Keyboards/Composer in Progrock Band Survival,
Hammond Organ, Artist, Producer,
Vegetarian, Cat lover
SURVIVAL is a Dutch Progressive/Symphonic Rock band, founded in 1981 by keyboard player & composer Jack Langevelt.
Inspired by classic bands like ELP, Trace, Camel, Ekseption, Procol Harum and Deep Purple, SURVIVAL brings epic songwriting and intensive passion back to the forefront with contemporary sensibilities, energy and production.
The sound of SURVIVAL is characterized by strong dynamic melodies with odd time signatures and epic themes.
Survival existed as a band between 1981 and 1997, although Jack continued making music under the name Survival.
In 2008 Survival arose from its ashes and released their first official album Crusader on Musea Records.
This all instrumental album, with guest appearances by David Dexter and Mario Roelofsen on guitar, was composed, recorded and produced by Jack Langevelt and received very positive reviews.
Presently Survival is back again in a new line up, with Inez v/d Linden as new Manager (known for Rick v/d Linden/Ekseption/Trace) and a new Bookings Agency. At this moment they are working on a new CD.