I was four, getting the first sticks in my hand by a schoolteacher.
What was the first concert you ever went to?
wow.....I believe it was Parkpop in the Hague or Poppark in Rotterdam, at the age of 10, something like that......Memorable was the reactions of the audience to the things the bands did.
What gear do you use?
Pearl Export drums (22' 16' 13' 12' 10, 14' Pearl signature piccolo snare, Pearl and DW twin peddals), K-Zildjians and Wuhan cymbals, Remo heads, Pro Mark drumsticks
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
Phil Collins (genesis), Carl Palmer (ELP), Ian Paice (Deep Purple) and Neal Peart (Rush). All power drummers with also a lot of feeling in favor of the songs they played
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
Yep, at the moment playing with MooreBlack ( www.mooreblack.nl ), a Gary Moore Tribute band. This band does also Classic Rock gigs, with covers of the greatest legends of Rock. In the past played with Name It, Had a disappointing Hairtransplant?, Have, Persona non Grata, Blackstones, Dutch version of the Rock Opera Tommy and a lot of tributes (Ian Dury, Neil Young, etc. )
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
Steve Lukather and Joe Bonamassa.....just listen to these men...
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
Smallest....10 people, but eventhough, a big party. Biggest.....pfew.....up to a few thousand in Toledo (Spain)
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?
This is not fair!!!!! ......ahhh........that will be Genesis - Seconds Out,......or Deep Purple - Made in Japan.....no, .....Genesis.....no, ......Deep Purple......can't choose!!!!!