Collaboration of a uniqueness is what WHAM BAM! is truly all about! They have created this unfiltered rock and groove tactic with such a catchy dual vocal harmony that it works so well it's unstoppable. That said the band has gone on to release their debut single, and are working on their next single along with a debut EP as well! The band goes some more to talk about their current single and what plans are focused upon next.

1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

Wham Bam! is a duo consisting of Gideon Kretschmer (vocals, all the instruments) and Nico Tourelle (vocals) - Nico lives on a farm in the quiet Karoo in South Africa, and Gideon Kretschmer lives in the bustling city of Frankfurt, Germany. They've been making music together since 1996, when they started their first band SUNFISH, back in the hey-days of the South African rock music scene.

Over the years they've continued their creative connection - sharing ideas, writing and performing together (Nico wrote and performed on "It’s on fire" - from WonderWolf's debut album "The Long Winter")

Wham Bam! formed in 2019 when Nico shared a song idea via Whatsapp - Gideon loved the hook and quickly recorded a demo idea - a couple of rounds of remote collaboration later and their debut single "On Your Own" was born. Lyrics were written by fellow creative partner Ramon Rabie (an author and wordsmith extraordinaire living in Thailand) - this breathed new life and meaning into the track.

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

Wham Bam! is meant to represent what our music is all about - focusing on keeping it simple, punchy and catchy, with the main melody/hook at the centre of their songs. It means no-frills fun and groove that infect your ear holes and leaves you wanting more.

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

Our setup is quite unique – we live in different parts of the world and collaborate remotely. We’re part of new upstart German label HopePunk Records (https://hopepunkrecords.com) and as part of this creative collective we work with musicians across the globe, but also have plans to join forces in Germany and South Africa within the next year for some shows.

4. How would you describe your style?

Unfiltered rock and groove with catchy dual vocal harmonies. if you grew up in the grunge era and also dig old - school rock & roll, this is your jam

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

We’ve just released our debut single “On Your Own” – a catchy rock & roll/grungy track, released with a fun lyric video – check out https://hopepunkrecords.com/wham-bam for all the info and links

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

Yes, we’re in studio putting the final touches on our second single “Fool’s Gold” - a catchy pop/rock anthem with massive crowd-pleasing potential - this will lead up to the release of their debut EP later in 2020.

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

Nothing set in stone thus far, but plans for South African and European dates are in the pipeline.

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

Our immediate focus is to finish work on our debut EP, and to work with our label to spread our tunes and grow an organic following of like-minded music lovers.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

Our debut single is available on all the platforms – also for purchase on our label’s store – links below:

Song links - https://songwhip.com/whambam/on-your-own
Lyric Video - https://youtu.be/e0bNS7VLuZs
Store - https://hopepunkrecords.com/buy

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

Damn that was fun, play it again!

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