BIOGRAPHY

5 Guys from Rotterdam, Holland playing punky grunge or grungy punk... grunk that is. But besides 3 chord punkrock there is Spanish and Arabic music, 5/4 rhythms and a song that lasts 32 seconds.

The band was formed as a trio back in 1993, now 20 years ago! Some demo tapes were recorded and quite a number of gigs were played but it wasn't until 1995 when singer and frontman Okkie joined the band, when things really started to take off. After winning a band contest in their hometown they were asked to play support for Radiohead, who were promoting their The Bends album. The Nighttown venue in Rotterdam was sold out, the gig went fantastic and backstage the band was enthusiastically complimented by Thom Yorke and his fellow bandmates.

The Fuzzbrats were noticed by a couple of people in the audience and they were asked to do a small tour in Germany while at the same time keyboard player Chill'n Steinas joined the band. The German tour turned out to be a big success and the brats were then invited to do a tour in Lithuania and Latvia, who were back then just a couple of years liberated from the Soviet Union. And The Fuzzbrats mastered the art of eating pig's ears! In the Baltic states, The Fuzzbrats were a big hit. They performed at the most important venues of both countries and footage and interviews were broadcasted on a couple of national TV stations.

After their return the band split due to circumstances caused by health issues. A couple of years later bass player Peter B. Thompson (aka The Butcher) was replaced by Mark van Schouwen and drummer High E. Thomas (Sons of Mogh) left the band and was replaced by Jan Jut, The Mudman and later Jacques de Haard (Garcia plays Kyuss, Celestial Season, Agua de Annique). The band however kept a low profile and only played a dozen or so gigs. Since early 2013, the band has rejoined in the original line-up, but drummer High E. Thomas left again and was replaced by Mark (Dr. Fill) in 2014 and is now back with the same energy and fun that was present in their earlier years!

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