Songwriter, multi instrumentalist and global citizen Hans Geurts, born and raised in Horst (1956, NL), is creactive in music since decades. He wrote his first songs at the age of 12, was rather successful in Dutch bands ‘Argus’ and ‘The Reverbs’ in the mid 70’s and early 80’s. In the nineties he composed music for theatre and business.
In 2001 Twoomusic was introduced as a trade name for all musical activities (studio, label, distribution, etc.) in his company. Twoomusic is also the name for a songwriters collaboration with lyricist Astrid Rhemrev. Hans also irregularly hit the stage in jam sessions and several blues/rock bands, but his intrinsic alternative heart and mind were never satisfied.
There was only one way to meet with his instinct: in the Spring of 2013 Hans started his own studio project Gashunters! Prog pop from the lowlands: melodic pop/rock with proggy edges.
All music is distributed via CD Baby, Youtube and all relevant online music providers world wide. Quite some compositions are not really fit for Gashunters and are available to others. Contact Twoomusic if you’re interested.
Musical painter – The term composer is too tight, too classical and too pigeonholing. Creating music is his thing, in instrumentals and songs with lyrics of his own or from other writers. Always fully engaged trying to answer the question ‘why’. As an individual in society and as a musician. In the mid 90’s he introduced the word audioalisation as the perfect term for painting music. The term Genius is leading in his musical life. Genius does not refer to over-intelligence, it’s more a creating mind on a quest. There’s even some compulsivity in the desire to create. Questions and answers, translated into songs and instrumentals. Out of the box. His music is divergent but also has recognizable characteristics: The Twoo groove 🙂 An educated guess indicates over 400 titles and 20 hours in the musical bag. Most of this is not released officially. Yet … for the legacy is still growing 🙂
Influences – Gashunters music is authentic progpop alright. Of course there are influences, but in no way its’a direct copy! Although preferences in all styles there’s a favourite: the alternative and symfo/progressive way. Call it progrock if you please. All-time favourite is Gentle Giant, together with Peter Gabriel. Genesis (PG era) and Porcupine Tree are also on the top of the list. What’s more on it: Ry Cooder, Sting, Tool, Muse, Foo Fighters, Triggerfinger, Kate Bush, Supertramp, Los Lobos, Nick Cave, Elvis Costello, dEUS, Crusaders, Pain of Salvation, Dream Theater, Masters of Reality, Spocks Beard, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Arctic Monkeys, Incubus, XTC, QOSA, Jazzanova, etc. etc
Musician – Hans plays keyboards, drums and guitar and handy with sample programming. As a vocalist he takes care of all lead and backing vocals in Gashunters. Well, except for ad hoc participations from musicians and vocalists he does all the creative work himself 🙂
The Real Indie – Through a lot of knowledge and experience built over some decades of music and business Hans has turned into a real indie. Being creative in music does not stop him to be active in the home studio (from recording to mixing and mastering) and in organizational disciplines like management, ICT/internet, marketing and distribution.