It began with two dj’s: Danski and Delmundo, throwing impromptu and illegal beach parties from their worn out school bus. While touring the Spanish coast and Ibiza between 1992 and 1997 they added four dancers-cum-singers Roy, Denice, Kim and Robin to ‘spice up’ the DJ sets. Their growing reputation inspired them to take it a step further and start their own record label and produce records.
The Vengaboys’ first international hit “Up & Down” was released in March 1997 and quickly became a top 5 hit in Europe before making its way over to the U.S. Up & Down released on the legendary Strictly Rhythm label ruled the clubs from coast to coast and stormed to number one on the Billboard Dance Chart. Their debut album aptly titled “Greatest Hits!” reached gold status in the U.S. That same year they were nominated for MTV Best Breakthrough award.
And that was only the beginning. Multi-platinum pop-dance hits like We Like To Party!, Boom Boom Boom Boom!! and We’re going to Ibiza were unleashed on the unsuspecting audience. Scoring a massive 7 top 10 and two number one hits in the U.K. Top 40. Plus reaching the top of the charts in over 40 countries including Germany, India, Spain, South Africa, Thailand, Poland, Australia, Mexico and more.
And the hits just kept coming; Shalala lala, Kiss (When the sun don’t shine), Uncle John From Jamaica all became solid top 5 hits around the World. As a matter of fact, EVERY Vengaboys single released, became a UK Top 40 hit…
To celebrate the success with the fans, the group organised a massive World Tour through Europe, the U.S., Australasia, Japan and South America. Then the team decided to call it quits for a while.
In 2007 the group reformed and embarked on what is now known as their “Non-stop World Tour”.
Our shredded cowboy Donny is a real treat for the eyes. A man of many talents, he is the world champion of Lasso Flirting, done exclusively with the eyes.
Donny is most likely the only cowboy known to suffer from #hippophobia; Fear of Horses.
Roy, the first Cowboy of the group Cowboy Roy sadly left after seven years:
“I wanted to experience the world as myself, without any bodyguards…or record company people,” “I just wanted to know how it felt to be like a normal person”
The search for a new cowboy was over when Donny walked into a gig like Lucky Luke into a saloon. Roy is still a close friend of the group.//= $member['biography__band--members__url']; ?> //= $member['biography__band--members__name']; ?>
Captain Kim joined the Vengaboys in 1997. Kim is the army girl of your dreams and was born in Salvador, Brazil. As a child she was already so strong that she drank Nutella through
a straw and could do the backstroke in mud. Besides drilling her Venga-army of loyal girls and boys, she enjoys mountain climbing and
Partygirl D’nice joined the Vengaboys in 1997. Being the doll of the group, she went by many different styles. D’nice is probably the most positive person on the planet. No one
has ever seen her unhappy.
D’nice has a reputation of her own. The Vengaboys babe turned down many men including the ‘irresistible’ Leonardo DiCaprio. As revealed in an interview with Daily Star Online.
At this moment scientists are battling over the chance to discover the secret formula of her elixir of youth.//= $member['biography__band--members__url']; ?> //= $member['biography__band--members__name']; ?>
Sailor boy Robin joined the Vengaboys in 1997. He is praised for his heavy weather sailing skills and owns one of the smallest boats in the world. Sailor boy Robin was born on the
classic Yacht Velsheda during a super typhoon on the Pacific Ocean.
As a warm up ritual the sexy sailor always sings his favorite legendary sea shantie “Blow the Man Down”.
Robin shared the Vengaboat with sailor boy Yorick.//= $member['biography__band--members__url']; ?> //= $member['biography__band--members__name']; ?>
Cheekah joined the Vengaboys in 2000. Cheekah is very sweet, about 5 feet tall, into computers and the lead vocalist for the song Cheekah Bow Bow.
He was born out of this world. Cheekah is admired for his singing voice and seamless pizza ordering skills.//= $member['biography__band--members__url']; ?> //= $member['biography__band--members__name']; ?>