Rick van Wort - Control Your Sound and Band


Date: 30 October 2016

Musician: Rick van Wort

Instrument: Drums


Rick van Wort staat bekend als een drummer met een geheel eigen geluid en sublieme grooves. In deze clinic legt hij uit hoe hij zich voorbereidt op opnamesessies en optredens en daarbij de band probeert te sturen door zijn energieke spel en bijzondere feel waarbij dynamiek een grote rol speelt.


Rick van Wort was born on January 7th, 1990. At the age of three he got his first real drum kit and started taking lessons when he was five. At eleven Rick formed his first band after attending The Pop Central in Dordrecht.

After a few years he decided to attend the High School for Music and Dance, a special education program combined with private lessons at the Rotterdam Conservatory. His teacher (Bob Langenberg), became one of the biggest influences in his development. Six years later Rick graduated with an A-. With fellow student Rory de Kievit, Rick had a band called Drager. Rory entered “The Sena Guitar Awards” contest and got a record deal with Stone Entertainment USA. Late 2007 they performed at the Midpoint Music Festival in Cincinnati, Ohio and went to other cities like Nashville and Atlanta.

In April 2008 Rick won the Roland V-Drums Contest and his career started to take off. Since then he has played with Tess, Glennis Grace, The Rhythm Chiefs, Steez, Jett Rebel and many others. He currently performs with Shirma Rouse and Re:Freshed Orchestra and works on many recordings and gigs as a session musician.