This spring, our WestergasTheater will be Xander Vrienten’s playground

With three steamy concerts, Xander will show his versatility as a musician. Get ready for a series of unique collab-concerts with three completely different colleagues/friends. It’ll be a musical journey of discovery for both performer and audience. It takes you along the most beautiful things that classic Americana, smart soul and absurdist Nederpop has to offer.

Together with Rhythm & Blues freak, singer-songwriter and longtime friend Tim Knol, Xander will provide the opening night. On the second evening, a concert will follow with ‘Zangeres des Vaderlands’ Brigitte Kaandorp. And finally, Xander climbs the stage with MY BABY frontwoman Cato van Dijck. With all three performances, the goal is to pull each other out of the comfort zone and embark on an adventure together. After all, that is when the magic happens.

Do you want to attend one or more of these unique sessions?

Get your tickets here.


Friday, April 3
x Tim Knol

Tim and Xander know each other from the “backstage polder glamour” at the Dutch festivals. They like to walk a lot together so and have endlessly conversations about music. They find each other in their love for Americana music. Xander: “We both love a different kind of genre: I’m more the soul type a guy, and Tim loves Rhythm ‘n Blues.” This often leads to discussions about which genre actually beats the other. Are you ready for this battle on the stage of the WestergasTheater on April 3rd?


Friday, May 8
x Brigitte Kaandorp

Xander has been an fan of Brigitte’s music for years. When they went on holiday, the Vrienten family used to listen to Kaandorp in the car. Xander has been wondering for years why she doesn’t make a CD of all her songs. It’s exact this identity that we’ll witness on stage at the WestergasTheater: ‘Brigitte The Singer’.


Friday, June 5
x Cato van Dijck (MY BABY)

Xander and Cato know each other from their time together in The Souldiers (until 2012). They traveled the world with classic soul & funk. Cato acquired her fame as the frontwoman of MY BABY, the Netherlands’ most famous psytrance funk band. On June 5, we will meet Cato the soul diva again. Together with Xander she will honors her soul & funk history once again.


About Xander Vrienten

Xander Vrienten is active for many years in the Dutch music industry. Started as a bass player in Amsterdam with ‘The Soldiers’ he quickly gained fame in The Netherlands and far across. After playing in the band Valerius and together with Jett Rebel. He made his next step as a bass player for Trijntje Oosterhuis and as a band leader for the well know Dutch television talks show ‘De Wereld Draait Door’.