René Wingelaar was a Dutch singer/songwriter, a schoolteacher, father of two children and a family man. He lived from 14th August, 1975 until his very sad and untimely passing on 3rd October, 2012.
This website, honouring the life and music of René Wingelaar, was developed with much love and care, between 2016 and 2017.
It gives you information mostly about René's music and his musical career. There's a biography, as well as a list of all the CDs that René produced and the DVDs that were released after his unfortunate passing. You will also find information about the members of his band, and there are two photo albums included. You can listen to the first two tape cassettes René produced when he was a teenager (found in the 'Extras' chapter), and there's an online shop where you can order any of the CDs or DVDs. If you would like to contact René's family, or one of the webmasters (Michiel ten Brug or Veronica Watson) you can do that via the 'Contact' page, or you can leave a message in the guestbook. There is also a Facebook page you can visit, entitled 'Dreamer Number One', for devotées of René and his music.
None of the work involved with this site would have been at all possible without the invaluable and much appreciated contribution made by René's parents, Truus and Arie Wingelaar and René's brother, Robert. Some parts of the website were taken from René's original site, which was developed by Iwan in 't Groen. We are also indebted to Pleuni Jacobs for lending us so much information that made this project possible. Last but not least we would like to offer our gratitude to all others who contributed to this site directly or indirectly. We cannot thank you enough.
The site was designed to browse through it page by page - and in order to do that, you simply click on the 'previous' and 'next' buttons at the top of each page (click here to show them).
However, if you wish to go to any particular page immediately, you will find chapter headings (menu titles) at the top of each page. Selecting a chosen chapter will open a menu displaying all the pages for that chapter. The desired page can then be opened by clicking on it (click here to show the chapters).you need to click on René's name at the top. The home page will appear and from there you can choose the desired chapter and page (click here to show).
Each page is divided into two parts, one with text or detailed information on the right, and the other with photos, plus usually some videoclips, that go with the information on the left.Besides text or detailed information, most pages have photos, plus usually some videoclips, that go with the information.
Where there is more than one photo or videoclip on a page, you will find thumbnails which can be selected in order to view fully (click here to show them).
|At the Catharinakerk||With the 'Nickels and Dimes' band||At the LEF festival|