Roel van Velzen (stagename VanVelzen) is a Dutch singer, songwriter and piano player. He was born on March 20, 1978 in Delft, the Netherlands.
He is known for releasing covers of songs which aren't that well known in The Netherlands. He released his debut single, 'Baby Get Higher', in 2006. It became an airplay hit in the Netherlands. It peaked at #17 in the Dutch Top 40. In January 2007, his second single, 'Burn', was released. It did better than 'Baby Get Higher' in the charts, peaking at #7 in the Dutch Top 40 and #6 in the Dutch mega top 50. In March, 2007 his debut album 'Unwind' went straight to #1 in the Dutch Album Top 100 in its first week of release. His new single, the third from 'Unwind', is 'Deep', released on 25 June 2007.
On stage he sings, while playing keyboard, or electric guitar in songs that don't need keys. He can play drums too, although he is just 1.50 metres tall.