Kayak was founded in 1972 by keyboardist/composer Ton Scherpenzeel and drummer/composer Pim Koopman, along with lead singer Max Werner, guitarist Johan Slager and bass player Cees van Leeuwen. In the beginning, critics often compared the band to contemporaries like Yes and Focus, but the band quickly developed their own style of symphonic rock that, although almost each album contained one or more 'epics', was concentrating on songs rather than elaborate solos and long instrumental passages.
Throughout the years, Kayak has seen many changes in the line-up. Ton Scherpenzeel is now the only remaining original member and leader of the band.
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