Drama

Biography

In 1971 Drama is formed by four musicians: Polle Eduard (bass guitar, vocals, ex-The Tee Set, ex-After Tea), Uly Grün (guitar, keyboards, ex-After Tea), Frank van der Kloot (guitar, vocals) and Shell Schellekens (temporary member of Brainbox) drums. On the Philips record label two singles are released the same year, Down/Hard To Believe and Daddy Won't Let Me/Everywhere

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In 1972 the Drama's album is recorded and released. It is produced by Hans van Oosterhout, who was also the producer of Supersister. The reviews of the album are quite well, but the sales figures are bad. The record company wants a hits ingle and asks Peter Koelewijn to write one for the band. The song Mary's Mamma (bw Mademoiselle) is not the music Drama wants to play, it is absolutely not representative of their music. Unfortunately for Drama, the single becomes a minor hit. Uly Grün also left the band the same year, leaving Drama as a trio.

Because of the arguments between Drama and the record company their enthusiasm is dropping. After another single Stop That Now/Bring Back The Money, released in 1973, they break up the band. Polle Eduard starts a solo career and Frank van der Kloot and Shell Schellekens formed the band Fontessa. Later Shell Schellekens became a producer (a.o. Golden Earring).

(sources: Oor Popencyclopedie, Nationaal Pop Instituut, Album sleeves, Nederpop)

Drama