A Fun loving Award Winning High Voltage Rock Funk and Jazz Bass-Player!!
Born as the son of the veteran jazz drummer Sir Pierre Courbois and art teacher Wendelina Courbois-Dam. In '76 Barend started to play the bass guitar (he also played the drums, Indian tabla's and the Scottish bag pipes at that time). In '78 his first live performance was at the young age of 11. Barend studied jazz bass guitar at the Lyceum of Music in Arnhem NL. He was Influenced by bass-players like: Jaco Pastorius, Stanley Clarke, Larry Graham, Bernard Edwards, Doug Wimbish, Marcus Miller, Geddy Lee, Steve Harris, Stu Hamm and Dutch bass hero Herman Deinum.