Wessel de Vries
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.