My name is Wessel de Vries (22-01-1991) and I am a freelance drummer and percussionist. At the age of 10 I started taking percussion lessons from Jelle Roeper. I take these lessons at the center for the arts ‘A7’. Here I have obtained my A to D diploma. Although I have a company in digital ‘creative thinking’ with which I conceive and develop (marketing) campaigns, I am primarily a musician. At the young age of 8, I started as a percussionist and drummer by Chr. Brass band Euphonia (second division). Soon rock bands followed, with which I gained a lot of stage experience. 

Nowadays I am chairman and percussionist (drums, percussion and mallets) at Soli Brass Leeuwarden (Dutch Champions division). I also play with Them Dirty Dimes (20’s dixie swing), Billy & The Bobcats (60′ Rock ’n Roll)  and Thijs Augusteijn (singer-songwriter). In addition to these permanent formations, I am regularly found on a project basis at various associations and bands. In addition to these permanent and long-term projects, I work on a project basis with various music associations and artists.

The Majestic MPS1450BR gives me the opportunity to play very dynamically. From rough Rock 'n Roll to swinging jazz, this snare can handle everything.