Biography Joost van den Broek

Joost van den Broek was born on the 13th of July 1982 which makes him 24 years old. He has been playing keyboard for 14 years now. 4 years he studied at the conservatorium in Enschede ‘Musicproduction & Keyboards’, after his graduation he started a masterstudy called 'Musictechnology' of which he graduated cum laude in 2006 and specialized himself as a performer, producer and arranger.
Joost plays/played for a.o. Classics in Rock (www.classicsinrock.com), Star One/Ayreon (www.ayreon.com) , Sun Caged (www.suncaged.com), Sphere of Souls (www.sphereofsouls.com), VandenBerg, ANAND (www.anandmahangoeproject.com) and Robby Valentine (www.robbyvalentine.com). Thereby he has done several productions and arrangements for various bands and projects.
His major influences are: Steve Vai, Derek Sherinian, Queen, Pink Floyd, Ayreon/Star One, Keane, Muse, Jamiroquai & Devin Townsend.
Playing keyboards in a metalband is something Joost always enjoyed most, being a full part of a band, their sound and perfomance. One of the things he likes most is producing the fattest and weirdest sounds on his synthesizer and playing the keytar (shoulderkeyboard) !

Playing in After Forever gives him a lot of new opportunities and freedom musically as well as professionally. Remagine is the first album featuring Joost. After Forever gave him a lot of space to write, arrange and produce this release with them and all the upcoming !

Short other things you should know about Joost:

Nickname: Juicy or Juiced
Gear: Clavia Nordlead 3, Korg Triton, korg Trinity, Yamaha P-90 and P-80 Stagepiano, Roland AX-1 and AX-7 Shoulderkeyboard, Roland Juno Alfa 2, MicroKorg, Yamaha A-4000 Sampler, Roland sustain & expression pedals, Ultimate stands, Logic Audio Platinum & Protools M-powered (PC).
Joost endorses Clavia Nordlead, Korg, Roland and Ultimate Stands .
Spare time: my girlfriend, sleeping, besides that music all the time…
Personal links:
www.myspace.com/juicykeys
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joost_van_den_Broek

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