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3 (trio) performers
Indoor and outdoor
Stage of at least 3 x 4 meters When perf
From festive swinging performance, to intimate listening evening!
With 3 solo voices and a powerful singing together we bring a mix of 60's and 70's songs and Folk.
Who we are:
Ernst Langhout and the Retro's has been around since 2017, the three band members are old timers in the business
We play Scottish and Irish Folk, interspersed with a mix of songs from the 60s and 70s (no covers but our own interpretation of the songs), combined with songs written by the band members.
All band members function alternately as solo vocalists. This way we can play a very wide range of songs. At the same time we are able to create a powerful harmony with the three strong solo voices. The contribution of Dick Siersema's blues-playing in the Folk-songs gives a unique sound to these songs. All this in combination with our enthusiasm, gives us the possibility to take care of a festive swinging performance, but also for an intimate listening evening.
Some of our repertoire:
(Irish and Scottish) Folk:
The british Army
Fields Of Athenry
Poor Paddy Works on the Railway
Come Out Ye Black and Tans
The Well Below the Valley
The Leaving Of Liverpool
Back Home In Derry
Dirty Old Town
The town I loved so well
Tramps And Hawkers
Johnny I hardly knew ya
Blow Ye Winds
I'll Tell Me Ma
Black velvet band
Roddy Mc Corley
Ballad of Glencoe
Sally Free And Easy
Ruby Tuesday - The Rolling Stones
Painted Black - The Rolling Stones
The Last Time - The Rolling Stones
I got stoned and I mist it - Dr Hook
Bad Moon Rising - CCR
Dancing Barefoot - Patty Smith
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Country Roads - John Denver
Light My Fire - The Doors
Riders On The Storm
Heart Of Gold Lyrics - Neil Young
Rocking in a free world - Neil Young
Love Is A Rose - Neil Young
Summertime - Brainbox
Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie
Death Of A Clown - The Kinks
Blowin In The Wind - Bob Dylan
Knocking on heaven's door - Bob Dylan
The River - Bruce Springsteen
Rousing in the wind
Foar altiid young
Striking at the sky
The Band Members:
The band consists of Ernst, his brother Sjirk Langhout and Bone Idle (Dick Siersema)
They can draw from a very broad repertoire built up over the years. There are pearls from the (Irish) folk, jewels from the 60's and 70's, diamonds from their own hand, Dylan yn it Frysk and with Bone Idle there also can be gold from his hand flying by
Despite the diverse styles, the men have found each other in their shared love of acoustic music. That's why in 2017, after an ad-hoc performance at a festival, they decided to form a band
The three strong solo voices know how to put down a powerful harmony song. All this is carried by guitars, bodhran and harmonicas
The key figure in the new formation is Ernst Langhout (vocals/guitar/12 string guitar/mouth organ). He can boast of a varied musical career, which in forty years' time has brought him into contact with many different styles of music in many different places in the world. From traditional folk (Haggis and Manacle Trust) to hard alternative rock and new wave (The Visitor); from Âldtsjerk to Austin (Texas), from Moddergat to Moscow and of course, Ireland and Scotland
The dyed-in-the-wool troubadour Bone Idle (vocals/guitar/bass guitar/mouth organ/metal detector) started his career as a street singer in Amsterdam in the early 80s. Since then, he has also played a long series of gigs in bars, at festivals and parties. He released two cd's, "Koffie Bone ?" and "Fell over Bone" which were recorded by Jan Switters in the Landscape studio (in Ernst's farm). For some time he also played harmonica in the recently disbanded BX-Bluesband
Sjirk Langhout (vocals/guitar) the younger brother of Ernst has never made music his profession, but when the opportunity arose, Sjirk did perform together with his brother. His sonorous voice and driven vocals are a valuable addition to the band.
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