Hailing from The Hague in The Netherlands, Bagga Bownz is Alternative Rock at its most preminent. A controlled mayhem with distinctive velvet, yet powerful rock vocals, infused with commanding rock guitars and underpinned with the driving rhythm of drums and distinctive bass.

Nominations

Bagga Bownz have been nominated three times in the largest Indie Awards Program in the world ’Just Plain Folks Awards’ for ‘Best Alternative Song’ and ‘Best Alternative Album’.  The awards program screens over half a million songs and over 42,000 albums in 70+ genres from 100 countries worldwide.

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Attaining thousands of downloads in countries such as Japan and the U.S. saw Bagga Bownz achieve a top 40 US Billboard position in the ‘Hits of the web’ Chart, which lead to various performances across the United States and the honour of performing on the International Stage at the Midpoint Music Festival in Cincinnati and resulted in high profile gigs in countries across Europe, North America and a featured performance in Indonesia at the Java Rockin’ Land festival in Jakarta with Mr. Big, 3rd Eye Blind and Vertical Horizon. Bagga Bownz have been ranked as #1 Rock/Alternative on HotIndieMusic.com and were Unsigned Artist of the Month in US Keyboard Magazine.

Armin van Buuren

Having recorded a song together with the #1 DJ of the world, Armin van Buuren, in 2010, the band were asked to perform as part of the worldwide ‘Armin Only Mirage’ tour including countries like Poland, Russia, Beirut and Australia for New Years Eve in front of audiences up to 30,000 fans. This is coupled with various performances at the large venues, festivals, radio- and television shows in the Netherlands.  As recording artists Bagga Bownz are notorious for managing to capture the same vibe in the studio as they do on stage.

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Intense

And again in 2013, Bagga Bownz recorded a song together with Armin for his latest album “Intense“. It’s the closing song of the album, called “Reprise”. The first two Armin Only Intense Shows are already booked, November 15th and 16th in the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam.

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Acoustic Dance Music (ADM)

It all started years ago, as a joke, during the Armin Only World Tours (‘Imagine’). Eller van Buuren -brother of Armin- was bored at his hotel room. He called up the singers of his brother’s trance songs: “Let’s play your trance song with just an acoustic guitar”. They recorded it on a cheap handy cam and put it on YouTube. Within one day thousands of people watched the video. So they recorded more.

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Soon, Bagga Bownz became involved and lifted up the concept to a fully balanced pop feeling. Even on stage they managed to give a whole new vibe to the old school: playing Armin’s song “burned with desire” to tens of thousands of people. But that was not all. A full length cd will be released fall 2013.

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Projects

In the near future Bagga Bownz will release various songs & project on a regular basis, check the website for updates!

en Koen Herfst