In 1958 a school band The Jokers was formed in Haarlem. Members were Hans Alta (bass), Rein van den Broek (trumpet), Tim Griek (drums, he was the producer for the first Brainbox (3) album, he died in a car crash in 1988) and Huib van Kampen (guitar/saxophone). They played covers of well known songs. In 1965 the name was changed to Incrowd. In 1967 the name had already changed to Ekseption because there was another Dutch band with the name Incrowd.
The central character in the changing roster, and the only band member present on every album, was conservatory-trained trumpeter Rein van den Broek (10 September 1945 - 11 May 2015). The band knew some commercial success in the 1970s, having Dutch top ten hit singles with their adaptations of Beethoven's "Fifth" and Bach's (Celebrated) "Air". The second album, Beggar Julia's Time Trip (1969), won the Dutch Edison Award for album of the year, and the first five albums all went gold.
Arranged By [All Titles] – Rick Van Der Linden
Bass Guitar – Cor Dekker
Co-producer [Assisted By] – Pieter Nieboer
Design [Album Design] – Jan Van Uden
Directed By – Rein Van Den Broek, Rick Van Der Linden
Drums, Percussion – Pieter Voogt
Engineer – Pieter Nieboer
Photography By – Claude Vanheye
Piano, Organ [Hammond], Spinet, Organ [Pipe], Synthesizer [Arp 2600], Mellotron – Rick Van Der Linden
Producer – Ekseption
Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Flute – Jan Vennik
Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Trumpet [With King Octavoice] – Rein Van Den Broek