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Biography

A shared love for melodic and uplifting guitar-driven pop music brought the members of The Maureens together.

The Maureens debuted in 2013 with a selftitled album that contained a distinct mixture of sixties nostalgia and nineties era indiepop. Sounds from The Beach Boys, The Posies and Big Star were fused together in catchy, energetic and uplifting pop songs. The album was received well by the Dutch press and powerpop fans all over the world. The Maureens played numerous gigs, performed several times on Dutch national television and radio and their album also got some attention from the USA and Japan.

 In the spring of 2015 the Maureens recorded their second album called 'Bang the Drum' and released it in September of the same year. The songs on this album proved to be more personal, powerful and upfront, with the spirit of bands like Johan, Teenage Fanclub and Jayhawks added to the already rich mixture that defines The Maureens. Again this album was received well, with many great reviews and some high rankings on 'Favourite album for 2015' lists. After the two promotional tours that followed the release ended in June 2016, three members (Bas van de Looy, Bas van de Waterbeemd, Randy Linskens) decided to leave the band. In July the line-up was completed again when Wouter Zijlstra, who plays bass and sings, joined the band. 

Currently operating as a four-piece band, The Maureens are busy as always, writing and performing their exciting and melodic alternative pop songs and working on a follow-up album that will probably be released sometime in 2017.


The Maureens are:
Hendrik-Jan de Wolff
Wouter Zijlstra
Martijn Vink
Stefan Broos