Henny Vrienten was a Dutch singer, composer and guitarist.
He was born on July 27, 1948, in Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands.
Vrienten began his career in the late 1960s as a member of the local outfit Les Cruches.
In 1980, he joined the pop band Doe Maar formed in 1978 as a singer and bassist.
The band unleashed a real rage in the Netherlands with their typical Doe Maar sound – a mix of ska, punk and reggae, among others. Songs like Doris Day, Is This All, The Bomb, 1 Night Alone and Pa became big hits.
The Doe Maar group was disbanded in 1984.
In 2000, the men reunited and made a comeback with sixteen concerts in Ahoy.
In 2016, Vrienten formed the supergroup Vreemde Kostgangers with Golden Earring guitarist George Kooymans and Boudewijn de Groot.
They released two albums in 2017 and toured with a setlist of collaborative songs and solo material.
In 2021, the Doe Maar farewell tour was canceled due to Vrienten’s ill health.
Henny Vrienten Obituary
Henny Vrienten’s obituary is yet to be announced by the family.
Henny Vrienten Cause Of Death
According to reports, Legendary Henny Vrienten died on Monday, April 25, 2022, after a long illness.
Vrienten was 73 at the time of his demise.
Henny Vrienten Wife
Henny Vrienten had been married twice.
His first wife was Charlotte Fischer whom he divorced in 2000.
Vrienten was married to Gala Veldhoen until his death.
Henny Vrienten Children
Henny Vrienten had five children; Xander Vrienten, Teun Vrienten, Melle Vrienten, Meke Vrienten and Polle Vrienten.