The Bips

5 March 2017

The Bips is one of the most legendary punk bands from Nijmegen. The band around singer and guitarist Jozzy Rubenski has been around since 1987.

I got to know the band around 2000. Jozzy asked me if I wanted to take some photos on assignment during one of their gigs in the area. Since that time I have often been on the road with them.

Jozzy Rubenski, The Bips - Tivoli Utrecht - © Fotograaf: Mike Nicolaassen
Jozzy Rubenski, The Bips - Tivoli Utrecht - © Fotograaf: Mike Nicolaassen
The Bips - Tivoli Utrecht - © Fotograaf: Mike Nicolaassen
The Bips - Tivoli Utrecht - © Fotograaf: Mike Nicolaassen
The Bips - Tivoli Utrecht - © Fotograaf: Mike Nicolaassen
The Bips - Tivoli Utrecht - © Fotograaf: Mike Nicolaassen
The Bips - Tivoli Utrecht - © Fotograaf: Mike Nicolaassen
The Bips - Tivoli Utrecht - © Fotograaf: Mike Nicolaassen
The Bips - Tivoli Utrecht - © Fotograaf: Mike Nicolaassen
The Bips - Tivoli Utrecht - © Fotograaf: Mike Nicolaassen
Jozzy Rubenski, The Bips - Tivoli Utrecht - © Fotograaf: Mike Nicolaassen
Jozzy Rubenski, The Bips - Tivoli Utrecht - © Fotograaf: Mike Nicolaassen
Joris Ruijzenaars & Jozzy Rubenski, The Bips - Tivoli Utrecht - © Fotograaf: Mike Nicolaassen
Joris Ruijzenaars & Jozzy Rubenski, The Bips - Tivoli Utrecht - © Fotograaf: Mike Nicolaassen
The Bips - Tivoli Utrecht - © Fotograaf: Mike Nicolaassen
The Bips - Tivoli Utrecht - © Fotograaf: Mike Nicolaassen
Joris Ruijzenaars, The Bips - Tivoli Utrecht - © Fotograaf: Mike Nicolaassen
Joris Ruijzenaars, The Bips - Tivoli Utrecht - © Fotograaf: Mike Nicolaassen
Jozzy Rubenski, The Bips - Tivoli Utrecht - © Fotograaf: Mike Nicolaassen
Jozzy Rubenski, The Bips - Tivoli Utrecht - © Fotograaf: Mike Nicolaassen
Joris Ruijzenaars, The Bips - Tivoli Utrecht - © Fotograaf: Mike Nicolaassen
Joris Ruijzenaars, The Bips - Tivoli Utrecht - © Fotograaf: Mike Nicolaassen
Bock, The Bips - Tivoli Utrecht - © Fotograaf: Mike Nicolaassen
Bock, The Bips - Tivoli Utrecht - © Fotograaf: Mike Nicolaassen
Jozzy Rubenski, The Bips - Tivoli Utrecht - © Fotograaf: Mike Nicolaassen
Jozzy Rubenski, The Bips - Tivoli Utrecht - © Fotograaf: Mike Nicolaassen
Bock & Joris Ruijzenaars, The Bips - Tivoli Utrecht - © Fotograaf: Mike Nicolaassen
Bock, The Bips - Tivoli Utrecht - © Fotograaf: Mike Nicolaassen
Jozzy Rubenski, The Bips - Tivoli Utrecht - © Fotograaf: Mike Nicolaassen
Jozzy Rubenski, The Bips - Tivoli Utrecht - © Fotograaf: Mike Nicolaassen
Jozzy Rubenski, The Bips - Tivoli Utrecht - © Fotograaf: Mike Nicolaassen
Jozzy Rubenski, The Bips - Tivoli Utrecht - © Fotograaf: Mike Nicolaassen
Jozzy Rubenski, The Bips - Tivoli Utrecht - © Fotograaf: Mike Nicolaassen
Jozzy Rubenski, The Bips - Tivoli Utrecht - © Fotograaf: Mike Nicolaassen
Jozzy Rubenski, The Bips - Tivoli Utrecht - © Fotograaf: Mike Nicolaassen
Jozzy Rubenski, The Bips - Tivoli Utrecht - © Fotograaf: Mike Nicolaassen
Jozzy Rubenski, The Bips - Tivoli Utrecht - © Fotograaf: Mike Nicolaassen
Jozzy Rubenski, The Bips - Tivoli Utrecht - © Fotograaf: Mike Nicolaassen
Jozzy Rubenski, The Bips - Tivoli Utrecht - © Fotograaf: Mike Nicolaassen
Jozzy Rubenski, The Bips - Tivoli Utrecht - © Fotograaf: Mike Nicolaassen
Joris Ruijzenaars, The Bips - Tivoli Utrecht - © Fotograaf: Mike Nicolaassen
Joris Ruijzenaars, The Bips - Tivoli Utrecht - © Fotograaf: Mike Nicolaassen

The Bips

I got to know the band around 2000. Jozzy asked me if I would take some commissioned photos during one of their gigs in the area. My first official assignment as a music photographer. Since that gig, I've been on the road with the band many times.

Today The Bips played in Tivoli, Utrecht as support act for Claw Boys Claw. Another legendary rock band. Claw Boys Claw comes from Amsterdam and revolves around singer Peter te Bos.