Mainly diverse instrumental music ranging from Metal,
blues,funk, jazz,acoustic etc..
AIMS AS A MUSICIAN / GUITARIST
My main goal since I started with music is having an own
voice and story and compose. music is a great tool when
expressing. Still working after 23 years with dedication and
determination to spread my work to bigger audience and to
perfect every new album again!!
TELL US MORE ABOUT YOUR LION MUSIC RELEASES
Joop Wolters - Workshop
This was my first release that I made in 1998. I
recorded this album with an 8-track recorder and it was the
first chance I took to make a collection of tunes that I
could hone the way I envisioned it displaying musical styles
that inspired and influenced me. In 2003 Lion Music
picked up on this first release and the offered to
re-release it via their label. Making this first one taught
me a lot about arranging, mixing and searching for your own
sound. This album was also the start for the 12 year
relationship I had with ENGL working as a clinician for them
on the road. Still after all these time I get messages from
people all over the world that discovered this debut cd.
It’s good to know music has no expiration date.
Joop Wolters - Speed,
Traffic And Guitar Accidents
(available at special
price for July 2010 in the LM store -
This is my second effort, released in 2004. This album
opened many doors for me and brought me in contact with
other musicians around the world and resulted in some cool
projects (Shadrane, Lalu, studio work, diverse tribute-cd’s).
When making this album I was determined to go the extra mile
attracting 3 different drummers and some guest appearances
on keys to give it the bonus value. It was investing a lot
of time and effort but it was worth it in the end. To a lot
of people this album seems to be their favourite, it got
great worldwide reviews! .It contains 17 tracks that
display again my love for diversity in style and having my
own voice. When making music to me all instruments are
equally important, they are the building blocks for the
arrangement and compositions.
Joop Wolters - Out Of
Then the 3rd effort released in 2007. To me personally
its my favourite when it comes to compositions and
guitar-playing with the album showing a more darker side of
me. Hours and Hours I spend on programming drums,
besides 2 tracks that have real-drums (Patrick Eijdems,
Virgil Donati). For this album I had no budget at all hence
the title OUT OF ORDER but the music was there and I was
willing to release it anyway in this form..;) received great
reviews on it again!! And great public feedback till this
day.. I guess the best is to give all 3 albums a spin
yourself, it’s better to make up your own mind!!
ANY OTHER PROJECTS YOU ARE WORKING ON?
Yes working now currantley on album number 4 the title will
be FALSE POETRY. I took few years to compose songs and
select the best material. All songs will be with real drums.
Patrick Eijdems (joop wolters trio) will have the big part
of the setlist playing drum parts..and as an extra for 3
songs I could engage Atma Anur (Cacophony, Jason Becker,
Marty Friedman,Bowie, session player) as an extra special
guest. This will be my best work to date!!!!
Further I played all guitarparts for the first solo-release
of LA-drummer Chris Nalbandian, some great guests on this
album (Derek Sherinian,Alex Argento, Vivien Lalu…etc..) I
did some musical work in France for a production of the
musical LegalY bLonde,,and further a guest-appereance on the
debut album of keyboardist Sergey Boykov…...so Stay
TOOLS OF YOUR TRADE?
Guitars: bo-el guitars 6 and 7 string
Amps: ENGL, LANEY,EGNATER
Thanks to all that are supporting me so many years even
though I'm more underground than most artist! And welcome to
all new fans that will give my works some time to discover..
Hopefully we can meet on the road in the future..!!