Chef’Special is a Dutch indie pop band from Haarlem, Netherlands. Chef’Special’s lineup consists of lead vocalist Joshua Nolet, guitarist Guido Joseph, base player Jan Derks, keyboard player Wouter Heeren and drummer Wouter Jerry Prudon. They have released two albums and three EPs since their formation in 2008. They became known in the Netherlands for being house band for popular Dutch TV program ‘De Wereld Draait Door’ in 2011. In 2015 the band went on its first US tour as support act for indie band Aer. They have joined Twenty One Pilots on their Emotional Roadshow World Tour as an opening act in the summer of 2016, alongside MUTEMATH.
In February 2016 the band’s song “In Your Arms” charted at position 40 in Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart.
- 1Band members
- 2.1Studio albums
- 2.2Extended plays
- Joshua Nolet – lead vocals
- Guido Joseph – guitar, samples, backing vocals
- Jan Derks – bass, vocals, percussion
- Wouter Heeren – keys, synthesizers, organs, melodica, backing vocals
- Wouter Jerry Prudon – drums, percussion
In 2003 the old building was replaced with a brand new concert hall, which was being used for the first time in 2005. Between September 2003 until May 2005 a temporary location at the Oostvest functioned as Haarlem’s concert hall.
The new building was designed by architect Paul Diederen of the architecture firm Diederen Dirriox Architecten of Eindhoven. The building’s capacity was significantly increased with a large hall for 1000 visitors, a second one for some 350 guests and a music bar for 100 people, which has live music three days in the week, free of admission. A total of 500 events is organised every year, for some 140.000 people.
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