Nicky van Rijn
I am Nicky van Rijn from the Netherlands. I have been a guitar player for about 12 years, and I recently started playing bass. I like a lot of different kinds of music, though Progressive/Experimental music, which is basically a combination of many genres, is my favorite niche. I was also a jam-session leader at J.C. Staddijk in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
Including my current projects, I've worked with 15+ projects until now, including Pop, Metal, Hard-Rock, Blues-Rock, Blues, Jazz, Funk, and all kinds of Progressive music. Personally, I think my greatest talent is in writing/composing music, and I have more than 4 hours of musical compositions waiting on my shelf to be performed by the right band; at the right time. Most of them in unusual time signatures, and I really like to make dissonant harmonies.
I use a very "free" and spiritual approach to music, and have many different approaches when it comes to writing songs. I can decipher note sheets, but not play them from paper, I have only recently started studying chord names, but for me, I write what comes to mind, and what sounds good to me, so I never felt I needed that knowledge until recently.
My current projects are:
~ Compositions, Guitar & Vocals for "Frequency" [with Sjoerd Scheffer (drums), Roysin Burrill (guitar)] - Progressive Rock/Metal - CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR A GOOD BASS PLAYER!
~ Compositions & Guitar for "Essence of Insanity" [with Tom Hanneman (drums), Niels Teunissen (guitar) & Jeffrey Brouwer (bass)] - Extreme Metal
~ Guitar for "Soft Pyramid" [with Jan van Rijn (bass guitar), Roysin Burrill (drums), Clive Burrill (percussion) & Frans van Geffen, Stefan Posthuma and Bert Weevers (saxophone)] - Jazz/Funk
~ Bass Guitar for "©opy®ide" [with Wil Hartendorf (guitar & compositions)] - Jazz/Funk/Blues
~ Bass & Guitar for "Shmi" [with Sam Koks (compositions, mixing & production)] - Electronic Music
~ Multiple Instruments for "Stoelendans" [with Hugo Apperloo, Ellen Apperloo, Renate Apperloo, Elias Balt & Jeroen Rondeel]
~ Bass Guitar for "Steal the Honey of the Bear" [with Wesley Poort (guitar & vocals)] - 60/70s Blues-Rock - Currently on HOLD
Thank you for reading, and I hope you like my/our music!
---Nicky van Rijn---