De3W is a one-man band, playing themes from TV series and movies on all kinds of instruments. Behind this band is Wiechert who is also the frontman of the band.
He is a multi-instrumentalist who was lucky to learn to play on various instruments. Wiechert is 43-years-old and currently, he is living in Hoofddorp, which is a town near Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Until now he has made only two video covers from the songs of Dire Straits. The first one that we shared here on Dire Straits Blog, is the country version of the song “Brothers in Arms.”
That video version went viral on the internet. So, we suggest you to click here to listen to the country version of the song “Brothers in Arms,” performed on mandolin banjo, and harmonica.
For Dire Straits Blog, he said: “Music is just my hobby, but also I play in some bands around. I have learned to play in some music instruments by myself 25-years-ago.”
“I wanted to try to play a famous guitar solo on mandolin-banjo. So I decided to try ‘Sultans of Swing’ because it’s an epic solo that everybody knows it. It took me a while to figure it out, but I think I managed well,” he added.
He used three instruments for this cover, mandolin-banjo, ukulele, and piano. The video is originally recorded on October 24, 2014.
“Until now I have just these two video covers from the songs of Dire Straits. But I want to do more in the future. I was thinking of doing ‘Walk of Life,’ or ‘Money for Nothing.’ Maybe also ‘Romeo and Juliet.’ Everybody knows these songs,” he finished.