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Juan van Emmerloot


Stef Burns Group 



As a professional session drummer, Juan played together with quite a number of artists, including the Dutch artists Kaz Lux (Brain Box), Julya Lo'Ko and Robby Valentine. His passion for touring and meeting musicians from other countries, turned him into an international session-player.

From 1993 he played on stage with various guitar players and singers such as: Mick Moody & Bernie Marsden (White Snake), Walter Trout (John Mayal Band), Poppa Chubby, Omar Dykes (Omar & The Howlers). In the years following, Juan performed on tour in Europe with some of the world's greatest guitarists: Snowy White (Pink Floyd, Thin Lizzy), Mick Rogers (Manfred Man's Earthband), Pat Travers, Steve Lukather (Toto). Many of his dreams came out during this period: he toured through Japan with artists Valentine and Valensia, went on a Californian tour with acoustic guitarist Peppino D'Agostin and with world class guitar player Steve Lukather he played on two tours through Europe.

He performed in an eight-concert tour with Walter Trout in Holland, as part of a tribute to Jimi Hendrix and last but certainly not least he played on many tours with the living legend guitar player Snowy White!

Although Juan's music is influenced by funk, jazz and Latin, his way of playing has turned into a strong grooving rock-based style, combined with percussion flavored arrangements. In the past 5 years Juan chose to be a member of the Stef Burns Group (SBG) and for the last 5 years they've been touring and playing a lot in Italy.

Today’s band: Juan is a steady band member of the SBL (Stef Burns League). Their music has evolved from instrumental guitar fusion to modern Rock songs.

Tour Project

April 2012 Billy Sheehan, Stef Burns and Juan decide to join forces and do a tour in Italy. The project's name is called: "POWER OF3”.

Today Juan runs his solo project named “Burnin the Rules”. It is a live band performing instrumental rock/pop/fusion tunes. The band members are: Juan van Emmerloot on drums & vocals, Damian Corlazzoli (Postmen, Giovanca) on guitars and Jos Kamps (Eric Steckel) on bass.

Teaching: Besides being a performer, Juan teaches for more than 25 years! In 1992 he started his private drum school and for years he taught to more than 45 students on a weekly base. In 1998 he started to do clinics and workshops in The Netherlands on a low profile base. From 1998 till 2011 he was a teacher at

the Conservatorium at Rotterdam (CODARTS), to teach well-talented students from all over Europe. Today he runs his private Academy called “Groove-Impact Academy” where he coaches upcoming drum talents as well as professional drummers & artists from the Benelux.


Drums setup:

Juan uses 2 drum set ups:

In the Benelux: SONOR Beech Infinite 22” x 20 kick, 10” x 7 & 12 x 8” toms, 14” x 12 & 16” x 14 floor toms and a 14” x 6 snare. Finish: Black (Color Suffix -88).

In Italy: SONOR Birch Infinite 22” x 18 kick, 10” x 8 & 12” x 9 toms, 14” x 14 & 16” x 16 floor toms and a 14” x 5 Artist snare. Finish: Vintage Amber