Fontessa | Frank van der Kloot

Biography

Frank van der Kloot started his musical career in a band called Bobby's Children. He played with them from 1971 until 1972. He then formed the band Drama with whom he recorded an album.

In 1973 he formed his own band Fontessa, together with the Drama drummer Shel Schellekens. In 1974 they recorded an album and a year later a single was released, A look in your eyes/Where have you been.

After the decline of Fontessa Van de Kloot recorded a solo album, in 1976, also titled Fontessa.

Then, in 1978, a second solo album is released.

He is currently the owner of a guitar shop in the Hague.

Frank van der Kloot

Discography

Fontessa (1974)

Fontessa (1974)
Fontessa
(1974)

Tracks:

  1. What is man (S. Schellekens, F. van der Kloot, R. Hamilton) [6:38]
  2. Victum of the past (S. Schellekens, F. van der Kloot, R. Hamilton) [15:32]
  3. I'll never let you down (S. Schellekens, F. van der Kloot) [5:42]
  4. Necernomicon (S. Schellekens, F. van der Kloot) [5:32]
  5. Friends (S. Schellekens, F. van der Kloot) [4:50]
  6. Epilog (S. Schellekens, F. van der Kloot) [1:25]

Musicians::

  • Frank van der Kloot: Electric and acoustic guitar, vocals
  • Shel Schellekens: Drums
  • Richard Hamilton: Voice
  • Jan Visser: Bass guitar (on [1,2,3,5]
  • Peter Vink: Bass guitar (on [4]
  • Eric Tagg: Fender piano (on [5]

Information:
LP Pink Elephant PE 877 055 (1974)

Recorded at the Rainbow Studio, The Hague, The Netherlands on 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 and 9 November 1973.
Engineered by Shel Schellekens and Michel Damen
Produced by Michel Damen
Photos by Ron Verboom
Layout by Ron Verboom and Jaap Andela

Fontessa (1974)Fontessa (1974)

Fontessa (1976)

Fontessa (1976)
Fontessa
(1976)

Tracks:

  1. Old friends (F. van der Kloot) [4:09]
  2. In the cool of the night [4:51]
    I (F. van der Kloot, H. van Oosterhout)
    II (F. van der Kloot, H. van Oosterhout, P. Heppener)
  3. Take it easy (F. van der Kloot, H. van Oosterhout) [5:03]
  4. Finale (F. van der Kloot) [3:13]
  5. Dedicated to ... (F. van der Kloot) [3:08]
  6. Stress (F. van der Kloot) [3:57]
  7. Heaven is across the street [10:45]
    I (F. van der Kloot)
    II (F. van der Kloot)
    III (F. van der Kloot, H. van Oosterhout)

Musicians::

  • Frank van der Kloot: Electric and acoustic guitar
  • Paul van Wageningen: Drums
  • Paul Heppener: Bass guitar
  • Otto Cooymans: Fender piano, Hammond organ, string ensemble, mini moog
  • James Batton: Vocals, ARP solo on [2], Fender piano on [3, 7]

Information:
LP NOVA 6.23494 (1976)
LP Basart records international Poker PO 10005 (1976)

Recorded with the Mirasound Mobile Studio.
Engineered by Rudolf Kuipers
Produced by Hans van Oosterhout
Photos by Ron Verboom

Fontessa (1976)Fontessa (1976)

Heavy Days Are Here Again (1978)

Heavy days are here again (1978)
Heavy days are here again
(1978)

Tracks:

  1. Hip Shakin' daddy (F. van der Kloot) [4:48]
  2. Gotta look up under your hood (F. van der Kloot) [4:48]
  3. I only know my name (F. van der Kloot) [6:42]
  4. Going down slow (F. van der Kloot) [4:16]
  5. Will you be there tomorrow (F. van der Kloot) [5:53]
  6. Lonely wind (F. van der Kloot) [3:26]
  7. You got me doing things (F. van der Kloot) [3:52]
  8. One of these days (F. van der Kloot) [6:52]

Musicians::

  • Frank van der Kloot: Electric and acoustic guitar, vocals
  • Shel Schellekens: Drums, vocals
  • Jan Vermeulen: Bass guitar
  • Okkie Huysdens: Keyboards, vocals
  • Jan Rietman: Keyboards

Information:
LP Basart records international Poker PO 25058 (1978)

Recorded at DMC, Baarn, The Netherlands
Engineered by Okkie Huysdens
Produced by Shel Schellekens
Photos by Ron Verboom
Design by Wim Meter

Notes:
On the cover he calls himself Frank van den (not der) Kloot

Heavy days are here again (1978)Heavy days are here again (1978)

(sources: Oor Popencyclopedie, Album sleeve)