Kracq

Biography


October 1977.
Twan van der Heijden, Cees Michielsen and Bert Vermijs of the group King's Ransom were joined by Jos Hustings, then performing under the name of Carmine Queen.
A new group was formed whose name was easily chosen:
King's Ransom And C armine Queen.

The compositions of Bert and Jos, which were commonly arranged by all members, generated a surprising repertoire.

February 1978.
After two successful try-outs for a small audience, they decided to bring out an album. Circumvision was recorded after three days of intense rehearsals.

The album was released through the Dutch Pop Promotion Foundation. Only 500 LPs were distributed.

1979.
Despite their relative success, especially in England, where the album was reviewed by the magazine Sounds, they split up. In 1980, however, they joined again for a single performance in Maastricht under the name Silent Revolutions (a try-out for the Spiral Motion Project).

Later that year Bert and Jos were joined by singer Charlot Rutten during an improvisational session. More sessions followed and ultimately resulted in the unique Cellar Tapes trilogy.

2002.
Gnosis reviews Circumvision.

2003.
Gnosis ratings Cellar Tapes 1.
September 20. The original Kracq performed live at Bert and Marloes's 25th wedding anniversary.

2004.
ProgressoR reviews Circumvision and Cellar Tapes : Beautiful sun - forever lost?.

2005.
ProgWereld review Circumvision.


Discography

Circumvision (1978)

Kracq: Circumvision

Kracq Live (1977-1978)


Cellar Tapes 1 :
Beautiful sun - forever lost (1979)

Cellar Tapes I

Cellar Tapes 2 :
A madman's jail (1979)

Cellar Tapes II

Cellar Tapes 3 :
Crumbled voices (1979)

Cellar Tapes III



Musicians

Circumvision

Bert Vermijs
Synthesizers,Keyboards,Vocals
Jos Hustings
Guitar,Vocals
Cees Michielsen
Drums, Percussion
Twan van der Heiden
Bass guitar
with
Marij van den Berg
Vocals
Nicos Tsiloijannis
Percussion
Sam Samshuyzen
Synthesizers
Richard Davies
Vocoder

Kracq Live

Bert Vermijs
Synthesizers,Keyboards,Vocals
Jos Hustings
Guitar,Vocals
Cees Michielsen
Drums, Percussion
Twan van der Heiden
Bass guitar

Bert

Charlot

Noud

Cellar Tapes 1

Charlot Rutten
Vocals, Percussion
Jos Hustings
Guitar,Vocals
Bert Vermijs
Synthesizers,Keyboards,Vocals
Guitar,Recording



Cellar Tapes 2

Charlot Rutten
Vocals, Percussion
Jos Hustings
Guitar,Vocals
Bert Vermijs
Keyboards,Recording
Toni Guarracino
Vocals, Recorder


Cellar Tapes 3

Charlot Rutten
Vocals, Percussion
Jos Hustings
Guitar,Vocals
Bert Vermijs
Keyboards,Recording
Toni Guarracino
Vocals, Recorder
Noud te Riele
Percussion
Tim
Percussion


Jos



Tony and Jos



Tim

Relevant Links

DPRP review
Progwereld Review
ProgressoR Review
Gnosis Review
Sounds Review
Publications