Overweight is a 5-piece skapunk band from Zemst (Belgium), originally started in 2001 as a punk rock band, but has evolved over the years into a full-fledged skapunk band with horns!
After releasing two demos ('What We Call Paradise' -2003 & 'Back To Life With A Hangover' - 2008), the band recorded their first full-length. 'The World For Sale' was presented in 2009 and could count on a lot of positive comments, both in Belgium and abroad. With this first full-lenght, Overweight played a whole series of shows in Belgium and abroad.
After two busy years the band felt the time was right for a new CD. 'Chapter 11', with 5 new songs, was recorded and released in 2011. With this EP three years with many concerts and two foreign tour experiences to Europe and the Baltic states followed. Plans were forged for a new full album: 'Back To The 90s'. With this album, released in October 2014 via the label 2K10 records, Overweight wants to set a new standard in the genre.
In 2016 a number of changes in the line-up were implemented, so the band is ready for a new series of shows, both at home and abroad!
Overweight already played shows with Mad Caddies, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Big D And The Kids Table, Mark Foggo's Skasters, F.O.D, The JB Conspiracy, P.O. Box, the Heideroosjes, Stand Out Riot, ...
Overweight has already set stages on fire in Belgium, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Latvia and Lithuania.
Gert Thielemans: vocals & trombone
Kevin Boonen: guitar & backings
Jurgen Ral: trumpet & backings
Raf Coudeville: drums & backings
Dirk Marsh: bass