Name Guus Meeuwis
Instruments Vocals, guitar
|Years active 1995-present|
Spouse Valerie Meeuwis (m. 2002)
|Born 23 March 1972 (age 43)
Mariahout, Netherlands (1972-03-23) |
Children Teun Meeuwis, Sarah Marte Helena Meeuwis, Pepijn Philip Meeuwis
Albums Hollandse Meesters, Groots met een zachte G 2008, Live in het Philips Stadion, Tien jaar levensecht, Het Beste Van Guus Meeuwis
Associated acts Guus Meeuwis & Vagant
Guus Meeuwis - Zal ik er zijn
Gustaaf Stephanus Modestus "Guus" Meeuwis (born 23 March 1972) is a Dutch singer and songwriter. As part of the band Vagant, he scored several hits in the Netherlands and Flanders during the '90s and first decade of the 2000s.
On 24 May 2015 Meeuwis was the first Dutch language performing artist ever to play a concert at London's Royal Albert Hall.
Guus Meeuwis was born at a monastery in Mariahout, a small village in the municipality of Laarbeek where his parents were living temporarily. He attended Stella Maris College, and went on to study jurisprudence in Tilburg. It quickly became apparent that Meeuwis was musically talented while at school. Following a romantic weekend in Bruges with his girlfriend Valérie he wrote the song Het is een Nacht ("It is a Night"), with which, in 1994, he won a prize at the AHC-Studentensongfestival in Leiden. He and his backing band were awarded a record contract, under the name "Guus Meeuwis & Vagant", after a café they frequented. Marc Meeuwis, Jan Willem Rozenboom, Hugo van Bilsen, Robin van Beek en Dirk Oerlemans. At the end of 2001 the group decided to split and Meeuwis continued on as a solo artist.