Born in 1983, i was a young musician growing up in Heijen, a little village in The Netherlands. At the age of 6 i went to a 'music preparation course' and two years later i got an electric organ. When i went to high school i learned how to play the guitar en at the age of 18 i picked up the bass and realized: this is my instrument!

After high school i went to study at the Conservatory in Arnhem (NL). In 2005 i got my bachelor's degree: Bachelor of Music in Education. Because of the fact that the bass was still interesting, i went to study it at the Rockacademy in Tilburg (NL). In 2009 i successfully finished my study there, graduating as a bass player and sound engineer.