Ferry Duijsens (Punto) was born in Heerlen, the Netherlands on 09–05– 1980. He started playing guitar at the age of 9 years. In his teen-years he was mostly influenced by the styles grunge, metal and hardcore of those famous bands that marked the early 90’s.
After playing in different bands he was invited to step into a band called ‘Dreadlock Pussy’ in 2001. As the dutch frontier of the Nu-Metal scene the band had national success, played big festivals (Pinkpop, Lowlands) and did supportacts for Disturbed, Machine Head, Rammstein, Therapy?, Hed Pe. Moreover they enjoyed airplay on national metal programs on TMF, The Box.
After Dreadlock Pussy broke up, Punto went on with other bands like Viberider and Kill Ferelli.
Both bands had remarkable success:
Viberider performed on Pinkpop 2007.
Released 2 albums, got distributed by Rough Trade Benelux.
Kill Ferelli eventually had airplay on the dutch radiostation 3FM and was supportact for Anneke van Giersbergen’s Everything is Changing EU-Tour 2012.
Punto is also playing in Anneke van Giersbergen’s band since 2010. They enjoyed a lot of tours and visited many countries; Latin America, Europe, US, Russia, Scandinavia etc.
They also did a lot of great support-shows for bands like ‘Within Tempation’ and ‘Anathema’.
In juli 2014 he assisted Sebastian Bach as a guitartech for his ’EU ‘Give em Hell’ tour.
During that tour he played the acoustics on a regular basis live for the rockballad classic
‘I remember you’ by Skid Row. And played many clubshows and big festivals with him across Europe
(Graspop, Sonisphere, Masters of Rock, Bang Your Head)
Punto is also active as dutch producer for mainly stoner, doom bands and as a songwriter. He co-wrote a couple of songs for Anneke’s latest album ‘Drive’.
Future live-project are:
(Anneke van Giersbergen (the Gathering), Liv Kristine (Theater of Tragedy, Leaves Eyes), Kari Rueslåtten (the 3rd and the Mortal).
‘The Gentle Storm’
A project of Arjen Lucassen (Vengeance, Ayreon) and Anneke.