Never Sleep Again
Progressive Rock by Robert Molema
A musical story about Finnmark, struggling and a quest for a stone


The Band

Guus Willemse, bass guitar & backing vocals

Guus Willemse (b. 1947, The Netherlands) has played in bands since he was 15 years old. After The Arrow Strings and Truce from Utrecht in the 60's. Guus started his professional career  in the band from Rob Hoeke. From 1970 untill 1983 Guus was the lead singer / bass player of the international famous progressive rockband Solution. He played in several other bands as well: `Group 1850`, `The Machine`, `The Jury`, `The Passion`, `The Team` and in the band of Margriet Eshuijs. He played and sang on more than 100 albums, including the seven Solution- albums and the Solution reunion-DVD (2006). He is the owner of the Solution website;

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Tole Emmelot, flute

Tole Emmelot, (b.1972, The Netherlands) is a classical trained musician working as a music educator, musician and arranger.  As a flutist he has been involved in various projects/music groups from rock to latin music. Tole has performed internationally and appeared on radio/ television with several groups.

With the "Never Sleep Again"-project he returns to one of his older musical passions: Progressive Rock (After all, Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson inspired Tole Emmelot to play the flute).
(Photo by Shakira Tromp)

Lourens de Vries, drums

Lourens de Vries (b. 1965, The Netherlands) has played the drums since he was 13 years old. Once in a while he plays the guitar. When he was young he taught himself to play drums by playing along with the music of Queen, Rush and other melodic rockbands. King Crimson, Genesis, Mike Oldfield and Frank Zappa are his favourite bands amongst others.

In 1994 he met Robert with whom he recorded some 'Never Sleep Again' songs. Lourens started to play in The Snowgoats (with guitarist Sander Rozeboom-IOS), Party Players and The Vibes. From 2006-2012 he played in the symphonic rockband Resession (with Alex Staal).

Lourens plays Sonor drums & Zildjian cymbals.

Emile Hal, keys & synths

Once Emile Hal (b. 1991, The Hague NL) could physically reach the keys of the piano, he was not to stop playing anymore. He especially loves to improvise and to compose.

Emile studied at the Conservatory of Rotterdam (2010-2014) where he was apprenticed to Walter Bertram.

Emile's favourite bands are Kayak, Genesis, Valensia and Gentle Giant. He loves complex chord progressions and complex rhythmic antics, such as syncopated rhythms and key modulations.