The Sheer

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The Sheer
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The Sheer performing in Zwolle (2006).
Background information
Origin Haarlem, Netherlands
Genres Pop
Melodic Rock
Years active 2000–present
Members Bart van Liemt
Jasper Geluk
Jorn van der Putte
Gert-Jan Zegel

The Sheer is a Dutch band playing pop and melodic rock music.

They had some success with the single Right Now and the debut album The Keyword Is Excitement! in their homecountry, both produced by Daniel Presley. Their third single entitled "The Girl That Lost Her Mind" came in at #40 in the Dutch Top 40. In 2004, the band won the prestigious Zilveren Harp (Silver Harp) for their contribution and promise to the Dutch Pop Culture.



  • 2001: They released their first demo, titled "The Sheer" and started touring in September 2001 on the "Meet The Sheer Tour". The Demo was considered a success, receiving positive responses from FRET, Live XS and Music Maker. "The Sheer" is doing lots of concerts and make appearances on both the regional and national radio. Radio programs such as "BNN For Live" on Radio 2 and "Isabelle" on 3FM were only a few shows on which they were asked to play.[2] Keyboardist Jasper Geluk is often playing with another Haarlem band, the Dollybird, with whom he played at Lowlands 2001. During "Popslag 2001", a 3FM talent show, "The Sheer" reached the finals and was preliminarily selected as the first place winner. After a re-count, the conclusion was reached that the band "This Beautiful Mess" had a few more votes, so that "The Sheer" came in second. Their debut on national television took place on TMF and "The Sheer" had been invited to "2 Meter Sessies" on Kink FM.[2]



  • 2004 - "The Keyword Is Excitement"
  • 2006 - "Feel The Need"
  • 2009 - "Here And Now And Long Before"


  • 2003 - "Something To Say" #45 Mega Top 50 #tip Top 40
  • 2004 - "It Only Gets Better" #20 Mega Top 50 #tip Top 40
  • 2004 - "Right Now" #10 Mega Top 50 #38 Top 40
  • 2005 - "Stay Awake" #15 Mega Top 50
  • 2006 - "The Girl That Lost Her Mind" #3 Mega Top 50, #25 Top 40
  • 2006 - "Understand" #tip Top 40
  • 2006 - "All I Forget"


  • 2005 - "Hanginaround" (Counting Crows feat. The Sheer and Bløf). The song is featured on the #1 hit single "Holiday in Spain".

All chart performances are taken from the Dutch charts: Mega Top 50 and Top 40.

FIFA 07[edit]

"Understand", one of the singles from The Sheer, is the title song of the football video game FIFA 07. The band immediately said yes when the makers of the game asked them if they could use their song. It wasn't the first time that a Dutch band has made a title song of an Electronic Arts game. Blues Brother Castro, another Dutch band, already made a song in FIFA 06. The game has been released on the PlayStation 2, PSP, Xbox, Xbox 360 and Nintendo GameCube.


  1. ^ "Biography". The Sheer. Archived from the original on November 1, 2007. Retrieved October 21, 2007. 
  2. ^ a b c "The Sheer". Retrieved October 21, 2007. 

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