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 (Tech for Rush, Def Leppard, Bon Jovi a.m.o.), Martin Verdonk (Percussionist Santana, Steve Winwood, Price a.m.o.) Marc Anthony Thomas (Holiday on Ice), Lisa Meneley (Composer, 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 endorsee 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 Canadian bassist Mr. Ian Stewart (Supertramp), Ivan St.Yves (Mambo Nr.5 ), Norbert Fimpel ( Saxophone 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) with top bassist Jonathan Ihlenfeld (Anika Nilles and Triluk Gurtu) 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.
MANAGEMENT AND BOOKINGS:
Cell: 0031- (0) 6 53 266 299
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Taye Parasonic Vintage Goldtop drums
Taye TourPro drums
Taye GoKit drums
Dynaton ebony double ply 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
2Box Drumit5 MKII
2 x Jobeky Compact Pro Custom Electronic Drums
Diamond electronic cymbals