Purple rainbow
tribute to rainbow & deep purple


Meet the band - Menno

Basses: Fender Precision 1975, Musicman Stingray '92, 5-string.
Amplification: Ampeg SVT3-Pro amp, SVT-410HE 4x10" and SVT-15E 1x15" cabinets.
Effects: Boss Limiter/Enhancer, Boss Bass Overdrive, Boss TU-12, DOD 19" equalizer.
Sennheiser Evo Wireless system.


I was born in 1973. I started to play bass on the age of sixteen. Some of my ' bass heroes': Mark King, Marcus Miller, Billy Sheenan and of course - last but not least - Glenn Hughes and Roger Glover. On the age of sixteen I started to perform with several rock bands. I also did some interesting 'projects' with some great bands. I won't bother you with all the details, I think it is enough to clear out that during my 'infamous past' I really had a good time playing with all those different people and playing different styles of music (like blues, rock, rock 'n roll and hard rock).


How did I became a member of this cool tribute band...? To be honest, it just happened! Someone told me that "a Deep Purple and Rainbow tribute band" was looking for a bass player and I thought 'well, why not? I contacted them and a few days later the mailman delivered me a cd with all the songs of Purple Rainbow. I locked myself up for a few days and soon we entered the stage!

Too many to mention! :-)

Deep Purple, Rainbow, Lynch Mob, Jorn, Black Sabbath, the old Level 42 stuff, King's X, Dream Theater, Bløf, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Walter Trout, Muse, Mr. Big, Whitesnake, Chickenfoot.

Thanks for your patience reading my biography. Hope to meet you at one of our gigs!

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  • Oct 30th, 1963 - June 11th, 2015
    The band Purple Rainbow no longer exists...
    This website is kept online on request of - and with respect to - our great friend and founder of the band Mario, who passed away on June 11th, 2015 (please see the memorial page here).



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