“From the moist dirt in South-Holland, a new kind of tuber emerged. The kind that walks on two legs and is
fused with an instrument of choice. It's The Royal Spuds! A half-baked punk mash with chunks, suffused
with a traditional Irish shamrock 'n roll-sauce. As befits a "real" spud, the possibilities are endless!” This self-penned biography for The Royal Spuds almost says it all.
Since the release of, Start Your Engines (2012), The Royal Spuds
have been on the fast track, gaining fans and momentum at a steady pace. Wanted Drunk and Alive (2013)
climbed the charts fast and made it into the top rankings for 'Best Celtic Punk/Rock Albums', at CFP Radio. "It’s A Feckin' Freakshow" (2015) was voted #10 People's Choice and #18 Editor's Choice for Best Album 2015 on Irish Pub Radio; and again in the top rankings at CFP Radio. Long-listed 'Best LIVE Act NL/BE 2016' Bastaard Fantasy Awards (BFA); performed BFA LIVE.
The Royal Spuds have appeared at many festivals in the Netherlands and in 2015 a mini-tour of Ireland; 2017 they are ready to venture out on a tour of Europe. Remember,
just like any salty spud, once you have had a taste of their powerful music, you will be left craving more.
The Royal Spuds are available for gigs, festivals, and concerts in the Netherlands and/or abroad.
Maarten van Vliet: Vocals, Banjo & Mandolin Micky Silver: Accordion, Whistles & Vocals Milan Boom: Guitars & Backing vocals Robin Janssens: Guitar & Backing vocals Dave "Jones" Schrijvers : Bass Mark de Jong: Drums