New song “The Trapper” in an old fire truck

Been writing country(-ish) songs again for a while now. This is one of them. I'll probably keep writing these until I have enough for a double album. Will release it when nobody's expecting it. Filmed by Produkt42 in a old fire truck for The Wild Bunch Sessions @ Back Roads Festival, 27th Sept. 2015 in Utrecht. Enjoy. ...

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New single + video: Planning The Escape

And here it is. We cannot forsake! : ) Directed by Pim Hendriksen Produced by Pim Hendriksen Photography ( D.O.P.: Rob van der Voort and Romeo Bernal Edited by Rob van de Voort Color Grading by Remi Lindenhovius Mix & production by Ferdy van der Singel  ...

Shooting Video at Pim Hendriksen Photography

In progress: new single & video!

That's right folks! In the Indian summer of 2014 we started working on new material. 'We' being producers Ferdy van der Singel and Koen de Jong (the same guys that made my previous album) and myself. Right now we're focussing on a single which will be released in December 2014 or the beginning of 2015. And I'm thrilled to announce that a  video for the new single is in progress as well. This is all in the hands of Amsterdam based photographer Pim Hendriksen. I'm pretty siked!...

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Live @ 3FM Freaknacht

We played live during the 3FM Freaknacht with Sander Hoogendoorn. We played a couple of tracks of which The Only Ones and Battle of the Bismarck Sea went pretty nice! Oh, and we did a reggae version of Keep A Light On for shits & giggles! The Only Ones Battle Of The Bismarck Sea Keep A Light On (reggae version) ...


Live @ 3FM Xnoizz

We payed a visit to Miranda van Holland's Xnoizz at 3FM and played live at that station for the third time that week. (!) We did Red Curled Curtain for the first time on national radio! Red Curled Curtain ...

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Live @ 3FM Dit Is Domien

We payed a visit to Domien Verschuren at 3FM the 21st of May and played Keep A Light On and Battle Of The Bismarck Sea. Check 'm out! Keep A Light On Battle Of The Bismarck Sea ...

live @ Paaspop 2014

‘The Only Ones’ live @ Paaspop

We played at the beautiful Paaspop festival, the 19th of April. Some cool footage was shot of our show. Check out The Only Ones! The Only Ones ...

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 (, 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!

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


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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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! ...

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....

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.  ...

Support Averett Brothers

Supporting the Avett Brothers in Tivoli

<p>Had the honor to support big time American country rockers <a href="" target="_blank">The Avett Brothers</a>. First time on stage at my home town's <a href="" 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>...

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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