Adams Musical Instruments - Together in Music

Creemers, René (Nederland)

ADAMS DRUMMERS FESTIVAL - 18 september 2005

René Creemers began his career as the drummer of a Dutch group called Blowbeat. The band enjoyed tremendous success, particularly in the club circuit of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In 1989 the group recorded their debut entitled "Blowbeat". With Dutch singer Margriet Eshuys René did three tours and cut two albums, "In the Wee Small Hours" and "Shadow Dancing". René also played drums on Dutch jazz singer Denise Jannah´s Blue Note release "Different Colours".

As a clinician René has shared the stage with such drummers as Steve Gadd, Terry Bozzio, Dave Weckl, Steve Smith and many others. René Creemers is considered to be one the world´s best drummers by his colleagues, critics and music lovers alike. His many clinics at home and abroad only confirm this status. Highlights include the Drummer Meeting in Koblenz of 1991 and 1994 (which earned him a standing ovation); PASIC, Phoenix, 1995 (another standing ovation); PASIC, London, 1996. In February of 2000 René co-founded The Drumbassadors together with Wim de Vries. Today they are playing across the world and their concerts are visited by many drummers and not-drummers as well. Their highlight: Performing at the Modern Drummer Festival Weekend 2003 in New York. In 2002 they shooted their first dvd "Drumbassadors volume 1".

As a teacher René works at the Arnhem Conservatory and the Tilburg Rock Academy in Holland. He is a regular guest teacher at the Drummer´s Institute in Düsseldorf, Germany.

In 1996 the readers of the same magazine made him the "Drummers´ Drummer" of the Benelux. The readers of the Dutch drum mag have also elected René "best fusion drummer of the Benelux" in 1991, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003 and also best Drum-DVD 2003 (Drumbassadors Volume 1)! In 1997 René recorded the album PARaDOX which features bass player Pieter Douma. The CD contains original compositions from both musicians in which their musicianship, creativity and confidence can be felt.