bandmembers 1974 - 1981

Henk Hofstede guitars, keyboards , vocals

Rob Kloet  drums

Michiel Peters guitars, vocals

Alex Roelofs bass



On March, 12th, the first single "Yes Or No" is released, which gets radio airplay and reaches the 'bubbling under' chart Tipparade. First tv appearance at the TOPPOP show

The yellowish cover goes with the German release, the white cover with the Burdorf Bookings logo goes with the dutch release

at the Dureco studio, Weesp

recording of the first single Yes or No / Looking for a friend

LtoR: tape operator Sietse Gardenier, Michiel Peters, producer Alan David, Rob Kloet, Henk Hofstede, Alex Roelofs

‘we write this letter to draw your attenton to the popgroup the nits from Amsterdam, known from the single ‘Yes or No’.

This band can fill an evening with swinging popmusic, mostly own songs that somewhat resemble 10CC and Steely Dan. This all will happen for a very reasonable price.

If you’re interested, contact

Alex Roelofs or Michiel Peters

There is always a possibility to come and listen to a cassette tape  at home with one of us.

Friendly greetings,

the nits’

inventory list

guitars, amplifiers, P.A. , microphones, drums and sound effects for a total amount of 26195 guilders.

The last surviving piece, Henk’s Fender Telecaster guitar, was stolen from our truck in 2003.

above : orchestral tape for Yes or No, for semi-play back radio and tv performances

right : original lyrics for Yes or No,

handwriting by Michiel

below : first chart entry (at #9), well, sort of.. it’s the bubbling under chart


Henk passing time at the Air studios in London where Yes or No was mixed


Alex + Michiel at a demo recording in studio Nederhorst den Berg