Needle and Thread – a parable

Needle and Thread is the story of girl. And of socks. And of voices in her head. Fred Händl / Mark Watson Buy this track on Bandcamp Needle and Thread ’T was the green socks she was wearing. The ones with the embroidered logo around her ankles. You know,...

Piano Buiten Festival – Sep. 12 2021

Sunday September 12th 2021 marked the date of the second Piano Buiten Festival in Culemborg. Last year I played two sets of my arrangements of the music of Frank Zappa. This year, I had the honour and pleasure to be invited again to come and play. No Zappa this...

Brasserie Berlage – Aug. 28 2021

On Saturday August 28th, I had a wonderful gig at a beautiful location, here in The Hague. Brasserie Berlage was the decor for Jim’s 75th birthday party. I played a white (!) Yamaha G2 grand piano. Lovely instrument. Nice detail … it was my longest gig ever. I played...

Karig

het is bekendde woordenhet geduldde noodzaakgeweldig is het magerkijk! een meeuwnooit te oudvoor een neutdaar ga je knijp meik smachtaai en knuffelwit bruin zwarthet jaagt je aarzeltik zie hetvoel jekus jezeg dag ~Fh...

LIVE EVENT – JUL. 31st

To celebrate the succesful Kickstarter campaign – I will be hosting a Pre Album Launch Presentation, here in auditorium of The Yellow Hippo Studios. Date: 31st of July (last day of the Kickstarter campaign)Time: from 5 to 8 pmPrice: € 18 euros* (this includes a copy of the album,...

Beach Bar De Fuut – Jul. 8 2021

On July 8th, 2021, I was invited to come and play at a reception party for Peter’s retirement. A marvelous location, right on the beach! Beautiful weather and a great party. I played a Rippen piano (that was covered in beach sand – see photo), but surprisingly, none of...

Live streams

On March 19th and 20th this year, Festival Moo-Ah! was supposed to take place in the wonderful Raven Hall in Corby UK. Due to most unfortunate events, the festival has been cancelled, and, as so many who were looking forward, I am gutted. And although I, of course, support...

Needle and Thread w/ Mark Watson

Today, February 17th, 2021, the track Needle and Thread was released. It’s a sad story about a girl and the voices in her head, put to solo piano music and sound effects for eeriness. For this piece, I had the honour (again) to work with Mark Watson (vocals) and...

Black Napkins w/ backing track

Black Napkins on Zappadan, 2020 Zappadan takes places every year from December 4th (the day in 1993, on which American Composer Frank Zappa passed away), until December 21st (his day of birth in 1940). “Do something Zappa every day, during Zappadan” … listen to one of his albums, talk...