(Photo: Arianne Knegt)

In the summer of 2010 Bart recorded his album Little world in Austin, Texas, with  Walt Wilkins and his great band The Mystiqueros. That proved to be the start of a wonderful friendship and a lasting collaboration. By now Bart is called 'the one and only international Mystiquero'! Bart has played with them several times the last couple of years, in both the USA and the Netherlands, and contributes to a lot of releases of Walt and of The Mystiqueros, of Walt's wife (singer Tina Mitchell Wilkins), and to albums of diverse American artists that Walt produces.

Every fall the band returns to the Netherlands, following up a succesful first Dutch tour in 2012. They'll play the stars from the sky, as we say in Holland. For new dates: see our tour dates page.
On these videos you'll find three songs:

  • Someone somewhere tonight written by Walt Wilkins (covered by Kenny Rodgers and released as a single in 2013 by 'Dancing with the stars'-winner Kellie Pickler), played in the Saxon Pub, Austin TX.
  • Pay the DJ, a song Bart recorded in Texas with The Mystiqueros, here performed live in Gruene Hall, New Braunfels TX.
  • Try my luck, another song by Bart, here performed in Van Slag, Borger, NL.

(Photo: Nel de Jong)

In the spring of 2011 JT Nero (Jeremy T. Lindsay) & Allison Russell toured The Netherlands to promote the album Mountains, forests. One of the tour dates would be a concert in our living room. The week before that we went to see them play in Roepaen, and after the concert Bart was asked to sit in on wurlitzer and accordeon for their Paradiso show a couple of days later. In Amsterdam (besides having a lot of fun) the musical cooperation seemed to work out great, and plans were made for future musical projects with Bart and the talented duo, called Birds of Chicago by now. This has resulted in various tours through the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and the UK, and also in a couple of  studio recordings. In January 2012 Bart flew to Chicago to participate in the new, nameless,  Birds of Chicago debut album. Bart recorded his accordeon, piano & rhodes parts. In return JT and Allison sang on Bart's album 'Easy to see'. The Birds of Chicago tour through Europe regularly, and found a Dutch home with Bart & Arianne.

Here you can see some videos:

  • Funeral Paradiso, Amsterdam, June 12 2011
  • Kinderspel (Child's game), Eindhoven, March 25 2013
  • All the city girls, Eindhoven, May 9 2016

 

(Photo: Marcel Houweling)

Iain Matthews’ musical career started off in the mid sixties when he and Richard Thompson founded Fairport Convention, a very influential English folk rock band. Iain became one of the leading characters, next to Sandy Denny. In the early seventies Iain moved to America, in search of a more country rock based sound. He lived in L.A. in the period The Eagles, The Flying Burrito Brothers and The Byrds would change the music scene forever. With his new band Matthews Southern Comfort Iain had a big hit with his own version of Joni Mitchell’s Woodstock. Iain would stay in the USA for almost three decades, the latter part of which he spent in Austin, Texas. He built himself a wonderful career, including working with people like Nanci Griffith and Eliza Gilkyson. For the last ten years Iain has been living in the Netherlands, working together with The Searing Quartet and Ad Vanderveen, amongst others.

Matthews Southern Comfort, Iain Matthews' famous band from the seventies, was brought back to life in 2010, and toured around Europe for a couple of years, with old and new songs. The 'new' Matthews Southern Comfort consisted of Iain, B.J. Baartmans, Elly Kellner and Bart. Mellow countryrock with three guitars, a rhodes and beautiful vocal harmonies.

Foto: Ronald Rietman(Photo: Ronald Rietman)

(Photo: Arianne Knegt)

The Vaste Kerstmannen originated from The Vaste Mannen, the longtime band of the singer-songwriter Gerard van Maasakkers, in whose band Bart played from 1996 till 2011. Some very well known and other less well known Christmas songs were arranged and recorded by the band in a new and tasteful way. With the album sales the band supported the food bank for the needy. With their concerts the Vaste Kerstmannen add color and light to the dark days before Christmas. They bring you a fresh new Christmas sound. Next to concerts in pubs and theaters they can also be booked for company gatherings.

  • Bart de Win: vocals, keys
  • Harry Hendriks: vocals, guitar, banjo
  • Arthur Lijten/Sjoerd van Bommel: drums, vocals
  • Rinus Raaijmakers: double bass, vocals

 

In 2009 the little girl Janske was diagnosed with leukemia. She, together with her parents and sisters, fought for her life. Bart wrote two songs for Janske and her family, a project that finally resulted in a beautiful childrens book with cd. All people involved (illustrator, designer, publisher, studio technician and musicians) donated their work for Janske. The project tries to raise money and attention for children like her. All proceeds will be donated to institutes for cancer research, medical help and to an organization of special clowns that can offer some distraction to these small patients. You can order the book/cd for € 15,-. You can find our email adress on the contact page. More information about Janske and the Super Janske Club can be found on the website: www.superjanske.nl

The concerts of the Konrad Koselleck Big Band are slightly different than you'd expect: it's an original combination of cabaret, musical, jazz, pop, rock, funk, latin and even classical music. Everything specially arranged for the occasion by Konrad Koselleck. Together with his seventeen talented musicians ànd the crème de la crème of national and international vocalists Konrad programs a wonderful night of music every other month in Het Bimhuis in Amsterdam. A night full of surprises, diverging from intimate sensitive songs to violent grandeur.

In December 2010 Bart and Greek vocalist Maria Markesini had the honor to be the special guests for a Konrad Koselleck Big Band concert. Konrad even arranged some of Bart's songs for big band. It was great fun!

Here you can get an impression of:

-Conjunction junction (Bob Dorough)
-The simple life (Bart de Win)
-An s'Arnitho (Mimis Plessas)

In 2010 the album 'Wie' was made, commissioned by National Monument Kamp Vught, with contributions from a lot of artists.  Bart played on a couple of songs, including 'Barak 23', written by Ernst Jansz and Jimi Bellmartin. The song is about Moluccan refugees in the Netherlands in the 1950's, and how their temporary housing in Kamp Vught turned out to be rather permanent. Musician Jimi Bellmartin grew up there.

Jimi Bellmartin | vocals
Ernst Jansz | guitar, backing vocals
Bart de Win | wurlitzer, backing vocals
Boudewijn Lucas | bass
Arthur Lijten | drums
René van Mierlo | guitar
Tjeerd van Zanen | producer, guitar
Renee van Bavel | backing vocals
Erik Spanjers | recording technician, backing vocals

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