Isle of Culture Stage
DeWolff is a three-headed rock ’n roll monster from the Netherlands. They were barely teenagers when the band was born in 2007 on a diet of Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Leon Russel, Allman Brothers and Led Zeppelin by brothers Pablo (singer/guitarist) and Luka van de Poel (drums), 13 and 15 at the time, and Hammond organist Robin Piso, who was 17. Their blend of expansive neo-psychedelia saw them get their first record contract a year later. Since then they released an EP, 5 studio albums and a live album (which all charted high in their homeland, top 10 or 20), recorded with legendary people like Mark Neill, and spent most of their adult life on stage and on the road, doing over 800 shows in the past years.
You can imagine seeing DeWolff live is an experience you will never forget: it’s a mixture of inexhaustible energy, great musicianship, contagious enthusiasm and a play-like-it’s-your-last-show-mentality that seems pretty rare nowadays. As well as selling out 3,500 capacity venues in their homeland, they also did several sold-out tours in Europe, travelled as far as Australia and the US, played to 30,000 at e.g. Pinkpop, Lowlands and Sziget, as well as Eurosonic, Reeperbahn, WDR’s Rockpalast, Rock Oz Arenes, Transmusicales, Montreux Jazz, Arezzo Wave Love and many more.
They supported e.g. The Black Keys, Deep Purple and Ten Years After on tours, and even had Deep Purple/Rainbows’ Roger Glover impressed on the side of stage: ‘I love your band man, it sounds awesome.’ Also Seasick Steve was flabbergasted when he once woke up backstage and heard DeWolff play at the same festival: ‘that was amazing guys, I thought I heard The Allman Brothers playing in my dream but it was you.’ He was so enthusiastic that he immediately personally introduced them to Robert Plant as well. Wow, how many heroes does a band want as their fans?