The Live Finale of The Voice is on TV as we publish this and this is our closing article on our series with The Voice of Holland drummer Hans Eijkenaar. Drummerszone was the first media outlet to film an artist in the studio, right on his very own drummer's spot on the stage of The Voice.
Even after several years of asking to get this interview with footage, we didn't really know what to expect when we were finally invited to the studio. It turned out that drummer Hans, a local legend but also a regular among international artists, gave us a free card on everything but filming the contestants.
It was impressive to see that famous stage that virtually everybody on the planet has seen one way or another. For the artists in the band it all was a relaxed day when we visited: rehearsals took only 5 hours, where 10 or 12 hours in a day are no exception in normal working hours.
The drummer's life on The Voice In four articles we covered what we thought drummers around the globe would like to know about a Drummer playing on The Voice. From the basic gear to the deepest end of recording more than 250 songs in a week, before rehearsals in the TV Studio even start. A musician's world on its own, but here they are, including this extra video we made.
What it takes to be a drummer on The Voice The final video in this series. A quick recap below, and a sharp edit of a section in The Drummer's Job-video. This video somehow summarizes all the lessons of all the articles and videos pretty well.
The Drummer's Job With more great insights where Hans goes deeper into how important skills and attitude are to play on the voice, or any major act.
Hans Eijkenaar uses
Porter & Davies
Roland V-Drums, TM-2, KT-10 bass drum pedal
Recently Hans added a TM-6 Pro to his setup. "For stereo outputs and a bigger sound," he informed us through WhatsApp.
Zildjian Signature Drumsticks
Hans Eijkenaar Hans Eijkenaar is a first call studio and session drummer and a teacher at the Codarts Conservatory in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. A legendary drummer that has recorded over 400 albums for countless artists with international hit songs. Since 2012, he is the drummer for The Voice of Holland.
He has toured worldwide with artists and bands like Candy Dulfer, Hans Dulfer, Roger Hodgson (Supertramp), Gino Vannelli, Jimmy Haslip, Kayak and many others.
Together with his wife Marieke, they produce mobile apps for IOS on their label Go Independent Records.
Drum Apps on Go Independent Records
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Drum Clinic HD Multicam video in HD, with drum lessons on many levels, focused on groove, improvisation, sound and more. Learn more...
Drum Loops HD Drum loops in many styles, accompanied by fills and crashes to make a stereo live drum track on iPad or iPhone. Learn more...
Drum Loops HD2 The sequel to Drum Loops HD! More loops, fills and sample-library for iOS musicians. Learn more...
Percussion Loops HD Recorded by Jeroen de Rijk, percussionist for Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars, David Guetta, George Duke, Pat Metheny and countless other artists. Learn more...