Projects



If you need a drummer for studio work, live shows or other musical projects, I'm your man. You can find my contact information under 'contact' (no really).

 

Burning Soul tour (Sept 2013)

I joined the Russian band The Grand Astoria once more on a tour. Together with the Berlin-based band Samavayo we played shows in Germany, Italy, Croatia, Poland and Switzerland.

 

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The Grand Astoria Summer tour 2013 (June - Aug 2013)

I did a wholelotta shows in the summer of 2013 with The Grand Astoria. Hell of a ride, but good fun!


 

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Recording Metallophone for 'Space Orchid vs Massive Drumkit' (February 2013)

I recorded some Metallophone parts for a track that will be on 'Punkadelica Supreme' of The Grand Astoria.
Check out the video for the song.

 

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The Grand Astoria tour (November 2012)

In november 2012 I did a tour with the Russian band The Grand Astoria. Quite a last minute thing, I had a week to rehearse the whole set and 2 rehearsals before we hopped in the van to the first show in Paris. 
But it sure was a great time!



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Duskhead PledgeMusic Project (September/October 2012)

Quoted from Duskhead.com:
"We've professionally recorded 3 songs that we would like to set loose upon the world and we've started this project to raise funds for pressing this onto a beautiful EP. We'll sell them at shows and send them out as promocopies to magazines and e-zines for reviews and promotion. We're ready to hit stages with a full set of original songs by the end of this year, so now the time is right to throw ourselves onto the scene and get those feet moving!

...and that is where YOU come in! The recording and mixing of the songs as well as the artwork for the EP is already finished and it turned out great. All we need is your help to get the presses rolling. We also want to use a part of the funds to make some cool stickers so you can decorate your mother in law or the annoying neighbor's dog."

 

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Roger Bourbon & The White Sharks (May 2012/present)

This band started as a one-off project, but all the members were so enthusiastic from the start, that we decided to continue with it. We all just love the blues, and this is a perfect way to play all our favourite classics. We we'll  hit the stage again very soon!

Thomas van der Zwan - Vocals/Harmonica
Merijn den Boer - Vocals/Keys
Elmer Meijers - Guitar
Pim Walter - Bass
Rogier Berben - Drums


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Tank86 music in short animation movie (May/June 2012)

A few tracks from the latest release of Tank86 will be heard under the upcoming animation movie by Alexander Kappelhoff. 
My task was to edit and re-arrange the songs  to make a fitting soundtrack to this short movie. The release will be in september 2012.


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Art Rocks! Boijmans Muziekcompetitie (May/June 2012)

For the 'Art Rocks! Boijmans Muziekcompetitie, I wrote a piece of music inspired on the painting 'De Val van Ixion', by Cornelis van Corneliszoon (1588). You can listen to it here: Rogier Berben - The Fall

 

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Berlin studio work (December 2011)

Together with my good friend and guitarist Tim Nouwens, I recorded drums for 2 of his fusion/funk tracks during my stay in Berlin at the end of 2011.  End result will be posted soon!

 

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Blijvend Applaus Prijs (November 2011)

On november 20th 2011, Peter Koelewijn (most known for his dutch rock'n'roll hit 'Kom van dat dak af') received the 'Blijvend Applaus Prijs' 2011 for his lifetime works in music. With a specially formed band from the Rockacademy Tilburg, we played a few songs of his repetoire to honour him. Other artists that day at the 'Kleine Komedie' in Amsterdam were Do and Helmut Lotti.

For more information and photo's visit www.stichtingblijvendapplaus.nl