erik groeneweg

Erik Groeneweg - Vocals, keyboards

Born in 1963. Doesn't really play much of anything, but was a singer in a lot of bands that never got out of rehearsal. Has been composing music and writing lyrics for all of his bands, writing over 200 songs, including scores for a couple of musical productions aimed at high schools. At least once a year, some Dutch school puts on a production of one of these musicals. Started playing keyboards because he couldn't play guitar and sing at the

 

 



same time. Was asked to join Nice Beaver partly because - as managing director of a theatre - he has access to
a very nice rehearsal studio.
Musical influences: Used to be bands like Whitesnake and Thin Lizzy, later David Sylvian, Kate Bush, Blue Nile, Hue & Cry, finally, as he got older, returned to 70's prog and newer progbands like Spock's Beard, Porcupine Tree, POS, Simon Apple and Echolyn.