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The Prøte story

Do you know that feeling when you're in a band and it's like you can take on the world?
Well, neither do I. Prøte has never been that kind of band, but we're fine with that...
So yeah, here's our story...

It all began when somewhere in 2004. After years of so called friendship, Wouter and Jeroen suddenly discovered that the only thing they really had in common was punkmusic. The fact that they were both quite drunk did nothing for their credibility as they declared that from that moment on, they would be bandmembers in an, at that point, nameless punkband.

The day after came hard and fast, but the two buddies stuck to their idea and got together to play music. They rehearsed and rehearsed and invited friends to join their band. Two of those friends, Klaas and myself, stuck around and the rest is rock'n'roll history...

We played our first show in september 2005. It was a largely chaotic affair that everyone enjoyed alot and the die was cast. Prøte was a real band and we weren't going away anytime soon...

We played some really cool shows during the years that followed. Big crowds, small crowds, crazy crowds, no crowds... we had them all. At one point we even got invited to play at a festival in Milan, Italy. That was pretty cool...

Anyway, about the music. We're often compared to Dead Kennedys or GBH and we think that's quite an honour. We play the kind of punk/hardcore that'll take you back to the mid-eighties, but please don't come to our shows wearing leg warmers. Leg warmers were never cool...

Robin