Derk Habers (1952) started his musical career in Groningen, where he, born and raised in Zwolle, settled in order to ‘study’ English. He financed this by tapping beer in a student pub. He became bass player in the band “The First”, which even managed to be the support act of the world-renowned and then very popular
Simple Minds in Groningen.
When he discovered that a career of teaching would not bring him any satisfaction, he changed to Law and became lawyer. He got a job in Enschede and met members of Des Fais Do-Do very regularly in their (and his) favourite hangout ’t Bolwerk. When Des Fais Do-Do appeared to be looking for a sound engineer he volunteered immediately and was of course ‘contracted’.
His experience as a bass player became apposite at the time that the bass players Rene Vrieler and Johan Aldenkamp left the band.
Next to Des Fais Do-Do, Derk played drums in the short-lived band “Smallville Songhunters” (with Bert and Alex).