In 2017 the Dutch drummer Sietse Huisman formed the collective ‘the Pact’.
Basically it’s a trio comprising drums, bassguitar en keyboards. But it is of course possible to enhance the line up with guitar, percussion and sax.
The Pact has a distinct sound which can be described as a crossover of Fusion, Funk and R&B. The bandmembers have quite a history in the national and international musicscene. Various soloprojects and tours as sidemen have given them a respected reputation.
The band profiles itself mostly as a sessioncollective for SmoothJazz and Fusion/Jazz artists. A HighEnd musical concept with a special artistic identity because of its diversity and flexibility.
Tours have already been made with Allen Hinds, Richard Smith, Tom Braxton, Gianni Vancini, Adam Healy and Chili Minucci. This always international line up plus the proposed concept make the Pact one of the very special liveacts in the jazz and r&b scene of today.
The debutalbum is forthcoming, with a contribution of the artists with whom was collaborated in the past. The Pact on tour is a show presenting the concertgoer an international sound. Individual musicianship blended in the collective to bring a creative and enervating musical sensation that is accessible to a large audience.
As said before, in the course of 2018 the debutalbum will be released and various tours and concerts in Europe will take place.
the Pact-members are:
- Drums: Sietse Huisman
- Bass : Ronald Jonker
- Keys : Tico Pierhagen