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I must have had MUSIC in my veins before I can remember but nevertheless I first picked up the guitar when I was already 16 years old.
Not seriously yet, but the
unconditional love for the instrument was born!

Because everyone wanted to be a guitarist in the early 80's my first real band effort was as a bass player for a local cover band called LEDGE (1983-1984). I really needed to hit that stage....

On the process I deeply felt the need to be to be a guitar player though
....

The very first attempt
to write my own material  as guitarist was in the late 80's with a band called VERSAILLES (1987-1989).



After this educational experience a versatility of bands and projects became subject to my inexhaustible lust for musical endeavors which 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 LEGAL NOISE (1991 - 1992).


In 1994
I joined and developed a HARD ROCK band called MISCHIEF (1994-2002). MISCHIEF 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 on the band's ambition as well as musical direction made me ultimately leave the band in 2002.



Late 2003 I joined HIGHWAY CHILE.

Revitalized in the beginning of the new millennium the band appeared to be a very cooperative collective. A brand new full length album called KEEPER OF THE EARTH
was released worldwide through Mausoleum Records in 2008.

Next to HIGHWAY CHILE I began to play with the in 2006 founded high energy Hard Rock Cover band  HEADS DOWN (2006-2010).

I also started to participate in various other musical projects like for example DUST (2007) which was a one-off cover project initiated to support TALISMAN on their goodbye tour.

I
played in Holland's first Metal band
PICTURE for a year (2010-2011) and joined a newly founded Ronnie James DIO Tribute band called DEO early 2011.


DEO
 was the main outfit in those days but next to DEO I also did a lot of other musical projects like for instance ROXX DOWN Hard Rock covers (2012- 2013), AEROFORCE ONE (2012-2013) Aerosmith tribute (2013), A TRIBUTE TO MONSTERS OF ROCK Hard Rock covers (2014) and DEATHRIDERS Anthrax songs (2014 and 2016) with original Anthrax singer Neil Turbin.



Some shows were done in 2016 with a Deep Purple tribute band called PURPLE SHADE
and a ALICE COOPER tribute band called COOPER'S NIGHTMARE.


I also did various guest appearances with Dutch Metal pioneers MARTYR (2016-2018) and FRIENDS OF ROCK (2016 and 2019) as well as shows with HIGHWAY CHILE.

I began to play with a new
Ronnie James DIO tribute band
 THE DUTCH DISCIPLES in 2017 and consequently left DEO early 2018.



A brand new Prog melodic project called AUGUST LIFE is born and late August 2018 the debut and concept album NEW ETERNITY sees the light of day.

New Eternity is released on vinyl through NO DUST RECORDS early 2019.

As of April 2019 AUGUST LIFE transforms from project to a real band and starts to do live shows
.

May 2020 I decided to LEAVE HIGHWAY CHILE....

AUGUST LIFE releases a Mini Album called
THE BROKEN HOURGLASS
in 2021, 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
Savatage tribute called
SAVATAR.

A long cherished wish for me...

As of June 2023 I play in the legendary Dutch hard Rock band VENGEANCE

Shows are booked for 2024 and beyond....


The journey has just begun... to be continued... 

 

 

 

 

 

         

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