Fondy HArtman


How did you become a musician? 

After my grandfather passed away, I got his guitar. Every time I missed him, I played the guitar, just to feel his presence. After 39 years, it still works for me like this, so… when I look over my shoulder, I apparently must have missed my grandad a lot…

 

Where do you see yourself 20 years from now?

Still enjoying the sound of my PRS through the Hook tube amp.

 

What’s in the music folder on your phone/computer/other device?

Jason Mraz, John Mayer, Ronan Keating, Chris Daughtry, Ed Sheeran, Toto, Linkin Park, Jamai, Imagine Dragons, Spandau Ballet, Bon Jovi, Pink Floyd, Kensington, Kane, Dire Straits, Waylon, Pentatonix

 

What is your favorite song from each of your albums?

Fear 

 

Favorite song ever to play live:

Jump/Van Halen

 

Best tour experience off-stage:

Don’t know the question, FOOD is always the answer.

 

Best country to tour in:

The States, Canada, Indonesia, Australia… but Germany will also do the job… or Belgium… Texel…

 

Best thing to get from fans on tour:

Their stories, attention, smiles, tears, Christmas presents, banner of the band…

 

Warm-up ritual before you go on stage:

Tribal dance with every Bridge dude...

 

Favorite food/drink:

Sate, salmon, gyros, fries, ehhh… sate?, Lipton ice T

 

Favorite movie/series:

Transformers, Back to the future, Iron Man

 

Favorite reads:

Surviving PTSD (…. I kid you not!)

 

Favorite cartoon/comic:

Marvel…

 

Favorite game/sports:

Formula 1

 

Your kind of heaven:

Guitars and Tubeamps

 

Your worst vice:

Eating after 3:00 am.

 

What you’d do with a shitload of money:

Buy me a Paul Reed Smith 513 or two, Audi RS6-R ABT, some cars for the wife and kids, a villa in the Netherlands, an apartment in Indonesia and a house in Austria (why not)… and that’s pretty much it!.... no wait, and a spare Hook Captain 34 tube unit… and a bike…. whuaaahahaha, a bike…

 

Hobbies, or rather what you do on tour to pass long travel/wait times:

Watching people, making songs, listening to music, fooling around with the boys, counting planes.

 

Place(s) you’d like to visit:

All-you-can-eat sushi bars and musical instruments stores

 

Wise words:

Rather regret something you’ve done than regret something you haven’t done.

 

Last but not least: Is there something you need??!

Wife, kids, 7even Bridges, music, guitars…. Food!

 

Things to know about me:

You don’t have to….. well, I’m always hungry…?!?

 

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