Merch package sale

Affordable merch price tags have been one of our main focus points since we started out. To close off this year and start the new one in style we have this merch package offer for all Dutch orders: choose a shirt + choose a CD + 7″ + shipping costs = just 20 euros. Send your order to and we’ll hook you up!

More info on sale items can be viewed in our shop.

Dutch orders only

Dutch orders only

BBR @ HMH with ZZ Top

MrBFGMark Tuesday 24th June 2014 in your agendas, friends. We’ll be rolling with the Big Dogs of ZZ TOP!

Ticket sales starts today over HERE. Get ‘em while you can. Last two shows of ZZ Top at HMH were totally sold out.

DWDD videos

Many thanx to the wonderful production crew of DWDD last night! We sure had a blast!
Let it be known to the organizers of festivals, clubs and pubs: book Black Bottle Riot for 2014! Booking contact thru

Here are the full length vids:


(With abrupt end because time was up. Hahahahilarious.)

Recap of Release show 25/10/2013

Hey friends, here’s a short video to revisit our release show at a sold out Doornroosje.
Thank you all for showing up & making this night one helluva party. PANG PANG!

BBR @ DWDD, Thursday 5th December

Extra Extra – read all about BBR

Dandy Mike in Bandeet

Hey friends, it has been a month exactly since we released our second album. Things are looking good for us! We did a couple of nice gigs allover the country and we have a lot of ‘em in front of us. This means we have some time to kill in the back of the van, which isn’t quite so bad when you have road music, a couple of brewskis and some cool books. Books?

Later this week we’ll post some reviews of Soul in Exile and live gigs, but this news item is about old fashioned books. Yes. Books. We love ‘em.

Black Bottle Riot is prominently featured on a couple of pages in these two brand new, hard cover books.


* ‘Bandeet‘ by Tefke van Dijk and Nienke van Hunen. ‘Bandeet’ contains some real good culinary stories about bands on the road. Nienke is a wonderful chef and she has prepared many a meal at Doornroosje. Her neighbour Tefke is a journalist and she came up with the idea of interviewing artists with a focus on food on the road. Besides BBR, it features a.o. White Denim, Ron Sexsmith, Textures, Eefje de Visser and a LOT more. It also contains a lot of favorite recipes by featured artists, so this is really our cup of tea… uh, hot sauce! View the book digitally HERE and order your copy HERE.





* ‘Tof‘ by Frank Antonie van Alphen. Nowadays Nijmegen has a healthy and lively music scene, but ‘Tof’ proves that this has been a continuous force since the fifties. Journalist Van Alphen has spent the last few years interviewing a wide variety of artistic generations, which results in a book that is obviously well cared for. It features not only BBR, but also past bands of some of us, a lot of friends and a couple of artists that hit the charts big time. We never hid our love for Nijmegen City and ‘Tof’ proves here’s another way to appreciate what the Waalcity has to offer. Read more about it HERE.




Bandeet release with Mr Simon Snel

‘Bandeet’ release with f.l.t.r. writer Tefke, chef Nienke, Mr Simon Snel, Mr Textures and Mrs Eefje de Visser.

Noorderslag booking

Bring out the champagne!

Bring out the champagne!

Friends, we’re going to Groningen again! Two years ago we played at Eurosonic and now we received an invitation to do our thing at Noorderslag. This is the main conference and showcase festival for European music. Each year in January, Groningen is Europe’s #1 music capital for four days. These days include a music conference, the festivals Eurosonic and Noorderslag and several award ceremonies. Besides that, it’s known for being a good way to start the new year with your drinking buddies.

Make sure to get your tickets fast & mark January 18th in your calendar, ’cause this will be one hell of a party!

THANK YOU FOR 25-10-2013!

Dear friends, THANK YOU for one of the best nights we ever had! Our release party was an insane PARTY indeed, as well as a great way to start off our tour to bring Soul In Exile to you all.


Jawohl, ausverkauft

Around 8 p.m. we got the word that the last ticket had been sold. We worked our asses off to promote our release party and we’re very thankful that our fans showed up from all over the place – we spoke folks all the way from Groningen, Assen, Amsterdam, Germany, Eindhoven, Heerlen, Goes and Antwerpen. Plus – last, but certainly not least – all the lovely friends from the wider area of our beloved hometown of Nijmegen, obviously.

After a great 40 minute set by our friends of The Heat, the crowd was pumped up real good. We knew this quartet would be up for the task of revoking some atmospheres from the great days of rock, influenced by the likes of Peter Green and Canned Heat. Keep those killer boogie riffs comin’ and good luck recording your new lowdown grooves this December with mister Xavier T.

We always do our best to show our fans we care a lot about them. Last night was no exception. For instance, we brewed our own Black Bottle Riot beer exclusively for this night. One tasty drink for sure : a double beer, full taste, 7%. Those present sure as hell did their best to down the other brewskis as well, resulting in Doornroosje having sold out bottled Hertog Jan beers before we even struck our first chord. A new record. The lovely people of Pie In The Sky provided each and every visitor with a free pie to go with the drinks, so remember that name when you feel an appetite coming up. They deserve it.

Bubblegum chewin' rhythm boys

Pic by Willie Kerkhof

When we entered stage just past half ten, the ambience couldn’t have been better. It felt like we melted together with the crowd. Well, maybe we really did. Our dedicated female backing vocalists Floor & Tatum added warmth, soul and scope to our songs. Two angels by our side. After a dynamic set of 100+ minutes we were in a mixed state of euphoria, gratitude, pride and relief. Don Gio and Don Dus revved it up with a raunchy set of ghetto funk, causing masses of feet shufflin’ around. Hot on the one! You guys and gals took a shitload of merchandise with you on the way out, which we really appreciate. We’ll update our brand new website with pics of the new merchandise as soon as possible, so you can see what we have instore as well. Interested? Send a message to and wear it with pride.

After Doornroosje wiped the last visitors out, a lot of you came down to our late night home base: NDRGRND. There the gang continued and concluded this wonderful night with waaaaaay too much liquor shots. Luckily we flushed it down with some BBR beer, as we yelled in each other’s ears that the DJ was the BOMB. It’s not entirely possible to recollect how we found our way home, but apperently we did. We hope all of you did as well, in good health and ditto mood.

So… THANK YOU, beerdrinkers & hellraisers! See you on the road!
X – Simon, Mike, Jaap & Pieter

P.S. Go HERE for some pics by our good friend Mike Nicolaassen.

Clip for ‘Soul In Exile’

Hey Friends!

Here it is, the first single of our new album! SOUL IN EXILE. Release party is set at Doornroosje, Nijmegen, for 25th of October. Be sure to get your tickets fast on

Of course, the single can also be found at:
- iTunes
- Deezer
- Spotify

Make sure you know the words at the 25th!
Love – Simon, Jaap, Pieter, Mike

Flyer for release party friends, visit our facebook page and view the flyer for our next big party! It features the artwork for our album and as you can see it’s sharp as a razor. Some exciting release tour dates will follow soon!

New Album Out This Autumn! Our second album is finished and that means CHEERS to all!
Mark Friday October 25th 2013 in your agendas, because we’ll throw one hell of a release party at Doornroosje, Nijmegen.

Buy tickets

New Booking Agent’s a short message while we’re finishing the recordings in the studio.
As of May 2nd all our bookings will be handled by Frank Kimenai at Whipping Post Music. YES!

This is what Frank states about working with bands: “I work with artists that have a sincere and authentic signature, and I strife towards building a recognizable artistic signature for this booking agency as well. What you see is what you get, basically. No bullshit, no hypes, no one-hit-wonders, but plain, honest music, by plain, honest artists, brought to you in a plain and honest way”.

We felt right at home! We’re really looking forward to working with Whipping Post Music.

Contact Frank here: e-mail or tel: +31(0)618816142

Peace out – BBR

Recording new album

At this very moment Black Bottle Riot is working hard on their second full-length album. The boys work together with Sven Lens of As Loud As Studios, known of his work with among others Willy Nelson, Trijntje Oosterhuis and Snoop Doggy Dogg. It will be an all killer – no filler, groove laden album with dirty riffs and pounding beats, recorded LIVE at the studio. KABOOM! Click HERE or on the collage above to view more pics.

Cheers – BBR