About twenty years ago I began to realize a long cherished dream: to become a multi-instrumentalist. It has been a very rewarding journey. Not only does playing multiple instruments add different colors to the palette of the bands that I work with, it also allowed me to experience the different roles of instruments in a band, which I think has been beneficial to my playing in general.
I studied electric bass at the Hilversum Conservatory from 1984 through 1989, and for many years that was my main instrument. I started playing acoustic bass when I joined Capelino in 1993. Then in 2004 I bought my first pedal steel and since then I've been adding more instruments, spending many hours studying to master the technique and develop my tone; thankfully having already learned the whole theoretical part when I studied at the conservatory, progress was much faster and easier than if I had started from scratch.
Here's a list of instruments, click on the link to find samples of my playing, a partial list of bands with which I have performed on said instrument and a list of sound recordings.