Monday, April 10, 2017

Fusion Project

Some time ago I met up with old friends of mine from Vienna (Austria) to work on a fusion track that we used to play at live shows many years ago, but we never made a decent recording. So we decided to finally record that piece after all those years and that's the result. Enjoy!

keys - Maalo
drums - Richard Hal
bass - Georg Berner
guitar - Mathias Lang

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Impressions from the latest shows with the Collins Live Experience

I'd like to share with you some impressions from recent shows I played with the Collins Live Experience. I feel like the band is growing together and we're having good fun on stage. Have a look at some recent video material:

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

First show with the Collins Live Experience: looking back

As announced previously, last Saturday I played the first live show with the Collins Live Experience. We are a 12-piece band including horns and backing vocals, and it was a pleasure to hear and see everybody perform at their best. We were lucky to work with the guys from MilleniumSound, who provided their sound and lighting equipment. They reserved the whole afternoon to work on the light show and to get the best possible sound for the audience and for us on stage. So we basically had one more final rehearsal on stage, while they optimized their settings. This left us with a very good feeling, and we could enjoy our dinner before the show in a relaxed and confident atmosphere.

When we finally hit the stage everything went as smoothly as during rehearsals, with the additional energy that you get from a great audience and from the live sound and light show. We played our 90-minute set as if we had been playing it for months, and all of us were very pleased with the result. I'm grateful to everybody who worked hard to make this such a rewarding evening!

So we can't wait to play our next show on 12 November in Podium 10 in Bladel (NL). Join us for another great evening with music from Phil Collins and Genesis!

All photos in this post © by Martijn van Dijck

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

First Live Show - The Collins Live Experience: Saturday 29 October 2016

Hi everybody,

I'd like to announce the first live show I'll be playing with the Collins Live Experience:

When: Saturday 29 October 2016, starting at 9:00 pm
Where: Gemeenschapshuis de Schans, Schoolstraat 1, Westerbeek (NL)

Free entrance!

We spent the last few months looking for the right people to make the band complete, and we've rehearsed a 90-minute set of Phil Collins and Genesis songs. I'm really pleased with the result and I'm looking forward to a great evening. Join us and enjoy a 90 minute live show with songs by Phil Collins and Genesis!

Friday, July 15, 2016

Student concert Saturday 16 July 2016

Hi guys,

the end of the school year is approaching quickly, and of course we'll have another student concert!

When: Saturday 16 July, starting at 19:30
Where: Café Kraaij en Balder, Strijpsestraat 79, Eindhoven

It will be another great evening full of guitar music of all styles!

I also invited several special guests:

  • Ellenor: voice and guitar, original songs
  • Jos and Wynand's Cowboy Blues: guitar-duo, rough semi-acoustic blues
  • Sander Borgers: voice and guitar, original songs

Join us for another cozy and inspiring evening!