Tom van den Heuvel

The Netherlands - Salt Lake City

Tom van den Heuvel

Tom started playing the drums when he was 6 years old.
In high school he always played the drums and performed in many school bands and school musicals.
When Tom was 18 years old, he joined the international, educational and musical program “Up With People”. He toured for two years all over the world with this spectacular show. First as a student and later as a Production Assistant Music/Instrumental. At this job he was responsible for the musical quality of the UWP Show.
He was very lucky to perform with a lot of major artists, in TV shows in the US and Canada and he also performed with people like Whynot Jansveld (Bassplayer for Richard Marx, Gavin DeGraw a.m.o.), Scott Appleton (Guitarist/Guitartech Rush), Larry Vodapivic (Tech Rush, Def Leppard, Bon Jovi a.m.o.), Marc Anthony Thomas (Holiday on Ice), Lisa Meneley (US Rock guitarist), Lynn Morris (Broadway Choreographer) and many others. After UWP he studied contemporary music at Berklee College of Music. Here he got drum lessons from Bob Tamagni, John Ramsey and Masterclasses from Jim Chapin and Dave Weckl.
Back in Holland he started playing in different bands and performed with Dutch - and International Artists, such as Grand & Forsyth (Guys and Dolls), Maria Verano, Blue Diamonds, Gibson Brothers, Les Humphries Singers (Mexico) and George Baker (Little Green Bag). He has recorded jingles for national Radio and TV broadcasting station Veronica and later he got a record deal with EMI Holland with his single; “Jij bent mijn Ziel” (“You are my soul”).
Right now Tom has his own, very successful, Popschool “Drums & Dance” in Holland, Europe's biggest Taye Drums Specialty Store, the only Taye drums online webshop in the world tayedrums.nl and he is an endorser for TAYE Drums, AHEAD drumsticks and DREAM Cymbals.
Currently Tom is playing as a session- and studio musician, he is a drum teacher and a clinician for Taye drums and DG cajons. He is the drummer in the dynamic Dutch Funk-Rock band "Salt Lake City", He also plays drums in the band of multi gold and platinum record artist Willi Meyer from Germany with bassist Mr. Ian Stewart (Supertramp) and Ivan St.Yves (Mambo Nr.5 ), Dutch multi gold and platinum record artist/flutist Berdien Stenberg and Wolfgang Hildebrand (CEO Hollywood Hills Records, producer and songwriter from Los Angeles, USA)
Influences are Simon Phillips, Jeff Porcaro, Steve Gadd and Steve Smith.


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