Frantic Vermin was formed in 1982 in Heerenveen by Bert Jan, Marcel, Norbert & Frank as a rockabilly band called The Alley Cats. This name was soon dropped and changed into Frantic Vermin.
During the early 80’s Frantic Vermin developed from rockabilly to psychobilly, without betraying their rockabily roots. In 1986 they appeared on the Cool Cat Go Ape LP and were supporting bands like Frenzy and Batmobile with whom they played in venue’s like the The Paradiso and The Melkweg in Amsterdam. End of the 80’s the band stopped.
In the 2010 the band reformed and is currently a trio with the brothers Bert Jan Sonnevelt, Marcel Sonnevelt and Arjan Wiersma. What didn’t happen in the 80’s finally happend now, recording in a studio with their own money, independent from record companies, they released a full album (Schmutzzz!!) including the best numbers from the 80’s.
Bertjan Sonnevelt: Guitar and Vocals
Arjan Wiersma: Drums
Marcel Sonnevelt: Doublebass and Vocals