Ralph’s career in music started at 13 years old. His father took him to a music store, where he played the electric bass for the first time. He felt the low vibrations travel through his body and he knew instantly that he wanted to play the bass. After studying pop, rock and jazz for three years at the Academy of Art in Antwerp he graduated from the Conservatory of Amsterdam where he studied jazz. His skilled bass playing is often requested by composers, producers and artists. He has performed and recorded with various artists including: Tourist LEMC, Wally, Typhoon, Bart Peeters, Flip Kowlier, Pierpoljak, DAAN, Sam Renascent, Lorrèn Rettich, De Studio 100 Band, BABEL, Dolores, Ivory Grand, Thecolorgrey, Tristan and many more.
Ralph’s Roks Idris was custom built to explore harmony and chords. The bass features a medium 32″ scale and is strung with a high C. This allows Ralph to persue more melodic ideas, chords and harmony on the bass. An Ebony top, fretboard and matching headstock make for a mysterious yet stylish look, especially combined with the 14-carat gold plated hardware and EVO-gold frets.