It’s funny what YouTube has brought me. Just by ‘being there’ people stumble upon my videos and like to get in contact. So I feel really lucky this video brought me in contact with Amsterdam-based singer Kristel de Haak a.k.a Kris Berry.
Kris Berry’s musical taste is clearly influenced by the classics: Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Beach Boys, which leads to her own compositions with her band being nothing but soulful and bluesy hits. Andreas and I (from my band The Dingo Birds) met up with Kris this relaxing Sunday afternoon and had a jam, shared musical ideas and enjoyed life. It was cool to play with a vocalist who thinks a lot about lyrical rhythms, and feels music differently to me, a classical musician and Andreas, all about guitar and melody lines.
Kris told us about her debut album Marbles, which is releasing in a couple weeks. If you’re in Amsterdam be sure to come along! She’s been on rotation on top Dutch radio stations 3fm and Radio 6, performed at North Sea Jazz festival 2011 and already hit the top stages in Amsterdam (Melkweg & Paradiso). This is one to watch!
Kris Berry album release:
April Friday 13th
Sugar Factory, Amsterdam
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