The first music instrument that André Hazel was introduced to, was the steelpan. He was mentored by a famous steelpan player from Trinidad & Tobago. After finishing his lessons, his interest in becoming a musician grew to an extent on which he decided to learn to play other music instruments. The guitar became his primary instrument throughout the years.
In 2000 while living in Aruba he joined a punk rock band called A.D.D.. He was a temporary replacement for the rhythm guitarist. After three months he formed his own band by the name of X-Q's. The band went on to have more than 40 gigs between the beginning of 2001 and mid 2002, actively performing original songs in the language of Papiamento. The band has been featured on various radio shows, events, TV shows and published in magazines on the island during this period of time.
In 2003 he joined the rock ska reggae band 2nd Thought. He was on the guitar, keys and backing vocals. This band had a successful run on the island of Aruba and in Falcon, the northern part of Venezuela.
André Hazel began writing and composing original songs in 2006. The songs were intended for his upcoming solo career. In the year 2008 he started to focus more on establishing a solo career as an artist. During this period he composed around 14 original songs. By the end of 2008 he released his first single "Signs", which had airplay on different local radio stations on the island of Aruba.
After his experience on the island of Aruba, he moved to The Netherlands to pursue his music career. He joined numerous bands in The Netherlands and performed in cities like Amsterdam, The Hague and Rotterdam to name a few. In The Hague he co-founded Gen Jam, a blues rock band consisting of 7 band members. After the dissolvement of the band he started composing songs for a new music project, which ended up being Jero Cheats.
The 2012 released single "Opinion" was managed by Artist Management group Music Matters. The music recordings took place at Hollandspoorstudios in The Hague.
André Hazel had the opportunity to work with the Leonova Management team at the beginning of 2016. While working with Leonova, he had the privilege to be part of The Red Haze Unplugged Tour.
The Red Haze Unplugged Tour consisted of 4 individual artist performing live as singer/songwriter around The Netherlands. The tour is continuing in 2017 by the name of The Yellow Acoustic tour.
The tour features 3 singer/songwriters and 1 duo act performing live in the Netherlands.
The new songs will be part of the live performances as a solo artist.
He combines his songs with cover songs during his live performances. He is currently working on releasing some original songs under André Hazel.
André Hazel is currently in preparations to start performing with a band to reinforce his solo performances if needed. He will be performing covers of popular songs in reggae form.
He has performed live as a band with Dubbinance, but is mostly recording behind the scenes. He is set to release some new songs for this reggae project.
The next step after spending time in the studio is to continue with the band after the pandemic is over.
He will be performing as main vocalist and guitar player for Dubbinance.
Aside from all these other project, he is currently performing as lead guitarist & vocalist for the all-around party band "Boombastic". The band is performing more than 20 year, but with new band members they are currently performing live across The Netherlands.
André Hazel has more than 125 live performances in 2023.
The number of performances were limited in 2020 & 2021 due to the worldwide pandemic.
in the year 2023 he has been working in the studio and is planning to release some new songs in 2024. He will be working together with other musicians.
As a solo artist he will continue to perform in The Netherlands and abroad so you can book now for your special event....
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