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U2NL

U2NL

U2NL


Dutch U2 tribute band, formed by lead singer Frank Wensink in 2003, under the name of Kite. Bass player Chuck Sterk and drummer Ger Joosten started in the line up of the band, accompanied by guitar player Rudy Kerkhoven. In the spring of 2005 the band decided to change the name Kite into U2NL and started to prepare for shows outside Holland. The same summer Rudy decided to leave the band and to return to his former project "De Zeute Drupkes". Rudy was replaced by Jan Marcel de Jong van Romunde. Read more on Last.fm
Dutch U2 tribute band, formed by lead singer Frank Wensink in 2003, under the name of Kite. Bass player Chuck Sterk and drummer Ger Joosten started in the line up of the band, accompanied by guitar player Rudy Kerkhoven. In the spring of 2005 the band decided to change the name Kite into U2NL and started to prepare for shows outside Holland. The same summer Rudy decided to leave the band and to return to his former project "De Zeute Drupkes".

Rudy was replaced by Jan Marcel de Jong van Romunde. The changes for the band meant they played on bigger festivals and stages, among them a gig on the FIFA World Championship in Germany 2006 in Cologne (DE) and gigs at OpenAir Weigendorf (DE) and Podium Hardenberg (NL). Also the band started to work on their theater show "In the name of U2", in which they perform songs of U2, and tell about whereabouts of the band from 1978 to the recent tours. The music is accompanied by a huge light show and videos presented on a big LED-screen. The show first was presented in January 2007 in Theater de Bussel in Oosterhout (NL).

This same month the band decided to break with guitarist Jan Marcel. Within a months time they had to find a replacement guitar player and get used to the new band setting, to be ready for the next show. They found the replacement in Sander Brandsen. As from september 2008 the theater show In the name of U2 played in various theaters in The Netherlands and Belgium. The show is supposed to be playing until the summer of 2013.

The band also plays festivals and normal gigs, all over Europe. Till now U2NL has played in seven different countries: The Netherlands Belgium Germany Luxembourg Austria Switzerland Finland Website: www.u2nl.com Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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