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Henny Vrienten (performer)

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About Henny Vrienten

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Henny Vrienten (born July 27, 1948 in Hilvarenbeek) is a Dutch composer of TV and film scores. He is best known as the singer, songwriter, and bassist of the popular 1980s ska pop band Doe Maar.


Early days

Vrienten began his career in the late 1960s as a member of local outfit Les Cruches. In the early 1970s he wrote songs for others and released his first single as Ruby Carmichael. In 1977 Vrienten released his debut solo album Paul Santos, which he recorded with US producer Tom Salisbury. Lift Me Up Higher was extracted as a single.

Doe Maar

Meanwhile, Vrienten began to work with singer-songwriter Boudewijn de Groot in the studio and on stage. While recording the 1975 album Waar ik woon en wie ik ben ('Where I live and who I am"), he met keyboard player Ernst Jansz and drummer Johnny Lodewij…Read more on Wikipedia