Roy & The Kiliaan Brothers

Gemert 1962-1968 

The Band formation :

Ruud Bosscher (gitaar) ex- The Rocket Strings

Johan Kiliaan (guitar) ex- The Rocket Strings

Auke Kiliaan (bass) ex- The Rocket Strings

Richard Heijne (drums) ex- The Rocket Strings

Roy Clignett (singer) ex- The Black Rockets

Wil Zitter † (guitar) replaced Ruud Bosscher

Charles van Eeden (bass) replaced in 1967 Auke Kiliaan

From the band founded in 1959 The Rocket Strings with, among others, the brothers Johan and Auke Kiliaan, a new formation emerged after the departure of the solo guitarist and the singer in mid-1962 under the name Roy & The Kiliaan Brothers. Earlier in Gemert a band named The Black Rockets had changed their name to The Brinkman Brothers. Of course after the example of The Tielman Brothers.

Roy & The Kiliaan Brothers mainly performed during dance nights throughout the country. The band was dissolved in 1968.

Since 1987 the group members of both The Rocket Strings and Roy & The Kiliaan Brothers have organized a reunion evening every year. During such a happening in 1994 the group came in contact with Hans van Haarlem from Rarity Records. As a result 2 CD productions followed with the following line-up:

Ruud Bosscher (guitar)

Johan Kiliaan (guitar)

Wally Kiliaan (guitar)

Charles van Eeden (bass)

Richard Heijne (drums)

Roy Clignet (singer)

RARITY CD 192487 INDO ROCK

Al Capone (instr.), I’m Coming Home, Route 66, No Particular Place To Go, Oakie From Muskogee, Tore Up, Jambalaya, Rosita My Love, Jenny Jenny, Sweet Little Sixteen, Mama Papa Twist, Johnny B Goode, If You Need Me, It Keeps Rainin’, Black Eyes Rock (instr.), Cold Cold Heart, Turn Around, Hard To Be, Old Black Joe, Storm Never Last, Judy, San Antonio Rose (instr.)

RARITY CD 192504 INDO ROCK vol. 2

Bogaloose Stomp (instr.), I Can’t Forget You/My Maria, Smokey Mountain Boogie, Ku Tak Ma U, I’m In Love Again, 18th Century Rock (instr.), Talking About You, I Can Tell, Terang Boelan, She Thinks I Still Care, Move It, Lovesick Blues (instr.), Surabaja, Mister Moonlight, Down The Line, Valley Of Tears, I’ll Never Let You Cross My Mind, South Of The Border (instr.), Honey Don’t, That’s All Right, I Don’t Care, Sweet Nothing, Lief Java (instr.)

source: https://indo-rock.jimdo.com/r/roy-the-kiliaan-brothers-gemert/

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