Formed in 1980, Bloem was a Dutch (Gooise) band, that was from an union of the bands Teenager en Bloom. Founder, singer and frontman of Bloem Joost Timp, son of Mies Bouwman, well-known Dutch Tv presentator. In 1980 the band scored a big hit with the song: Even aan mijn moeder vragen (Just asking my mother). The rest of the band were Cor Claessen (bass), Juus Piek (drums) and Tom Sijmons (guitar). The band was shortlived and split already in 1983.