One of the main bands of Ruben. This small band brings you high energy pop and soul covers from the 80's till now. They play on average 1-2 times a week, in cafés, private party's, festivals and other occasions.
Plunck does also performe in an acoustic setting with only trumpet, guitar/piano and vocals.
This All-round coverband plays every tune on request. The band offers your guests the opportunity to pick songs, which the band will rehearse and play on the evening of the party!
A big formation with 5 man on percussion, bass, guitar, 3 horns and 2 keyboard players that plays Bollywood music and other Indian songs in theaters in holland. During each concert there are other guest singers, as well famous Dutch Indian vocalists as stars from India.
Step The Gap
This Disco Funk and Soul coverband is well known for their Disco medley's. With 2 horn players and 2 beautiful front singers the songs of KC and the sunshine band, Donna Summer and many more come alive.
Step the Gap. Keeps the Soul alive!
Ruben plays in various tribute bands such as the Prin6 (Prince tribute band), Sly and the Family stone tribute band, Earth wind and fire tribute band and the Kool to the Gang band Europe (Kool and the Gang tribute band). The tribute bands deliver a complete show from the highest professional level, just like the original artist!
Ruby and the Blizzards
Rubens own coverband! This band has 3 horns and plays a mix of blues, rock and roll, nowadays music and 80's pop and soul covers. All the bandmembers have studied at the conservatory of Harlem. Ruby and the Blizzards is known for it's charity events. This band did save already 34 Elephants an 24 Tigers in cooperation with the WWF and performed at lots of other different events like for instance the Burn Foundation and Rotary.
The Brass Bells
This horn quintet performs especially in the december month. Players Fenna Volmer, Max Groenen, Monique Horlings and Ruben van der Kleij play at several christmas markets and in shopping malls to bring the shoppingpeople in a real christmas mood. On occasion, the brass bells play gigs for the holiday of Sinterklaas, weddings, summer events or other occassions as well.
The MTM - horns are the same hornplayers as the brass bells. They can be hired to play along with ownwork- or coverbands when the bands like to make an event extra special. In this way, MTM only plays along with the larger gigs. They write their own arrangements. Bands they already played with are: 'Morgan', 'Tosca' (and other afterlife Hermes house band), 'Yourband', 'Soulworkxx', 'Prin6', 'Sly and the family stone tribute', 'Feelings' and 'Lisa and the Lumberjackets'.
Afterlife 'Hermes House Bands'
The 'Hermes House band', a dutch student band known for it's version of 'I will survive' by Gloria Gaynor, is still performing. Once the students graduate, they have to leave the band and often start a new band with the same repertoire. Ruben is often asked to join this bands and has played in a lot of after life bands like: 'Rob en de biefstukjes', 'De tosca's', 'Funky fandango's', 'The Bonaparties' and 'The Bikini bluesband'.
On occassion Ruben plays with various DJ's. He has played a lot in Amsterdam with the DJ duo Bromimic.
On occassion, Ruben plays at holidays, weddings and funerals in church. He is often asked to play 'The Last Post' at memorials. Ruben also did a few organ concerts with organ player Jan Teeuw.