drummer & musician

Freddy Poncin

Drummer Performer Producer Educator

“With a storied career spanning continents and genres, Freddy Poncin continues to leave an indelible mark on the world of rhythm.
His dedication to his craft and passion for music remains as vibrant as ever.”

About Me

Born in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Freddy Poncin’s musical journey began at the age of 12 with congas. He had the honor of studying Latin percussion under Raoul Burnet, a master percussionist renowned across Western Europe and an expert in Afro-Cuban rhythms. Burnet’s impressive career included collaborations with legends such as Patato Valdez, Tito Puente, and Mongo Santamaria.
Following Burnet’s sudden passing, Freddy expanded his expertise to include kit drums, embracing reggae, ska, and funk. In the 1980s, he joined Revelation Time, which soon became the premier Afro-reggae band in the Netherlands and one of Europe’s finest. Recognized for his dynamic reggae drumming, Freddy was lauded by “Oor” music magazine as one of Europe’s best reggae drummers. Revelation Time made history as the first Dutch reggae band to release a single in Jamaica on the Tuff Gong label with “Captain Dread,” mixed by Bob Marley’s engineer Errol Brown. The band also scored a top 40 hit in Europe with “South Africa,” touring extensively across Europe and backing iconic artists such as Lee Perry, Benjamin Zephaniah, Eek A Mouse, Nereous Joseph whilst sharing the stages with the likes of Aswad, Ziggy Marley, Fela Kuti and UB40. Read more

Live & Studio

Freddy is available for live performances but he can also record multi-track drums and percussion from his home studio in Amsterdam.
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Professional Skills

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