This group of masters on the harmonica primarely play their own arrangements. Their repertoire is varied and suitable for all occasions like:
* Lunch Concerts
* Variety Concerts
* Club- and Business Parties
* School demonstrations
* Seminars and Workshops for groups etc.
The Multicats are an enthusiastic group of harmonica veterans who take every opportuniy to promote the harmonica to show that their instrument can compete with any other musical instrument. These 'Harmonica-Boys' are very popular at 'Festivals' worldwide. Besides their normal activities, they worked at venues like: Music Fairs at the Ahoy in Rotterdam, Utrecht in the Netherlands and Zwevegem in Belgium, and the worldfestival in Detroit, USA, organised by SPAH. They were special guests in Hamilton, Toronto, Niagara, Buffalo, Cleveland and Jackson in Canada. By special request they were invited to Singapore in December 2000 by HAS (Harmonica Afficionados Society) where they did several workshops and concerts.
All three, born in Rotterdam, studied at the Hotcha Harmonica School. Through Radio, Televison and Records they gained International recognition. Together, and each on his own, these 'Cats' have established a formidable record and won many prizes at International Harmonica Festivals. They are recognised as one of the best harmonica acts in the world.
In the 50's Joop was part of 'The Spots', a trio that was managed by Cor Belder (leader of the 5 Hotcha's) and played primarily for the Amarican Forces stationed in Germany.
Through the years the Multicats have changed personnel several times.
Since last year (2004) the members are: Piet Moerer (lead), Lucien Winterberg (Bass), and the original Multicat Joop Winterberg (Chords).
The lead player of the group can be classified as one of the best soloists in the world. Before taking up the harmonica he played the accordion.
Studied music seriously, plays several instruments, and specialised on the bass harmonica.
The leader of the group first studied clarinet, played trumpet in a show-band and plays the piano. Became enthousiastic for the harmonica through 'Geert van Driesten' (leader of the Hotcha Trio) who lived just around the corner from Joop and had started a harmonica school in the neighbourhood. Joop is also a master on the Harmonetta, a mixture of accordion and harmonica.
Joop is the harmonica coordinator for the "N.O.V.A.M." the Dutch Organization for Accordion and Harmonica.
A group of excellent harmonica virtuosos that can be recommended anywhere.
CD SPIRITO, "ESpecially made for their South African tour," 13 titles including a South African composition!
02. THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM
05. TWILIGHT TIME
06. EL CHOCLO
07. LATIN QUARTER
08. LONELY LOVE
09. MACK THE KNIFE
10. LA BODA DE LUIS ALONSO
11. TENDER IS THE NIGHT
12. DOINA VOIDA
13. WINELAND SETIES (bonus track)
Europe: Ä 15,00 [incl. shipping] e-mail to The Multicats
South Africa: R. 120,00 [incl. shipping] e-mail to e-mail
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