Biography

Batmobile is founded in 1983. After several months of covering Elvis Presley, Johnny Burnette en Gene Vincent songs, Jeroen Haamers (vocals/guitar), Johnny Zuidhof (drums) and Eric Haamers (double bass) decide to start to write their own material.

In 1985 the first Batmobile album was released, which led to international recognition.
The second half of the eighties and the first half of the nineties the band is touring through Germany, France, Japan, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, Austria and England. The band is headlining the legendary KlubFoot in London several times.

In 1997 the band introduces their own brand of Rock ‘n Roll called ‘B-music’. Like in a B-film, B-music stand for B-musicians, bad (read: funny) jokes, horror, naked women being chased by hairy monsters and having the time of your life. It’s safe to conclude there’s not a big difference with the origin of psychobilly.

During the second half of the nineties the band appears on various stages worldwide in their ‘Jukebox Tour’ in which the audience decides what the band plays live on stage. Their first concert in New York is being taped and released on film and will be the last concert before a 3 year break.

In 2001 the album titled ‘A Tribute To Batmobile’ is released on a Japanese label. On the album all kinds of bands from all over the world play Batmobile songs. Batmobile’s own contribution on the album is called ‘Baby Go Back Home’.

In 2003 the band makes one live appearance in Germany which makes Batmobile decide to start doing more live performances again starting 2004.
Since then they have been doing concerts in the Netherlands, England, Japan, Russia, Finland, France, Sweden, Germany, Belgium, Brazil and the USA. In 2008 the band has been together for 25 years, still in the original line up. To celebrate this occasion, Anagram released a full set of Batmobile live at the legendary London KlubFoot, with a lot of unreleased material from 1986. During 2008 they even recorded and released a split record with Dutch rock band Peter Pan Speedrock.

After their 30th anniversary in 2013 they are still touring the world to headline various rockabilly and psychobilly events in the exact same line up as back in 1983.

In March 2017 a new album was released called ‘Brand New Blisters’.