I took my little niece her toy telephone and promised I could make a beat with it. After a few hours of noodling on the bass and messing around with drum sounds it was finished.
In two weeks a performance was scheduled at the YMCA where I teach. Every teacher will play something with a couple of their students. Usually I have some unfinished remix lying around that I can perform with the students, but not this time. And the performance is pretty soon. So I had to make something from scratch that is new, cool and also easy to play for the students. I found this song by The Weeknd, In The Night. Such a cool song, and easy to play! So I made this remix, and I will rehearse it with my students today. But It turned out so nice, I think I will play it when i’m spinning records next time!
What do you think?
On Friday 11th I had my last gig with Mark Blomsteel for this year. We played a couple of songs at Radio Veronica’s Countdown Cafe. Check it out over here:
Since a few months I have been busy with a new project. I have played Country and Americana before with various bands, and I have always enjoyed it. Actually, I think I started playing Country and Americana since my first Zadkine Popacademie days. And although that was a long time ago, now I’m going Country again!
Next month I will play my first gig with Country singer Mark Blomsteel (Nashville based, Rotterdam born). Mark is busy with recordings for his 3rd studio ablum. He works with the best guys in town over in Nashville and a great producer who also worked with the Beach Boys (!!!). It’s going to be a fun challenge to play the stuff that those musicians come up with in Nashville. So far we have a couple of great gigs planned the next few months. Check out my agenda for all the dates.
Click on the poster for one of Mark’s music videos
I had the pleasure of playing with the coolest ska band of Holland at the Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg for a day. Wanna know what it was like? Check the aftermovie!
After my old website died due to a corrupt plugin, I had to make a completely new one. It took a little effort. But now it is all finished and it looks even better than it did before! There are some minor changes which you probably won’t even notice. I hope you enjoy the new (and flashy) design, and I will put up some new tunes on Soundcloud and the music page soon!
My old flyer with the QR code still works. For all your questions about my keyboard classes at the YMCA you can send me an email at the contact page, or go to the YMCA website