13-19 juli 2024nijmegen
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We write August 27, 1963 when Peter Beense sees the light of day for the first time. The then six-pound baby has a big throat and now 50 years later he can compete with the best singers in the Netherlands. A wonderful career in music that brought him many highlights. In 1985 he achieved his first greatest success with his debut single 'My dark brown brother'. An outright hit and the signal for an extremely successful career as a singer. Peter has more than earned his tracks in music as the singer of the life song. Success still smiles at him. After his first hit, a series of albums and a large number of singles followed, with 'Daniel' as the highlight. He now has a completely unique sound and gold and platinum awards adorn the wall in his hometown of Diemen.

Peter is therefore not easily discouraged. He is a hard worker. He tackles all sorts of things to keep the fledgling family with wife Marja and daughter Melanie going. He works as a classifier, tank cleaner, cleaner and was trained as a pastry chef and cook. “The advantage of this is the fact that you can taste everything yourself,” he says with a laugh. In order to have more certainty, Peter also opened his own catering business Café Peter Beense on Rembrandtplein in Amsterdam in 1989, where he was able to win numerous talent shows. Performing with live bands is therefore no stranger to him. During that turbulent period, musicians performed live. That pure Amsterdam cosiness is also the basis for a national breakthrough. Peter builds up a wonderful career and soon becomes a much sought-after artist in the country. That does not escape his great idol André Hazes. He is also a big fan of the Amsterdam singer and invites Peter to perform as support act for his concerts. Also consider that his beloved club Ajax had him perform several times in the ArenA in the successful nineties and he was allowed to sing his countless hits. The legendary 'Ay, Ay, Ay, AJAX' is a good example of this. Performing in the ArenA is something he still regularly does. But the successful train still rumbles on.

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