projects

2017 - heden: Crazy Pianos
In March 2017 I auditioned successfully at the Crazy Pianos in Scheveningen; a nice nightspot at the seafront with live music. I will play there more regularly from July 2017, with lot's of pleasure!
2016 - present: LIANA
In november 2016 I started playing with LIANA. We already did a couple of nice shows in the last few months, like for example:
- Back at Sea festival in Zeeland.
- Two sessions at Sofar Sounds; in Breda and Utrecht.
- Support Act for SX at De Oefenbunker in Landgraaf.
- Support Act for Petter Carlsen at So What! in Gouda.

2016 - present: Sessionwork
From 2016 on I started with making my first steps into the session world by being stand-in drummer for several bands:
- My first session job was occurring for Jerome Cardynaals by funk-soulband YGOR, I played with them at pophall Volt in Sittard.
- The second job of this year was falling in by coverband Hard2Get (www.hard2getband.nl) we did an acoustic gig in Alkmaar.
- My third job in 2016 as a session player was being stand in drummer with Jick Munro & the Amazing Laserbeams (www.jickmunro.com).

2015 - 2016: Violet's Tale
- Countryband from Heerlen, founded by Edith Spies-Wawrowska and Jeroen Rabeling.
- Playing almost only own written stuff.
- Recorded our first EP in October 2016, to be released in 2017.
- Did the aftershow for Douwe Bob (ex-Songfestival contestant) in the Theatre of Heerlen.
- Played quite a few gigs throughout the South of Holland vanaf (?) March 2016.

2013 - 2015: The Quartermen
- Indierockband from Geleen with The Kooks, Two Door Cinema Club and the Arctic Monkeys as biggest influences.
- Immediately after CatB finished I auditioned successfully on Christmas eve’ 2013.
- In 2014 I had my first experiences in a big studio when the first EP "Down the Stairs" got recorded at Studio Maasland.
- In the same year I auditioned successfully with The Quartermen at the Rockacademy.
- In 2015 we released our EP, curious to how it sounds?: https://soundcloud.com/thequartermen.
- During the summer of 2015 I decided to stop with this band because I felt that I needed new musical challenges.

2011 - 2013: Chivy and the BlueZicians (a.k.a. CatB)
- Bluesrockband from Heerlen, started at the Popmusic education from Arcus College.
- During the first year we wrote a lot of songs to be able to play a lot of gigs from 2012 on through the whole country.
- Due to our bookings agency Onstage Blues Promotion we played for about 45 times in 1 year.
- We played on big festivals like Big Rivers and played at some nice loca-tions like concerthall De Vereeniging in Nijmegen.

2010 - 2011: Bite My Wire (a.k.a. BMW)
- Hardrockband from my hometown Geleen, where I auditioned in the summer of 2010.
- This band was quite well known in the region Sittard-Geleen.
- We reached third place in the finals of "Kunstbende 2011".
- With BMW I auditioned at the Popmusic education of Arcus College and got accepted.
- Our last gig took place in a sold out Pub in Sittard, an evening never to be forgotten!