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Started playing guitar when I was 17 years old. I immediately
joined the band “The Two Dollar Pistols, straightforward punk rock” in
the style of the Ramones. In the same year discovered the music of two
legendary bluesmen Robert Johnson and Sonny Boy Williamson. From that
moment I knew that I would play the "old blues" someday. But at that
ages you do not find teens who want to play authentic blues so I played
mostly at home on my acoustic guitar. In the nineties, I played as a
rhythm guitarist in the pop-rock band The Eye of Isis. We played own
songs and had many performances. It was Fun and a valuable experience.
The last few years
-Acoustic Guitars: Kalamazoo KG14, Yamaha FG365s
-Amplifiers, Fender Blues Jr, Yamaha G100 Top & Cabinet.
I’m the son of a jazz drummer, so I grew up with music . Around my
15th birthday I had my first drum kit. Six months later I sold it
because I wanted to buy a scooter. Ten years later my neighbor asked me
If I wanted to join him in a jam session with some friends . I really
enjoyed it and decided to take some drumming lessons at Cleuver. After 2
years of intensive classes I ended up in my first band, Bottom Line.
This band played blues and rock covers. From that moment on, I was
hooked on blues music. During some temperedly replacement sessions I met
the guys from blue Spirit. They asked me to stay. Played with a lot of
pleasure for a couple of years. I had to quit the band because I moved
to the east of the country.
started playing guitar when I was 15 years old. When I was jamming with
a friend(Hans) we blew up some speaker boxes in the Hilton Hotel. We
decided to form a band and call ourselves; “Hans & Henk the explosives”.
In 2009 I discovered "the blues" mainly inspired by the band members
of Big Will & the Bluesmen. With blood, sweat and tears I venture back
to the Contrabass what so far has been a great experience.
-Ampeg B2 48 & 350 watt cabinet
I'm Will, and play the blues harp on Big Will & the Bluesmen. I’ve
always been fascinated by the blues harp. My first blues LPs strains
already in the late 70's. Especially the Nederblues I listened to a lot.
But it really started with the album ‘Blue Light ‘by
Little Mac Simmons,
". I liked the harmonica sound . It gave me goose bumps every time I
heard it! Later I began my first cover band, which I started up as a
singer. There was this one song were we needed a harmonica solo. I
thought it was easy but it was more difficult than I thought. For
example I didn’t know there were so many keys. This little gadget had a
lot more in it as I initially expected. I decided to take lessons and I
-Fender Bassman '59 RI 4x10" 50w