Who is Bart Nederhand
My name is Bart Nederhand: an Eindhovener in heart and soul. At the age of 15 I started playing drums. Four weeks after I started, I already had a performance during a school party and the flame hit the pan right away! That was the moment I knew that drumming is simply the coolest thing there is.
I continued to practice like crazy and played in all kinds of bands until I founded Peter Pan Speedrock when I was 18, together with the bass player and the guitar player.
Twenty years of success
For twenty years Peter Pan Speedrock played all over the world, released about ten studio albums, sold 100,000 CDs and records and gave more than 2000 shows.
For ten years Peter Pan Speedrock organized Speedfest: an annual festival that attracted a minimum of 6,000 visitors per edition. In line with this, we also organized Klokrock Orange for five years, a popular festival on King's Day that attracted around 10,000 visitors.
Faster & Louder
Last year it started to tickle again and I - together with Peter Pan Speedrock's bass player Bart Geevers - set up the Faster & Louder festival. It was a great success, and a second edition will follow next year.
- In 2002 and in 2008 I received a 'Devil'. This is an award for the best NL drummer.
- In 2003 we won the Silver Harp in the 'Up-and-coming talent' category with Peter Pan Speedrock.
- In 2005 the band received the 'Zilveren Tulp': an award for the positive news coverage of the city of Eindhoven and the region.
- In 2016 we received the Friendship Medal from the city of Eindhoven: an award for people who have made a significant contribution to the city of Eindhoven.
Throughout the band's great success I have always continued giving drum lessons. It gives me a lot of energy and it is always nice to pass on the intricacies of drumming.
I am very proud to be endorsed by the legendary Ludwig drums, Sabian cymbals and Vic Firth drumsticks.