The Dutchie from New York with the difficult name who lives in Italy
When I was 14 I started playing drums, at 15 I started working as a carpenter.
By the time I was 20, back in 1996, I was working as a furniture maker in southern Holland and I was starting to have ideas about how I could build better drums than the ones I was playing. It wasn’t until 1999, when I was studying furniture and boat building in Amsterdam, that I was able to test some of my theories and prove to myself that I was right.
I started building drums out of love for percussion and for the technical challenge as a builder, plus I was too poor to afford a “good set of congas. Even the best drums I played had flaws that I could see as a builder and feel as a drummer.
Now I’m building drums which truly please me, both as a drummer and as a builder. Being a small operation, with small production runs allows me certain freedoms big manufactures can not afford. And I’m honored to be able to bring those drums to you.