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ABOUT RON MAAS
Ron graduated from Utrecht Conservatoire (NL) in 2005 with an Honours degree in Jazz and Pop. Over the last two decades he has played over 1000 gigs with a huge variety of bands and projects. He's recorded some 40 albums, EP's and singles and toured all over Europe.

Ron is currently recording and touring with his band JAYA as well as working on a solo album. Next to that he's regularly performing and recording with a variety of other artists and bands. Ronald teaches piano, bass and guitar in SE London.

A longer biography can be found at the bottom of this page.
SOLO EP ARIES - REVIEWS AND LIVE VIDEO

"Particular praise goes to the mellow and rousing horn section in the final track of the EP. In this song Ron's voice is exalted, and it reveals its warmer hues." - Go Out Of Tune

"A mixture of spaced out Supertramp reaching out for the psychedelia of Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon via The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust." - Wrong In All The Write Ways

"Each song is different in a welcoming way and each create wonderful and peaceful imagery when listening to them. This EP is something that anyone can listen to as every track has something to love about it." - The Orange Typewriter Blog

"You get the full experience of Ron's knowledge and skill in the production. The final track is 'LINES IN THE DARKNESS' which gives us a fitting finale to this wonderful EP." - Robs Raw Music

"The vocals are phrased in a way that it gives it more of a progressive feel to the song, creating a Porcupine Tree meets pop vibe." - MoggBlog

"Coldplay meets The Beatles, while Supertramp peeks around the corner too. The influences are jazz and pop in a perfectly complementary mix. Lines In The Darkness is the absolute favourite." - On Top Of Music



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CREDITS:
Artwork: Sander van der Linden / Mixing: Marnix Kuipers / Drums: Stefano Magini / Trombone: Matt Smith / Trumpet: Dan Taylor
BIOGRAPHY RONALD MAAS
Ron 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.

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 and 2014 the band brought out two albums, with which they toured in Germany and the UK.

To widen his horizon he joined the band Audio Adam from 2011 till 2015. In that time the quartet was very succesful 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. Shortly after that he started working with Jaya and Valerio Lysander. With both he released singles in 2016. To find a good place for the songs he wrote himself he 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. Because the band decided it was improbable that they could improve on that, they quit the band after a year. Mission accomplished.

The band JAYA is currently his musical priority. Ron plays bass and keys, sings backing vocals and is involved with the arrangements and production of the upcoming album.

Some of his original songs are being recorded with a group of visionary musicians at Pinhole Sound in Manchester. The release of this project is expected in 2019.

In the meantime, however, he self-produced the concept EP ARIES, which is available now.