Barend Courbois is a fun loving award-winning Rock, Metal, Funk and Jazz bass player who has played more then 4,000 shows and recorded 60+ albums on both sides of the Atlantic. Barend grew up in a very musical/artistic family, including his father, Sir Pierre Courbois, a world-famous Jazz drummer and composer. Barend started playing the bass at the age of 8, playing his first show when he was 11. He studied bass guitar at the Lyceum of Music in Arnhem, NL, During Barend's professional career, he has performed and recorded with Blind Guardian, Jan Somers, Timo Somers (Delain), Andy James, Adrian Vandenberg (Whitesnake), Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne), Atma Anur (Journey, Jason Becker), Andreas Kisser (Sepultura), Gary Barden (Michael Schenker), Donna Grantis (Prince), Vengeance, White Lion, Tank, Tri-Head and many more. He's won countless awards, including Best Bassplayer in the Netherlands (1991), 2013 Best Metal Bass Player Benelux by Guitar Player Magazine (2013), Best Metal and Best All Round Bass Player Benelux by Guitar Player Magazine (2014) and more.
Barend uses TH Cross and TX Cross and Silver Line pedals: Tux, Vechoor, Dexter and Zebu