“My first 'drum kit' was a Lego box. Fortunately, my parents quickly realized that a drum set was better for me.”
Danny de Louw was born in Valkenswaard, the Netherlands. From the moment he could hold drumsticks, he loved to play drums. A chip from the old block, because he comes from a musical family. Danny was always drumming, before, after and even during school time. This was also when he started playing in his first different bands. His parents sent him to a music school where he graduated.
After graduating, he ended up as a financial advisor. This was not his dream and during his work he continued to perform and play the drums. Over the years he played with various (inter)national artists all over the world. More of this can be found on his bio page.In 2009 he started his event company Spotlight Entertainment with, among other things, the piano concept Spotlight Pianos. From catering, small weddings to large corporate events, with the passion of Danny and his crew, every event becomes an unforgettable moment. From a jazz dinner to the famous dueling piano shows where music is played on request.
After several requests for drum lessons and music workshops at schools, Danny started the educational branch in 2018: Spotlight Educations/Drumschool Nederland. He and his team train from young to old during his drum lessons and music lessons are given in a creative, active way in schools and institutions during workshops.
At the moment Danny works as a successful session musician and is known for his feeling and melodic way of playing. Danny played and worked with many different bands and emphasized his versatility. He has been active at The Billy Joel Experience for several years now. During the TV program 'The Tribute - The Battle of the bands' on SBS6, they reached a sold-out performance in the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam with a place in the final and are now touring the theaters.
In 2022 Danny has teamed up with Roland Europe and is very proud to play on their flagship, the VAD706.
Nobody knows what the future will bring, but Danny's advice is: keep playing!!
Music can change the world
because it can change people