Freek Kinkelaar

1966 Born in the Dutch city of Utrecht.

1984 Starts writing songs and experimenting with sound.

1984 to 1986 Publishes various volumes of Nivo Stilo, a Dadaistic DIY-art magazine, and one edition of poetry with Rob Woesthoff.

1985 to 1993 Studies in Nijmegen and Arnhem, title Master of Education in the Arts (MEd).

1986 Publication of first book ‘Het visioen Apocalyps’ in an edition of one copy.

1986 to 1987 Forms first band The Honeymooners, rehearsal tapes exist.

1987 Forms Dar Pomorza with Rob Woesthoff. Live debut 1987 in total chaos. Dar Pomorza releases one cassette.

1988 to 2015 Forms the band Beequeen with Frans de Waard. 1989 live debut in Utrecht. 1997 performance for Dutch national radio. 2003 tour in America with Andrew Liles. 2007 vocalist Olga Wallis joins. 2011 tour in Russia. 2015 Frans de Waard leaves Beequeen. Kinkelaar releases 22 albums with Beequeen.

1989 to 2015 Solo project Brunnen. 1995 live debut in France. Kinkelaar releases 8 albums as Brunnen. The final album as Brunnen is released in 2015. He records solo music under several pseudonyms as well as his own name.

1989 and 1991 Performs live with American noise/performance artists The Haters.

1990 to 1992 Presents Art and Noise, a radio show for illegal local radio station Radio Rataplan, with Frans de Waard.

1992 Apprenticeship with Paul Panhuysen from The Apollohuis in Eindhoven, produces several albums released on Apollohuis Records.

1994 onwards Forms conceptual fan club for the works of Catalan artist Jordi Valls. The fan club is still active and Kinkelaar is still its only member.

1995 onwards Writes for UK music magazine Record Collector Magazine and Vital Weekly online music magazine.

2001 onwards Forms the band Wander with Frans de Waard, releasing 7 albums so far, all titled Wander.

2003 Writes liner notes for CD-release ‘Diana Rigg sings!’ by Diana Rigg.

2004 Writes liner notes for CD-release ‘Here I am’ by Linda Thorson.

2007 Provides vocals on Andrew Liles CD Black Hole.

2009 Interview in Dutch national newspaper De Volkskrant with Kinkelaar about Korla Pandit, godfather of American exotica.

2010 Provides vocals on Nurse With Wound album The Memory Surface.

2010 Writes liner notes for CD-release ‘Men opening umbrella’s ahead’ by Vivian Stanshall.

2015 Release of Korla, a documentary film about Korla Pandit. Kinkelaar is featured in the film and runs Pandit’s official website.

From 2015 onwards, Kinkelaar records solo material under his own name.

2016 Release of Sturmwind, the final Beequeen single.

2016 Contributes the track Golden Dawn to the Legendary Pink Dots-tribute album Escape – A Collection Of Songs Straight Out Of The Asylum.

2016 onwards Forms the band The Blue Mask, a Lou Reed / Velvet Underground tribute.

2018 Contributes the track Boy In Love to the Residents album I Am A Resident.

2019 Release of The Garden Of Perpetual Dreams album, reworking 30-year old tapes into a new album.

2020 Release of Winter, a ‘new’ Beequeen album featuring recordings from 1988 to 2020.

2020 Writes liner notes for 4CD box set release of ‘The Safari years’ by Wayne County and The Electric Chairs.

2020 Publishes the book Wondersound, compiling 30 years of writing essays, columns, articles and liner notes on music.

2022 Publishes the book Close Your Eyes, You Can Be A Space Captain, about The Legendary Pink Dots.