March 13th, 2013
Last Friday, great night, at Club Dauphine Amsterdam.
I sang 3 songs with the House Band and one of them was my own song ‘Songs Of Beauty’. Check it out!
The day after, Saturday, we had a gig with Ashtraynutz at Goliath shoe store in Rotterdam which was magical and then on Sunday we played at Gigant Apeldoorn! Busy weekend. Ashtraynutz is going places and so am I.
This will be the last update (and the first again since months, sorry!) on this website that was specially designed to go with our CD Time warp. While at it, all, grab your change to get your own copy of this great CD, last ones, on sale, now reduced to Euro 8,00, including postage! You can still place your order at email: firstname.lastname@example.org
As I was saying, last update, as we are now working on a totally new lay out which will soon be online. For the new lay out I did a photoshoot with the amazing photographer, Erik Sawaya, and I can not wait to share his work with you!
For those who did indeed check out my last update and checked out Thomas Zwijsen’s website (You all did of course), you must have noticed that the guy is still very busy touring with Blaze Bayley so our mutual project, still to come, is temporarily on hold.
As Ashtraynutz is on the go, just as well for now. We have had great gigs and many more to come! Make sure to also get your own City Lights EP! While being busy with Ashtraynutz, going to school and teaching some singing classes I am still working on a few additional songs to record to finish my very first EP. It might sound a bit strange after having released 2 albums but since I am doing this ‘solo’ and it is a total different direction is seems like the right term.
For now, first the new website! And, don’t forget to order your CD before they are all gone!
November 14th, 2012
And back from the USA, directly followed by weeks full with one exam after the other. Why did I enlist for this? One wonders…If you followed any of the FB news you might have noticed we did have two great gigs in Stockbridge, Massachusetts at the notorious Red Lion Inn, way down in their Lion’s Den. Live music, seven days a week! We got to fill in on two most awesome nights. The 2nd evening we played, the place was packed. Randi Craft (local booker), thank you! Glenn’s (and Nicole’s) wedding was a most romantic setting. They made the gods put on a big smile especial for them that day. Happiness all around.
Back to (music) business. I am working on a possible new project with one of my former school mates, from Antwerp Kunst Humaniora, Thomas Zwijsen (Check out his website: www.thomaszwijsen.com). Will let you know all about it once the project is sort of happening. We (Ashtraynutz) played at Stiels Haarlem again but, before that, just after we got back home, November 2nd, the Tess & Chiefs gig at Maloe Melo. Again one big party.
Make sure to stay updated…
October 5th, 2012
Way behind again on updates here! With all the means of social media, information going back and forth, I tend to forget to update the website.
Here we go, in short:
The “1000 stemmen in Carré” event was awesome. To keep rehearsing just a small part of a big event seems at first very confusing, but once all the pieces of the puzzle fall into place you get to see (listen to) the whole picture.
So on the big day, September 8th, we did get a lot of very positive feedback after the two times we did the performance. It all worked out well and even the weather was on our side. It was great to participate!
The next exiting event, apart of course from working and performing with Ashtraynutz, was being invited to join the Friday evening Jazz night at Club Dauphine. Great musicians, a.o. Roger Happel and Martin Verdonk. I was dead nervous, as usual, and had to start the show by walking down the stairs, singing, wearing new heels. But I survived! Thanks Martijn Roos, I will definitely be visiting Club Dauphine more often. They really go out of their way to organize a great musical happening.
Apart from singing and related music stuff I started school again. Trying to go for my bachelors degree in music management. Another four years as a student. The school year just started so it’s too early to say much about this study. So far, so good and again being confirmed that math, and related subjects, is not my strongest suit. I will have to work around that.
First though, our long anticipated vacation in the USA. Our good friend Glenn Geiger is getting married and we do not want to miss witnessing this for the world! So, that event gave us a great excuse to plan a vacation around. Massachusetts and New York, here we come!