I look outside from behind my desk and see the lots of tourists are having a great time in my hometown of Alkmaar. That's the beauty of living in the heart of a picturesque, touristic town. Pleasure Boats are passing and the sun is out. It's wonderful to be alive, and this week has proven itself to be grateful for every single day. I say that for a reason of course. This week we have lost one of the most talented Keyboard Players, his name is Mark Whale, and Mark was a dear friend of mine. Last 10 years Mark played for the Böhm company and our friendship became even more close in those years. Mark died last week. He was only just 53 Years of age. He will be greatly missed.
A couple of weeks ago I was in Switzerland, I just love playing in that beautiful Country. A Country I have been playing since 1997. Every year I am there to give Concerts. This time, the Concert in Zürich was a total sell-out. What a fantastic atmosphere, and what a joy to perform for so many people. In that same week, I've had a good chat with the top of Böhm. We have been talking about the future, and I can tell you.....A lot is going to happen and it's just awesome to have such a GREAT team behind me. Of course, I will keep you posted.
At this very moment, I am preparing myself for a big Concert-Tour of the UK. About 14 Concerts all over England, then at the end of the month an Open Air Concert in Germany, and after that gig, it's on my way to Denmark for 2 Concerts. No time to get bored hahahaha....!!
At the end of June I am playing another Concert in Holland again. It's in the town of Egmond aan Zee, a very nice coastal town in the neighbourhood of Alkmaar.
Of course, I have been quite busy in my Studio again, producing rather a lot for I-Tunes, Spotify, Deezer, etc..... 2 new Albums are out, an Album with typical 50's Music and one with typical 60's music. Just go to my webshop on this website, scroll down to the blue bar which says: 'Online webshop of DirkJan', that will take you to my shop and all is available for streaming and download. Enjoy !
Enjoy the sun, speak soon!