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|Riptide is a Psychobilly-band from Hengelo in The Netherlands. Lead singer and guitar-player Martin Welberg started Riptide in 1994 with Dagmar Mebius (Double Bass) and Rodney Lok (Drums), two Psychos who had been in the 'scene' for quite a long time.|
The band started out playing covers and after a year of songwriting they started to play only their own songs. Till the end of 1996 Riptide did gigs and festivals together with bands such as: Batmobile, Mad Sin, Hot Boogie Chillun and Asmodeus.
Late 2004 when Serge Kokos, Dagmar Mebius and Jan Jaap Elzenga where playing in a band called The Glaives, they asked Martin to play lead guitar and he joined the band.
After a while Jan Jaap decided to go solo as Ottoboy The One Man Trashband, and Riptide was reborn after 10 years.
The first gig after all those years was as a support band (with the Monolith Monsters, Rodney?s current band) for The Meteors, who are well known as the founders of Psychobilly.
Riptide recorded a live-demo during that gig and released the demo on their homepage.
After Dagmar left the band in 2006, Martin and Serge started working at an album and deceided to search for a singer and doublebassplayer before finishing that album.
In the summer of 2007 Serge asked Rogier to join Riptide as singer and Jeroen Nolte to play bass, Serge met Rogier at hardcore gigs in Innocent in Hengelo and were always talking about Psychobillymusic and introduced him to Martin and since then Riptide has a new lin-up.
Riptide is trying to spark the interest of all kinds of people with their Psychobilly music that is influenced by styles like Punk (Rock), Hardcore, Metal and of course Rockabilly.
The raw voice, scratchin' guitar, slappin' bass and pumping drums make the band like dynamite on stage!