In case you’re wondering: who’s that tattooed drummer boy that keeps showing up in all the pictures? That, dear Bourbon friends, is Daniel Camacho. Born and raised in Aruba, this young man grew to be a true Amsterdammer over the years. As is the case with so many musicians, his love for music was naturally part of his upbringing. His father, Victor Camacho is a gifted pianist, who played with numerous groups in the Dutch Antillies in the sixties and seventees. At home, there would always be a piano and it was of course this instrument that started him out as a musician. The guitar and bass would soon follow, but were mere passers-by on the road that led to the instrument that would define him. When his cousin recieved not one, but two drumskits, due to a faulty delivery, his fate was sealed. At eleven years old, he knew: he would become a drummer. His talent was evident from the get-go, and within a year he got the opportunity to attend a drumcamp in the Mecca of jazz, New Orleans. Education at the Rufo Weaver Music School and the ArtEZ School of Music in Arnhem would perfect his natural inclination for rhythm and percussion. However, it was not just his talent that would make him the highly sought after drummer he is today. Acts like Irish singer-songwriter Kenny Bogan, blues band Ruben & The Jets, indie-grunge band Alpha Wave, latin-skacollective TenTemPiès and many others favor Daniel Camacho for his versatility, reliable chararcter and unbounded dedication. Camacho: ‘One day I will return to Aruba, but for now I want to experience as much as I can musically with different international artists’.