Robbe, Arne, Dries and Mattias are raised in the same city called Geel, which means Yellow in Dutch. This set of the meaning by the name of the band.
Knowing each other since they were 6yo, they all grew up in the same village, went to the same school, went to the same parties, … they all knew each other. Dries and Mattias were in the same youth movement when they were kids, Mattias and Robbe went to elementary school together and Robbe and Arne are brothers.
The story of Yellow City however, started later and also… like in a cheesy book: on a hot summernight in june 2014. Dries, Robbe and Arne played together in a coverband back then when Dries walked up to Mattias after a gig where he was standing in the crowd. He told him he wanted to start a new band with some musicians from the neighbourhood and write their own music. Very soon they knew that the Van Bael brothers were in and so it took off.
After a few months of thinking about how they were gonna approach this new band, they decided to have a little jam session. From that moment on, they just knew it was right, so they started writing songs.
The songs are based on all kind of things that are weird or normal in life as you encounter them. Inspired on both touching milestones in their own lives but also funny moments, Yellow City writes music with the intention to entertain and touch their audience.
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– Yellow City –