Band History
 

BAND HISTORY
An Overview

Bands, music projects and demo productions

I. 1968 - 1972

 

 

Photo credits for:

Een Handvol Schemer

© André de Regt

Wybren de Witte and Henk Werkhoven

© Chérie Goewie

Garden of Evolution © Henk Werkhoven
The Dawning of Creation © Henk Werkhoven

 

 

1971

 

EEN HANDVOL SCHEMER

Leiden based. Occasional group.

Genres: rock, underground, psychedelic rock, semi-classical music.

Members:

- Henk Werkhoven: electric guitar, sound effects.
- Goliat (Roel) Zaadnoordijk: piano, organ, sound effects.
- Vladimir (Hans) Stoop: drums, percussion.

Although there had been some rehearsals, and musical agreements, the trio mainly improvised during the performance of the theatre piece: EEN HANDVOL SCHEMER. Written and directed by: Peter Lintelo. Six performances were given, in Leiden  (Agnes Scholengemeenschap) and in Amsterdam. (The University theatre)

There were plans to do more shows in the country, or even a small tour, but it never has been realized. Mainly due to the young age of many an actor, and the problems with obtaining a work permit.


1970

THE DOC BLUESBAND

Leiden. Semi-acoustic group.

Genre: blues. rhythm and blues.

Members:

- Henk Werkhoven: acoustic and electric guitars, lead guitar, vocals.
- Koos Gijsman: lead vocals, harmonica, percussion.
- Peter van den Burg: semi-acoustic 12 string guitar, vocals.


1969 - 1975

WYBREN DE WITTE & HENK WERKHOVEN

Leiden, Katwijk. Semi-acoustic duo.

Genres: folk, acoustic rock, underground.

- Henk Werkhoven: acoustic guitar, sound effects, vocals.
- Wybren de Witte: acoustic and electric guitars, vocals.

The duo won the second prize at the Kaagweek Concours, in 1970. They were offered a record deal with a Dutch record company and received an invitation for a studio recording. But they turned the offers down. Mainly because they didn’t have enough own songs by that time to fill an entire album.

- Photos 1974.


1969

 

GARDEN OF EVOLUTION

Leiden, Katwijk, Oegstgeest. Acoustic group.

Genres: folk, blues, country rock.

- Henk Werkhoven: classical guitar.
- Wybren de Witte: classical guitar.
- Hennie Mulder: 12 string guitar.
- Koos Gijsman: vocals, harmonica, percussion.


1968 - 1971

THE DAWNING OF CREATION

Leiden area. Semi-acoustic group.

Genres: rhythm and blues, country rock, acoustic rock.

1968…15 years old and founding the first band. The first live performing was given in 1969.

Various line-ups.

The original 1968 line up features:

- Henk Werkhoven: acoustic guitar, piano, vocals.
- Gerard de Jong: acoustic guitar.
- Theo Lamboo: lead vocals.
- Frans Lepelaar: percussion.

The 1969 line up features:

- Henk Werkhoven: acoustic guitar, piano, vocals.
- Theo Lamboo: lead vocals.
- Peter van den Burg: 12 string semi-acoustic guitar, vocals.
- Robbie van Leeuwen: electric guitar

Additional musicians:

- Wybren de Witte: acoustic and electric guitar.
- Koos Gijsman: lead vocals, harmonica, percussion.

The 1970 line up features:

- Henk Werkhoven: acoustic guitar, electric guitar, vocals.
- Peter van den Burg: 12 string semi-acoustic guitar, vocals
- Koos Gijsman: lead vocals, harmonica, percussion
- Robbie van Leeuwen: electric guitar.
- Jarco Hekman: electric guitar, lead guitar.

Photo, taken at a sports event: The Dawning of Creation - 1979. From left to right: Henk Werkhoven, Theo Lamboo, Gerard de Jong, Frans Lepelaar.