I love my guitars and in between writing, traveling, eating and sleeping I try to play as much as possible. I listen to all kinds of music, but especially symphonic rock and heavy metal. Some of my sources of inspiration are Symphony X, Dream Theater, Children of Bodom, Steve Vai and lately, the bands The Agonist and August Burns Red. While the music may be quite ‘rough’ to some, these bands all consist of amazing and talented musicians that combine song-writing, feeling and technical skills. That for me is what music is all about.
Besides these (and other) bands, I also love classical music and my wife and I regularly visit the Haarlem Philharmonic.
I used to play in a band called Trail of Symbols, and we recorded several demo’s, including one called ‘An Ode to the Ignorant’.
I play Ibanez electric guitars and various acoustic guitars.