Formed in 2022, Kae West, an exciting rock band hailing from the Netherlands, brings together a vibrant mix of alternative rock and symphonic metal influences. The band, spearheaded by Korine Varekamp as the frontwoman, joined forces with accomplished drummer Laurens Bakker, notable for his contribution to the pioneering Dutch heavy metal band, Picture. The lineup is further solidified by guitarist Jonathan Merrelaar and bassist Vince Ten Have, resulting in a cohesive ensemble that embodies a unique musical identity. Currently, the band is gearing up for a series of shows featuring collaborations with various choirs in the Netherlands. Their powerful wall of sound, infused with harmonious vocals, promises to deliver a sensational experience that will resonate with rock enthusiasts of all generations and serves as the perfect teaser to create the necessary anticipation for the debut.
The first official release, “Alert The Media” (June 2023), produced by Red Pack Productions in The Netherlands, is a groundbreaking single showcasing intermittent posh English accents in the vocals and featuring contributions from the Dutch GOOV music theater choir and is mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios, Sweden, the world’s premier facility for metal music and beyond. Fascination Street Studios has an illustrious clientele, including renowned acts such as Opeth, Sepultura, Kreator, Arch Enemy, and many more. These collaborations add extra layers of credibility and excitement to the release, setting the stage for a promising musical journey.
Kae West draws inspiration from a wide range of influences, including Evanescence, Heart, Nightwish, Linkin Park, to name just a few. If you’re a fan of these artists, there’s a good chance that Kae West’s music will also resonate with you.