Read more about my musical history and take a look at some customer testimonials.
From a very early age I was listening to all kinds of music, and became interested in playing piano, guitar, bass and drums. After finishing secondary school I studied classical piano at the music college in Zwolle. While at college I joined my first band – called St Louis – and I also did some solo performances.
I later ran a recording studio with a partner and we recorded and produced jingles and advertisements as well as albums by regional and local bands and artists. But I still had the performing ‘bug’ and things took off in 1995 when I took part in the popular TV show ‘’Henny Huisman’s Soundmix show’’ which was a big hit in those days. I won 7th place in the finale performing as Stevie Wonder singing “For once in my life” – an unforgettable moment in my career!
I’ve had the pleasure of working with many Dutch perfomers including Liesbeth List, Jan Vayne, Bert Heerink, Syb van der Ploeg, Laura Figi, Petra Berger and Willeke Alberti. As a vocal coach and arranger I collaborated in theatre shows including five seasons of ‘’The Soul Of Motown’’, and a tribute show to the Beach Boys, ‘’Good Vibrations’’. I was the pianist for a very special theatre show ‘’Wij Nederlanders’’ (We Dutch) based on the work of one of Holland’s most prolific songwriters in his day, Jules de Corte.
I’ve made three CDs of my own material: one is an album of compositions in Dutch and the other two are entirely in English.
I’ve been performing for more than 25 years at various places and parties in the Netherlands and elsewhere in Europe. I mainly sing and play the piano and sometimes guitar; now and then you’ll spot me playing bass or drumming in a band.
Music is not just my profession, it’s also my passion and joy and I’d love to share these things with you at your event.
During our so called ‘’Harvest event’’ he has been our regular piano player for years. It’s always fun to collaborate with Bert. Success guaranteed!
Haverkort Interieurs – Steenwijskmoer – The Netherlands
De Schildhoeve Fluitenberg
For years we’ve been working together with Bert Louissen, and therefore we like to recommend him to our guests. He’s all-round, flexible, and a talented siger/musician who’ll always know how to adjust to the atmosphere, whether it’s a wedding party or a business event. Success guaranteed!
Robert-Koen en Linda Blokzijl
De Schildhoeve Fluitenberg – The Netherlands
Rabobank Apeldoorn and Surroundings
The musical performances Bert Louissen has done for us over the years, such as the opening of our financial advice centre and our dinners at the Loo Palace, were always enjoyable for us and our guests. His playing and singing bring a real festive touch to our events.
Executive Secretary Rabobank Apeldoorn en Omgeving
Smiths Folk and Acoustic, UK
Bert is an engaging, charismatic performer and he delighted the audience at our open mic night with a selection of Beatles songs, including a sing-along. He’s welcome back any time!
Smiths Folk and Acoustic