Ekseption

Also known as Ekseption (New Formula), Ekseption New Formula, Ekseption, The, Exception, Exeption
Members of Ekseption: Cor Dekker, Dennis Whitbread, Dick Remelink, Hans Hollestelle, Hans Jansen, Jan Vennik, Michel van Dijk, Peter de Leeuwe, Rein van den Broek, Rick Van Der Linden, Rob Kruisman, Tim Griek
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://members.home.nl/ekseption/

Discography of Ekseption:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Best Of Ekseption 19 Audio Philips
2 3 9 Audio 1970 Philips
3 Classic In Pop 10 Audio Philips
4 Beggar Julia's Time Trip 14 Audio 1970 Philips
5 Ekseption 10 Audio
6 5th Symphony / Sabre Dance 2 Audio 1969 Philips
7 Ekseption 00.04 7 Audio 1972 Philips
8 Beggar Julia's Time Trip 14 Audio 1970 Philips
9 Bingo 9 Audio 1974 Philips
10 3 9 Audio 1970 Philips
11 Reflection 13 Audio 1976 Fontana
12 The Reunion 14 Audio 1994 A&R Music
13 The Best Of Ekseption - Ekseptional Classics 10 Audio Philips
14 Classic In Pop 10 Audio Philips
15 5th Symphony / Sabre Dance 2 Audio 1969 Philips
16 Past And Present 11 Audio 1976 Fontana
17 With Love From 25 Audio 1978 Philips
18 Ekseption 10 Audio 1970 Philips
19 Trinity 10 Audio 1973 Philips
20 Bingo 9 Audio 1974 Philips
21 Beggar Julia's Time Trip 14 Audio 1970 Philips
22 Ekseption 00.04 7 Audio 1971 Philips
23 Back To The Classics 9 Audio 1976 Philips
24 Ekseption '78 12 Audio 1978 CNR
25 Ekseption 00.04 7 Audio 1971 Philips
26 3 9 Audio 1970 Philips
27 Ekseption 00.04 7 Audio 1971 Philips
28 Trinity 10 Audio 1973 Philips
29 Best Of Ekseption 19 Audio Philips
30 Italian Concerto / Feelings 2 Audio 1970 Philips
31 Ekseption '78 12 Audio 1978 Decca
32 The Best Of Ekseption - Ekseptional Classics 10 Audio 1975 Philips
33 The Best Of Ekseption - Ekseptional Classics 10 Audio
34 5 10 Audio 1972 Philips
35 Ekseption 10 Audio 1971
36 Ekseption 10 Audio
37 Trinity 10 Audio 1973 Philips
38 Beggar Julia's Time Trip 10 Audio 2000 Pasodisc
39 Greatest Hits 10 Audio 1981 Philips
40 Ekseption 3 9 Audio 1970 Philips
41 A La Turka 2 Audio 1972 Philips
42 Ekseption 00.04 7 Audio 1971
43 Peace Planet / On Sunday They Will Kill The World 2 Audio 1971 Philips
44 De Fietser 2 Audio 1974 Philips
45 5 10 Audio 2010 USM
46 Greatest Hits 16 Audio Philips
47 The Best Of Ekseption - Ekseptional Classics 10 Audio 1974
48 Ekseption 10 Audio 1970 Philips
49 Ave Maria / Dharma For One 2 Audio Philips
50 5 10 Audio 1972 Philips


In 1958 the school band The Jokers is formed in Haarlem. Members are Hans Alta (bass), Rein van den Broek (trumpet), Tim Griek (drums, he was the producer for the first Brainbox album, he died in a car crash in 1988) and Huib van Kampen (guitar/saxophone). The play covers of well known songs. In 1965 the name is changed to Incrowd. In 1967, the name has already changed to [a=Ekseption] because there is another Dutch band with the name Incrowd. The band is also joined by Rob Kruisman, who becomes the new bandleader. Later that year [a=Rick van der Linden] (keyboards) joins the group. Van der Linden is a classically trained musician who finished Conservatory and has played with several jazz- and popgroups, one of them was the Occasional Swing Combo. They meet each other, because both bands play at the same gig. [a=Rein van den Broek] is impressed by the playing of Rick van der Linden and asks him to join Ekseption. In 1968 the band enters the Loosdrechtse Jazz Concours and wins the first prize. As winners they win a record deal with Phonogram. So at the end of the year Ekseption is about to record their debut album with producer Tony Vos. By this time Hans Alta and Tim Griek are replaced by bass guitarist Cor Dekker (he died in 2005) and drummer Peter de Leeuwe. As a first single Beethoven's The Fifth is chosen and it becomes an instant hit for the band. The follow up singles Rhapsody in Blue and Air become big hits as well. Because of this chart success Rick van der Linden becomes the new bandleader. In 1969 Rob Kruisman leaves the band because he is not happy with the new musical approach. Shortly after that co-founder Huib van Kampen also leaves the band (he dies in 2003). He left the music business, and became a music teacher


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