Better take this stuff serious, my gear and biography.
If you want to know when and where I play, just follow me on Twitter and if you want to know what songs I play these days, check out below. Yes, I know this list is insanely long and it’s hard to believe I play all these songs by heart. But better believe me, because it’s true. I study (is one allowed to call something study when one enjoys it so much and it feels like play, ha ha ha play!) every single day for almost one hour. I use three play lists, one is called ‘Bass list’ another ‘Bass list extra’ and the last ‘Bass list queue’. That last one I play every single day in a random fashion. At the end of a session I delete all the files played from it and continue to do so, until after several days it’s empty. When it’s empty I copy all songs from the first list in it. Yes, that’s the purpose of the first list, just a complete collection of all the songs I play. The second list, at last, is an extra. Since I have so many songs and it takes several days to play them all, it happens every now and then that I forget about details. This is where this extra list comes into play. If I miss a detail I copy the song into the extra list and as the name suggest every other day or at least week I give this list some extra attention. So here you have it, my recipe to memorize so many songs and to enjoy every day of playing them without getting bored. Every single day is different and all the songs get equal attention. I told you I work hard and love what I do!
Hier - Blof
Another 45 miles - The Golden Earring
The eyes of Jenny - Sandy Coast
De vlieger - Andre Hazes
Still believe - Herman Brood
Big City - Toll Hansen
Met de vlam in de pijp - Henk Wijngaard
True love - Sandy Coast
One - U2
Laat mij maar alleen - Klein Orkest
Quiet a never ending list, isn’t it? And guess what, just name and I study more if needed for a gig!
Manuela - Jacques Herb
Nooduitgang - Het Goede Doel
Bloedend hart - De Dijk
Niet of nooit geweest - Acda & De Munnik
Hey girl - Gruppo Sportivo
Een kopje koffie - V.O.F. de Kunst
Never be clever - Herman Brood
Twilight zone - The Golden Earring
Ready for love - Martha Reeved & The Vandellas
Iedereen is van de wereld - The Scene
Ik kan het niet alleen - De Dijk
Je loog tegen mij - Drukwerk
Stil in mij - Van Dik Hout
Wat een vrouw - De Dijk
Marianneke - Drukwerk
Oerend hard - Normaal
When the lady smiles - The Golden Earring
De wilde boerendochter - Ivan Heylen
Non, non, rien n’a change - Les Poppy’s
Ik verscheurde je foto - Koos Alberts
Can you handle me - kane
So glad you made it - Kane
With or without you - U2
Summer of ’69 - Bryan Adams
By the rivers of Babylon - Boney M.
Welcome to the jungle - Guns ‘n Roses
Galway girl - Steve Earle
The spanish lady - Irish traditional
The Irish rover - Irish traditional
Karel - Elsje de Wijn
I believe in a thing called love - The Darkness
Celebrity skin - Hole
Highroad easy - Sass Jordan
Je hoeft niet naar huis vannacht - Marco Borsato
Alles is liefde - Blof
Satisfaction - Otis Redding
Not an addict - K’s choice
Brazen - Skunk Anansie
Try a little tenderness - Otis Redding
Mr. Pitful - Otis Redding
Papa got a brand new bag - James Brown
Pass the peas - Maceo Parker
So slow - Sophia
Come together - The Meters
It’s easier - Eli “paperboy” Reed
Shake - Otis Redding
Stagger Lee - Wilson Pickett
Fever - James Brown
Out of sight - James brown
Don’t dream it’s over - Crowded House
Psycho killer - Talking Heads
Blue hotel - Chris Izaak
Weather with you - Crowded House
Wicked games - Chris Izaak
‘t regent zonnestralen - Acda & de Munnik
Baby, I love you - Aretha Franklin
Chain of fools - Angeline Ball/Maria Doyle
I never loved a man - Maria Doyle
Show me - The Commitments
Brown sugar - Sam & Dave
Message in a bottle - The Police
Blauwe ruis - Blof
Brown sugar - The Rolling Stones
Girl - Anouk
Trouble - Coldplay
I want you to want me - Cheap Trick
You can leave your hat on - Joe Cocker
Play that funky music - Wild Cherry
Dance with somebody - Mando Diao
Opzij - Herman van Veen
De kapitein (deel II) - Acda & De Munnik
‘s Nachts na tween - De Havenzangers
Stiekem gedanst - Toontje Lager
Belle helene - Doe Maar
Saturday Night - Herman Brood
Als een vogel zo vrij - Bert Heerink
Sinds een dag of twee - Doe Maar
Smoorverliefd - Doe Maar
Blauw - The Scene
Ik wil jou - Polle Eduard
Radar Love - The Golden Earring
Maria Maria - Raymond van ‘t Groenewoud
Kom van ‘t dak af - Peter Koelewijn
Bloed, zweet & tranen - Andre Hazes
O, O, Den Haag - Harry Klorkestein
I save the day - Roberto Jacketti & the Scooters
Malle babbe - Rob de Nijs
Als ze er niet is - De Dijk
Feel like flying - Racoon
Rain down on me - Kane
Where the streets have no name - U2
Californication - The Red Hot Chili Peppers
Let love rule - Lenny Kravitz
Heb je even voor mij - Frans Bauer
Sweet child of mine - Guns ‘n Roses
Hot ashphalt - Irish traditional
On the banks of the roses - Iris traditional
Fields of Athenry - Irish traditional
Ain’t talkin’ ‘bout love - Van Halen
Bulldog - Tracy Bonham
Wrong - Green Lizard
Bring me some water - Joan Osborne & Melissa Etheridge
Blijf bij mij - Volumia
Dansen op de vulkaan - De Dijk
Vertigo - U2
I can’t turn you loose - Otis Redding
634-5789 - Wilson Pickett
fa-fa-fa-fa-fa (sad song) - Otis Redding
Cold sweat - James Brown
Shake everything you’ve got - Maceo Parker
Stake your claim - Eli “paperboy” Reed
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
Won’t give up without a fight - Eli “Paperboy” Reed
Midnight hour - Wilson Pickett
Fish in the dish - Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings
You can’t stand alone - Wilson Pickett
Make me smile - Steve Harley & Cockey Rebel
Stuck in the middle - Stealers Wheel
Bad moon rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Have you ever seen the rain - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Looking out my back door - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Tijd genoeg - Doe Maar
Jij bent zo - Jeroen van der Boom
Bye bye baby - Maria Doyle
Do right woman, do right man - Niamh Kavanagh
Take me to the river - Andrew Strong
Uhh Pt. 1 & 2 - Dyke & The Blazers
Sweet soul music - Sam & Dave
Sex on fire - Kings of Leon
Lost and blown away - Novastar
Waterloo - ABBA
Brown eyed girl - The Rolling Stones
I got you ( I feel good) - James Brown
It’s all over now - The Rolling Stones
The joker - Steve Miller Band
Love is the drug - Roxy Music
Could you be loved - Bob Marley
Rocking in the free world - Neil Young
Lily was here - Candy Dulfer & Dave Stewart
Proud Mary - Ike & Tina Turner
What I like about you - Lillix
I’ve got the music in me - The Kiki Dee Band
My ugly boy - Skunk Anansie
What a wonderful world - Maceo Parker
You shook me all night long - Celine Dion
Woman - Anouk
Get back - The Beatles
Route 66 - The Rolling Stones
Cocaine - Eric Clapton
Yohnny B. Good - Chuck Berry
Hard to handle - The Black Crowes
I don’t want to be - Gavin DeGraw
Kryptonite - Three Doors Down
Bad case of loving you - Robert Palmer
Let’s stick together - Brian Ferry & Roxy Music
Creep - Radiohead
LA Woman - Billy Idol
Selling the drama - Live
Sharped dressed man - ZZ Top
Tush - ZZ Top
Spanish stroll - Mink deVille
I shot the sheriff - Bob Marley
Call Tyrone - Erykah Baduh
I like to see myself as the single most fresh bass player out there. I work hard and love what I do! No, I’m not the world’s greatest like Jaco and I can only dream that one day I will suck as much as Les. No, I’m just me, the single most fresh bass player around on this planet, as I like to say. Oh, and I’m kind of a cool guy too. But don’t take me to serious on that one! Better not take me to serious at all.
Dat komt door jou - Guus Meeuwis
You oughta know - Alanis Morissette
Soul man - Sam & Dave
Valerie - Mark Ronson ft. Amy Winehouse
Fuck you - Cee Lo Green
Happiness - Alexis Jordan
Jerusalem - Anouk
Weak - Skunk Anansie
She works hard for the money - Donna Summer
Als de morgen is gekomen - Jan Smit
A night like this - Caro Emerald
Think - Aretha Franklin
Je denkt maar dat je alles mag van mij - Frans Duijts
Stuck - Caro Emerald
That man - Caro Emerald
Make you a believer - Sass Jordan
Brabant - Guus Meeuwis
Hump de bump - Red Hot Chili Peppers
When you’re gone - Bryan Adams ft. Melanie C.
Walking on sunshine - Katrina & The Waves
Warwick avenue - Duffy
Rolling in the deep - Adele
Modern world - Anouk
Lady Marmalade - Patti Labelle
Only girl (in the world) - Rihanna
I don’t feel like dancing - Scissor sisters
So what - P!nk
Baby love - Mother’s Finest
Dani California - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Disco inferno - Tina Turner
Ich bin wie du - Marianne Rosenberg
Zij gelooft in mij - Andre Hazes
Pokerface - Lady GaGa
Another part of me - Michael Jackson
The best - Tina Turner
Stir it up - Bob Marley
You don’t love me (no, no, no) - Dawn Penn
Pass the dutchie - Musical Youth
Rat in mi kitchen - UB40
Dub be good to me - Beats International
It wasn’t me - Shaggy
Hollereer - De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig
Sterrenstof - De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig
Deze donkere jongen komt zo hard - De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig
Shenkie - De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig
Dat vind je leuk he - De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig
Get Spanish - De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig
Whatskeburt! - De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig
R U Kidding - Anouk
Killer Bee - Anouk
Breakaway - Tracey Ullman
These boots are made for walking - Nancy Sinatra
Hoeren neuken, nooit meer werken - Corry Konings & Ronnie
All I want for Christmas is you - Mariah Carey
Rehab - Amy Winehouse
Narcotic - Liquido
Nutbush city limits - Tina Turner
De regenboog - Frans Bauer & Marianne Weber
If you don’t know me by now - Harold Melvin & the Bluenote
Happiness - Trijntje Oosterhuis
Black & gold - Sam Sparro
I’m not so tough - Ilse DeLange
No one knows - Queens of the Stone Age
Gipsy Kings Medley - Belle Perez
La camisa negra - Juanes
Cose Della Vita - Eros Ramazzotti & Tina Turner
A Bob Marley Tribute - Bruno Mars, Sting, Rihanna, Ziggy & Damian Marley