First album of the Dutch rockband The Getaway.
It's called "Hero".
THE GETAWAY INSIGHTS
The Getaway was formed in august 2004. Four friends who started looking for a way to escape from the daily drag and got out by playing energetic punk-rock music.
Apart from the live performances, the weekly rehearsals were a first step in escaping from every day life, so “The Getaway” made sense as a band name.
Having as much fun as possible is one of the main goals of The Getaway. Besides practising intensely on their exciting songs and working on new “The Getaway” music there is a lot of time for pranks and laughter. Rehearsal nights are good for keeping up motivation and friendship.
The Getaway tries to present themselves individually as dynamic as possible but always seeing the band as being one. Our belief is; “the whole is greater than the sum of the parts”, meaning that all of the individual musical qualities come together in the songs. This belief forms the base for the creation of new music and the live performance. When performing live, the mutual bond between the band members creates a very contagious positive energy and this energy has its effect on the audience.
The Getaway has the following band members: Martijn Hagendoorn (lead vocals, lead guitar and songwriter), Martijn “Fox” Vos (background vocals and guitar), Nick van Tartwijk (drums and percussion) and Tim Scheepens (bass guitar). To keep the live shows fresh and attractive there are occasional surprise guests who give additional musical support to The Getaway.
The musical direction of The Getaway is comparable to the popular punk-rock music from the United States today. The four band members get their inspiration from a wide range of bands. To name a few: No use for a name, Rage Against The Machine, Foo Fighters and Bad Religion. The band is also inspired by the good old rock ‘n roll from the sixties and seventies. This inspiration can be well heard in the song “These Boots Are Made For Walking” (courtesy of Nancy Sinatra). In this song old school rock ‘n roll flows together with modern-day punk-rock music.
The Getaway has a repertoire containing mostly of their own songs and a few covers which are being served in a spiced up version, for example I want you to want me. ( courtesy of Cheap Trick ). A good presentation on stage is a must for The Getaway. A lot of work has been put into the visual aspects of the show. Bringing out a cool logo on a BIG backdrop, green flash lights, and clothing to match the punk-rock ‘n roll style of the band.
Since the first notes of The Getaway came out of amplifiers and through microphones, a number of different stages throughout The Hague got a taste of their energy. Managing to get more and more people excited for their music they made it outside of The Hague as well, playing on several showcases and festivals.
In October 2005 the first demo was released. On it are three songs made by The Getaway and one cover. From this demo the self-titled song “The Getaway” was released on a compilation CD from the label “It’s your record” (The best of IYR part 2, november 2005).
In June 2007 the 2nd demo gets released: “This Is Why Tuesday Rocks” what stands for their rehearsalnights that mostly are held at Tuesdays. On this demo cd are listed 3 tracks about the daily happenings like alcohol abuse while driving.
In February 2008 the track “Crash & Burn” of the demo gets released on a collectors promotion cd called “Nederland Rockt” ( Holland Rocks ) by promoter Promocer.
In April the Double ( instead of single )"What if / Hero" is been released.
It's contains a very surprising rockballad ,"What if", like you've never heard The Getaway before and a refreshing catchy rocksong, Hero!
Enjoy our tracks on our website: www.the-getaway.nl or order a demo by sending us an email.
How to reach us
The Getaway has not signed up with a record label, booking office or management agency. For bookings, additional information or other questions please contact:
“Starting off The Getaway sounds like any other rockband. After a little while though the great enthousiasm and energy, with which the songs are being performed, start to rise up from the music. Musically the band sounds a little better aswell, compared to quite a few other bands outthere. With this first demo the group leaves quite an impression behind. When they’re performed live the songs will probably rock even more. The track “These boots” is a stomping cover from the original song by Nancy Sinatra ‘These boots are made for walking’ (1966).”
( Gerard van der Ijssel www.haagspoppodium.nl )