Music
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The Interpreters 1961-1966

The Interpreters were founded in 1961 by Jan and Frans Bronzwaer. The band initially acted as the school band of the Bernardinus College in Heerlen and the name was based on the fact that it started playing covers of beatles and Rolling Stones, among others. In 1962, the first single from The Interpreters was released. The title track “Any Time” was written by Frans Bronzwaer, the singer/guitarist and composer of the band. In 1966 the name was changed to Py-Set and the band developed into one of the most famous Limburg pop groups in the period 1961-1980. There were many live performances throughout the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and France. 

Py-Set 1966-1980

The Interpreters changed their name to Py-Set in 1966. In the period 1960-1980 the band performed throughout the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and France, and operated mainly in three- and four-man formations. In their repertoire often came songs from the Cream, their favorite band and large at that time. Guitarist Frans slowly became the band’s house composer and in 1971 he also started working as a solo artist, under the stage name Richard Neal. In the last 10 years the regular band members were : Frans Bronzwaer, Jan Bronzwaer, George Hundscheid and Mike Schurer. The band retired in 1980. 

Richard Neal (1971-2009)

 Richard Neal (Frans Bronzwaer) is a singer-songwriter who started writing songs in the seventies. Record company Polydor released 4 singles in the Netherlands using his artistname “Richard Neal”. A movie showing the performance of his first single “Take me to the water” (1973) was re-discovered and presented in a Dutch televisionprogram made by Leo Blokhuis and Matthijs van Nieuwkerk. In 2009 the album “Song on the shelf” was released, containing 22 songs, remastered from their original recordings between 1970 and 1980. In December 2016 the new album “40” was released including the single “All right for us”, This song is about the refugee problem in Europe.

Frans Bronzwaer (1945-present)

Frans Bronzwaer is a singer-songwriter who started writing songs in the seventies. Record company Polydor released 4 singles in the Netherlands using his artistname “Richard Neal”. A movie showing the performance of his first single “Take me to the water” (1973) was re-discovered and presented in a Dutch televisionprogram made by Leo Blokhuis and Matthijs van Nieuwkerk. In 2009 the album “Song on the shelf” was released, containing 22 songs, remastered from their original recordings between 1970 and 1980. In December 2016 the new album “40” was released including the single “All right for us”, This song is about the refugee problem in Europe. Frans Bronzwaer has since recorded several albums with instrumental and vocal songs. Click on the pictures for more

Graus & Bronzwaer 2000-present

Marcel Graus and Frans Bronzwaer are two Dutch musicians/composers. Their musical background is classical guitar (Marcel) and pop music (French), and they both love jazz.

The music of Graus & Bronzwaer is a perfect mix of these aspects.

The result: three mainly instrumental albums with easy listening smooth jazz.