René van Haaren - Drums

Favorite bands:
Dream Theater, Within Temptation, Ayreon, Star One, Savatage, Symphony X, Stratovarius.

Music before Ulysses:
Drumband TTH, Frensj Fraais, Crosswise, First Born.

Musical influences:
In my first band I played covers from artists like Hendrix, Lenny Kravitz. This wasn't satisfying enough so the next band would be one that didn't just do covers. This time I was listening to the standard Grunge like Nirvana and Pearl Jam. It lasted for a few years and then a friend of mine got me a tape with Images & Words of a band called Dream Theater (Thanks Spekkie). I was totaly stunned by the music and fell in love with the band and the genre. I really learned a lot by listening to Mike Portnoy and the rest. It's been progrock/metal for me ever since.

Hobbies besides music:
Playing the bass (I'm starting to learn on my 5-string), going to the movies.

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