Dutch boys with a dream: as real fans of many different rockbands from the 80’s and 90’s, Sticky Sweet is creating a new form of rock, sounding modern, with an oldschool vibe to it. Since the 20th of april 2016, their dreams started to become reality.
In June 2017 they won first place in the band competiton “Geheim van Babylon” at Babylon, Woerden (NL). They were also interviewed on air by Peter Kunnen from the Winkelwagenshow after the release of their single ‘S.O.S.’ in March 2018.
The main charactaristics of Sticky Sweet are good vibes with loud tones. Combine funky basslines with loud and catchy guitar riffs, blended together with tight but hard drums and this is the result!
Inspired by many different genres like punk, stonerrock, alternative rock but also funk and poprock, their playstyle contains changing dynamics, from soft and clean to an energetic and intensive sound.
They are currently recording lots of new singles and a few covers with videoclips, which will all be released during this summer!
When 23 years old lead singer and guitarist Lorenzo de Rooij picked up his first guitar, a rock star was born. His dream to furfill the world with his music is one that he’ll never give up on or stop working for.
Inspired by bands like Soundgarden, Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Van Halen, Highly Suspect and many more, he writes rock songs with passion for sensitive and relateble subjects. He finds his words hidden under his inspiring guitar riffs.
He currently plays mostly on his EVH guitar and sometimes picks up his Fender Stratocaster or his old love: the Gibson Les Paul. All of these guitars are used in the recordings of Sticky Sweet for the right guitar dynamics and sound!
For many years, bass guitarist and backing vocalist Riccardo Lebbink experimented with musical instruments until he got addicted to the bass guitar.
Bands as the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tower of Power, Billy Talent, Lamb Of God and artists like Marcus Miller and Victor Wooten inspired his playstyle to be funky but steady, serving the songs with a cherry on top.
He also produces and engineers the band. Every recording take place in his studio, Last Lick Records. All Sticky Sweet songs are made and released indie style, but with much love effort and attention put into every record.
He currently plays a Marcus Miller Sire V7 bass guitar which provides groovy tones that blend perfectly with the songs of Sticky Sweet.
Started out playing in a high school band, drummer Bobby Timmers evolved to a rock drummer who plays steady, groovy and powerful.
His style changes from alternative rock to hard rock and everything in between. His drums glue the guitar riffs and basslines together as if they were meant to be.
Bobby is a trained thai-chi fighter too, so we wouldn’t reccomend challenging him.
A good vibe is essential during the live shows of Sticky Sweet. Their goal is to entertain everybody and let them dance, clap and sing along. Next to their own songs, often several recognisable covers are played live. Are you coming to their next gig?