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I am a passionate, versatile musician and I hope you enjoy my music. Please feel free to send me an email, read my tweets and follow me on facebook, I would love to hear from you.
2018 DatesFeb 02 RVDZ Trio - Basso Blues Room, Toronto
Mar 17 RVDZ Trio - Basso Blues Room, Toronto
Mar 30 RVDZ Trio - Hard Luck Bar, Toronto
Apr 13 RVDZ Trio - Basso Blues, Toronto
May TBD RVDZ Trio - Basso Blues Room, Toronto
Jun TBD RVDZ Trio - Basso Blues Room, Toronto
Jul 06 RVDZ Trio - Simcoe Blues Jazz Bar, Oshawa
Jul 21 RVDZ Trio - Relish Bar, Toronto
Everywhere Ron performs he creates a buzz with his dazzling and infectious guitar playing.
Born in The Hague (Rock city of the Netherlands) his music finds its roots in Rock and Blues. He officially became a recording artist in 1990 after signing with the Red Bullet label (known for groups such as Golden Earring, Focus, Shocking Blue) debuting his singles 'Video Junkie' and 'Digital Lady' (1990). In 2005, Ron released his album 'Stone' on iTunes which received rave reviews and major airplay in the Netherlands. The single 'Getting Old" hit the #1 spot on the video charts and is a showcase of groove playing, mixing in influences from the successful 90s band Living Color.
Ron played lead guitar with the Paul Price Band in 2007, touring extensively in Canada and the USA, (from Toronto's legendary Horseshoe Tavern to the Triad on Broadway in New York) winning over audiences with his soaring guitar leads.
Come and see Ron play live with his new Trio this spring 2018, collaborating with Chris Craig on drums and Grant Strom on frettless bass. The music is loose and colorful with undeniable passion and energy, influenced by some of the greats such as Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eric Clapton and of course from Ron's beginnings with the Stone album.
The Stone Album
Ron's last successful Album 'Stone' is available on iTunes. The video for 'Getting Old', an original Funk-Rock song in the Living Color tradition, went straight to number 1 on the Video charts in the Netherlands. The great rock classic 'Voodoo chile' has earned Ron both excellent sales and cudos from all over the world including a review by the official Hendrix Fanclub.CD Baby Hear Now iTUNES Spotify
CHRIS CRAIG - DRUMS
Chris is a Canadian native from Southern Ontario. He plays drum styles ranging from Rock, Pop, Country, Blues, Jazz and just about everything in between. Chris has performed with: The Blazers, Jack de Keyzer and many more. He is also the other half of Dos Gremlins, a band that just released an Album on iTunes with Chris in a multi-talented role of drummer, composer, engineer and producer.
Ron and Chris played together for a year in the first incarnation of the The Trio in 2007. Together they picked up the pace again in 2016. In his free time Chris manages to outperform animal from the muppets which you will experience during the live shows.
GRANT STROM - BASS
Grant's introduction to rock music came as as accident in 1976 when shopping in a record store with his grandfather for a kids story record, he unknowingly bought the KISS album Destroyer.
Grant's first exposure to playing bars was with a band called Strutter started in 1989. By late 1990 Grant was in a hair band Sourpuss playing covers and writing originals. They played the hot circuit of Rock'n'Roll Heaven, the Gasworks, Bedrock's, Hotrocks and the NagsHead. By late 1991 Grant was playing in the Bryan Adam's tribute band Summer of 69 touring Southern Ontario. In 2007, Grant was approached by his younger brother Kevin, a guitarist , to play in a cover band and over the years the band has reformed as Shawn Brady and The Northern Sons.
It was at one of the Shawn Brady gigs that Grant met Ron in 2016 and the rest is history.