de Vos was born in Holland.
He started out playing the guitar sometime in the early seventies, only to
find that just about ev'ry other guy his age had been having the same notion
of how to become a local six-string -rasping-celebrity overnight.
In due course that situation evidently caused a notorious lack of bass-players
in the local music scene
The competitors for the Limelight were plentiful, of dubious talent, and very,
Hans quietly switched to bass.
And so, where many 'Guitar-Gods' to be faded into obscurity and a steady job,
Hans was playing his fingers to the bone with numerous bands on countless
He applied for The Academy of Music, graduated, and made his mother proud;
he was to become a music teacher, if need be
In 1983 he was invited by 'Champion' Jack Dupree and Johnny 'Big Moose' Walker,
to join them for a tour in Canada.
In between the gigs with Dupree, he jammed extensively with the local Jazz
and Bluesscene whom were very reluctant to let him go back home.
He stayed for over six months and was only 'released' after pledging a solemn
promise 'to be back for sure
Back home in Holland he was swept away on tour with Chick Willis, which took
him all over Europe. The same fate was bestowed on him when he hooked up with
Calvin Jackson and Cass Ian later on.
In between he played with numerous Blues- and Jazz-musicians and he was able
to fulfill a long time promise at last
He went back to Ottawa, Canada, to play the Tulip festival; the Toronto Jazz
festival being next on the list
His skill on
the acoustic double bass goes without saying. Where he really excels, is
in his ability to adept instantly to musical mood changes -the very essence
of improvised music- while keeping up a steady, relentless, mesmerizing
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