Band/Affiliation: Groove Right in Peace (G.R.I.P), JR Band
Product: Hammond B3, Hammond SK-1 with Leslie 3300
Edwin was born in 1968 in Haarlem as a member of a musical family.
He started playing keyboards at the age of 8. At the age of seventeen somebody explained to him how to play the blues scale. He described that moment as ‘life-changing’.
He bought his first Hammond (an XB-1) in 2001, which he then used in church settings in the tradition of Hillsong. In the USA, the Hammond Organ is widely used in church settings, however in the lowlands this quite rare. It was in the church where Edwin taught himself his own unique way of playing
In 2005 Edwin became an official Hammond Endorser. Currently he is playing with blues legend Jan Rijbroek and is already booked for renowned Dutch summer festival Parkpop (2015).