Voted #1 Guitarist by readers of Gitarist Magazine!

THANK YOU readers of Gitarist Magazine voting me #1 jazz/fusion guitarist – for the 2nd year in a row!

1. Richard Hallebeek
2. Anton Goudsmit
3. Age Kat
4. Philip Catherine
5. Peter Tiehuis
6. Eef Albers
7. Stefan Siwabessy
8. Reinier Baas
9. Jesse van Ruller

And then, the first price winner: Richard Hallebeek. The guitarist who has been playing together with musicians such as Scott Henderson, Frank Gambale, Scott Kinsey, Dan Gilbert and Carl Verheyen, and has been playing for over 35 years, is the best best Jazz / Fusion guitarist in the Benelux, according to the voting results.

Guitarist Magazine spoke to the lucky winner:
“That is so cool!”, Says a pleasantly surprised Hallebeek, who’s gained a lot of succes, not only with his own music, but also with his interactive lessons for the American TrueFire. “My fourth instruction DVD is scheduled for 2019. This time it’s about playing through changes. In addition, for Fractal Audio, that I have an endorsement with, I will release a sound package that I have made in collaboration with Thibault de Robillard, aka Fremen, who writes a lot of great presets. ”

There is also a lot of new music coming up: “There is a new CD coming up from my rock trio ‘Bumerang’, with the Italian bassist Lorenzo Feliciatiand drummer Niels Voskuil, and I’m going to mix a live CD from my recent theater concert in Alphen. That will be released on my own label Richie Rich Music. In addition, the new CD ‘Hels!’ By Jeroen van Helsdingen has just been released. In support of this cd we will play live and record the successor this year. As always, I’m always writing new music, also for a new solo cd. ”

For guitarists who want to win a future poll, Hallebeek has a simple tip: “Do your own thing! Nobody can make your own music as well as you do. It’s certainly not the easiest route, but the most rewarding in the long run. ”

New video – testing Fremen Fractal Audio Axe-Fx III presets online now

I recorded this demo for Fremen’s Fractal Audio Axe-Fx III presets since they’re so fantastic. Fremen has very big ears and all his presets are so very musical and usable, straight out of the box! I picked some random sounds here – no post-signal processing or external plug-ins used. What you hear is what you get! We’re collaborating on a jazz-rock fusion package now that will be out soon. You can download his Fractal packs here:

RHP – New live cd coming up!

I’m mixing the music from the theatre performance we did a couple of months ago with Richard Hallebeek Project at Parkvilla Theatre, Alphen to a live cd. We had a great evening playing for a  near-sold out theatre and luckily the audio was captured in full quality. It will be released on my label Richie Rich Music 2019. Stay tuned for more info and videos! Here’a a taster: the full version of a track we did that night called ‘Prayer To The Sun’.

New cd available to pre-orderers 2nd week of October

Our new Jeroen van Helsdingen cd ‘Hels!’ went off to the pressing plant today and will be sent out next week to all pre-orderers – thank you so much for supporting this project and making this possible! The digital release will be in november. Also next Wednesday we’ll be streaming live on NPO, Co de Kloet’s radio show with an interview on how this cd came about.

New cd track available!

Here’s another track from the new Jeroen van Helsdingen Band cd that’s now available and this one’s called “Cruisin’ California”. Very happy with the way this cd came out and I think it’s a great sounding overall production. This track is also included as a ‘music minus 1’ for you to play along with (looking forward to hearing your take on this solopart!) and also my Axe Fx sounds are available. You can find it on the cd page.



New cd available for preorder!

I’m playing on a new cd from Jeroen van Helsdingen Band with Frans Vollink – bass, Marc Schenk – drums and it’s available for preorder now. We’ve recorded it over the past 1,5 years and It probably has more guitar on it then my own cd’s 😉 Below is a video from what you can expect: great songwriting from Jeroen, challenging solo parts and an amazing sounding end product  straight from Frans’ studio ‘Het Atelier’. There’s two options you can check out: a regular signed cd by all band members (you’ll receive the cd two weeks before it’s release Oct 1st 2018) and a ‘Deluxe’ package featuring all my Axe FX sounds used on this cd, plus three songs minus guitar with charts included so you can jam along.