Close encounters with artists

A decade of meetings with various artists

During various concert visits I've met many artists in person. In this flashy slideshow you will see pictures with them and me during those encounters. Below the lists of artists pictured (and separate the related bands). The slideshow presents them in chronological order with, between brackets, the name (and year) of the stage band of the artist at that moment.

Artists:

Alan Morse, Dave Meros, Nick D'Virgilio, Jimmy Keegan, Brian Cummins, Fish, Frédérique Spigt, Inge Bonthond,  Lies Schilp, Mieke Stemerdink, Monique Klemann, Janice Williams, Neel van der Elst, Jonny Smokes, Jean Pageau, Michel St-Père, Silvain Moineau, Jean-Sebastien Goyette, Francois Fournier, Antoine Michaud, Michel Joncas, Johnny Maz, Alan Reed, Alex Machacek, Alex Mari, Alex Ouwehand, Anneke van Giersbergen, Annie Haslam, Antony Kalugin, Maksym Velychko, Olga Rostovskaya, Olga Vodolazhskaya, Arjen Lucassen, Courtney Swain, Ben Levin, Jessica Kion, Boudewijn de Groot, Bryan Beller, Guthrie Govan, Marco Minnemann, Çağri Tozluoğlu, Hayley Griffiths, Jimmy Pallagrosi, Enrico Pinna, Ian Jones, Carol Decker, Chris Fry, Christina Booth, Rob Reed, Jon Griffiths, Chris Leslie, Cindy Oudshoorn, Colin Edwin, Collin Leijenaar, Dec Burke, Dave Bainbridge, Sally Minnear, Dave Cureton, Dave Kerzner, Fernando Perdomo, Durga McBroom, David Jackson, David Zackrinsson, Rikard Sjöblom, Magnus Östgren, Ed Warby, Edward Reekers, Martin van der Starre, Sjoerd Rutten, Werner van Gool, Hubert Heeringa, Eleen Bartholomeus, Maartje Meessen, Ingo Jetten, Ingo Dassen, Bob van Heumen, Erik Kuijlaars, Kees Baars, Evert Nieuwstede, Ferry Duijsens, Franck Carducci, Mary Reynaud, Franz Di Cioccio, Gabriel Agudo, Gary Hoey, George Kooymans, Luca Zabbini, Giacomo Anselmi, Eric Ombelli, Francesco Caliendi, Gino Vannelli, Gleb Kolyadin, Marjana Semkina, Harry Sacksioni, Henny Vrienten, Jan Akkerman, Jan van Olffen, Jay "Bird" Koder, Jem Godfrey, John Mitchell, Nathan King, Craig Blundell, John Hackett, Nick Fletcher. John Jowitt, John Wetton, John Young, Jon Poole, Niko Tsonev, Frosty Beedle, Jonas Reingold, Joost Vergoossen, Judith Hill, Judith Rijnveld, Ivar de Graaf, David Gutiérrez Rojas, Nick Verschoor, Chris Henny, Maaike Peterse, Edo van der Kolk, Jules Galli, Josh Devine, Sam Porcaro, Trev Lukather, Kalle Wallner, Kristoffer Gildenlöw, Paul Manzi, Clive Nolan, John Mitchell, Kylan Amos, Mick Pointer, Lachy Doley, Laura Guldemond, Lee Ritenour, Leif de Leeuw, Marcel Singor, Marcela Bovio, Márton Kertész, Zsolt Kaltenecker, Adam Markó, Attila Fehérvári, Christian Hack, Melli Mau, Martin Schnella, Andreas Hack, Wolfgang Ostermann, Marco Geipel, Thijs van Leer, Menno Gootjes, Bobby Jacobs, Mick McFarlane, Stevie Donnelly, Davie Mitchell, Denis Smith, Iain Sloan, Stephen Lightbody, Nad Sylvan, Niels van Dam, Coen Speelman, Robert van Dam, Fons Herder, Pablo van de Poel, Pat Mastelotto, Patrick Mulcahy, Jonathan Schang, Leslie Hunt, Rob Clearfield, Jim Tashjian, Pete Jones, Peter Kingsbery, Peter Langerak, Peter Nicholls, Michael Holmes, Gerben Klazinga, Peter Vink, Mark Bogert, Roger King, Rob Townsend, Amanda Lehmann, Phil Mulford, Rob Vunderink, Robert Jan Stips, Rinus Gerritsen, Claude Leonetti, Romain Thorel, Dominique Leonetti, Gédéric Byar, Vincent Barnavol, Ronald Brautigam, Michel van Wassem, Ronald ten Bos, Ruben Hoeke, Simon Collins, Steve Hackett, Steve Rothery, Theo van Niel Jr, Thomas Lang, Tim Seisser, Andrew Lawrence, Tom Brislin, Ton Scherpenzeel, Tony Hadley, Virgil Donati, Alteria, Eliana Cargnelutti, Margherita Gruden, Paola Zadra, Hermine Deurloo, Steve Gadd, Alain Clark, Alexander Ligertwood, Andy Powell, Charles Nagtzaam, Damian Wilson, Gerd Schlüter, Hasse Fröberg, Jan Vincent "Vinnie" Velazco, Peter Gee, Ray Wilson, Tony Lindsay, Ali Ferguson, Lisette van den Berg, Sem Jansen

Related bands:

Genesis, Yes, Barock Project, Pain Of Salvation, IQ, Arena, Blind Ego, RPWL, Kayak, UK, Golden Caves, ZFG, Focus, District 97, Paul Gilbert band, Steve Hackett band, Franck Carducci band, Dave Kerzner band, Pink Floyd, Karfagen, Sunchild, iamthemorning, Asia, Celestial Fire, Knight Area, Finch, PFM, Q65, Bent Knee, Cock Robin, Karnataka, The Gentle Storm, Kaprekar's Constant, IO Earth, Fairport Convention, Van Der Graaf Generator, The Carpet Crawlers, Ayreon, Dilemma, T’Pau, Marillion, Camel, Magenta, Mystery, Huis, Spandau Ballet, Lonely Robot, Gino Vannelli band, Tim Bowness band, Renaissance, Sound Of Contact, Beardfish, Vreemde Kostgangers, Doe Maar, Mojo Man, Lifesigns, Electric Fuzz, Spock's Beard, Lesoir, Urban Heroes, Symfo Classics, John Hackett Band, Steve Rothery Band, Strange Kind Of Women, The Rushians, PBII, Lazuli, Supersister (Projekt 2019), Golden Earring, Vitesse, Diesel, Sfinx, Tigermoth Tales, Red Bazar, O.R.k, King Crimson, DeWolff, A Liquid Landscape, Frost*, Level 42, Frequency Drift, Abel Ganz, Kingfisher Sky, Special Providence, The Aristocrats, Stream Of Passion, Synergy Protocol, Wishbone Ash, Santana, The Flower Kings, ProgProms, The Magic Of Santana, Ray Wilson band, Gungfly, Leif de Leeuw band, Frank Boeijen Groep, Scarlet Stories, Pendragon.

Other relations:

Idols, Countdown Cafe, Parkroad Cafe

Disclaimer:

No artists were injured during taking these pictures

* This is a selection of music related people I've met the past years. There could have been many more, but a camera was not always at hand and sometimes it just doesn't come to mind to take a picture when talking to a music buddy… This overview runs until March 2020.

Close encounters continued after the lockdown period