Hey Johan how do you pronounce your name? Is it like Yo han or jo hon?
Ah I've met Luke. He's a TOP bloke and drummer. I'll ask him about your cymbals next time I meet him!As I said before please browse the websites of some turkish cymbalbrands like Istanbul or Bosphorus, there you will see all the tools. I use virtually the same.
Luke Flowers from the Cinematic Orchestra is also playing my cymbals from now on.
Brugge - Consternation in the Brugian music community. Last week tuesday Johan van der Sijpe has died. Born in Sijsel and lived to become 43. Van de Sijpe was seen as one of Belgiums most talented drummers in his generation.
'He could play all styles, from jazz to rock', says Philippe Lefief, ex-musician en today active at the website Moon Art Gallery.
In the 80's Van de Sijpe started with Cerceuil, later on he also played with Chacok Twice, Bronks and Cowboys and Aliens. His most succesfull engagement was with Jo Lemaire, with whom he also toured extensively. He played drums at reunion shows of St.James. His last group was coverband Noisy Neighbours.
'Johan has never found a group with wider recognition. Everybody appreciated him, but he has never realised it himself', reminisces Roel Jacobus, bassplayer with Skov. Van de sijpe, who resided in the province West-Vlaanderen, lived a reclusive life.
'Johan was a dreamer. He even designed his own cymbals', says Lefief.