I started the year recording some demos with The Dingo Birds. It's going to be a good year for music. Happy 2014!
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Has it ever happened to you? The pin snapped which is quite a rare occasion.
Rehearsing with Tim Streefkerk who will join The Dingo Birds at the gig at Het Vrije Villa Festival.
Currently touring the backyards of Australia, on behalf of The Dingo Birds, I wish you a very Happy Australia Day, mate!
Here's a short Christmas greeting from the girls and I from my band THE FOX.
My band THE FOX were invited to perform at the last TransVormers festival (we performed there last time while filming for MTV Was Here) but a foot injury with our drummer meant that we had to cancel at the last minute.
Fortunately, we were also invited to have a track on their compilation CD, celebrating the 5th year of the Volkskrant building as a cultural and creative centre. There we are on track 21.
So I've recently joined an all girl pop-rock band, and had my debut performance on guitar. As a compromise for not singing harmonies I gave myself in to the guitar. It didn’t matter that I can only play 3 chords, because I just became the new rhythm guitarist! Who are THE FOX?
From L-R: Sharon Steinfort (lead guitar/backing vocals), Janice Wong (cello/rhythm guitar), Eva Koreman (drums), Celine Prins (lead vocals/keys) and Mirjam von Bannisseht (bass and vocals). (Photo by Andreas from The Dingo Birds)
In Amsterdam there are 3 very typical about Dutch houses: large windows with no curtains, high ceilings and wooden floors. Beautiful houses, perfect for making music actually. But it concerns me to put scratches and dents into the floor boards with my cello end pin. On this particular day I forgot to bring an end-pin stopper (rubber stopper, donut, black hole etc.) so we had to improvise. I asked if the boys had any type of carpet and this is what they came up with:
PROTECTIVE OF FLOOR: 5/5
OVERALL EXPERIENCE: 3/5