One of the longest existing rock bands in the Netherlands with an impressive track record. Active since 1979 and still alive and kicking. The many European tours took the band from the south, Spain to the north of Europe, Norway. Ssometimes invited by world stars such as Robert Plant (Led Zepellin), Gary Moore (✝︎) and others. Tours were interspersed with the release of three albums, released by renowned record companies at home and abroad such as Polydor and Phonogram.
The band became famous for their energetic live shows. And they still do. The band still knows how to play pubs, halls and festivals with the unique mix of rock with a blues touch AND of course an energetic performance.
Singer Wouter Post, who died in 2015, has been replaced by Stephan Hermsen, bass player Ronald Roodbol.
The band made three albums and a couple of of singles for Polydor, Phonogram and for the Belgian Munich Records. In 2020 the long-awaited new album will be released, recorded in the Belgian GAM studio. On that album, which will be released as a (hardcopy) CD, as well as digital can be ordered through the webshop of the band and bol.com (see the website of The Liberators). But you will also be able to listen to the various online music platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer and Google Play Music. This album contains 10 of the band's own songs, from the tough Troubled Mind to the subdued Good Man and two mysterious instrumental songs.
The band was followed a year by program maker Karin Hillebrand which resulted in the documentary "Sabbatical", broadcast by the Limburg regional broadcaster L1. The film was in premiere in a packed film room Lumiere in Maastricht on 19 May 2017.
The whole movie can be seen on the Sabbatical page.
The original band made three albums and a some singles for Polydor, Phonogram and the Belgian company Munich Records. The Liberators played at major festivals such as The Belgium Rhythm-and-Blues festival in Peer, Markt Rock in Leuven (B), Gents feesten (B), Rock Herk (B), Blues Rock in Tegelen (NL) and several other festivals in the Netherlands and abroad. The band was also the support act of Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin) and Gary Moore during their European tour.
See these posters for gigs since the new rise of the band: