LaBomba is the high energy American/Dutch roots/rock trio from The Hague in Holland.
Besides Peter on drums and vocals the power trio has guitar virtuoso Maroen Franse on guitar and vocals and American Dutchman Dave Bordeaux on bass and vocals at the front of the stage. Dave is not the only link to the US. Maroen left Holland for LA at the age of 16 to study guitar at the famous GIT where Steve Vai and Eddy van Halen were among his teachers.
They play their songs with high live energy and use all their vocals for tight vocal harmonies and choose the lead vocal that fits the song best. Not a lot of bands that can do that. It makes them sound very American.
3voor12 (VPRO) called their sound a combination of Eddie Vedder and an early Aerosmith. We like that idea and compliment, but to us LaBomba sounds like…….LaBomba.
Early 2018 LaBomba released their first album “Fresh, Loud and Different” and that is what they are. Fresh, loud and different.
July 2019 LaBomba recorded their second studio album in Dunk Studio’s in Zottegem, in Belgium with producer Jannes van Rossom. Sound engineer of Belgian Rockers Triggerfinger amongst others.
Besides that LaBomba has also recorded a live album in 2019 on their tour in venues like Paard in The Hague and Paradiso in Amsterdam.
Dave Bordeaux bass and vocals (Diesel, Billy the Kid, The Clarks)
Maroen Franse on guitars and vocals (Winterland, Rebel)
Peter Nelissen on drums and vocals (Smokin’Cadillac, Yaya’s)