Music (click on the pictures to go to the artist’s page)
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 The Interpreters were mainly playing covers of Beatles and Rolling Stones. In 1962, the first single from The Interpreters “Any Time” was released. 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.
In the period 1966 -1980 Py-Set performed throughout the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and France, and operated mainly in three- and four-man formations. On their playlist you could find a lot of songs from the Cream, their favorite band at that time. Guitarist Frans Bronzwaer 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 of Py-Set the regular band members were : Frans Bronzwaer, Jan Bronzwaer, George Hundscheid, Mike Schurer and roadmanager Ben Muermans. 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 3 singles in the Netherlands using his artist-name “Richard Neal”. The first single “Take me to the water” was presented on televisin in “Pop van Jan de Wit”. 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”.
Frans Bronzwaer (1945-present)
Frans Bronzwaer is a singer-songwriter who started writing songs in the seventies. Record company Polydor released 3 singles in the Netherlands using his artist name “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 TV show in 2008. In 2009 the album “Song on the shelf” was released, containing 22 remastered songs from the period 1970 – 1980. In December 2016 the new album “40” was released including the single “All right for us”. Frans Bronzwaer has since recorded several albums with instrumental and vocal tracks.
Graus & Bronzwaer (2000-present)
Marcel Graus and Frans Bronzwaer are two Dutch musicians/composers. In 2000 they started writing and recording joint compositions in a smooth pop/jazz style. Their musical background is classical guitar (Marcel) and pop music (Frans), and they both love jazz.
The music of Graus & Bronzwaer is a perfect mix of these aspects, and the result is:
three mainly instrumental albums with easy listening smooth jazz.