Seraph was established in 1994 by Marcel Zimmer, Eric Lagerstrom, Dave Sahanaja and Elisa Krijgsman. The band started in a tv-talkshow and has developed itself to a top fusionband. Their first album, titled ‘Tales of the unexpected’ was brought out in 1996 by Ecovata Record Company. This album consists ten of their own compositions, featuring saxofonist Tom Beek as a guest musician. Eric Lagerstrom (keys) left the band in 1997. Dennis Tielkes took his place until the end of 2015. Since 2016 Carlos Matos is our new keyboard player.
Some musicians such as Marcel Zimmer and Elisa Krijgsman more frequently occupied themselves with producing cd’s, creating a possibility for the musicians to ‘jam’ together in spare time between productions. In fact, life was blown into Seraph again with the addition of musicians Mark Dekkers (who replaced Dave Sahanaja) on bass guitar, and pianist/ saxophonist Christan Grotenbreg. This resulted in a new album release in 2005 titled ‘Proskuneo ‘. This album included twelve traditional christmas song re-arranged in the Seraph-style. Eight years after ‘Proskuneo’, Seraph released their 3rd album titled “Behind the scenes’. Christan Grotenbreg has left the band and Sjoerd Visser replaced him on saxophone. Again this album contains ten of their own compositions. Bands and artists such as the Yellowjackets, Spyro Gyra, Koinonia, Larry Carlton and Mike Stern were important influences for Seraph.