This year I made a tour across the North East part of England and Scotland. The travelogue contains a day by day report of what I experienced, the people I met, the songs that I wrote and beautiful pictures and one or more video's.
Es gelingt ihm excellent durch seine poetischen Geschichten aus dem Alltag, den Hörer zu fesseln und auf Traumreise zu schicken oder in Erinnerungen zu schwelgen. (Yvonne, Deutschland, Besucherin Wohnzimmer Konzert )
WIJ ZIJN ZEELAND
Omroep Zeeland broadcasted in the program "Wij Zijn Zeeland" on September 26th a short documentary about my life as a Troubadour.
Here you find the video on the website of Omroep Zeeland:
" Ein Konzert mit diesem wunderbaren Menschen bedeutet schlicht - du setzt dich hin, lauschst, schaust und genießt einen wahrhaft bereichernden und unvergesslichen Abend, nach welchem du jeden Menschen achtsamer & liebevoller anschauen wirst "
In his old Volkswagen, packed with guitars and tents, Troubadour & Songwriter Stefan van de Sande (NL) is on tour again, this time with a brand new album: THE OTHER SIDE.
Stefan will start with his tour in The Netherlands with 3 release concerts on 16,17 & 18 December in Den Andel, Goirle and Vlissingen. In 2017 the journey goes further to Veendam, Dohna, Hoyerswerda, Bannewitz, Bad Elster and Furth. Concert dates.
Inspiration for the album came during midsummer whilst sitting by a campfire at the border of a Swedish lake. It was here that Stefan converged his deepest reflections, feelings and emotions and began writing new songs. Longing to be home, unfulfilled desires, loss of a close relative, contact with a Kingfisher - all provided ideas for lyrics. Stefan's music and lyrics take us on a magical journey depicting the beauty and wonder of nature whilst exploring the infinite depth of our human existence.
Together with guitars, blues harp and mellow vocals, he leaves his own unique velvet footprint on the new CD with the imaginary title "The Other Side".
Stefan is influenced by some old school songwriters like Bob Dylan and Neil Young but over the years, he has developed his own style and sound. On stage he is simply himself - authentic, vulnerable and performs straight from his heart into the heart of his audience. A mix of modern folk with influences of blues and country make his concerts open and easy to listen to. Often listeners are taken away on Stefan's emotional journey. This is because they can easily relate to his music and the vivid imagery in his lyrics, as though they were a reflection of sensations, memories and experiences in their own life.
A concert by Stefan means you sit down, relax, listen, watch and simply enjoy a truly rewarding and unforgettable night.
(by Maria D'Alessandro, Melbourne Australia)
One of the new songs on "The Other Side is 'Secret Of Love'. The video above shows an early version of the song; recorded on Ben Sheann, Strathyre, Scotland.
There is also a 'MAKING OF' video available. Watch it on the song page of Secret Of Love.