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Thijs started playing drums at the age of 11, but at age 14 his world really turned upside down when he got introduced to the music of Dream theater and their driving force, Mike Portnoy. Later on he discovered drummers such as Steve Jordan, Vinnie Colaiuta, Aaron Spears and Abe Laboriel Jr, all of whom made a big impression on him.

In 2008, while attending the Enschede Pop Academie, he formed the band Miss Montreal with friends, fellow students and with band-leader and singer Sanne Hans. Success came quickly for the band and they are still going strong. Thijs also performed/recorded with artist including Tankbow, Frank Boeijen and Nielson. In 2013 and 2014 he also worked for the Dutch TV show 'De Beste Singer Songwriter Van Nederland.'