Dwayne Verheyden was born September 4, 1991 in Montfort, a small village in the south of The Netherlands. At a very early age it appeared that music was his true passion, and because his father listened to the genre frequently, Dwayne took a fancy to Tex-Mex music and its accordion sound.
After winning “de Sjeng” Award in 2007 at the age of 16, things were getting
better and better for Dwayne Verheyden. On Tex-Mex King Flaco Jiménez his
advice Dwayne started in 2009 on the age of 17 his own group.
In 2010 they recorded their first album in San Antonio (TX), with cooperation of Flaco Jiménez and Max Baca (USA). The music they play is called Tex Mex music.
The group has also international success: Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, Sweden, Estonia , Spain and especially in the U.S.A and Mexico. Besides this Dwayne performed as a
special guest with the biggest names of his genre: Flaco Jiménez, Los Lobos, Chris Jagger, Texas Tornados, Ramon Ayala etc.
The second album was released in October 2012 by Hans Kusters Music (HKM).
Like the first album, also this album “Conjunto Tracks” features Flaco Jiménez.
In May 2013 Dwayne went on tour in Texas again. Besides his shows with Flaco
Jiménez, this time, he met Los Lobos for the first time and performed a few
songs as a special guest with Los Lobos in Austin, which was a success.
Los Lobos was so impressed by Dwayne’s performance that they invited him to
perform with them during a big show in The Netherlands. This show was the
support act of Neil Young at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam (NL).
This same year Dwayne and Geert recorded a YouTube Video for Flaco Jiménez ( not expecting the video to go viral 1 year later in Mexico and United States) The video has millions of views by now.
In 2014 Dwayne went several times on tour in the USA again and this time he entered Mexico for the first time where he performed at one of the biggest TV shows in Mexico: “Sabadazo”.
In September 2014 Dwayne wins the Tejano Music Award for “Best New Artist – Group” 2014. Winning the award makes him being the first European winning this award.
2016: The Director of Tourism Nuevo Leon makes Dwayne become Touristic Ambassador for the State Nuevo Leon, for bringing their music to Europe. The recognition was presented by the famous governor “El Bronco”.