Klaas was born right after the Beatles released their album Help!, which also was the first album he bought a few years later. While taking classical piano lessons from the age of seven, Klaas would listen to other influential artists from the 70â€™s, such as Stevie Wonder, Queen, and Pink Floyd.
He kept filling his musical backpack with a lot of different styles throughout the years - quite frankly almost everything except new-wave, folk und schlagerâ€¦ He started playing in different bands from the age of 16 and graduated as a jazz piano player from the Hilversum Conservatory
In his composing Klaas uses this huge source of inspiration to create songs in a very broad musical spectrum. Klaas is at his best when blending beautifuly arranged accoustical instruments with captive vocals into a striking song structure. This is why, besides composing for media, he also works with various artists to compose songs and produce pop albums.
Because of his long term experience in the advertising business, he understands the concept of writing scores for film. He also understands the language of directors and creatives, and knows how to turn a (sometimes loose) description of a mood into a musical piece that's right on the money.
Together with his LA based guitar-playing brother Nard, Klaas has been in the business as Freshbeat Studio for over two decades and has composed music for clients like Heineken, Volvo, Burger King, Chrysler, Ikea, etc.
Freshbeat Studio is owned and operated by brothers Klaas and Nard Berings. Both composers and producers with over 20 years experience as recording artists, touring musicians, and songwriters. The Berings brothers have made music for major record labels, major brand name commercial campaigns,...