Drums, percussion & mallets
Wessel de Vries

What an honor that you look at my website! As a first look probably suggests, it is a website about my passion: music. To be more specific, on this website you will find news and information about my work as a drummer & percussionist.

My name is Wessel de Vries (22-01-1991) and I am a freelance drummer and percussionist. At the age of 10 I started taking percussion lessons from Jelle Roeper. I take these lessons at the center for the arts ‘A7’ (nowadays called ‘Atelier Majeurs’). Here I have obtained my A to D diploma. Although I have a company in digital ‘creative thinking’ with which I conceive and develop (marketing) campaignes, I am primarily a musician. At the young age of 8, I started as a percussionist and drummer by Chr. Brass band Euphonia (second division). Soon rock bands followed, with which I gained a lot of stage experience. 

Nowadays I am chairman and percussionist (drums, percussion and mallets) at Soli Brass Leeuwarden. This brass band comes out in the Dutch champions division. I also play with Them Dirty Dimes (20’s dixie swing), Billy & The Bobcats (60′ Rock ’n Roll)  and Thijs Augusteijn (singer-songwriter).


Soli Brass

With Soli Brass we play at the highest brass band level in the Netherlands. We give many concerts, participate in major cultural productions and participate in (inter) national competitions.

Them Dirty dimes

This band is new, but it is going really well! Guitar, double bass and wind instruments are the ingredients that make this band unique and successful. The first recording session is planned for the end of June and is closely followed by the (local) music world.

Billy & the bobcats

This band originated two years ago from a preference for the old ‘sweet’ rock and roll. We play 50s and 60s covers, with sometimes songs written by our solo guitarist inspired by these golden years.


I am fortunate to be able to collaborate with many enthusiastic music associations and artists. I work on a project basis with most of the music associations or artists shown.



I am currently finalizing my website. This new and fresh website be fully focused on music. All activities related to my company ‘Omleiding – creatief denkwerk’ will soon be available on omleiding.com.

Keep an eye on this website for my musical projects, bands and related activities.

Do you have questions? Do not hesitate to contact info@wesseldevries.com

Soli Brass (drums,  percussion and mallets) // Them Dirty Dimes (drums and percussion) // Billy & The Bobcats (drums) // Thijs Augusteijn (percussion) 

Euphonia Wolvega (percussion & mallets) // Excelsior Ferwert (mallets) // Crescendo Steenwijk (percussion & mallets) // JAD-band (drums)