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. In Bunch of Bastards, he is living the dream once again!