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Old 01-11-2013, 02:35 PM
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Hi there all,

It took me several years, but I finally decided to join this wonderfull website. My name is Bart, also known as 'whizzi' on several forums and I'm Dutch (and proud to be ;) ).

Born in 1982, which makes me 30 at the moment I write this, and playing drums for 25 years (yes, I started when I was 5 years old on a very very very old chinese unknown brand sparkly kit).

Currently I play on a beautiful (custom) Lignum drums kit, cymbals are Sabian only and as soon as I got my Aquarian (Focus-X) series delivered, I'll replace everything with them.
Current line-up:


And an overall picture from a week ago (The temporary dimavery 16" crash is replaced already by a brand new Sabian AAX Omni 18" crash):


On the left you'll see a part of Remo Roto-toms and a stand with no less than 4 cowbells.. on the right there's an old bongo-set which is mostly out of tune...

Currently, my main band is called Pyrates! (http://www.pyrates.co.uk) where the number of upcoming shows are growing almost daily. For 2013, there's a tour being planned for UK, Denmark and Germany and as always looking into opportunity to go to the USA and Russia (for some reasons, pirate style folk rock music is wanted in Russia).

Pyrates! looks something like this one stage:


Next to this, I'm playing in a 50s/60s Rock 'n Roll band called BoogieStompers and am regular asked to help out a musical because I can actually read and play the notes written on paper (plus, it pays pretty good).

You can find some live recordings of me on youtube, just click here for all Pyrates!-related videos or here if you like to see Rock 'n Roll legend Sleepy La Beef with me on the drums (2010 recording) or search for "The Rockin Kofferband" (=my previous band)

Between 2003 and 2006-ish I owned the biggest forum about drumming in the Netherlands (basically, the dutch version of drummerworld.com ;) ) and being a long time fan of Weird Al Yankovic (and especially Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz) I'm running the biggest forum about Weird Al Yankovic (weirdalforum.com) since 2001.

So, in short ... that's me .. Questions, feel free to ask :)
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:41 PM
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Hey, welcome to the forum!

What is a 'pyrate'? Ok, new word ;-)
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:45 PM
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My band's name is Pyrates! .. So, I'm a Pyrate! ;)
It's the same as a pirate, except I don't have a ship nor do I want one and I play the drums ;)
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:48 PM
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Ok - I see. Actually that makes sense (now)...
You have nice gear!
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:52 PM
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Thanks. I'm pretty proud of it as well ;)

I see I completely forgot to tell about my 1968 Pearl (5 piece kit) and my Dimavery Cocktail drumkit which actually sounds pretty good with some decent Aquarian heads on it!

Oh, and I use Balbex drumsticks to hit all this stuff ;)
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:23 PM
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Welcome Bart!

Bart is a great guy and the only forum member I've met on two continents!

Bermuda
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:29 PM
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Hi Bermuda!

That is true. First time in 2004 and twice in 2010. Don't forget 2 continents, 3 different countries ;-).

I'll make sure you get a free ticket whenever I'll tour the USA. You know you are still welcome whenever you are nearby in Europe. I promised to show you around to the best places for drummers to be in NL ;-)
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:29 PM
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Welcome Bart.

The Pyrates gig looks like fun.
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:09 PM
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thanks TTNW :)
Pyrates! gigs are really fun!
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:16 PM
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A big welcome to this friendly place Bart. Nice Lignum kit you have there :) I'm off to check out your band stuff. Looks like a great vibe to me :)

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Old 01-13-2013, 11:48 PM
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Coincidence! I live in Groningen AND when I was in UK I played for a Pirate Folk band called Medicine! Spooky!

Welcome :D
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:32 AM
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It surely is coincidence! Even more coincidence, in 2012 we played in Groningen (Appingedam). We did 13 shows there :o

Never heard of Medicine, but that's probably my limitation ;)
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:47 AM
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Medicine is an English based pirate folk band, not at all big, only got 3 cd's out and I just work as a backup drummer when there usual is busy, so no not limited :P Must come see you at some point! Nice kit btw!
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:20 AM
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Welcome Bart. Glad to have you here.
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