The Pitcher started out as a studio project in the year 2000. With the upcoming of the harder styles, Michel Pollen, the producer of “The Pitcher”, started producing hardstyle orientated tracks like “Pump It Loud” and “Start Rocking”.
Though seemingly unknown, The Pitcher has had a massive influence on the hardstyle production scene, producing for Donkey Rollers, Zany and Dozer.
The Pitcher-tracks were successful but there was no DJ act to support it. Michel is a true studio-artist and definitely not a performer.
With the on holding success and the new coming nu-style songs like “Grindin’” and “Sleeping” the project needed a “face” to keep the project going. This is where Luc van Veghel comes to the picture.
Luc, a young and very talented dj, who had the experience that the project needed, offered to cooperated as a team with Michel.
Together they finally could comprehend with the overwhelming demand of an performance of “The Pitcher”, which resulted already with performances in Australia, Sweden, Switzerland, Hungary, Italy, Belgium, Germany and of course Holland’s biggest clubs.
In 2011 Luc van Veghel's debut-album "Smack" won the Hard Dance Award for best artist album. The large success of his first album has proven he is one of the strong forces within hardstyle these days.
What makes The Pitcher different from othes hardstyle DJ's is his versatility as a DJ. The Pitcher knows how to capture the audience, as he so effortlessly proved with his legendary Defqon 1 set.