Summer of ’18: Pinkpop!

Once again, it’s been a while since I posted a blog on my website. I’ll try to post some of the highlights more often but if you want to keep track of everything I do, make sure to follow me on Instagram! With that being said… Highlights!

As some of you may know, I started playing for Aïcha Cherif about two years ago. After some jams, we decided to record an EP and set some goals. We released the EP Change and had the pleasure and honour of playing shows like Lowlands, Valkhof Festival and Popronde in 2017. To top everything: we had the honour of playing Pinkpop Festival last month.

I’ve seen and played a lot of festivals in The Netherlands but Pinkpop is about as good as it gets! A day to remember. We played two unplugged sets in the Garden of Love, so we had to adjust our songs and instruments to that setting. Check out the description of the drumpic for details about my setup.

We’re currently preparing for the release of our new EP “Point of no Return”. Meanwhile, check out the first single of that EP: Movie On A Screen

Dressing room #9

Dressing room #9

Waiting for food

Waiting for food

Drums

For the drumnerds (like myself): I used a Ludwig Breakbeat kit: 16×14 kick, 10×7 rack, 13×13 floor. Sounds massive! Snares: Vintage Ludwig Acrolite (14×5) w/ BFS & Ludwig Classic Maple Champagne Sparkle (14×5) w/ BFS as back-up. Cymbals (all Zildjian): 15″ New Beat hats, 18″ A Thin Crash, 20″ K Hybrid ride Hardware & pedals: All DW 5000 And a SPDS pad for a few samples