Characters

Alexander van Dam

Alex is a stage hand at Paradiso, and an aspiring musician. He identified with the rock-and-roll lifestyle for a long time due to his brother, but is finding that his ambitions are changing into becoming a singer-songwriter. Through his new calling he tries to step out from his brother’s shadow and become who he wants to be.

Suzanne Grotenhuis

Suze is the production manager at Paradiso. She manages the artists, programming, and makes sure that every concert goes smoothly. She is career-oriented, smart and independent. Has a slightly worrisome addiction to coffee.

Vincent van Dam

Vince is Alex’s older brother and the frontman of the successful indie rock band Dinosaur Gardens. He can be found in and around Paradiso quite often, much to the chagrin of the people there, because Vince is a bit of a narcissistic troublemaker.

Anna

Anna is a fairly successful singer-songwriter from Los Angeles. She and Alex met after she played a concert at Paradiso, and though initially their flirt fizzled out when Alex took things too fast, they have kept in contact ever since.

Nick

Nick is the head sound technician at Paradiso, bestowed with a wealth of knowledge about equipment and mixing. Quietly dreams about being a band manager someday. Likes to horse around with Alex.

Nina

Nina is a music journalist writing for FRET magazine. She is also Suzanne’s BFF, and used to work in the Paradiso marketing department. Generally sassy and promiscuous. Dated Vince for a while.

Bert

Bert is a security guard at Paradiso. His straight-forward opinions can sound rather crass, but at least he is always honest.

Dinosaur Gardens

Dinosaur Gardens is a well-known rock band from the Netherlands. Besides frontman Vincent van Dam, it consists of three other musicians, each one as much a classic rockstar archetype as the next.

Adelina

Adelina is a self-employed erotic model. She has a complicated relationship with Bert.