At a young age, it became clear that Bob was breathing rhythm as nothing was safe. So, to save the interior of his parental home from damage from drumming, his parents sent him to drum classes, yet it only escalated from there. On an informative note: “Genesis” means “the origin”, and it couldn’t be more fitting that this band was the origin of Bob’s ambitions on the kit.
Bob played in a number of bands like, Bite My Wire, Chivy and the BlueZicians and The Quartermen. Bite My Wire and The Quartermen won several audience awards and participated in several band competitions finales. With The Quartermen he also shared stages with Audio Adam and Only Seven Left.
He also got into to the Rock Academy in Tilburg, where he is currently busy in completing his studies and a number of musical projects.
His musical life has a very clear theme: develop and connect. “The drumkit is the most beautiful instrument, in my opinion, because I know that nobody has ever managed to exploit its potential to the fullest and no one probably ever will. The only thing I can do is to strive to get the most out of it.”
“Music is to me the best means to connect people. Languages may differ and faiths may divide believers, but music is passion and commitment, which connects when shared!”
Bob is working hard exploring a wide variety of musical genres, but finds his preferred rhythms in Pop, Latin and Reggae. However, he knows that music is subjective and he wants to develop into a musical chameleon, just like his biggest hero Vinnie Colaiuta, in order to achieve his goals.
VANES at 013 (showcase for Rockacademy), Tilburg (NL), Wednesday the 9th of January 2019.