biography

 

I've never known a musician who regretted being one.
Whatever deceptions life may have in store for you,
music itself is not going to let you down.
Virgil Thomson (1896-1989) American composer

 

Roland was born June 25th 1953. Since 1970 he is an active member in the international music community.
A major Dutch music magazine called him: "The busiest drummer in The Netherlands". Roland is winner of the Dutch "Super Session Award 1995".

Roland worked in musicals, cabaret shows, pop, rock, jazz, latin and fusion bands and projects and consequently also teaches these styles. Roland is also a composer and a producer.

Roland performed and recorded with artists as:
Dralion - Cirque du Soleil, Jan Akkerman, Candy Dulfer, Bertus Borgers, Rosa King, Jeff Reynolds, Margriet Eshuys, Jasper van 't Hof, Ernst Reysiger, Hans Dulfer, Herman Brood, Julia Loco, Thijs van Leer, Rinus Groeneveld, Martin Zand Scholten, Sue Challoner, Hans Jansen, Tom Salisbury, Konstantin Ruchadze, Martin Verdonk, Adrian Borland, Daniel Sahuleka, Nippy Noya, Tico Pierhagen, Nikola Demonja, Niels Hoppe, Richenel, Paul Williams, Jan Rot, Leo Anemaet, Michel van Schie, David, Hans & Jan Hollestelle, DIESEL, Joachim Kuhn, Tineke Schoenmaker, Richenel, James Campagnola, Maarten van Norden, Antonio & Fernando Lameirinhas, Jaques Kloes, Fred Kienhuis, WolterWierbos, Shirley Zwerus, Arthur Ebeling, Saskia Laroo, Freddie Cavalli, Lex Bolderdijk, Harry 'CUBY 'Muskee, Rinus Gerritsen, Chet Baker, Bill van Dijk, Lenny Kuhr, Ulco Bed, Adje Vandenberg, Rob Kruisman, Vincent van Warmerdam, Fred Leeflang, DEFUNKT, Peter Schon, Gilian Baracs, Boris van der Lek, Nol Sikking, Peter Weitjes, Mieke Stemerdink, Dirk van der Wal, Jeroen De Rijk, John Marshall, Ben de Bruin, Loet van der Lee, Jeroen van Helsdingen, Joop JT Tetrissa, Berend van der Berg, Roland Knappe, Glenn Schutz, Andre Duet, Anneriek van Dorst, Martino Latupeirrissa, Jan Menu, Wouter Kiers, Olaf Hoeks, Dirk Beets, Pieter Engels, Bennie Baan, Rob Takema, Walther de Graaf, Roger Happel, Anton Goudsmit, Remco van der Sluis, Tineke Postma, Willem Swikker, Rik Elings, Jan Huydts, Susanne Alt, Lamar Chase, Magic Sam, Laura van der Voort, Jelle Ortman Gerlings, Zvonomir Tot, Patric Sedoc, Onno Kelk, Wayne Grajeda, Andreas Brzezinski, Greg Dinunzi, Matt Buckley, Silvia Christoph, Michael 'Slupi' Slupinski, Takashi Peterson and many many more!