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Bram Stadhouders

Bram Stadhouders was born into a musical family in 1987 in Tilburg, the Netherlands. His father being a guitar teacher and his mother a classical piano teacher, he was drowned into music since birth. He got classical guitar lessons from his dad when he became 6 years old. He received 2 classical guitar awards when he was 8 and 9.

As a kid he started playing in a rockband and a jazzband, touring through the Netherlands in the biggest venues and events, being on TV, and winning important Dutch competitions. He also played with great dutch jazz musicians like Harmen Fraanje and Hein van de Geyn.

Besides making his own solo-albums, these days he's playing mostly improvised ambient-jazz music with drummer Onno Govaert, using a guitar synthesizer and laptop. Bram releases his albums on his own label Brammetje Records, which has received great reviews. They have gained national recognition in their homecountry Netherlands. In 2008 they were chosen to be on the “Young VIP tour,” the most important tour for upcoming improvising musicians. Bram has also been active with combinations with dance, sound-art and video, while studying composition at the Utrecht Music Technology school.


1997 - Brabants Gitaarconcours 1998 - Brabants Gitaar Ensemble Concours 1999 - National Guitar Awards 2002 - Prinses Christina Concours 2007 - Young VIP tour


Ibanez Artstar electric guitar, Roland gr-33 guitarsynthesizer, MacBook with Ableton Live


Album Review

Under The Surface: Miin Triuwa

Read "Miin Triuwa" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Under The Surface goes Dutch on Miin Triuwa. Well, Old Dutch, to be precise, as it is the language of The Netherlands' early medieval period that provides the grist to singer Sanne Rambags' poetic mill. It is a concept as unexpected as it is original, but three albums into its fascinating journey, the trio co-founded by drummer Joost Lijbaart, guitarist Bram Stadhouders and Rambags is synonymous with experimentation. Its eponymous debut album (Challenge Records, 2017), which embraced silence as another ...

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Take Five With Bram Stadhouders

Read "Take Five With Bram Stadhouders" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Bram Stadhouders: Bram was born on 23 January 1987 (when it was freezing -18°C outside) in the city of Tilburg, which lies in Europe, The Netherlands, in the mystical, mysterious, legendary province called Noord-Brabant (some pictures of this area are in the pictures page). When he was zero years old, he already listened to jazz and classical music (thanks to his father who is guitar teacher and his mother who is piano teacher), and it has been ...

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"In his music, Bram combines sadness and happiness so intensely well, that you get the idea he's playig around with your feelings." - A. Jonkers

"In me, his guitar playing touches a sensitive string." -M. v. Wetten

"Bram and Onno, your cd is really GREAT! You guys are making something very special!" -Drummer Jim Black

"This young duo is going, as startrek says; “were no one has gone before” -Peter J. Korten



Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Miin Triuwa

Challenge Records


Bell Time

Beluga Recordings



Beluga Recordings



Beluga Recordings



Beluga Recordings



Beluga Recordings




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