Whoop whoop! A brand new Counter Jib Invites coming up! Saturday october 24th we'll be dropping another rocking party at DB's Utrecht, with this time the very special guests from Denmark: Captain Casanova. We're super excited to have them over and share the stage with this smashing trio. Join the fun from 21:00 and bring at least €7,50 to get in. Hope to see y'all saturday!
Yes! We're online! The #loveandletlove TEDx talk by me and Qeaux Qeaux Joans is now viewable on Youtube. Thanks again to Amy van Son and the rest of the wonderful TEDxArnhem crew for making this possible. Hope you'll enjoy! Share if you like :) <3
Yes! So excited to finally share the news that I am one of the speakers at TEDx Arnhem together with Qeaux Qeaux Joans! I'm super proud that we've been asked for this great initiative, powered by some amazing hard working people. All for the sake of sharing inspiring stories and ideas with the world. Worth mentioning is that this editon of TEDx, which takes place on the 17th of September, is dedicated to ex-astronaut Wubbo Ockels who has been a charismatic pioneer in the Dutch and global climate movement.
Our talk will be based on the song that we wrote as a positive answer to all the LGBT discrimination in Russia around the Olympics in 2014. In case you've missed it watch the music video below. A big up to Boris de Ruijter, Chrisey Den Ouden for the video, Joris Wolff for the music production and to everyone else who contributed to this project.
I feel very thankful for this opportunity to share our message of love with you. Hope you can resonate with it :)
Me and the boys of Counter Jib would love to invite you to our very special own evening at DB's Utrecht called Counter Jib Invites on friday June 12th. It will be the first of a series of concerts by which we want to promote our befriended bands and just have a fucking good time with our fans. This first edition we've got our friends of Het Universumpje live on stage. You may remember these stoner-rockers from our album release show in Ekko last October. The lyrics are in Dutch and the band destinguishes itself by a high level absurdity and self-mockery. Be amazed! Please feel free to join the party so we can do these things more often. Check out the facebook event here. Doors open at 21:00, damage is €7,50.
Last friday (May 8th) I was a guest on Radio 2's radio show Simone's Songlines. Simone Walraven interviewed me about my traveling experiences and green aspirations. There was so much to talk about that the rest of the interview will be aired later this month.
I'm back from taking a short break, traveling through beautiful Thailand. Filled with inspiration I will be working on my third solo album the coming months. New songs and sounds are in the making and I'm very excited about it all. It's hard to tell when the thing will be done, but expect some previews during the summer or just after.
In the meantime Counter Jib is going steady playing shows here and there, make sure get to see us live some day and share the energy: www.counterjib.com/shows
YES! It's almost here! The debut album 'Mirk & Marvel' of Counter Jib is about to be released. We'd love to invite you to our exclusive release show at EKKO Utrecht the 18th of september. The album will be available in stores october 6th, but you can get your copy already at the release show.
Just like last year I was asked to write a song about a special friendship between two kids. This time the friendship is between Anar & Joele of whom Anar might have to return to the home country of his mother, Azerbaijan. Being born and raised in the Netherlands this will be a tragedy for this Anar and for the boys' friendship. Still they look on the bright side of it all. Check out the episode of 'Wij Zijn Vrienden' here: