His years of experience brought him to the conclusion that it was time to form a new band of his own, with a new sound.
To throw a new angle onto the Ska-Reggae scene he sought out only the finest musicians from Amsterdam, each with very different backgrounds to add depth and real colour to the mix.
His search proved to be a success, finding musicians, from the four corners of the world, whose diverse cultural and musical beginnings combine to create an exciting and surprising dynamic.
From across the globe the band members include a bass player from Finland, an Indo horns section, a drummer from the Antilles/West Indies behind a guitarist from Uraguay alongside a concert pianist from Armenia !!
This dynamic, united in the Amsterdam Faya All Stars is an acurate reflection of the colourful mix that exists in the capital city whose name they bare, where the band is also based. A diverse meltingpot of music and culture, whose harmony has an important message for the wider world.
The band members have all collaborated and toured with a veritable treasure trove of famous bands and artists such as Bernie’s Lounge, Mdungu, Alison Hinds, New York Ska Jazz Ensamble, Damian Marley, Aswad, Gyptian, Alain Clark, Ali B, Laberinto, Rude Rich & The High Notes, Jandino, Tasha’s World, Mr. Review, Mark Foggo, Maikal X, Ziggi Recado, Rotterdam Ska Jazz Foundation, Osdorp Posse, Black Uhuru, Sugar Minott, Mutabaruka, The Beatbusters, the Toasters and the list goes on...