DUTCH BIO

“Vuig, meeslepend en gevaarlijk” aldus de Nederlandse muziekpers over de dampende garage bluesrock van Black Operator. En daar is geen woord van gelogen. Black Operator speelt zeker geen traditionele blues maar haalt wel bluesy invloeden uit bands en artiesten als Black Keys en Nick Cave. Black Operator laat sinds de oprichting eind 2016 gelijk van zich horen en is meteen een graag geziene gast op de Nederlandse festival podia. De singles ‘Mr. Preacherman’, ‘Marita’ en ‘Dancing Around’ bereiken allen de hoogste regionen van de nationale Indie charts. In 2018 wordt de band geselecteerd als een van Nederlands meest veelbelovende acts om deel te nemen aan de Popronde. Na een kleine adempauze vanwege plaatopnames is de band nu keihard terug aan het muzikale front met een gloednieuwe single “Hungry For Love” en hun debuut album. 

ENGLISH BIO

“Raw, dirty and dangerous” The Dutch music press really couldn’t have picked better words to describe Dutch five piece Black Operator. Their fiery blend of pounding blues and garage rock draws comparisons to artists like Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Kills and The Black Keys.

Formed at the tail end of 2016 it didn’t take long before the Dutch music scene took notice of Black Operator. Their popularity gained steam after their first two singles ‘Mr. Preacherman’ and the thrilling murder ballad ‘Marita’ both made their way to the top of the Dutch Indie Charts. This resulted in the band playing at numerous festivals and venues all over the country. Early 2018 Black Operator was selected out of no less than 1200 fellow contenders to take part in the critically acclaimed Dutch travelling festival Popronde 2018.

In the summer of 2019 Black Operator released their well-received and critically acclaimed self-titled debut album and the singles ‘Hungry For Love’ and ‘Strangers in the Night’ again both reached the top of the Dutch national Indie charts and received lots of radio airplay on both national and international radio outlets. With the spring 2020 release of the rousing single ‘Desolation Blues’ Black Operator have released their most succesful song to date.

LINE-UP
Sander den Das – vocals, guitar
Emile van der Wal – guitar
Bastiaan de Vries – drums
Tijn Groen – percussion and keys
Arno Kort – bass