THE HOPE DEALERS

In the summer of 2005 Brahm van der Hoeven and Damien Hope realised they could do more then listen to music. They can create music. Pretty soon two guitars and a six-pack of beers wasn’t enough so Rik Brusse took out his dusty drum kit and joined the band. An expedition from Amsterdam to the highlands of Scotland resulted in finding Tristan Turner and completed the band. Amsterdam, G-Love and the Special Sauce, The Black Keys, Bob Dylan, Hunter S. Thompson, Paolo Nutini, John Butler, Groundation, Burning Spear, Snoop Dogg and everything that moves around them inspired them to create a mixture of rock, reggae, hip-hop and blues. With gigs in the Paradiso, Het Patronaat, Panama and base camp De Bitterzoet they realised that they are not made for day jobs.