About

I was 14 when I picked up a guitar for the first time. My first band was called The Yankees, we played songs from The Shadows, Santana. The second band was Indigo, we played orginals and some covers from Rainbow, Deep Purple, Whitesnake, Supertramp, Kansas.

 

I did went to the academie music school of Genk, where I learned classical music, my teacher was: Matteux Vanhees. At that time, we had a fusion band called Icaros, we played songs from The Yellowjackets, Chick Corea, Scott Henderson, Frank Gambale, Chick Corea, Larry Carlton, Robben Ford and Earl Klugh.

 

Then I did Jazz Studio for 4 years, a private school in Jazz in Antwerp. In the mean time, I played with many coverbands in The Nederlands.

 

After that I joined a band that was called The Golden Bis Band, this was a band, that worked with international artist The Supremes, The Three Degrees, Gloria Gaynor, The Gibson Brothers, Johnny Logan and many others. 

 

I toured with an artist called Helmut Lotti, with his Symphonic Orchestra, we did The States, South Africa, Australia, Germany, The Nederlands, Belgium and Scandinavia. I worked 11 years with this band.

 

In 2005 I started giving lessons in Academie Genk and Academie Tongeren, until now.

Discography

Single 5 dagen op 7 Roestvrij 1992
Jong zijn Roestvrij 1993
Noem het maar geluk Roestvrij 1993
Noem het maar geluk eurosong mix Roestvrij 1993
Liever met zijn twee Roestvrij 1994
3 on 4 Native Soil 1996
Als ik een schilder was Ria Geraets 1996
After the Coalrush song Eureka Costa Arvanitidis 1996
Mijn zoon Miel Cools 1999
Single Peut-etre demain Marc Gilson 2001
Single My Heart Kurt Lotigiers 2004
The Crooners Helmut Lotti 2007
Time to swing Helmut Lotti 2008
Greg's 7&5 Ballads Greg Lane 2008
Leroy Brown (tv show) Helmut Lotti 2008
Ode aan Wannes Van de Velde Wannes Van de Velde 2011
Hope Costa Arvanitidis 2015
Liefde in de lage landen Generale Klank Maatschappij 2016