How They Got Here

Albert's Bastards: The Story

In the summer of 2014 friends and former band mates: guitarist/singer Steve Gillespie and drummer Tim Selleslagh got together and decided that they weren’t done with the Belgian music scene. But what to do? They talked over several different possibilities, but what it came down to was they wanted to ROCK! So, with Steve leading the way with his catchy solos, raw vocals and chugging rhythms and Tim kicking the beat up a notch, pounding the skins till they hurt, the two built up a lot of steam. But they were incomplete. They needed new blood. In step guitar and bass duo Kevin Labbeke and Fré Houtsaeger; longtime friends looking for a band to blast away life’s doldrums. Now, where Steve leads off, Kevin picks up with raunchy rhythms and his own brand of wild soloing. Through the mix no one could possibly miss the low tone roar of Fré's booming bass, who along with Tim set the feel for a raging good time. And thus Albert’s Bastards was born.


Throughout the course of the band’s union, they have won over the hearts of music lovers from all walks of life; performing at a variety of venues, making loads of public appearances, all the while recording new music. To learn more about each band member simply click on their button in the picture below. Feel free to get in touch with any of your comments and questions.