Masters of Hengle

The Hengles are a pop group from Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Together, these ‘Masters of Hengle’ share a rich history of making Dutch pop music in bands such as Treble Spankers, Supersub and Alison Gross, to name but a few.

The Hengles started in 2015 with Maarten Heijblok, Dirk Portegies, Paul van Rijswijk and Erwin Wolters as a 100% cover band, specializing in jingle-jangle music (The Byrds, Big Star, Badfinger e.g.) with their self-released EP No Matter What (2017) to proof. They also performed as a backing-band for Dutch singer-songwriter Julia P. (Summer EP, 2017).

After signing to Dutch digital label TCBYML (January 2019) The Hengles made the transition to recording self-penned music only, something they had been doing in their previous bands for years anyway. During the process, after contributing to the first 4 singles, founding member Dirk Portegies left the group to pursue his own projects.


The Hengles are hot & cooking on three burners, so stay tuned!