BIOGRAPHY

 

Tom van den Heuvel

 

 

Tom started playing the drums when he was 6 years old. 

 

In highschool he always played the drums and performed in many school bands and school musicals. 

 

When Tom was 18 years old, he joined the international, educational and musical program “Up With People”. He toured for two years all over the world with this spectacular show. 

First as a student and later as a Production Assistant Music/Instrumental. 

At this job he was responsable for the musical quality of the UWP Show.

 

After UWP he studied contemporary rock drums at Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA. 

Here he got drum lessons from Bob Tamagni, John Ramsey and Masterclasses from Jim Chapin and Dave Weckl. 

He performed with a lot of major artists, in TV shows in the US and Canada and he performed with people like Whynot Jansveld (Bassplayer for Richard Marx, Natasha Bedingfield, Gavin DeGraw a.m.o.), Scott Appleton (Guitarist/Guitartech Rush), Larry Vodapivic (Guitartech for Rush, Def Leppard, Bon Jovi a.m.o.), Marc Anthony Thomas (Holiday on Ice), Lisa Meneley (US Rock guitarist), Lynn Morris (Broadway Choreographer) and many others.

 

Back in the Netherlands, Tom was asked to play drums in several bands. 

A wide range of Dutch and International artists requested Tom to participate in their live performances.

Tom's multiple technical scales allow him to perform and record genres of great variety.  

(Hard) Rock, Country, Pop, Funk, Fusion, Soul and even Classical & Schlager. 

He has recorded jingles for national Radio and TV broadcasting station Veronica and later he got a record deal with EMI Holland with his single; “Jij bent mijn Ziel” (“You are my soul”).

 

Tom has his own, very successful, Popschool “Drums & Dance” in Holland and he is an endorser for TAYE Drums, DREAM Cymbals, FACUS Sticks, SKYGEL and AHEAD.

 

Currently Tom is playing as a session- and studiomusician, he is a drumteacher and a clinician for Taye drums, Dream cymbals, Facus sticks, Skygel Damping Pads and DG cajons. 

He is the drummer in the band of gold record artist Willi Meyer from Germany with bassist Mr. Ian Stewart (Supertramp), Ivan St.Yves (Mambo Nr.5 ), Norbert Fimpel ( Sax player for Joe Cocker) and many more well known people from the music industry. Tom played the drums in the band of Yamaha artist Susan Albers (The Voice of Germany) and played drums for the Dutch multi gold and International platinum record artist/flutist Berdien Stenberg.

 

Influences are Simon Phillips, Jeff Porcaro, Steve Gadd and Steve Smith.

 

 

 

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GEAR:

 

Taye Parasonic Vintage Goldtop Drums

Taye TourPro Drums

Taye GoKit Drums

Dynaton Ebony double ply Drumheads

Remo Colortone drumheads

Taye 5000 series Hardware 

Dream Cymbals (Bliss Series)

Facus 5A Extreme Drumsticks

Skygel Damping pads

Ahead 5A Fatbeat Drumsticks 

The Duallist triple bassdrum pedal

Audix Microphones

DG Cajons

Alesis Strike Pro Special Edition drums 

Alesis Controlepad octapad