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The Hague, The Netherlands (1999 – present)

There are 2 artists with the name Di-rect:

1) Di-rect is a Dutch band formed in October 1999 in The Hague, The Netherlands. The band consists of singer Marcel Veenendaal, guitarist Frans van Zoest, drummer Jamie Westland, pianist Vince van Reeken and bassplayer Bas van Wageningen.

The band started in 1999 when 15 year old Jamie Westland (drums) asked his father Dick to help him set up a band. Three other teenagers joined him which are Tim Akkerman (vocals), Frans ‘Spike’ van Zoest (guitar and background vocals) and Bas van Wageningen (bass). The singer, Tim Akkerman was just 19, the guitar player and the drummer were only 15 years old at that time.

Within a few months Di-rect had completed a five track demo which included the song “Just the Way I Do”. 3FM radio DJ Rob Stenders saw them play live and was impressed by them. He played a song from their demo on national radio. This generated considerable interest by record companies. Two months later Di-rect signed with Dino Music/EMI. In the year 2002, they played on every big festival in Holland and their debut album “Discover” came out.

Over the next few years, Di-rect released various albums. In 2003, they released “Over the Moon”, containing the singles “Adrenaline”, “She” and “Rollercoaster”. Two years later, they released a new album called “All Systems Go!”.


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  • StuW91

    UK tour please.

    17 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Cathleen91

    Met Japieo eens. Ze zijn gewoon een andere weg ingeslagen. Di-rect met Tim had nu niet meer bestaan vrees ik... Ze zijn nou eenmaal te oud geworden om nog alleen maar rond te komen van tienermeisjes. Love them old en new!

    30 Dec 2013 Reply
  • shofman

    Nou, dat viel tegen. Te weinig energie in de nummers, alleen maar nieuw materiaal. Geeneens Johnny ofzo.

    6 May 2012 Reply
  • shofman

    The Chase is zeer nice. Morgen op bevrijdingsfestival Flevoland, wordt vast weer tof!

    4 May 2012 Reply
  • Jeroentje_NL

    Gister live gezien, klonk best goed. Die bassist lijkt alleen wel een beetje op een hippieversie van jezus.

    1 May 2012 Reply
  • bnature87

    the old Di-Rect is so much better! Tim ♥ [7] Sorry (a)

    24 Feb 2012 Reply
  • S-Keegan

    Inside My Head <3

    28 Nov 2011 Reply
  • n_fffff


    20 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Edje10

    The Chase klinkt echt goed

    15 Nov 2011 Reply
  • maartenlouage

    New album is awesome guys! Keep up the good work!

    28 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Koenamaloena


    12 Sep 2011 Reply
  • ThomElsenaar


    6 Sep 2011 Reply
  • C-E-V

    im just so in love with di-rect. jullie zijn geweldig <3

    18 Jul 2011 Reply
  • japieo

    someone from Brasil who knows that. aight!

    26 Jun 2011 Reply
  • vroow

    morgen di-rect <3 ... lang geleden, tijdperk tim :"( .. Mis him! mja :) Solo is hij beter af!

    29 Apr 2011 Reply
  • japieo

    Stop dat gezeik toch eens over de oude en de nieuwe Di-rect. Luister gewoon naar de muziek, waardeer je het niet, dan niet.

    19 Apr 2011 Reply
  • zubblesbubbles

    new di-rect buuu_! (go home)

    30 Mar 2011 Reply
  • merelyMerel

    Marcel <3

    17 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Carlyn007

    Beetje jammer dat bij bandleden Vince van Reeken ontbreekt.

    6 Mar 2011 Reply
  • xelisaaa

    the old Di-Rect is so much better! Tim ♥ [6]

    5 Feb 2011 Reply
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