De Gigantjes - Yaki Taki Oowah - 11-02-1985 • TopPop

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De Gigantjes was een Nederlandse band (ca. 1984-1999). De band speelde voornamelijk pre-rock-'n-roll-repertoire uit de jaren veertig en vijftig.
De Gigantjes werden opgericht als een vrijblijvend gelegenheidsorkestje rond Rob Kruisman en Arti Kraayeveld. Beiden speelden eerder bij Carlsberg. Behalve zangeres Mieke Stemerdink waren alle bandleden routiniers binnen de Nederpop, zoals pianist Willem Hagen, bassist Robert Brondsema en Drummer Bart Terlaak en opvolgers Mike Meier en Bob Dros. Latere drummer van de band was Marcel Schmidt.
In 1985 bereikten ze de 23e plaats in de Nederlandse Top 40 met hun single Yaki taki oowah!

De Gigantjes speelden als huisorkest bij VARA's Nachtshow. De Gigantjes hadden een goede live-reputatie en mede hierdoor groeide de band uit tot een van de meest gevraagde live-acts van Nederland. In 1987 verscheen de single I Want You (To Be My Baby). Deze plaat haalde de tipparade. De Gigantjes stopten in 1999 nadat zangeres Mieke Stemerdink de band verliet voor een solocarrière.

English:
De Gigantjes were founded as an informal occasional orchestra around Rob Kruisman and Arti Kraayeveld. Both previously played with Carlsberg. With the exception of singer Mieke Stemerdink, all band members were routiners within Nederpop, such as pianist Willem Hagen, bassist Robert Brondsema and Drummer Bart Terlaak and successors Mike Meier and Bob Dros. The band's later drummer was Marcel Schmidt.
In 1985 they reached 23rd place in the Dutch Top 40 with their single Yaki taki oowah!
The Gigantjes stopped in 1999 after singer Mieke Stemerdink left the band for a solo career in 2008.


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Broadcast date: February 11, 1985
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