MUSIC PRODUCER BY DAY

After 6 years working at adidas as a Social Media Manager, I decided to go into music full time. To call it the 'quits' on a successful corporate career (I worked on countless campaigns with Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez) was not an easy decision, but in order to get closer to music, it was a must. 

Since September 2017, I am now studying Music Production & Sound Engineering at Abbey Road Institute, in Amsterdam. 

Hire me as/for:

  • Mix engineer
  • Recording engineer
  • Music production
  • String arrangement

Main DAWS:

  • Pro Tools (recording/mixing)
  • Logic Pro X (production)
  • Ableton (composing/jamming)

(For more about my past life as a Social Media Manager, check out LinkedIn.)


CELLIST BY NIGHT

I started playing the cello when I was 8. Actually, the piano was my first instrument, but I just connected with the cello and I've never looked back. I spent most of my childhood and teen years playing solo classical repertoire and also orchestral/chamber music. But at 18 years old, after I completed my Licentiate in Music diploma (LMusA), I started to explore pop music and decided to give up my classical roots. 

Since then I've been playing live a lot in different bands, recorded on movie soundtracks and played on stage and with dj's as a session musician. My two biggest and most proud performances are with Grammy Award-winning artist Imogen Heap, and with UK soul-singer Michael Kiwanuka who headlined at the Songbird Festival in Rotterdam. 

In 2016 I bought a 5-string electric cello with a shoulder strap/harness, which has completely opened up my world to new sounds and techniques. I can play bass notes and feel more free to improvise since I prefer playing without sheet music and I stand up when I play (not sit down). 

I am currently based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. To book me for a live performance, audio recording, radio show, music video or you name it, contact me at janice{@}thewongjanice.com for a quote. 

 


SPEED SKATER IN BETWEEN

Between music and work, I love to be active! Living in the flattest country in the world, I soon found the perfect sports for me. In the Winter I am a keen longtrack speed skater (on ice). In 2011 & 2018 I had the amazing experience of skating on the frozen canals of Amsterdam! 

In the Summer you'll find me out on Friday Night Skate (FNS) in Amsterdam or on a sunny evening inline blading in Vondelpark or Diemerpark. 

In September 2017 I completed the Berlin Inline Skate Marathon!


EQUIPMENT

MY CELLOS
- NS Design CR Series 5-string Electric Cello (Burl Poplar) http://www.nedsteinberger.com
- Classical Cello - French trade origin c. 1900. Bow, contemporary German origin. 
- Accord cello case http://accordcase.com/
- CodaBow - Diamond SX http://www.codabow.com/

MY GEAR
- Boss RC-300 Loop Station - http://www.bossus.com/ 
- Roland Cube-20XL Bass https://www.roland.com/global/products/cube-20xl_bass/
- d:vote™ 4099C Clip Microphone for Cello https://www.dpamicrophones.com/

MY GUITARS
- Hagstrom Super Swede electric guitar (ASB Amber Sunburst) http://www.hagstromguitars.eu/
- Ibanez S series electric guitar (White, model S570B) http://www.ibanez.com/
- Sigma SE Series auditorium-shaped electro-acoustic guitar 000ME+ https://www.sigma-guitars.com/