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Partyband LAYS 2024

The beginning of a new chapter 

Since its inception, partyband LAYS (named after the song title “Look At Yourself” by Uriah Heep) has made an indelible impression on the party scene of Friesland, a province in the northern Netherlands, and beyond. Between 1992 and 2009, the band left its musical mark on countless events, ranging from bustling village festivals to intimate weddings and lively corporate parties. But LAYS went beyond the boundaries of the province and the country. They even let their music be heard across the Atlantic Ocean, with four unforgettable performances in Texas, United States.

(photo 2007: album Lays live – Al 15 jier in boppeslach)

And now, in 2024, LAYS is back for a new chapter in their existence, with the same mission the band members have always had: to entertain people. Under the inspiring leadership of bandleader Rintje, the band had already earned a reputation as the ultimate party makers. The band’s repertoire was never set in stone, and it still isn’t. In fact, in 2024, there is still no setlist. LAYS plays what suits the mood of the moment. Bandleader Rintje often describes the band as a “family band with ice rink music,” a term that encapsulates the versatility of their repertoire. A mix of international hits, festive medleys, and local favorites appeals to a wide audience, from young to old.

cover new single LAYS - Welcome to the Floor

(photo 2024: cover new single LAYS – Welcome to the Floor)

Over the years, partyband LAYS has experienced various line-up changes. In 2024, LAYS consists mostly of musicians from the early days: Rintje Kas, bandleader, vocals, and guitar; Gerard Schram, bass; Sjouke Vogel, drums; Loeky Westra, vocals; supplemented by Marco van der Meer, keyboards, and vocals (2004 to 2009)

After some sold-out reunion performances, LAYS is now back and stronger than ever. The return of LAYS is celebrated with the release of their new single Welcome to the Floor. This song is an invitation to let go, dance, and enjoy the moment. In a world craving joy and connection, LAYS offers a welcome escape, an evening full of musical excitement and heartwarming memories.

LAYS is back after 14 years. Just as always. No frills, no fuss, just pure musical energy. “Welcome back!”, they call out to their loyal and new fans. “Put on your party outfit and experience memories that are just as real as we are; Welcome to the Floor!”

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Communication advisor ad interim

Independently responsible for the following assignment: supporting the various colleagues in the Communication department in the broadest sense of the word. This means, among other things, thinking along in and carrying out extra work for projects already in progress at the Communication department as well as continuing to implement the current Communication policy within the municipality of Waadhoeke.

> contract via Reijn professionals

past assignments (highlights)

Developing corporate communication strategy

> in cooperation with ‘puur mec’ marketing, education and

Producer promotional videos animal shelter

As a volunteer for the Flappus animal shelter foundation in Zwolle (the Netherlands), I am involved in a campaign to raise money by literally lighting the shelter with 2021 lights in this dark period of the year. For this purpose I developed a promotional video and the day before Christmas another video with the result of the campaign appeared.

External communications advisor ad interim

Temporary support of the communication team of the municipality of Waadhoeke, the Netherlands. Core task: structure and strengthen the (online) external communication process and content, write and edit newsletters and on- and offline content.

Videos ‘Waadhoeke en corona’

A series of videos about the impact of COVID-19 (corona) on the daily lives of residents and entrepreneurs of the Municipality of Waadhoeke. #dutch #frisian

Communications advisor & spokesman of various organisations

Strategic communications advisor to Mayor and Alderman, Management and Organisation of multiple municipalities and public organisations. Translate programs and projects into strategies and actions, with the focus on the interests of in- and external stakeholders. Build and sustain a network of press contacts, write press statements, monitor the effects and tailor them to achieve the objectives set.

Producer and strategic communications advisor opening international art project 11fountains

Producer and strategic communications advisor of the opening of the 11fountains art project, live broadcasted from 11 Dutch cities simultaneous on TV and internet. Responsible for the international script and technique, 11 led-screens in the cities, 12 sound engineers, 14 camera’s and the director for the broadcast.

11fountains is an international art project for Leeuwarden-Fryslân 2018, European Cultural Capital.

New cultural heritage
11fountains forms a new cultural heritage and is an unmissable destination for national and international tourists. This largest international art project of Leeuwarden-Friesland 2018 is supported by the province of Friesland and the six municipalities involved.

Composer and musician Dutch musical Eise Eisinga

Composer of the music for a musical about the life of the famous Dutch astronomer Eise Eisinga and leader of the band. The musical has been performed 8 times in Dronryp and Franeker (the Netherlands) by amateurs.

About this musical (Frisian)

theatre ‘De Koornbeurs’ in Franeker
theatre ‘De Koornbeurs’ in Franeker