About

Acoustic performance, The open air, ‘Slottuin Theatre Zeist’ August, 1997

I started making music, when I was a little boy I guess… And the rest of that could be a cliche eventually though… Well…

I was eight, when the music was really taking over me. I taught myself to play drums… Heroes like Bob Marley and the Wailers, the dutch reggae group called ‘Doemaar’ and The Police… To name a few… Where responsible for the constant feed of musical radiation to me. And off course there where a lot more bands and artistst who gave me the encouragement and inspiration to learn to play music. That was so wonderful… Drums… a bit of electric bass…

In the 90’s it started, when my father gave me a guitar once and since then I play the guitar. I lived in a small town, nearby the university city of Utrecht, called Zeist and there was a friend who actually inspired me to play the guitar the way I feel… not others want me to play… And then I started writing… very old-school, with pen and paper… and a tape recorder. That was my only technical support. The rest was up to me… The Beatles, Pink Floyd, The Doors and so on, who wrote their songs from scratch all the way to the end, was a great and pleasant lesson in songwriting to me… So they where the leading way, for when I was losing my way… And again, there were so many more guitar bands who inspires me to play music…

After many years of experimenting and (wasting my time) I decided in the year of 2014, to do the right thing. I got rid of all my energy and time consuming relations… and picked up the guitar to write songs and sing again…. I once recorded an experimental project, called “Gerobeat – Flatsessions” That was an Triphop like, type of music… witch I did a lot between the years 2003 and 2012… I worked back in that past with DAW software like Logic Pro… Back then it was hot to me, but the pure and analogue, acoustic real instruments are priceless and very precious to me. So that is what I like to do today… It only take one acoustic guitar, a brilliant song and the rest is luxury…