Hans was born in the Hague in 1949, and works there as a financial/assurance broker. He didn't play in bands, 'because I hated to do what others liked'.
He started composing his own songs in the early 70s, inspired by groups such as the Beatles, the Moody Blues, Pink Floyd and of course Procol Harum.
His first Procol album was Shine On Brightly, and he became a fan immediately upon buying it in 1968.
Nonetheless his happiest musical memory is a Pink Floyd concert in Rotterdam in 1994
Members of the Harum days session