Louise Brooks
SI-Music - 1992
The Dawn

SI-Music - 1994
Circle of Deception

Xymphonia - 2002

Xymphonia - 2008


In order to understand how Timelock came to be we have to go back in time. Between 1980 and 1984 two bands were busy making a name for themselves in The Hague. At the time they were not aware of each other’s existence. One of these was the symphonic rock band ‘Ywis’ with Rinus Hollenberg on guitar and Julian Driessen on keyboards. The other was called ‘Harvest’ and played melodic rock and had bass player Bert de Bruijne and lead singer Ruud Stoker. Where ‘Ywis’ was very much influenced by the Canadian band ‘Saga’ and published an LP in 1983 simply titled ‘Ywis’, Harvest played songs in the tradition of bands like ‘Wishbone Ash’ and concentrated mainly on live performances.

After both bands dissolved at first it seemed there was not going to be a sequel. However, Ruud and Julian (fortunately) met in 1985 when playing for a Top 40 cover band called ‘Sunday afternoon in Disneyland’. They hit it off immediately and plans were made to start a band of their own. The result was ‘The Last Detail’ with which band they started developing their own sound. As friends Rinus and Bert kept on assisting them. After the CD ‘At Last ... The Tale’ the mini CD ‘The wrong Century’ followed and the live highlight was in June 1990 when they played in ‘Noorderlicht’ (now ‘O13’) in Tilburg, The Netherlands as the support act for Saga. After this ‘The Last Detail’ was dissolved as well.

The time was ripe for ‘Timelock’. Ruud and Julian had found the desired musical style and combined this with the talents of Rinus and Bert.


They still lacked a drummer though (this was going to be an ongoing issue for the band). By then it was 1991 and the foursome went into Rinus’ studio to record new songs with the use of a handy tool: the rhythm box. In 1992 ‘Louise Brooks’ appeared and the critics were unanimously positive. One track of this CD (‘Someday’) was regularly played at Dutch National Radio 3.

During that time Rinus performed live with the revived ‘Q 65’ and persuades drummer Rob Louwers to join Timelock for promoting the CD with live performances. This turns out so well that Rob stays on to record ‘The Dawn’ in 1994. This CD scored well with the critics too and even rates 8.3 in ‘Aardschok’ magazine.
Timelock 1992-1996
1992-1 1992-4

After a number of performances the record label of ‘Timelock’ (SI-Music) unexpectedly dissolved. It cannot be denied that SI-Music was important for ‘Timelock’ and did a lot for the band. After this the band found itself in a vacuum and Rob and later Rinus left the band. They worked with other drummers among others the talented Mike Boekhout, but this did not result in a stable band.


In the meantime Julian was very busy with a symphonic rock project: a CD titled ‘Dreamcarnation’ (2000). In this project many musicians participated among others: guitarist Martin Hendriks and drummer Ed Wernke (known from ‘For Absent Friends’). Martin and the other members of ‘Timelock’ get along well (not just musically) and after a few practice sessions he is taken up in the band.

dwn In 2001 Bert, Julian, Martin and Ruud decided to make another ‘Timelock’ CD with the material that they have written. By then Julian has been asked to substitute for F.A.F.’s keyboard player in order to promote their latest CD ‘The Big Room’. Ed returned the favor by drumming for the new album, even though he will not be performing live with the band. Rob Boshuijzen is the new man on drums during live performances.

The third Timelock CD 'Circle of Deception' was released on November 1, 2002.

2002-3 2002-4


   Timelock 2002-2004

On the road to promote 'Circle of Deception'. 
At the end of 2004 Martin and Rob decided to play music in a different direction and left Timelock. The consequence was a period of ostensible silence. The band continued to write songs and was in search for replacement.
After a while Ronald Demilt was found as a new guitarist for Timelock. To find an appropriate drummer was not that easy. In 2006 the idea occurred to contact Mike Boekhout who played in the band before. We were very pleased to hear he's ready now for a durable co-operation. Timelock is complete again and they start recording their new CD in 2007.
Timelock 2008


   The fourth CD 'Buildings' is
released in September 2008.