At a young age, I was already interested in Country Music. I got my first guitar when I was about four years old. I mostly listened to music of John Denver, Don Williams and Merle Haggard. One day my father asked me if I wanted to sing on a real stage. I approved, and there I stood. On the big stage, on the local carnival festival in our village, dressed up as a cowboy with about 200 people right in front of me. My first live performance with the legendary John Denver song, Country Roads.
When I was about sixteen years old we started a band with a couple of friends called “Penthouse the next generation". We played older songs from the Eagles, Billy Ray Cyrus and CCR. We had a lot of fun during our gigs and jamming in our small garage.
After a period of jamming and gigging I served the military for almost 6 years. During my time in the Dutch
army I didn’t have much time to spend on playing music. I had my guitars and amp on the army base where I taught some of my buddies in my platoon how to play the guitar. In
'99 after my deployment in Kosovo for a couple of months I served for 2 more years and left.
After that I started experimenting with modern and traditional Country Music by recording a bunch of demo’s to see what I could do best with my voice. And finally that's how I set up a repertoire of songs that I can proudly present to ya’ll.