KNALLAND (2013)

In 2012 I moved into a new house in the Kanaleneiland area of Utrecht. Living in the neighbourhood were lots of creative people, including a big population of musicians. At the initiative of Casper Broekaert, Tommy Ebben and Anne-Marie Gort we started the Knalland community, a collective of creative people with the goal to have [read more..]

20TH CENTURY HANSA (2013)

In 2013 I joined Bas Kragt and Melina Lindskogg to play in 20th Century Hansa. We never officially released anything but we played a couple of really nice shows that year. Luckily most of these shows were filmed so I can still let you hear some of the nice songs we wrote with this band.

GEM – GEM FM (2012)

At the end of the 2011 summer I joined Utrecht based indie band GEM for the Hunters Go Hungry tour. During the 2011/2012 period we toured all over NL. In the spring of 2012 label Excelsior asked us to record a live EP with mostly covers. Maurits Westerik (vocals) did some acoustic songs, and with [read more..]

MDUNGU – GAMBIAN SPACE PROGRAM (2011)

The tour for Afro What!? brought us all over The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Denmark, Turkey, China, Hong Kong and South Korea. In 2011 we recorded our second album in a really nice studio in Germany, of which I unfortunately forgot the name… We did most of the recording ourselves along with the engineer from [read more..]

GET UP – PRY & SKIGGY RAPZ (HABEK MIXTAPE 2010)

In 2010 Habek (Utrecht based hiphop platform) asked me to write a track together with Skiggy Rapz. This would be released on their yearly mixtape. Get Up consists of a mixture of beats which I gave Skiggy to rap on, combined with some instrumental parts. The hookup was nice, and the sessions were a lot [read more..]

TUDUDUH – YEAH YEAH YEAH (2010)

Tududuh was actually the name under which songwriter Ronald Straetemans did his performances for years but in 2009 he decided that he wanted to work with a band. He ended up with me (bass), Otto de Jong (drums) and Jelte Timmer (guitar/keys/vocals). In 2010 we recorded an EP with producer Erik Spanjers in his studio [read more..]

MDUNGU – AFRO WHAT!? (2009)

Mdungu was a band based on west African music combined with western influences. Saxophonist Thijs van Milligen started the band around 2002 and from the very first moment I was a part of it. After touring a lot for years around The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France and Italy we recorded our first full length album [read more..]