After hearing a local bluesband play, an old dream pops up, and Stefan buys his first drumkit at the age of 32.
A drumteacher learns him the ropes on funk, but soon Stefan starts to play shuffles, and has been doing so until today.
It doesn't take long before the bluesscene notices him, and Stefan plays in his first band soon after.
In this band Stefan meets Alexander, and both start on a project called “Soul Food”.
In this periode, Stefan does a small tour with Paul Orta, and he has been playing with Leon “Little Jimmy Reed” Atkins, Bill Sheffield and Gene Taylor, and made many overseas friends as a tour&road manager like Jim Suhler, Sean Costello, Shawn Pittman, J.W. Jones, Joe Louis Walker, a.o., and had many “sit-in” occasions with these bands.
Stefan was also drummer for a few years with “Fried Bourbon”, and recorded in that periode a succesfull cd called “Gravy Train”.
Wilfried “Wuff” Maes, the all known Belgian drummer, (Electric Kings), took Stefan under his wings, which gave him a tremendous boost.
In 2015, Stefan founds Bluemarble, a new blues project/agency in order to organise European tours with foreign artists, backed up by local musicians under the name "The Blue Marbles".