Go Back to the Zoo, also known as GBTTZ, was a Dutch pop rock band, formed in Nijmegen by the two brothers Cas (vocals) and Teun Hieltjes (guitar), and Bram Kniest (drum). After they moved to Amsterdam, they met Lars Kroon (bass guitar) waiting in a queue for a concert by The Strokes. The song ‘Beam Me Up’ was used by Nike for a worldwide campaign and after that, Go Back to the Zoo got signed to Universal Music. In 2009 ‘Beam Me Up’ was released as their first official single. In December 2009 they released their second single ‘Electric’, which became a big hit in the Netherlands. But the succes of Beam Me Up was not over yet. The song was used in the promotion video a new season of the TV series Californication in 2012.
The band split up in 2016 and decided to start a new band: St. Tropez. Click here to get to know more.