At a very young age, Willem started making music. Inspired by the then many emerging artists, he decided to play the guitar.

When Willem was eight years old, he even had to play the song "House Of The Rising Sun" on TV.




After playing in different youth bands in his home town, IJsselstein, he moved to Oudewater. Here he was the guitarist of the local band Walhalla. 


Later he preferred to play songs from The Eagles, Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Doobie Brothers. 
He joined Mac Beth from Utrecht, this band played mainly that music. 



Patrick Simmons (Doobie Brothers) regularly released instrumental guitar tracks on their albums. That's why Willem got his preference for instrumental music.


After almost 17 years, he did not touch the guitar again, he started playing the guitar again. Once he had joined Tommy Emmanuel's performance, he decided to release a instrumental guitar album by himself.

Then his first instrumental guitar CD "Irresoluto" was released.

And as Harry Sacksioni has written:  "A CD Willem can be proud of, and the Netherlands on this guitarist!"