1974 – present (43 years)
- Alex Roelofs (1974 – 1981)
- Arwen Linnemann (1997 – 2003)
- Henk Hofstede (1974 – present)
- Joke Geraets (1985 – 1991)
- Laetitia van Krieken (1997 – 2004)
Nits, formerly The Nits (and sometimes labeled as such today in some releases), are a Dutch art rock group, founded in 1974 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Their musical style has varied considerably over the years, as has their line-up with the core of Henk Hofstede (the group's lead singer and lyricist), Rob Kloet, drummer, Robert Jan Stips (Supersister, Gruppo Sportivo, Golden Earring), keyboards.
Their biggest hit in the Netherlands was "Nescio" (1983), a tribute to the Dutch author Jan Hendrik Frederik Grönloh. The major hit that brought the band to the attention of an international audience was "In the Dutch Mountains" (1987). As well, heir 1976 track "Yes or No" gained international attention decades later after being included in the 'Shake Some Action' CD collection– in which music critic Alan Fleagle said Nits' talent means "pure pop fans will drool".
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