Thirty-eight-year-old Dutch saxophonist Candy Dulfer has announced that she is engaged to her longtime boyfriend and bandmember Thomas Bank.
They plan to marry sometime next year in the garden of their home, a converted barn north of Amsterdam. Dulfer and Bank have been boyfriend and girlfriend for more than a decade.
It was back in 1996 that Bank, who plays keyboards and co-writes songs, first appeared on Dulfer�s music, performing on her CD Big Girl. Bank is the primary producer on Dulfer's upcoming CD, Candy Store, her debut for the Heads Up record label that will be available on Sept. 18.
"We want to get married in our own garden," Dulfer says. "We want to have fun and a party and a band. We might even play ourselves. We�re not in a hurry."