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Dibbe van Laarhoven


Bassist | Composer | Music Coach

With a platinum album and multiple awards on his name, phenomenal shows at all the big clubs, stages and festivals, and amazing (inter)national tours... Dibbe is one of Hollands' greats.



Award-winning Bassist | Composer | Music Coach

  • Composer

  • Performing musician

  • Session- & studio musician

  • Bandleader and -coach 

  • Music workshops and masterclasses

  • Teacher: bass, gitar, drums

Dibbe van Laarhoven does it all. Dibbe is a creative entrepreneur with a longstanding career as bassist and composer in the Dutch and International music scene. With a platinum album and multiple awards on his name - like an Edison, 3FM award, 3voor12 award, Popprijs and the Zilveren Harp (ENG: Silver Harp) - shows at all the big clubs, stages and festivals - Pinkpop, NSJazz, Royal Theatre Carré, and Lowlands - TV appearances @ The Wereld Draait Door, and amazing (inter)national tours in a.o. Germany, Italy, VK, Belgium and Russia - Dibbe is one of Hollands' greats.

Being co-responsible for building the music studio of the famous Kytopia @ Utrecht, and being co-founder of Hall of Fame @ Tilburg, Dibbe also has plenty of experience with creating a unifying platform for artists and musicians. 

Since 2017, the official kick-off of Independart, Dibbe has been part of the Foundation as one of the board members and will hit the stages again soon as member of the new band formation in 2019. Band members are:


  • Platina album: 

Kyteman: The Hermit Sessions

  • Awards:

Edison, 3FM, Zilveren harp,  Popprijs, 3voor12 award

  • #1 hit TMF/MTV videoclips:

Sorry, Mushroom cloud

  • Live shows & festivals o.a. 

Lowlands, Pinkpop, NSJazz, Koninklijk Theater Carré 

  • TV: 3x @ “De Wereld Draait Door"

The phenomenon: The Kyteman Hiphop Orchestra


As co-creator and bassist of the Kyteman Hiphop Orchestra 'phenomenon', Dibbe has known great success. Their debut album "The Hermit Sessions" went platinum and had not one but two #1 hits on TMF/MTV: Sorry and Mushroom cloud. The foundation of their success was without a doubt the sensational performance of the Orchestra, 24 members strong. Dibbe was also responsible for building the music studio of their famous Kytopia @ Utrecht, The Netherlands, hereby creating a broad platform for artists and musicians from various genres and various disciplines.

The year 2009 was a absolute triumph for the Hiphop Orchestra, when they came seemingly out of nowhere with a unique blend of an exciting mix of (big band) Jazz, Hip Hop, Reggae, Pop, Balkan beats and even Classical music. 

Their debut performance during the Noorderslag festival in Groningen turned out to be 'the sensation of the festival', and the start of one success following another. The International Pinkpop festival became 'the greatest Kyte-fest experienced' and in the summer of 2009 'Kyteman wrote History' at the famed Lowlands festival. 


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