Rob van Nieuwenhuijzen

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Which instruments do you play? Including brands and effects.

Since the age of 14 I play the drums

Drums:         Tama Superstar, Color: Custom Amber Fade
Hardware:     Gibraltar drumrack and Tama cymbal holders
Pedals:         Iron Cobra double bass Pedal, Pearl Remote Hi-Hat Pedal
Cymbals:      Sabian
Sticks:          Vic Firth American Classic 5A

What bands or artists made you want to become a rock musician?

Thanks to my brother André I got to listen to a lot of cool bands when I was young, like Queen, Def Leppard and Kiss. Seeing them play before sold-out stadiums with screaming audiences and Fireworks made me wanna hit the stage.

Which three CDs would you like to take with you on an uninhabited island.

That’s a tricky question, cause you’d probably don’t have a CD player and power over there but hey….

– Dream Theater: Scenes from A Memory
– Pink Floyd: The Wall
– The Who: Tommy

As you can see: I love Concept albums…..

How and when did you end up with Silhouette?

In the beginning of 2013 Brian contacted me if I would be interested in playing the drums for Silhouette on a mini tour they had planned and Jos Uffing wasn’t able to come along. So I said I liked the idea to help them out on this. I rehearsed with the guys preparing for the tour and felt really at home playing with them. In October Jos decided to leave Silhouette for personal reasons and they immediately asked me to fill in the big gap Jos had left behind. We agreed that I will play with silhouette as long as I’m needed and that I would record the new album with them without holding back the work of my other band Incidense. I think the rest is history as we are still having great fun playing together and I gained an extra wonderful warm music family with Silhouette

What’s your favorite Silhouette song?

My personal favorite is on the album “Beyond the Seventh Wave”. This masterpiece is called “Lost Paradise”.

What else is worth telling our fans of your life outside of Silhouette?

I live together with my girlfriend Jetske and my two sons Hans and Teun in the lovely town of Vianen.

Rob van Nieuwenhuijzen