Christmas with Bart de Win


(Photo Yvonne Léautaud)

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, and again from 2022 till 2024. 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. In December 2010 the first concert took place. The original band consisted of Bart, Harry Hendriks, Arthur Lijten and the late Rinus Raaijmakers, with Arianne joining in for a song or two. After the first couple of years Sjoerd van Bommel replaced Arthur when he got a job drumming at the Christmas circus.

During the first years the main Eindhoven stage was Berlage, but since 2016 the Rozenknop became their Christmas home. Also, the concept changed a little, with Bart introducing several (national & international) guests, and a steady band with Martijn Soeterbroek andFrank Strokap, and Bart, Arianne, Harry and guests alternating lead vocals. What stayed exactly the same is this: Christmas with Bart de Win adds color and light to the dark days before Christmas. They bring you a fresh new Christmas sound. Always on the last Sunday afternoon before Christmas at de Rozenknop Eindhoven.

(Next to concerts in pubs and theaters they can also be booked for company gatherings.)


Foto: Ronald Rietman

(Photo: Ronald Rietman)



(Photo: Arianne Knegt)