Keep A Light On Video

Video for Keep A Light On!

Yezzur, a brand new video for my new single 'Keep A Light On'! Shot, directed and edited by the great Tim van der Most (whataboutfish.com), who did a cool Naked Fish Session with me a couple of years ago. We spent a night and a morning in freezing Antwerp en a night in home sweet home town Utrecht and this is what came out. Pretty cool, if I may say so myself. But all credits go to Tim! 3FM had the scoop! ...

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3FM Serious Talent

3FM Serious Talent!

Yezzur! You'll be seeing & hearing more of me on 3FM for the next two months.. I've been chosen as Serious Talent! Champagne!...

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giel band

Live at Giel 3FM

With the sleep still in our eyes we performed live at Giel Beelen's mornig radio show at 3FM. We played Keep A Light On, Golden and a cover of Katy Perry's Dark Horse. Nice to hear Giel is digging the whole album as well (check the interview)! Dark Horse (Katy Perry) Keep A Light On Golden Interview ...

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tommy ebben official video

Official video for Golden

Finally I can share new music with you guys! We made a video for the first single of the album, called 'Golden'. Thanks to producer Henk Mekkring, director Tijmen Wolf and students of the Deltion College, Zwolle! The full new album will be out February 2014! ...

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De Melkweg Support Kodaline

Supporting Kodaline @ De Melkweg

I had the pleasure to open up for Dublin based Kodaline. It was my first time at De Melkweg. I was on my own and it was sold out, so it was pretty exciting. Luckily, the crowd was amazing and it all went pretty well. I'm looking forward to the 13th of December, when I'll be supporting them again in the Metropool, Hengelo....

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recording the album in pictures

Recording the album – in pictures

So that's it. After more than a year (!) the album's finished. We - producer Ferdy van der Singel, engineer/editor Koen de Jong and me - started recording in late september 2012. We put the deadline on Christmas Eve 2012. We finished the second week of October 2013.  Recordings took place at two different locations. We started in a old hotel in Bilthoven, a small town near Utrecht. But after three arson attempts (!!) we were forced to move the studio to another another location. (Luckily, the attempts didn't cause a real fire outbreak in the hotel/studio. Sadly, the same guy was more successful with some big pet store in the same town.)  Off course, being forced to move all the studio equipment was very inconvenient at first. But it turned out to be a blessing in disguise. The new place turned out to be really awesome. It's a big old madhouse in Den Dolder (also near Utrecht). It's located in the middle...

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Knalland’s ‘A Life Anew’ official video

The new video for Knalland's 'A Life Anew'! Shot in our hood Kanaleneiland, with the love and help of a lot of people. The video encapsulates the Knalland ideology: yes it's an ugly neighborhood, but together we're can make it shine with music and art! The songs written by Michiel Bel, who's playing electric guitar on the track and recorded and produced it in his home studio, and yours truly. Here's a pic of me recording the ukelele. Here's Morris Kliphuis recording horn and (Small Town Villain) Matthijs Barnhoorn recording violin at Michiel's.  ...

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Support Averett Brothers

Supporting the Avett Brothers in Tivoli

<p>Had the honor to support big time American country rockers <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0CTsKECl-g" target="_blank">The Avett Brothers</a>. First time on stage at my home town's <a href="http://www.bezoek-utrecht.nl/sites/default/files/imagecache/tut_location_type_header/ckfinder/images/Tivoli%20Oude%20Gracht%20Little-Dragon_Juri%20Hiensch-klein.jpg" target="_blank">most beautiful club</a>, Tivoli Oude Gracht.  Got to try out some new songs on my own in front of a big ass crowd. Glad I got to play on that stage before they tear the building down, next year!</p>...

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Bruce Sprinsteen Oasis Zwarte Cross

Bruce Springsteen and Oasis sessions at Zwarte Cross

I had the honor and pleasure to pay homage to some of my biggest heroes with some friends at the biggest festival of the Netherlands, the Zwarte Cross. Allround hero Bruce Springsteen and my teenage heroes Oasis. What an experience! In the picture I'm singing 'Don't Look Back In Anger'. Truly a childhood dream come true!...

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Knalland ‘Westerpark Sessions’ for DWDD Magazine

For the online magazine of TV show De Wereld Draait Door, DWDD Magazine, the Knalland pack went out the the Westerpark in Amsterdam. We sung some songs with a couple of friends and had a BBQ. Good times! Here's the (acoustic) Westerpark Session for  'A Life Anew'! ...

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Knalland at Giel 3FM

The morning of the Knalland Album Release Show in Tivoli, we played at Giel Beelen's radio show at 3FM. It was a long, but unforgettable day.  We did a cover of Laura Janssen's 'Queen of Elba' too. But here's 'Father Please':  ...

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Knalland in DWDD

We made it all the way to national TV with Knalland!  After the show, we payed a homage to Bob Dylan in the dressing room, who's birthday it was that day. That was a lot of fun.  Here's the full version of 'Father Please'. Enjoy! ...

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‘The Colour of the Drapes’ with Mister & Mississippi for Knalland

Here's another Knalland track we recorded in Simon Akkerman's Epic Rainbow Unicorn Studio. This time it's with the lovely Mister &amp; Mississippi. The song was written by Casper Adrien and yours truly, just like Father Please, but this band really took it to another level. I'm really glad these guys contributed to the Knalland album with their honey-like voices and dreamy guitars.  Here's a picture of us rehearsing the song at there place in Kanaleneiland. &nbsp; ...

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Knalland’s ‘Father Please’

For the first Knalland single 'Father PLease', we took the party outside of our own hood Kanaleneiland. Instead we went to Simon Akkerman's Epic Rainbow Unicorn Studio, based in the Kytopia building in Utrecht.  The song was written by Casper Adrien and yours truly. It had humble beginnings at Casper's place, but with the love, help and willpower of a lot of people it became the great track that it is. That's Knalland magic for ya.  The video was made by Niels Bourgonje. Enjoy! ...

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Eurydice in Delft

Shot on the 13th of Augustus 2012 in the Rietveld Theater te Delft. By Kiki Rijniers. ...

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