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.
He is currently performing live as bass player for the band Rascal and is on occasion percussionist for the solo artist Nelson (Unplugged) in The Netherlands.
He is also set to release new songs for his reggae project called Dubbinance. To perform live in a band formation is currently in the works.
He is continuing his live performances across The Netherlands in 2019. This year he will be releasing some new songs and will be working together with other musicians.
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