Barthen, René (Holland)
ADAMS DRUMMERS FESTIVAL - 31 october 1999
At six years of age, René started drumming. After 4 years of private lessons, 5 years of music school Leiden and 6 years drum school, he has had several private lessons from Gregg Bissionette, Simon Phillips and Dave Weckl at the Drummers Collective in New York. In 1983 René joined one of the best known coverbands of the ball region (“bollenstreek”), the Bootlegs.
René got the experience he needs from playing with diverse coverbands and got the chance to play as a support act with famous dutch bands, like The Golden Earring, The Scene and De Dijk. He also played in his own bands on TV and radio.
He played with the nine- man formation “Fun Party dance band” who play troughout the country. This formation accompanies many world-renowned artists, like Donna Summer, Four Tops, Jocelyn Brown and many other Dance Classics stars.
At this moment he is working with 2 new bands and regional studio work. He is a promising drummer who possesses a lot of knowledge about drumsets and technique.