have had MUSIC in my veins
before I can remember
first picked up the guitar when I was already 16 years
Not seriously yet, but the
unconditional love for the instrument
everyone wanted to be a guitarist
in the early 80's
my first real band
for a local cover band called
I really needed to hit that stage....
On the process I deeply felt
the need to be to be
The very first
to write my own material
as guitarist was in the late
80's with a band called
educational experience a
versatility of bands
became subject to
my inexhaustible lust for musical
were to be found somewhere between Rock and Metal usually!
One of the many gigs in that period of time was a cover band called
(1991 - 1992).
a HARD ROCK band called
was a very promising act musically.
A demo tape called Energy was released in 1995 and a CD called
VISIONS in 1998.
Both were played live in
the studio... Different views
band's ambition as well as musical direction made me ultimately leave
the band in 2002.
Late 2003 I joined
Revitalized in the beginning of the new millennium the band
appeared to be a very cooperative collective.
brand new full length album
KEEPER OF THE EARTH was released worldwide through
I began to
with the in 2006 founded high energy Hard
Rock Cover band
in various other musical projects
which was a
initiated to support
TALISMAN on their goodbye tour.
Holland's first Metal band
PICTURE for a year
and joined a
Ronnie James DIO
the main outfit in those
days but next to DEO I also did a lot of other
musical projects like for instance
Hard Rock covers (2012- 2013),
ONE (2012-2013) Aerosmith tribute
A TRIBUTE TO
MONSTERS OF ROCK Hard Rock covers
DEATHRIDERS Anthrax songs
(2014 and 2016) with original Anthrax singer Neil
Some shows were done in 2016 with a Deep Purple
tribute band called
a ALICE COOPER tribute band
with Dutch Metal pioneers
(2016 and 2019) as well as shows with HIGHWAY CHILE.
I began to play with
new Ronnie James DIO tribute band
brand new Prog melodic project
and concept album
sees the light of
Eternity is released on vinyl through
NO DUST RECORDS early 2019.
2019 AUGUST LIFE transforms from project to
a real band and starts to do
May 2020 I
decided to LEAVE HIGHWAY CHILE....
AUGUST LIFE releases a Mini Album called
THE BROKEN HOURGLASS
mainly because live shows are on hold.
A new Tribute band, a very special one, sees the light of
day by the end of 2021... we are talking about a
A long cherished wish for me...
As of June 2023 I play in the legendary
Dutch hard Rock band
booked for 2024 and beyond....
The journey has
to be continued...
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