News flash

It has been a while since we had some important news. Last Friday's gig at Cafe de Kroeg in Arnhem, we had all three new members on stage. Nienke de Boer as backing vocal, drummer Johan van Lanen and Erwin van Wieringen on tenor saxophone completed the collective. We are looking forward for some new gigs in the near future!


New EP

A few songs of our previous recording sessions have made it to an official EP. Three songs (I Can't Get You, On The Radio and Something About Her) are on this EP. It fully represents our new sound and opens the way into even more retro sound with boogie-woogie, swing, rhythm & blues and jazz.


New songs online

We've just finalised our latest songs. You can listen them on our radio. Be careful though, they are fresh and still hot from the press.


official clip online

After weeks of hard work, the official clip is finally finished. The song I Can't Get You (off my mind) by The Backbeat Collective can be listed at our home made radio or by viewed at the video corner.



After 9 years the Skarabeez, still going steady, changed their name
into the BackBeat Collective. To cover all musical influences we play
from Rhythm & Blues , Swing, Jazz to Caribean Calypso, all which
inspired the authentic fifties Ska.

Same band, new name. Same guys and lady, new retro style. Same
feelgood vibes, new vintage look. Same dance music, new musical