WHAM BAM! is a unique collaboration creating unfiltered rock and groove with catchy dual vocal harmonies. if you grew up in the grunge era and also dig old - school rock & roll, this is your jam
Nico Tourelle lives on a farm in the quiet Karoo in South Africa, and Gideon Kretschmer lives in the bustling city of Frankfurt, Germany. They've been making music together since 1996, when they started their first band SUNFISH, back in the hey-days of the South African rock music scene.
Over the years they've continued their creative connection - sharing ideas, writing and performing together (Nico wrote and performed on "It's on fire" - from WonderWolf's debut album "The Long Winter")
Wham Bam! formed in 2019 when Nico shared a song idea via Whatsapp - Gideon loved the hook and quickly recorded a demo idea - a couple of rounds of remote collaboration later and their debut single "On Your Own" was born, and damn it was a catchy banger of a tune.
This made them realise that they still have some unique creative vibes between them that needs to be explored further. Wham Bam! was created as their new musical spaceship ready to take them on an epic journey of galaxy - conquering sonic exploration. Lyricist and author Ramon Rabie (based in Thailand) also joins the trip from time to time to contribute some words and storylines.
catchy / punchy / GROOVY / GRUNGY
Their music lives up to their name - focusing on keeping it simple, punchy and catchy, with the main melody/hook at the centre of their songs.
The band have released 3 singles to date - "ON YOUR OWN", "FOOL'S GOLD" and "ALLEEN" are available now on all platforms and epic music videos for each are on our youtube channel.
WHAM BAM!'s 3rd single "ALLEEN" was released on 29 Jan with a fun arcade video game style music video. It's an Afrikaans version of debut single "On Your Own" which is something our South African fans have been asking for.
Listen on your favourite platform now and watch the video below!
The band is also putting the final touches on melodic ballad "Catching the Sun", which should be released in the coming weeks as well.
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