A tad of history
After a solo career of almost two decades, Steef Broekhof was forced to take a long sabbatical because of health issues. It took him almost five years to get back on track and came up with the idea to work on a new album which was mostly based on the Fantasy story “Bodec” he wrote earlier. The birth of Last Son of Eve took place in 2015 as a one man’s project with the ambient/New-Wave single “Vanity”. But new demo’s and blue prints for the upcoming album brought Steef back to other musical roots. Influenced by progressive bands like: Rush, Genesis, Saga but also New-Wave and avant-garde acts as David Sylvian, Peter Gabriel, Talk Talk, Muse and a pinch of industrial, the course was set for the project. His ability to combine pop based song writing with prog and heavy elements seems to be the perfect match for the sound of LSOE. Along the process, a strong desire came up to work with other musicians to form a solid band. Canadian guitarist Kelly Kereliuk (Prismind, NEGUS, Art Griffin) contributed his skills on the 2018 single “Tower” as a guest musician while Erik Besselsen (bass) was already on board.
Later on Steef hooked up with former band buddy and long life friend Erik Vander Vlis (Steve Brooke Band, Blue Labelled, The Memory Remains, Dilemma). Although Vander Vlis is quite known as a bass player, he became the guitarist for LSOE.
What’s in a name?
Last Son of Eve has a two way explanation when it comes to the project’s name. The first one refers to Steef’s mother who’s name is Eve. He is the last son out of seven boys. The other explanation is based on a more biblical theme. Last Son of Eve stands for the last generation in the pedigree of all mankind born out of Eve. The world’s stage is rapidly changing into total madness, so are we heading for our doom? A lot of lyrical content of the LSOE songs are based on that one million dollar question approached from different and recognizable angles.