Started at 8 years old, playing classical piano. Started playing in bands at 19.
What was the first concert you ever went to?
In 1974 I went to a show from a dutch band called Solution. My first concert I ever went to. It sounded better then the records and I was totally flabbergasted.
What gear do you use?
See my webside www.thekeybee.nl for my gear. My favorites are my Nord Stage and Wave and my Roland JX10
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
The Beatles, The Kinks, Yes, Chicago, Genesis, Joe Cocker, Chick Corea, George Duke, Herbie Hancock, The Police/Sting, Al Jarreau, Gino Vannelli, Tod Rundgrenn, JS Bach, L von Beethoven, F Chopin.
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
I've been playing in many bands, from progressive rock to commercial pop and more. The last band I played in untill 2016 was AhmShere (see facebook)
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
George Duke and Al Jarreau
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
I've played once in the AHOY in Rotterdam with several thousands of public. My most memorable performance was in Vlissingen (Zeeland, The Netherlands) in a pub, which I don't remember the name, with the band Funk Force. We played a kind of instrumental Funk-Jazz fusion style and the whole audience went crazy: dancing, yelling, whistling, shouting. And we played the roof from the house, so to say.
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?
The Yes Album. When I heard it the first time, I could not stop listening. And I still listen to it.
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