Andries only picked up pumping the accordion in his mid-forties, after a severe illness made him rethink the priorities in life. Soon he found himself touring, sitting in, songwriting and recording with the likes of MrIB, Mahones, Circle J, Sir Reg, Bastards on Parade, Greenland Whalefishers, Firkin and Ceili Family.
John spent many years drumming in various bands, playing just a handful of gigs. The chance to join Bunch of Bastards was nothing short of his golden opportunity, especially since playing powerfolk like Flogging Molly and developing original folky material had always been on his wish-list. Finally playing scores of gigs