Now he’s ‘back from the grave’ with The Heck, which is sonically a progression from the Keefmen. Henri’s pen has been working overtime popping out one stomper after another. Combining the same influences of his favourite bands as always: the Real Kids, the Remains, the Seeds, the Pagans, Dead Moon and the Reigning Sound. Since they are from the north of the Netherlands obviously also the Nederbeat influence remains very strong i.e. echoes of the Outsiders, Q65, and Cuby and the Blizzards can all be heard in Henri’s songs.
The Heck’s sound can be described as more wild than de Keefmen ever was. It’s definitely more straight in the face and punk influenced. Their live performance is extremely tight. The shows are always full of energy, at a high pace, hectic and mostly ending up with the band members somewhere in the crowd.
Their debut album should see the light of day end of 2017/ beginning 2018. But for those of you who can’t wait that long, here’s their debut single: ‘Waiting in Line’ b/w ‘Why?!’
THE HECK IS
Henri Keefman – Vocals, guitar
René Katerbarg – Bass
Erik Berends – Drums