5 Drummerszone artists - René Creemers

René Creemers
* January 14, 1959
The Netherlands
Ren Creemers began his career as the drummer of a Dutch group called Blowbeat. The band enjoyed tremendous success, particularly in the club circuit of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In 1989 the group recorded their debut entitled "Blowbeat". With Dutch singer Margriet Eshuijs Ren did three tours and cut two albums, "In the Wee Small Hours" and "Shadow Dancing". Ren also played drums on Dutch jazz singer Denise Jannahs Blue Note release "Different Colours". Currently Ren plays in three bands, the Rich Wyman Band, Kazda and MEC.

As a clinician Ren has shared the stage with such drummers as Steve Gadd, Terry Bozzio, Dave Weckl, Steve Smith and many others. Ren Creemers is considered to be one the worlds best drummers by his colleagues, critics and music lovers alike. His many clinics at home and abroad only confirm this status. Highlights include the Drummer Meeting in Koblenz of 1991 and 1994 (which earned him a standing ovation); PASIC, Phoenix, 1995 (another standing ovation); PASIC, London, 1996; and the clinic tour he did together with Will Calhoun for Sonor in California in 1996. In February of 2000 Ren co-founded The Drumbassadors together with Wim de Vries. They are currently playing across Holland and Germany. For more info on The Drumbassadors or Rens solo clinics.

As a teacher Ren works at the Arnhem Conservatory and the Tilburg Rock Academy in Holland. He is a regular guest teacher at the Drummers Institute in Dsseldorf, Germany, the Modern Drumschool Drum Camps in Germany and Austria, and the Los Angeles Music Academy (LAMA), USA.

In 1994 Ren Creemers released his instruction tape A Matter of Pride which the readers of Dutch percussion magazine De Slagwerkkrant proclaimed "best video of 1994". In 1996 the readers of the same magazine made him the "Drummers Drummer" of the Benelux. The readers of the Dutch drum mag have also elected Ren "best fusion drummer of the Benelux" in 1991, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000 and 2001!

In 1997 Ren recorded the album PARaDOX which features bass player Pieter Douma. The CD contains original compositions from both musicians in which their musicianship, creativity and confidence can be felt.

In April 2000 Ren Creemers formed drumduo The Drumbassadors with Wim de Vries.