There are at least 4 bands / artists called Trace. One were a 1970s progressive rock band from Holland, another a pop group from Germany. The third is a drum and bass producer / DJ. And the fourth is a un-signed alternative/electric band in the area of huddersfield 1) Rick van der Linden's father was a pianist, so it was not a surprise that young Rick took piano-lessons. Later he started to learn playing the organ and finally he went to the Haarlem Conservatory. He played in many bands and nightclubs and was impressed by Brian AUGER and Keith EMERSON.