Between 1982 and 1985, The Dutch released three albums: Working In Los Alamos, This Is Welfare and Under The Surface. The band toured festivals and venues, building a fan base that included progressive radio DJs of the time.
The Dutch broke up in 1986, only to reassemble in Siobhan, together with singer P’etra. Siobhan released one cd, Songs From The Well, in 1989.
In 2014, The Dutch got together for a one-off show in the Amsterdam Paradiso that proved to be not so one-off after all. They started co-writing new sounds, songs and words, and recorded them in several studios in the Netherlands. The result is Four. A series of songs like a motley crew of colours and themes and reminiscent of their social engagement in the eighties.
"Werkman", the band's fifth, is a concept album dedicated to De Ploeg, the artist circle from Groningen. It features 6 new songs, of which 'So Long H.N. Werkman' stands out as a tribute to the famous artist and printer from Groningen. The music video accompanying the song, made by animator Iris Frankhuizen, is permanently on show in the Groninger Museum.
Read more at http://thedutchband.com.