Peter Vink, born in 1949, adds a load of experience to Knight Area. Already at young age occupied with making music, he achieved great successes with various bands. He obtained the degree “pop music teacher” at the Rotterdam Conservatory and became music history and pop music teacher at the Fontys College in Tilburg. Peter is also producer/studio engineer and teaches bass guitar.
Peter’s musical career starts in 1960 with North Stars and continues in 1965 with Q65. Both bands achieve great success. Several songs, among them “The Life I Live”, remained in the charts for weeks. The band lead a restless life, but nevertheless sold out frequently.
As of 1969, Peter plays for three years with the formation Big Wheels, and manages to reach the charts also with this group. In 1974, Peter becomes one of the co-founders of Finch. Also this formation achieves successes, both with record sales and live concerts. Finch has a brief successor with Livin’ Blues. In 1982, Peter starts a new band with Mirjam van Doorn: The Boxx. The single “I Need A Love” becomes a big hit and band plays with Joe Cocker, Meatloaf and Vandenberg. After nearly 10 years, Peter commits himself to the tribute band The Renegades. The band doesn’t last long and with some other people he starts the band Veralin. With this band he releases one album, at which Arjan Lucassen plays the guitar parts. After having been briefly active with Omsk, Peter is asked to join Arjan Lucassen’s Star One as bass player. With this band he tours the whole of Europe, and Peter cooperates on a total of 5 albums by Ayreon and Star One. After a short period in Thin Lizzy Tribute Band (2005) and HDK (2007), Peter joins Knight Area in January 2013.