Band History
 
 

 

 

BAND HISTORY
An Overview

Bands, music projects and demo productions

IV. 1980 - 1984

 

 

 

Photo credits for:

Sander Pardon

© Cover Single, Sander Pardon

The Orphical Positions Band © 1981, 1982 Peter Horrée, Hole Studio, Leiden

Hugo Lohmann and Henk Werkhoven

© Chérie Goewie

 

 

1983 - 1987

 

DEMO PRODUCTIONS, ALBUM PROJECTS AND STUDIO RECORDINGS

Leiden, Voorschoten, Rotterdam. Various genres.

- Charles Willemse. - see also: Charles Willemse Band.
- Ron van Tol. - see also: Dream Quest and demo productions, album projects and studio recordings 1987 – 1989.
- Jan ten Hoopen. - see also: discography.
- Thierry Plisson. (lead singer of the hard rock band Impact, Rotterdam)

With Charles Willemse, as Carl Willems, several demo recordings and co-compositions were made for a planned LP In Blue, which remained unfinished and unrecorded as an album.

With Ron van Tol concert tapes were made for other musicians and several studio recordings for Jan ten Hoopen.

With Jan ten Hoopen many co-compositions were made, and recorded as demos. One song Mijn Jongensjaren was released on the Jan ten Hoopen CD (LP and cassette) Wat ik zeggen/zingen wou, in 1990, and another song Alleen met jou was released on the album Laan van Meerdervoort in 1996.
In 1987 Jan ten Hoopen and Henk Werkhoven contributed their song What does it mean to be a Dutchman to both the International Song Writing Contest in Los Angeles, USA and in Dublin, Ireland.

With Thierry Plisson (Thierry van Sliedrecht) Henk Werkhoven collaborated in 1984-1985 as a songwriters duo. Making songs and demos for other artists. In the hard rock genre.


 

1982

 

SANDER PARDON

Leiden. Occasional group.

Genres: rhythm and blues.

Members:

- Henk Werkhoven: acoustic and electric guitars, synthesizer bass, percussion, acoustic piano.
- Sander Pardon: electric guitar, drums, percussion, harmonica, vocals.
- Jan van Rhenen: bass guitar.

The single Hot Summer Day/Little Monkey, both songs written by Sander Pardon, was released in 1982 by Monopole Records, Belgium. – see also: discography.


 

1980 - 1985

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE ORPHICAL POSITIONS BAND

Leiden based group of musicians, in several line-ups. The band was specially formed for the album recordings of Orphical Positions (3 different versions, in 1981, 1982 and 1983)) a planned, and cancelled, promotion tour and the follow up, and never realised, album Geminal Spectrations. Instrumental music. Genres: (Celtic) folk, symphonic rock, folk rock, semi classical music, Oriental music.– see also: discography.

- Photo left: Nicholas Werkhoven, technical assistance.

The 1984 line-up:

A second attempt to realize the album Geminal Spectrations. Due to personal problems and the effects of the bankruptcy of VMU Music Productions/VMU Records, all activities related to this, were stopped and the plans were postponed indefinitely. But the album would remain unfinished.

Members:

- Henk Werkhoven: classical guitar, 6 and 12 string acoustic guitars, electric guitar
- Eli ‘t Hart: piano, keyboards, synthesizers
- Michiel Abspoel: flute

Standby members:

- Pieter van Klaveren: bass guitar
- Peter van Heeringen: drums, percussion

The 1983 line-up 2:

The preparations for the follow up album Geminal Spectrations. A studio recording, with the first three compositions, which was planned in spring 1983, was cancelled. Due to the growing problems with the music company VMU Music Productions/VMU Records. A second attempt to activate the postponed promotion tour of Orphical Positions was cancelled too.

Members:

- Henk Werkhoven: classical guitar, 6 and 12 string acoustic guitars, electric guitar
- Eli ‘t Hart: piano, keyboards, synthesizers
- Michiel Abspoel: flute
- Pieter van Klaveren: bass guitar
- Peter van Heeringen: drums, percussion

Standby members:

- Ton Trossel: Viola, violin
- Tony Gottschalk: classical guitar, sitar, tamboura
- Hugo Lohmann: classical guitar
- Lex Hakker: electric lead guitar

The 1983 line-up 1:

In  spring 1983 a rerecording and a remastering was made of the first Orphical Positions album. Which was recorded in 1981 and due to technical problems at that time, only came out as a cassette. The new, and third, version was planned as: Orphical Positions/Phase Lift. But the LP remained unreleased. – see also discography.

Members:

- the 1981 line up plus:

Additional musicians:

- Michiel Abspoel: flute
- Jan van Rhenen: additional bass guitar
- Henk Werkhoven: additional synthesizers

The 1982 line-up:
(Recordings of the second version of Orphical Positions)

Members:

- Henk Werkhoven: : classical guitar, 6 and 12 string acoustic guitars, electric guitar
- Eli ‘t Hart: piano, keyboards, synthesizers
- Michiel Abspoel: flute, saxophone
- Pieter van Klaveren: bass guitar, fretless bass
- Peter van Heeringen: drums, percussion, drum synthesizer
- Tony Gottschalk: classical guitar, sitar, tamboura
- Ton Trossel: Viola, violin
- Bert Kemner: electric lead guitar

Recordings at the Zeezicht Studio, Haarlem, the Netherlands. February 1982:

 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
  The rehearsal studio in Sassenheim, the Netherlands.(december 1981 - february 1982)  
   
   
   
 

The 1981 line-up:

(Recordings of the first version of Orphical Positions)

Members:

- Henk Werkhoven: classical guitar, 6 and 12 string guitars, piano, synthesizer
- Hugo Lohmann: classical guitar
- Lex Hakker: lead guitar, classical guitar
- Vincent van Steen: bass guitar
- Coen Jansen: flute, recorder
- Ton Trossel: violin
- Leen Mulder: violin
- Roel Zaadnoordijk: keyboards, flute
- Thijs Kruyt: drums, percussion

 
 

Photo, from left to right, back row: Lex Hakker, Henk Werkhoven, Thijs Kruyt, Coen Jansen, Jan van Rhenen

Front row: Roel Zaadnoordijk, Hugo Lohmann, Ton Trossel, Vincent van Steen

The 1980 line up:

(The demo recordings and first studio attempt of Orphical Positions)

Members:

- Henk Werkhoven: acoustic and electric guitars, 12 string guitar, electric piano, synthesizer
- Hugo Lohmann: classical guitar
- Peter van den Burg: bass guitar
- Coen Jansen: flutes, tin whistle, recorder.

Additional member:

- Leen Mulder: violin

Second demo session, featuring:

- Thijs Kruyt: drums, percussion
- Vincent van Steen: bass guitar


 

1980 - 1982

HUGO LOHMANN & HENK WERKHOVEN

Leiden based classical guitar duo.

- Henk Werkhoven: classical guitar.
- Hugo Lohmann: classical guitar.


 

1980

URGENT

Lisse area. Funk rock band

Members, among others: Henk Werkhoven, electric guitar, electric piano and Robert Kosters, drums.


 

1980

AFTER SPOILL

Leiden, Sassenheim. Funk-rock band.

Members, among others: Henk Werkhoven, electric guitar, electric piano and Robert Kosters, drums.