“I would say it’s probably the hardest instrument. But I love it.”
How do you do piano in a band?
“It’s so difficult to sit down and play it. Especially the one that was used for ‘Hallelujah’. I would probably have to give up the keyboard just to learn it.”
Are you interested in playing with more than a dozen players or do you just play solo?
“I do a lot of soloing, but in a group you have more control and it gets easy to improvise. I just play when I want to play, and I really like a band.”
What would be your favorite song, and why?
“Probably ‘Shake It Out’. We wrote it in one take. It was really tight. I’m pretty sure we’re going to release the video for it.”
What would be your favorite instrument to play if you weren’t playing a violin?
What would you be?
“Someone who knows how to make things simple. I have a pretty good ear for melodies.”
You guys are from the Netherlands and have played a lot in the band that you were in. Where do you see yourself playing and growing as a musician?
“I feel pretty different from when I was playing in a band. I used to feel like an artist or a musician. Since we were a band, we haven’t been too much of a band anymore, but we’ve grown up and changed. I have no intention to do that, but we’ll see.”
Are you involved in much music or do you play in other places?
“I mainly play solo. We have more time to play other places though, but we just didn’t have the time.”
Which musicians/artists inspire you?
“I have lots of influences: Neil Young, Stevie Wonder, Jeff Lynne, Paul McCartney, Jimi Hendrix, John Coltrane, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Steve Earle, Dave Matthews, and Miles Davis.”
What music would you like to play, or do you just like to listen?
“I just like to listen. I’m a huge Led Zeppelin fan. I’m always listening to their records. I like to listen to anything and everything.”
What is the last album you listened to?
“It’s hard to say. It’s pretty
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