Due to Johan Boere’s musical aspirations, and the threat they formed to his bedroom furniture, he received his first drum set at the age of 7.
That the direct surroundings were not impressed with his new hobby was reflected in the sudden increase of homes for sale. The neighbours, in a desperate attempt to cultivate the useless violence of noise into music, advised Johan to start taking drumming lessons.
Johan drummed his way through the local music school into the Rotterdam Conservatory, completing his study in 1991. After receiving his degree, he began as a freelance drummer in the world of sex, drugs, and rock ’n roll from which he was saved, just in time, by Van Kampen in 2000.
Alongside his work as a band member in Van Kampen, Johan Boere also gives drumming lessons to students at his own drumming school in Oudenbosch.