Erik Pors


Hi My Name is Erik, I am 52 years old and I live in Den Haag in the Netherlands. I am a full time music teacher, guitarist, Composer, Arranger and music Producer. I am very Heavy into Jazz and Fusion but I also like Classical music and Pop/Rock. My main musical influences are Frank Zappa, John McLaughlin, John Scofield , Wes Montgomery, King Crimson, Focus, Classical Music and more. I use Cubase 8 with several virtual instruments like Broadway Bigband , Play EWQLand Kontakt to record and produce my music. Currently I am trying to learn how to mix and master my own music, Getting there! Greets Erik







What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music is my life

What is your music dream?

Be in a good band with some good musicians

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Peace ,Love , food and music for everybody!

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

"She's not there" by Santana because it inspired me to start playing the guitar

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Frank Zappa, Allan Holdsworth, John McLaughlin, Radiohead, Bjork, John Coltrane, Michael Brecker, Maria Schneider, Duke Ellington, Jimi Hendrix, Cream, CSN&Y, Focus, King Crimson, Yes, Bach, Shostakovich, Leo Brouwer, John Cage, Edgar Varese, Igor Stravinsky, Pierre Boulez and the list goes on and on and..........

What inspires you to make music?

It's my life, I have to do it

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Fun and Happiness

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?


How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Making Music is much more about earning a lot of money and becoming famous now. Back in the old days , the 60's and 70's , much more was possible. Like Frank Zappa said in the 90's: If I had to start with music now i would never make it, i'm too strange. Nowadays it's about good looks and big Boobs and money and not about making good music.

What do you think of Drooble?

Don't know yet

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Never being good enough and not enough time to practice.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?


What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Nowadays you should have Big Boobs and good looks because that is the only thing that matters, you don't have to be able to sing or play an instrument just go on Holland's got Talent or The voice of...... and you'll have your fifteen minutes of Fame

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Well I don't know if I know any artists no one has ever heard of but I can promote some of my all time favorites here. On guitar that would surely be Allan Holdsworth, guitarists who have never heard of him should be ashamed. He is the most original sounding and technically perfect guitarist of the last 40 years if you ask me. Further more I would of course promote the music of Frank Zappa who is one of the most original rock composers I have ever heard. As far as Pop music goes I would say I am a big fan of Laurie Anderson and Björk, I think they are both very original sounding composers and singers and I love their experiments.