September 03, 2016

Woohoo! Homegrown baby! Check us out at BIRD on September 29th!

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Thank you Dordrecht!

September 03, 2016

We had a blast at our recent gig at DOOR in Dordrecht. We also stuck around for the jam session after the show and really enjoyed the various performers. Hope to be back soon!

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New Single "I Found Me"

July 29, 2016

Boom! Just released a new song... *mic drop*... This latest tune is called 'I Found Me'. It's my first official release in a loOong while.

Special thanks to all who came out with their phones and helped us film the video during the Eendracht Festival gig at Brasserie Maurits and thanks to BIRD Rotterdam for hosting us.


Help spread the love! Like & SHARE the video ;-)..

[Next Show] Eendracht Festival Rotterdam 21 July 2016

July 18, 2016

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We're very excited to perform at Eendracht Festival on Thursday July 21st. Check us out at Brasserie Maurits (hosted by BIRD). 

It's going to be a special gig. Why? Because we're going to record a music video with mobile phones from the audience. So bring your phone with you and help us cover as many angles as possible ;-) 

You can find more information about Eendracht Festival here.

My Jam This Week: Jack Savoretti - Catapult

March 15, 2016

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Jack Savoretti is one of my favourite singer/songwriters. I first heard his music way back when LastFM was still one of the main music streaming services in town. I also saw him perform at the Songbird Festival in 2013. I was there as a blogger for Rotterdam Festivals.  That's where I took the picture you see above. The first Savoretti song to catch my attention was 'Chemical Courage' (2007). If you haven't heard it before, trust me, it's an amazing acoustic track.

I'm glad to hear he has penned new music. 'Catapult' is the latest single off his latest album, Written in Scars. It's artists like these, with their honest songwriting, who inspire me to write and express whatever is on my mind.

Savoretti provided the following description of 'Catapult' to QTheMusic: 

“The song is about missing someone and doing everything it takes to get back to the one you love. Many times you feel like there are so many obstacles between you and that person and days just start getting longer and it seems like it’s so far out of reach that you just wished there was a quick way to be catapulted over all of it. It’s almost as if they are the prisoner in the castle and you are breaking in but then they are the one that rescues you. We wanted to capture the emotion of the song in the same way that a portrait can bring one to life. We knew director Chris Faith was the man for the job and he delivered.” 


Check out the music video to 'Catapult'.

My Jam This Week: Weezer - L.A. Girlz

March 07, 2016

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I grew up listening to Weezer and I'm always happy whenever they release new music. L.A. Girlz is their latest song, and it's typical Weezer. Though the album is sefltitled, it's going to be regarded as the White album. Similarly, in the past there was the Green album and the ever glorious Blue album. Up to this day, I think the Blue album is the only album I've ever listened to without having to skip through songs.

Anyways, Weezer is back and I'm excited ;-) 

Check out the L.A. Girlz music video below:


Vangelis Sopamena - Girl [new single release]

July 26, 2015

Check out my buddy Vangelis Sopamena's latest track and music video. This groovy tune is called "Girl". Check out the video and if you like what you hear/see, be sure to check out his facebook page as well: 

Vangelis Sopamena (Facebook Page)
Vangelis Sopamena - Girl (iTunes)
Vangelis Sopamena - Girl (Spotify)



Vangelis is also the host of a local radio show, Chocolate City Rotterdam on Radio Stanvaste. I've been a guest in the show twice and it's always a lot of fun.


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My jam this week... Jamie Lawson - Wasn't Expecting That

July 19, 2015

There was a time when I would discover all sorts of new music and artists. I'm talking about songs you only have to listen to once, before you find yourself listening to them every day (until they made you feel sick). It'd been a while since I'd heard something beautiful, but then I heard this song by British singer songwriter Jamie Lawson and I really wasn't expecting that.


I was curious as to who this guy Jamie is. I took to Spotify to try and find the album and all I could find was the single and two older albums, The Pull Of The Moon and Last Night Stars. I did a bit of digging and found that Lawson actually released the single in Ireland back in 2011, before re-releasing Wasn't Expecting That in 2015. He's signed to Ed Sheeran's Gingerbread label and he has also been touring with Ed down under. 


Jamie's songs are brilliant. I look forward to listening to more of his work in the days and weeks ahead.

p.s. If you like what you hear, you might want to give Glen Hansard a listen. 



"Wasn't Expecting That"


It was only a smile
But my heart it went wild
I wasn't expecting that
Just a delicate kiss
Anyone could've missed
I wasn't expecting that


Did I misread the sign?
Your hand slipped into mine
I wasn't expecting that
You spent the night in my bed
You woke up and you said
"Well, I wasn't expecting that!"


I thought love wasn't meant to last
I thought you were just passing through
If I ever get the nerve to ask
What did I get right to deserve somebody like you?
I wasn't expecting that


It was only a word
It was almost misheard
I wasn't expecting that
But it came without fear
A month turned into a year
I wasn't expecting that


I thought love wasn't meant to last
Honey, I thought you were just passing through
If I ever get the nerve to ask
What did I get right to deserve somebody like you?
I wasn't expecting that


Oh and isn't it strange
How a life can be changed
In the flicker of the sweetest smile
We were married in spring
You know I wouldn't change a thing
Without that innocent kiss
What a life I'd have missed


If you'd not took a chance
On a little romance
When I wasn't expecting that
Time doesn't take long
Three kids up and gone
I wasn't expecting that


When the nurses they came
Said, "It's come back again"
I wasn't expecting that
Then you closed your eyes
You took my heart by surprise
I wasn't expecting that


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