Douwe Bob Posthuma (Amsterdam, 12 December 1992) is a Dutch singer-songwriter. He won the Dutch talent show The Best Singer-Songwriter in the Netherlands, created and presented by Giel Beelen. He specializes in folk and country music.
Douwe Bob, son of Simon Posthuma, known for his membership of the designer group The Fool, started playing piano at the age of 6, initially concentrating on classical music and jazz. He took up the guitar at age 14. As a singer he was inspired by country, folk and pop music from the 1950's to the mid 1970's
In 2012, he participated in the Dutch show De beste singer-songwriter van Nederland. He played the songs Standing Here Helpless, Icarus, and in the finale, Multicoloured angels. In the finale, Dutch singer Tim Knol and his band played with him. He won the finals and his song "Multicoloured Angels" reached the 17th place in the weekly music chart Dutch Top 40.
His debut album, Born in a storm, was published on 3 May 2013. The majority of the songs were written during a holiday in Morocco with Matthijs van Duijvenbode. In June 2013, Douwe Bob played at Pinkpop. At the end of 2013, he appeared in the documentary 'Whatever Forever: Douwe Bob' to talk about his relationship with his father Simon Posthuma , during IDFA.
In 2014, Douwe Bob became one of the Ambassadors of Freedom for the Bevrijdings Festivals.
In January 2015, he published the single "Hold Me", produced in collaboration with Anouk. In February 2015 Douwe Bob announced his new album 'Pass It On'. The album will be released on May 15, 2015 through his new record company Universal.