As a troubadour I sing and speak from the heart. Sad, fruitful, redeeming or happy stories, with hope and Good news. Selfpenned folksongs and pop-, folk- or gospelsongs from others, with fresh news from heaven. The journey as a troubadour began in the L’abricommunity in Eck en Wiel in 2011, but I try to make my home now almost everywhere. Solo, or with the band. I perform for instance in living rooms, churches, on the street, in prison, in the park, cafes, nursery homes and communities. In 2013 the first album came out, the subtle folkalbum ‘The Desert, The Dew The Dawn’. It was nominated for a Dutch music prize ‘The Zilveren Duif’. ‘The Story of Saint Anonymous’, where I dived deep into black gospel, followed in 2016. In 2019 my third album came out, ‘FishLove’ , where I blend forró & samba with folkpop , with deep love songs about moving missionaries, merry mamas, hardworking farmers and about my lovely wife Ilse. Read more…

Order Let Peace Roll On Like A River (3 extra tracks incl.)

Order here for 5 euro the newest single ‘Let Peace Roll On Like A River’, a new countryfolkgospel song with the Brazilian touch of cavaquinho and accordion, about the message from an old prophet for the world of today. The single includes 3 previously unreleased tracks and the beautiful artwork of artist Arend Maatkamp. The song came out on the 3rd of september 2021.

‘…He still speaks in the graveyards of our country, a soft whisper, in our violent days of wars.
The wall street wolves don’t prophesy forgiveness of debt, strangers are well kept behind cell doors.
Still grace shall come, bigger than a mountain, and our ruins shall one day be raised!….’

Other Albums

Before there was FishLove, there were two other albums: The Desert, the dew & the dawn (2013) and The Story of Saint Anonymous (2016). It was recorded, filmed and performed. Go to media and check it out!