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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. Lyrics were written by fellow creative partner Ramon Rabie (an author and wordsmith extraordinaire living in Thailand) - this breathed new life and meaning into the track.
catchy / punchy / grungy / trippy
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.
WHAM BAM!'s first single "ON YOUR OWN" has just been released and is waiting for your earholes on your favorite platform - or you can give it a spin below.
The fun lyric video accompanying the song aims to represent the fun, unpretentious nature of the song and the band itself, but also showcases the slightly darker meaning behind the lyrics. Even old Beavis & Butt-head make an appearance (the video was self made on an iPhone).
The band is already back in studio finishing off their second song "Fool's Gold" - a catchy pop/rock anthem with massive crowd-pleasing potential - this will lead up to the release of their debut EP later in 2020.
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