Batmobile was founded 1983. After several months of playing traditional rockabilly, Jeroen Haamers (vocals/guitar), Johnny Zuidhof (drums) and Eric Haamers (double bass) decided to start to write their own material.
In 1985 the first Batmobile album was released, which led to international recognition.
The second half of the eighties and the first half of the nineties the band is touring through Germany, France, Japan, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, Austria and England. The band is headlining numerous times in the legendary KlubFoot in London.
In 1997 the band introduces their own brand of Rock ‘n Roll called ‘B-music’. Like in a B-film, B-music stand for B-musicians, bad (read: funny) jokes, horror, nakid women and having the time of your life. So there’s not a big difference with decent psychobilly. Read More
The second half of the nineties Batmobile does a lot of concerts in the Jukebox Tour in which the audience decides what the band should play.Their first concert in New York is caught on videotape and released on film and will be the last concert before a 3 year break.
In 2001 the album titled ‘A Tribute To Batmobile’ is released on a Japanese label. On the album all kinds of bands from all over the world play Batmobile songs. Batmobile’s own contribution on the album is called ‘Baby Go Back Home’.
In 2003 the band makes one live appearance in Germany which makes Batmobile decide to start doing more live performances again starting 2004. Since then they have been doing concerts in the Netherlands, England, Japan, Russia, Finland, France, Sweden, Germany, Belgium, Brazil and the USA.
In 2008 the band is together for 25 years, still in the original line up. To celebrate this occasion, Anagram releases a full set of Batmobile live at the legendary London KlubFoot, with a lot of unreleased material from 1986. Also the band released a very well recieved split album with the other Dutch Rock and Roll bastards Peter Pan Speedrock.
In 2013 the band celebrated their 30th anniversary, with again a series of international shows.
From 2014-2016 the band can be seen regularly on (international) television and are they followed around by a cameracrew, that creates a live DVD of the band, called ‘Spitting & Screaming On Stage’.
In 2015 and 2016 Batmobile has been working on a new studio album, which has been released on Butler Records on March 3rd 2017, with the title ‘Brand New Blisters’
At this moment Batmobile is working together with the horn-section of Bosco and starting summer 2018 they are also doing shows under the name Big Bat.
In 2018 the band celebrates their 35th anniversary by doing what they do best, which is playing lot of live shows.