LOW-END from the LOWLANDS

Fun loving High Voltage Rock, Funk, Blues and Jazz Bass-Player

 

Born as the son of the veteran jazz drummer, the Bird Award winner 'Sir' Pierre Courbois and art teacher Wendelina Courbois-Dam.

'76 Barend started to play the bassguitar (he also played the drums, Indian tabla's and the Scottish bag pipes at that time).
In '78 his first live performance at the young age of 11.
Barend studied jazz bassguitar at the Lyceum of Music in Arnhem NL.
Influenced by bass-players like: Jaco Pastorius, Stanley Clarke, Larry Graham, Bernard Edwards, Doug Wimbish, Marcus Miller, Geddy Lee, Steve Harris, Stu Hamm and Dutch bass hero Herman Deinum.

Barend worked amongst others with:

  • Sir Pierre Courbois
  • Blind Guardian
  • Vengeance
  • BISS
  • White Lion
  • Casanova
  • Demon Drive
  • Wolfpakk
  • Maxima
  • The3rdMan
  • Perfect Strangers
  • Monroe
  • Fitzkin
  • Malina Moye
  • Donna Grantis (Prince)
  • Thijs van Leer (Focus)
  • Atma Anur (Journey, Jason Becker)
  • Steve Fister (Lita Ford, Pat Travers)
  • Andy James
  • John Hayes (Mother's Finest)
  • Dion Murdock (Mother's Finest, Macy Gray)
  • Guzz Genser (Herman Brood)
  • Eric Gales (Gales Brothers)
  • Zakk Wylde (Ozzy, Black Label Society)
  • Nick Catanese (Black Label Society)
  • Gary Barden (Michael Schenker Group)
  • Jan Somers (Vengeance, Jan Somers band, Barend Courbois band)
  • Timo Somers (Delain, Vengeance, Tri-Head)
  • Tamas Szekeres
  • Michael Lee Firkins
  • Eric Steckel
  • Tony Spinner (Toto)
  • Jasper van 't Hof (Pili Pili, Pierre Courbois)
  • Ian Parry (Elegy, Consortium Project)
  • Paul Thissen (Vengeance, John Hayes)
  • Walter Trout
  • Sammy Avila (Walter Trout)
  • Joey Pafumi (Walter Trout)
  • Adrian van den Berg (Whitesnake)
  • Jos Zoomer (Vandenberg)
  • Bert Heerink (Vandenberg)
  • Mike Tramp (White Lion)
  • Joost van den Broek (After Forever)
  • Michael Voss (Mad Max)
  • Cyril Whistler (Whistler-Courbois-Whistler)
  • Jusso Whistler (Whistler-Courbois-Whistler)
  • Jay-Tee (Candy Dulfer)
  • Michael Eurich (Warlock)
  • Danny Gottlieb (John MCLaughlin)
  • Hans in 't Zandt (Vengeance, Steve Fister band)
  • Andreas Kisser (Sepultura)
  • Popa Chubby
  • Omar Dykes (Omar and the Howlers)
  • Kaz Lux (Brainbox)
  • Joe Stump
  • Mike Terrana (Malmsteen, MacAlpine)
  • Wilco van Beek (Hammerhead, Perfect Strangers)
  • Juan van Emmerloot (Snowy White)
  • Malando Gassama (Al Jarreau)
  • Hans Dulfer
  • Leon Goewie (Vengeance)
  • Leen Barbier (Turbo)
  • Rene Merkelbach (Gorefest. Barend Courbois band)
  • Anand Mahangoe
  • Jo De Roeck (The 3rd Man)
  • Marcel Coenen (Sun Caged)
  • Joop Wolters
  • Brandon Finley (Dog Eat Dog)
  • John Connor (Dog Eat Dog)
  • Martin Verdonk (Lois Lane, Prince)
  • Lucas van Meerwijk (Nueva Manteca)
  • Andrew Elt (Sleeze Beez, Walter Trout)
  • Chris Caffery (Savatage)
  • John West (Lynchmob, Badlands)
  • Peter 'Peer' Verschuren (Lana Lane, Vengeance)