Peter ten Haaft – Bas
A few old time favourites, still loved to be played:
The Green Manalishi – Judas Priest (Fleetwood Mac)
Genghis Khan – Iron Maiden
2112 – Rush
Detroit Rock City – Kiss
The Phantom of the Opera – Iron Maiden
La Villa Strangiato- Rush
Bark at the Moon – Ozzy
Battle Hymn – Manowar
Door wie geinspireerd:
John Entwistle, R.I.P.
Wilco “Turu” Leerdam (?!)
Started playing Bass in the late 70’s (of the last century, indeed) in high school in the combo of the inevitable school gospel choir.
Meanwhile a school band was formed, playing contemporary rock covers. Quite an ambitious start for a beginning bass player to chew
on Rush’ The Trees.
During BSc courses, TNT was joined as the 18 year old Benjamin of band. This was an era where professional musical attitude
and experience were gratefully absorbed, laying a basis for a long enjoyed musical career (which career and joy still last btw).
Some of the old time favourites still last (e.g. “The Green Manalishi”, in the Judas Priest version).
Shortly after TNT ceased, military service was completed. During this 14 month period, there was ample time to make music…
but hardly any opportunity. However, together with local (Delft) guitar hero Peter van Heijningen
(currently performing in “Peter Wolf Sheepskin”) and others, the band “Enforcer” was initiated.
Enforcer played Iron Maiden covers as well as their own work, most of it conceived by PvH.
After this band, a couple of years of silence followed. Buying an 100 year old house, getting married, making babies,
and a scientific career demand that sacrifices have to made (-:
However, the silence wouldn’t take long. In the mid 90’s some “old” acquaintances joined to enjoy their musical passion:
playing old school rock from the late 70’s and early 80’s (e.g. Thin Lizzy, Deep Purple, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden).
This group designated “Berserker” went on for a couple of years while emphasis was merely on the fun part.
Ultimately, in 2001, three members of Berserker (drums, guitar and bass) teamed up with two novices: a guitar player and a lead singer.
This initiated the Dutch Iron Maiden tribute band “Ancient Mariners”. The band enjoyed her greatest triumph on 26-07-2002
on the main stage on prime time at the rock night of the Benátská Noc festival in Malá Skála, Czech republic.