About

Richard van Leeuwen is a Dutch rock drummer and session musician. Besides his technical drum skills, he is also highly appreciated for his solid grooves and musicality.

Since the early 90’s, Richard has been building a strong live reputation by touring with bands like Frozen Sun, Within Temptation and Adam Bomb (USA).
 
Richard is a permanent member of Harbour of Souls, and his discography includes albums with Rebelstar, Impact and Threnody, among others.
 
Since 2016, Richard is the drummer of choice for Dutch Rock icons, such as Leon Goewie (Vengeance), Jan van Feggelen (Bodine), Robert Soeterboek (Highway Chile) and Stan Verbraak (Helloïse), performing material from their classic albums. And more recently with Chriz van Jaarsveld (Sleeze Beez), playing classic Captain Coke songs at Paradiso, Amsterdam.

Richard ranks #4 "Best Hardrock/Metal Drums Benelux" in Slagwerkkrant Magazine.
Richard was awarded 5 stars (of 5) by DrummersZone.