Update From Bingo Players

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Bingo Players, a Dutch electronic duo consisting of Maarten Hoogstraten and Paul Baumer, lost Paul last month to an ongoing year-long battle with cancer.

The loss was hard for friends, family and fans of the duo, but a month after the loss, Maarten has made a public statement to continue on with the success of Bingo Players. Read his letter here:

Dear All,
Firstly, i want to thank each and every one of you for the massive amount of support and kindness shown in the past month. I was overwhelmed with the heartfelt messages and the stories shared by people...

thank you, it means a huge amount to me and Paul's family and friends.
Many people have asked if they can donate to a charity in Paul's name.

He had asked for those that wanted to please be directed to KWF (The Dutch Cancer Society) - www.kwf.nl

So, understandably there are lots of questions you all may have about what's going to happen next.

Well, the first thing I want everyone to know is that I'm still continuing Bingo Players. We've come too far to stop now and Paul's spirit will always be a part of anything I do as Bingo Players.

Before he passed, Paul and I spoke and he made it clear he wanted me to continue Bingo Players.

He and I have worked so hard to get to where we are, and it feels as though our journey had only really just begun. There's so much more ahead for Bingo Players.

I want to continue because I love what I do and I want to do it for both of us.

There is a lot of music that we worked on together before Paul passed away that will be coming out in the next months and years, more on that soon!

Bingo Players will always be plural.
- Maarten

For more information on upcoming tour dates and performances from Bingo Players, be sure to visit www.bingoplayers.com, and look for what Maarten has in store to keep the duo's success rising!