After starting on guitar at age twelve, Geert switched to bass at 18 and has not looked back since. He has played mostly local bands, ranging from mostly rock, blues, pop and some jazz.
After a 10 year hiatus Geert picked up the bass again to become active in the Nijmegen music scene, most notably at the well known Thursday night sessions at Trianon‘s Plankenkoorts. At these sessions and many others, he got to know the other band members, Erwin, Ward and Ralph. In 2010 Geert joined a band called Mr Orange, later to be joined by Ralph on guitar. Playing at the opening of the Oversteek bridge in 2013 with Mr Orange was a singular experience.
“Don’t stop me now, I’m having such a good time…”
In 2013 Geert joined the Trianon Top 2000 band, who are well known locally for their exciting shows around Christmas time each year. Through this band Geert got his first taste of playing part of the Queen repertoire: Somebody to Love, Don’t Stop Me now, and even Bohemian Rhapsody were on the roster.
Having joined the Queen fanclub at age 10 with the release of Night at the Opera, Queen had always been a band that had remained close to his heart. So joining Queen Must Go On at this time in 2020 feels like a dream come true.