Painted Past is a music project founded by the brothers Steven & Daniel de Jong and is based in the Netherlands. Multi instrumentalist Sven Hassing has been part of the band since the beginning of the project. For the Canterbury festival three fantastic musicians and friends will be joining the band: Magna Carta’s bass player Will Stock and Ingersoll’s own Jim Gonder on keyboards and Kenny Archer on electric guitar.
Growing up in a holiday resort, the De Jong brothers met many musicians from all over the world who used this resort as a base for their tours. In fact, the first song Daniel has ever written was together with Magna Carta’s Chris Simpson back in 2003.
Steven’s fingerpicking guitar playing is heavily influenced by Chet Atkins. Daniel’s songwriting is very much inspired by the Beatles and Bob Dylan.
Painted Past plays mostly Americana, folk rock and country music. The catchy tunes are very easy to listen to on a sunny day or a midsummer evening, so sit back, relax and enjoy.