Meet Eric and Mark, the founders of Forty-Forty.


Eric Schulp

Eric started organ lessons at the age of eight using a genuine ‘Phillicorda’ and took jazz guitar lessons for two years when he was fifteen. In the summer of 1978 he took his first piano lessons.

He went to the Royal Music College of The Hague where he studied school music and piano and graduated in 1985. He worked in a music school, a centre for arts & culture and was a part-time choir conductor. He is owner of Art Mobile.


Mark Vermin

Mark started a private carwash to finance his guitar lessons when he was fifteen and played guitar and bass in a rockband called EYE.

He graduated in English language and literature at the University of Leiden in 1986 and after that worked for a language school as a teacher and manager.

From 2006 he worked as director of an institute for adult education which also included a music school. He retired in August 2021 and now concentrates on music production.