Progressive rockband Mangrove and drummer Joost Hagemeijer have ended their
collaboration after a common conclusion was reached that productive co-operation was not possible
Manager Henri Heijink said: "It was a far reaching decision for us all, but in the end an
inevitable one. The band is striving for further growth and we are convinced that no musical
challenge in whatever form it could appear may be ruled out. The foundation for that is an
absolute commitment of the complete band."
The remaining bandmembers Roland van der Horst (guitars, vocals), Pieter Drost (bass) and
Chris Jonker (keyboards) are pleased to announce that all scheduled gigs will take place as
During the upcoming series of gigs in May drummer Remco Engels will be behind the
drumkit. Remco has many years of experience in different bands and is most of all known for
his drumming in 'Genesis Project' and the symphonic/progressive coverband 'Knight of the
Chris Jonker: "Recently we witnessed Remco's drumming when he performed with
'Knight of the Progs'. We were impressed by his playing of the drums and his enthusiastic
way of performing. I am sure that he will be able to add a tremendous value to the
Mangrove live shows."
During the theatre show on 21st of May in the 'Gigant' venue (Apeldoorn, NL) drummer
Aldert Glass has offered his availability. The foundation of his own school for drums and
percussion called 'Multipercussion' (www.multipercussion.com) was based upon his passion
for these instruments.
Aldert is very experienced in the music business: he did instruction for
many different percussion groups, he was drummer and percussionist in many Big Bands and
Jazz ensembles and he is regularly employed as a freelance percussionist in classical
orchestras and in accompaniment of musicals.
Drummers interested in auditioning for the permanent position shoud contact the band at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last year Mangrove released the critically acclaimed new album 'Beyond Reality'. Besides the other mentioned concerts the band is headlining 'De Boerderij' venue in Zoetermeer (NL) with a special show on 20th November 2010.
More information: www.mangrovemusic.nl
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