, Dire Straits was one of the greatest bands in the world of music, they played on tours until 1995 around the world when the front man of band – Mark Knopfler left the band to focus on his solo career. However, we still have a chance to listen the songs from them. Now in this big world we have many tribute bands – just like “Boom, Like That” which give us positive vibes and play the songs from DS and MK, and we enjoy in that.
“Boom, Like That” band was founded in January 2014 and has become the best and most successful Dire Straits tribute band in the Netherlands and a very popular band at festivals and theaters. With high-level quality and precision, the beautiful songs from Knopfler brought back to life again.
The band that contains of six experienced musicians, is unique in the Netherlands and perhaps even well in Europe. The distinctive sound of Dire Straits, the typical sound of Knopfler, all complete with the characteristic details, authentic instruments, sound effects, saxophone and percussion. Boom, Like That brings back again fantastic music of DS and MK! If you want to read the interview with “Boom, Like That” click here.
Edgar Janssen – lead vocals, lead guitar
Bart Logtens – rythm guitar, backing vocals
Robert van Vonderen – keys, backing vocals
Hans van Els – drums
Frank van Kreij – bass guitar
Maurice Lucassen – sax, percussion, flute, special effects
Chiel Streutjes – front of house sound engineer
Thijs Peeters – lights
Hans Berkers – road manager
Maarten Berkers – roady
Bram de Koning – roady, guitar technician
Backing Vocals / special guests (optional):
Joanne Belgrave – backing vocals
Ilse Lucassen – backing vocals, flute, sax
Chico Dommeck – backing vocals, acoustic guitar
Leon Hodiamont – Photography