Danny Kegel started making music when he was three. From the age of six he took lessons, from the age of eight he gave performances in the Netherlands, from the age of nine also performances abroad and from the age of twelve he was paid for this and he played with big names from the music world.
When he was 17 he met Boris van der Lek, a renowned saxophonist. They became very good friends.
When he returned to the Netherlands after ten years in a prison in Peru, Boris came across his path again. Together they came up with the idea of making a theater show.
About his time in Peru: when he was released there in 2016, he had auditioned on television for the Peruvian version of America’s got Talent. That resulted in more than 8 million views on YouTube. He got the judges laughing a lot during the preliminary interview
Then he realized: “YES, I CAN do it!” He went back to the Netherlands. There he and Peter Faber started giving lectures at schools about his story in order to warn students to make better choices than he had done.
With a great team of people and a good director, Boris and Danny managed to make the show ‘Power of Rock’. The show takes a cynical look at his 10 years of imprisonment in Peru. The ‘Power of Rock’ has become a musical show that is both hilarious and moving.
Boris van der Lek is one of the most playing saxophonists in the Netherlands. At the age of fifteen he visits North Sea Jazz for the first time and becomes fascinated by the saxophone. He mastered the instrument by playing along with records from his father’s large jazz collection.
The versatile musician then plays in The Boulevard Of Broken Dreams and the subsequent formations of the Houdini’s, The Gangbusters, Zappa band Cuccurullo Brillo Brullo and in the bands of Herman Brood, Hans Dulfer and Jules Deelder (Trio Me Reet).
His debut album Blue & Sentimental (2005) contains quiet jazz standards by Count Basie, Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk and Rodgers & Hart, among others. From October 2006, the saxophonist has been on stage at concerts by the Golden Earring.