Willem met Shaynah in 2014. This couple is unbreakable. They won the Music Matter Awards in 2014, became radio 6 jazz talent and they performed at the North Sea Jazz festival in 2015. They did a tour in Suriname (paramaribo) for the International Jazz day 2018.
Willem joined the Funky Organizers for over four years. They toured in Holland, Belgium and Germany. They also performed with the legendary Hans Dulfer.