Voted *GUITARIST OF THE YEAR* by Guitarist Magazine – thank you!

I’m voted **GUITARIST OF THE YEAR**  by readers of Gitarist Magazine! Voted #1 in 2017-2018-2019-2020 and now guitarist of the year! Wow, what an honor! It’s also quite amazing that I’m sharing the honors with Slash – and Foo Fighters are on the cover of the magazine! Thank you for voting for me and I owe you a #hallebeer!

(1) Richard Hallebeek
(3) Anton Goudsmit
(2) Age Kat
(4) Eef Albers
(6) Philip Catherine
(-) Reinier Baas
(8) Jerôme Hol
(7) Corrie van Binsbergen
(-) Rory Ronde
(9) Peter Tiehuis

Readers of have voted in the elections for the Gitarist Poll Awards 2020! In the article below you will find the Top 10 in the category of Jazz / fusion guitarist Benelux, with Richard Hallebeek at number 1! The Guitarist Poll Awards are the measure of what is “in” at the moment when it comes to guitar playing and guitar products. The voting form was downloaded more then 11,000 times.



RH1 custom series signature guitars coming up – 2021!

Over the past year, I have been working closely together with Dutch custom guitar builder Haar Guitars on a Richard Hallebeek signature model. After a lot of finetuning and prototype testing, we’re approaching the last phase and starting production on a limited edition custom run of Richard Hallebeek RH-1 signature guitars end of 2020!

This guitar has all the specs I have accumulated over the past 41 years of playing that suit my style of playing and sound and I think work great for everybody in this style of music.  I can’t wait to get the guitar out there and in your hands, so you know what I’m talking about! We ship worldwide – detailed specs and pics coming soon!


Richard Hallebeek Project live at Boerderij, Zoetermeer

Richard Hallebeek Project – live at De Boerderij, Zoetermeer, nov 15th. 2020!

This is a corona-proof seated event with more then enough space in the big hall and with a maximum amount of visitors allowed. We’ll play some new songs from our new cd Boomerang that will be available this evening for the first time, as well as some old and new songs from my repertoire.

Jeroen van Helsdingen – keys
Lorenzo Feliciati – bass
Niels Voskuil – drums

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New cd BUMERANG available for preorder!

Our new cd BUMERANG is now available for preorder! The cd has been a couple of years in the making and It has been an interesting collaboration with bassist Lorenzo Feliciati who gives this band a four wheel drive with his 5 string headless low-end. I’ve been playing and recording with drummer Niels Voskuil for a couple of years now and he is a real animal on de drumkit but also a great composer and producer. We co-composed all tracks together, some live in the studio and some ideas were bounced back and forth through the internet. Which is a different way of working then I am normally used to, but it took me out of my safety zone for sure. There are also a couple of new sound clips on the website and there is a chicken picks deal available. The digital download for this cd will be later, around 2021. Thanks all for you support as always in getting the music out there! ???

Chicken Picks Guitar Jam with 9 guitarists!

I’m really happy with my ChickenPicks and recorded a jam with some of my guitar friends from all over the world!

On ‘Chicken Jam’ you can hear:

Eelco van Zanten
Richard Hallebeek
Amine Mraihi
Alessandro Benvenuti
Brett Stine
Sokol Keci
Marko Karhu
Marc Malsegna
Oliver EngQvist

Written, produced and programmed by Eelco van Zanten
Mixing, editing, executive producing and mastering by Richard Hallebeek

For a limited time only, apply the code ‘shredder’ to any order on my website and receive a FREE 3.5 mm Shredder ChickenPick with your order!

Voted Best Jazz Fusion Guitarist – Triple winner!

I’m honored beyond belief to be voted *BEST JAZZ FUSION GUITARIST* for the third time in a row now – 2018/2019/2020 by the readers of Gitarist Magazine! Wow! I always believe that doing your own thing and having fun in what you do should be the most important thing, but it’s really satisfying to me that people are actually enjoying some of what I do ?A big thank you from the bottom of my heart and hope to see you at one of the upcoming gigs!

(1) Richard Hallebeek
(3) Age Kat
(2) Anton Goudsmit
(6) Eef Albers
(9) Jesse van Ruller
(4) Philip Catherine
(-) Corrie van Binsbergen
(-) Jerome Hol
(5) Peter Tiehuis
(-) Mark Tuinstra