Back To Basic's New Album is called "Not Over Yet"  

"..For me this is no doubt the best album Back to Basic has ever released. And that's saying a lot.."

O'Cor Blogspot


"Not Over Yet" is a brand new album by succesful Dutch fusion band Back to Basic, celebrating their thirty year existence. The band is back with another great album.


Band Back To Basic

Not Over Yet

Back To Basic has had its share of success. In 1993 their debut album "Give All U Got" not only got raving reviews in the US but also produced a hit single called “Leave Me Alone” which reached nr 24 in the Dutch Top 40.  It took another three years before their second Album "No Mumbo Jumbo" hit the stores. In the mean time Back To Basic toured and in 1997 featured as support act for legend rocker Joe Cocker.

So here we are. it's been a long wait. But we're back in full force!  Older, wiser, and better than ever.  We have released our third and best Back To Basic album yet, appropriately named "Not Over Yet",  It is available for direct play on multiple on-line streaming sites, including Spotify. More about "Not Over Yet" and Back To Basic can be found in this english factsheet or here in the same Dutch language factsheet. A full album review can be read on O'Cor's website

Over the decades Back To Basic has attracted a loyal fan base who have patiently been waiting for the band to hit the road again and produce a new album. Its here now and listening to the new album, fans will immediately recognize the band's live energy that has always attracted a strong live following. And as a tribute one of Back To Basic's biggest fans even features on the "Not Over Yet" front cover! 

Get the exclusive CD

We have produced a great looking and exclusive CD of the "Not Over Yet" Album. It comes with full color CD and covers and includes a 4 page Booklet. The CD is not available in any online shop and can only be obtained through STM.

Exclusive CD - Not Over Yet

Price for one Not Over Yet CD is €15,- (incl shipping costs within the EU), shipping cost outside EU depends on destination. Send your order with shipping address to: 

Follow the band

The best way to keep track of what the band is up to is to follow them on Twitter and Instagram. Here we will regularly provide news, pictures  and more fun info.

We are Back To Basic

Dutch Fusion band Back to Basic are celebrating their thirty years existence. Back to Basic's music can be described as funky, jazzy and soulful. 

Back to Basic are:

  • Theo Braams: Lead Vocals
  • Michel van Schie: Bass & Clavinet
  • Sjoerd van Bommel: Drums & Backing Vocals
  • Leen van Rij: Percussion
  • Peter Broekhuizen: Tenor & Baritone Saxophone
  • Jel Jongen: Trombone
  • Tyn Smit: Wurlitzer, Hammond & Piano
  • Tjeerd van Zanen: Guitars

Back To Basic on stage

The band had started touring again before covid19 put a stop to all live performances. Watch this space and our Instagram/Twitter accounts to find out when we are back on stage again with songs from all our older albums and certainly from Not Over Yet. Take a look at some of our live Radio performances from 2020:

I Don’t Care About You

Back to Basic plays live at at Muziekcafé from the Not Over Yet album 

Leave Me Alone

Back to Basic plays hit song ‘Leave Me Alone’ from the album Give All U got live at Muziekcafé

I Don't Care About You

Back to Basic plays live from the Not Over Yet album at DE MAX! on NPO Radio 5


B2B was founded in 1988 by drummer Sjoerd van Bommel and guitarist Tjeerd van Zanen.

During a tour through Germany as members of the Rick Devito Band, Sjoerd and Tjeerd decided it was time to start their own band. Tjeerd came up with the name Back to Basic, which symbolizes the musical path that both wanted to travel.

In Rotterdam-based vocalist Theo Braams they found the perfect singer and front man. Sjoerd brought with him bassist Ivo Severijns and keyboardplayer Bart van Dongen. 

Initially a coverband, creativity finally won and the band started to create its own signature sound that can still be heard today. Band members came and went, but the band's core - Theo Braams (lead vocals) and Tjeerd van Zanen (lead guitars) - remained. Sjoerd van Bommel returned after a successful roadshow with Jango Edwards.

Initial band member Michel van Schie (Bass & Clavinet) returned after an exciting period with Candy Dulfer’s Funky Stuff. Tyn Smit (Wurlitzer, Hammond & Piano) joined after original band member Bart van Dongen left to persue his own musical journey.

A hornsection was added to the lineup consisting of Peter Broekhuizen (Tenor & Baritone Saxophone) and Nico Nijholt (trombone), now replaced by Jel Jongen. The lineup was complete when percussionist Leen van Rij joined the band.