graduated from Utrecht Conservatoire (NL) in 2005
with an Honours degree in Jazz and Pop. Over the
last quarter of a century he has played 2000+ gigs
with a huge variety of bands and projects. He's
50 albums, EP's and singles and toured all
Ron just released a new album with his London based
band JAYA and has recently
finished off a psych pop album, to be coming out in
2021. Next to that he's regularly performing and
recording with a variety of other artists and bands.
teaches piano and bass guitar in Manchester
A longer biography can be found at the bottom of
studied bass guitar at the jazz department of
Utrecht Conservatoire (NL). Between 2004 and 2010 he
worked with jazz quartet Perron19, with who he
released two albums (selection
Ron has always been a pop song writer. Together with
Ruud Bakker and a host of other band members he's
been on the Dutch music scene from 2007 till 2015
with the band Number Nine. The song Sun Sun Sun
of the debut EP earned them the 3FM Serious Talent
status in 2009, which got Number Nine airplay on
national radio. In 2012 the band brought out their
first full length album New Ways,
with which they toured in Germany and in 2014 the
second album Wiser Than
Before brought them to the UK.
To widen his horizon he joined the band Audio Adam
from 2011 till 2015. In that time the quartet was
very successful with multiple singles on national
radio and shows at great festivals and venues,
including supporting Counting Crows at Heineken
Music Hall Amsterdam.
In the summer of 2015 Ron moved to London, after
which he started working with Jaya and
Lysander. With both he released singles in
2016. To find a good place for the songs he wrote
himself he co-founded the Sexy Indie Rock band PaperWolf.
Over the course of a year they played dozens of
iconic London venues, released an album, toured in
the UK and received airplay on BBC Introducing.
In 2018 Ron relocated to Manchester. The London
based band JAYA is still one of his musical
priorities. Another focus is his solo repertoire. In
early 2018 he self-produced the EP ARIES. Another
set of songs has been recorded at Pinhole
Sound in Manchester. The release of this
project is expected in 2021.