zaterdag 7 oktober 2017

radio Podium 107.1 The Netherlands

Today I went to Woerden, a small town in the middle of Holland, for a live radio show. I took Mario and my youngest daughter with me. The whole show you can listen right here, the interview is in Dutch though. Had a nice day today :)) a short version you can watch right here:


Goodnight! XXX
The whole show you can listen here: Listen h



zaterdag 30 september 2017

Radio Woerden Podium 107... next week...

Volgende week ga ik weer naar Maarten, de man van Radio Woerden. Zin in. Leuke mensen, goed geluid, professioneel radioprogramma.
En... Annika gaat mee!

Ik was er voor het laatst in november 2016 en hier kun je een live interview horen (en live muziek natuurlijk) over mijn werk als groepsleerkracht, schrijfster van mn 2 boeken en natuurlijk music...


Mijn dochter Annika gaat volgende week mee de studio in! Ze zal mijn Nederlandstalig liedje WIETSE WIETSE MET JOU WIL IK FIETSE gaan uitvoeren! Hieronder zingt ze hem op Schiermonnikoog.



Tot slot hier nog een filmpje van een verslag van de vorige keer toen we naar Woerden gingen.

dinsdag 5 september 2017

RECENSIE CheckPoint Charlie Amsterdam

Click here for: live optreden Charlie Checkpoint

I received this great critique from Ellen de Wolf, Amsterdam. In English: scroll down! 

Annette Vogel op zondag 27 augustus 2017 in Café Checkpoint Charlie, Amsterdam

Het was een mooie zomerse zondag en tijdens een fietstocht in het prachtige licht van de namiddag zon, besloot ik naar het optreden van Annette Vogel in Café Checkpoint Charlie te gaan.
Annette heb ik in 2012 leren kennen als singer-songwriter. Ze trad op in de Noorderparkkamer in Amsterdam Noord en bood daar als initiator tevens een podium aan diverse andere muzikanten, bekend als SWAN. En dat doet ze, ondanks allerlei andere muzikale avonturen, nog steeds.
Ik had haar al jaren niet gesproken of gezien, laat staan horen en zien optreden. Via Facebook zag ik tot mijn genoegen dat ze nog steeds actief in de muziek is en regelmatig optreedt op uiteenlopende locaties in het land. Ik was nieuwsgierig geworden en die nieuwsgierigheid werd zeer aangenaam bevredigd. Frontvrouw Annette speelde met haar vaste basgitarist Mario Kaspers, een topper (kan hij ook zingen?), waarmee ze een (vruchtbaar) duo vormt en met, voor deze gelegenheid, de percussionist Tom Vos op cajon (zo'n heerlijke boxje, mits goed bespeeld en dat werd het!).
De prettige drive en het tempo wat het drietal in geluid voortbracht verraste mij. De ritmesectie deed de zang en het spel van Annette zonder meer goed en ik was verbaasd over de groei van haar stem en gitaarklanken, waarbij complexe overgangen en inventieve bruggetjes niet werden geschuwd. Het (mij vaak te) lieflijke en onschuldige heeft ruimte gemaakt voor kracht en een lekkere (heart)beat. Inderdaad: “Cut the crap!” (titelsong van de in juni 2016 uitgebrachte cd), meer balls! Goed ook dat niet alle liedjes van begin tot eind “vol gezongen” werden. Gelukkig, en terecht, is er nu lucht voor drum en bas in mooi samengesmolten instrumentale periodes, die wat mij betreft een groter aandeel mogen hebben. Ik voelde me daarbij soms licht als een “Formless Creature”, ook een van Annette's songs. En van het in deze samenstelling uitgevoerde “Irish girl in Paris”, waarin Annette de tijd nam haar stem prachtig neer te zetten, raakte ik tot tranen toe geroerd. Dit liedje staat. Zonder een vorm van haast of ongeduld die ik soms wel eens in Annette bespeur. Overigens bij deze een compliment aan de man achter de geluidsknoppen.
Ik heb hierdoor niet alleen een heel fijne middag beleefd. Thuis heb ik via internet nog even geluisterd naar de muziek die Annette samen met violiste Jannet Fink heeft gemaakt. Ook het Keltisch aandoende “Thunder and Lightning” bekoort mij en past heel goed bij haar klankkleuren.
Annette heeft weer koers gezet. Ik ben benieuwd wat deze kleurrijke, muzikale tocht haar en haar partner(s) gaat brengen.

Ellen de Wolf, Amsterdam

Speeldata september 2017:

8 september - Meevaart, Balistraat, Amsterdam Oost voorprogramma Jampot Session
10 september - Druivenkwekerij ZH Nieuw Tuinzicht, Den Hoorn 14.00 uur
15 september - Salon 1813, Apeldoorn 18.00 uur
16 september - Café Hermes, Amsterdam, 17 uur 
24 september - H/earth , Albert Cuyp 208, Amsterdam 20.00 uur

---ENGLISH---
Annette Vogel on Sunday, August 27, 2017 at Café Checkpoint Charlie, Amsterdam

It was a beautiful summer sunday and during a bicycle ride in the beautiful light of the afternoon sun, I decided to go to Annette Vogel's performance at Café Checkpoint Charlie.
I met Annette  in 2012 as a singer songwriter. She performed at the Noorderpark in Amsterdam North and she also offered a stage to  other musicians, the stage is known as SWAN. 
I had not spoken or seen her for years. Via Facebook, I was pleased to see that she is still active in music and she  performs regularly at various locations in the country. I was curious and that curiosity was very pleasantly satisfied. Front Lady Annette played with her solid bass guitarist Mario Kaspers, a topman (can he sing too?), Which she forms a (fruitful) duo and, for this occasion, the percussionist Tom Vos on cajon (such a delicious box, if good played and that became it!).
The pleasant drive and the pace that brought the three into sound surprised me. The rhythm section perfectly smoothed Annette's song and game and I was amazed at the growth of her voice and guitar sounds, with complex transitions and inventive bridges not being shunned. The sweet and innocent has made room for strength and a nice heart beat. Indeed, "Cut the crap!" (Title song of the CD released in June 2016), more balls! 
Okay, not all songs from start to finish became "full sung". Fortunately, and rightly so, there is now air for drum and bass in beautifully fused instrumental periods, which in my opinion may have a bigger share. I sometimes felt light like a "Formless Creature", also one of Annette's songs. And of the "Irish girl in Paris", in which Annette took the time to put her voice beautifully, I was stirred for tears. Without a form of rush or impatience that I sometimes notice in Annette, is this her most strong song.  Incidentally, a compliment to the man behind the sound buttons.
I have not only experienced a very nice afternoon. At home, I listened to the music that Annette made with Jannet Fink, violinist. The Celtic-like "Thunder and Lightning" also enjoys me and fits well with her sound colors.
Annette has taken a new course. I am curious what this colorful musical journey will bring her and her partner (s).

(google translate)
Performance  dates September 2017:

September 8 - Meevaart, Balistraat, Amsterdam East pre-program Jampot Session
September 10 - Grape nursery ZH Nieuw Tuinzicht, Den Hoorn 14.00
September 15th - Salon 1813, Apeldoorn 18.00
September 24th - H / earth, Albert Cuyp 208, Amsterdam 20.00


zondag 27 augustus 2017

going to September...

One more week and then school will start again. This year is gonna be a busy year because as you know i am a schoolteacher, i love my work, but i also love to make music, so i am gonna be a hard working girl.
this month we had a lot of unexpected gigs. First of all my busking project. I already miss it. In Amsterdam it's very difficult to make music in the streets. You can't play in the centre, you can on Damsquare, though, but it's hard to find a good spot for me. I need a small street with a good acoustic because i don't use a gear or cube or something...
But there are some nice gigs planned in september, and i just came home from some nice musically adventures.
Like camping Bakkum! Most famous camping of Holland. Like a little town, full of people from Amsterdam and surroundings... The campside has this really good restaurant and that's where we played. Thanks to Tony Daudey, he really rocks!
 I made a printscreen of a short film of our performance. With Tony on cajon and Mario on bass. 

Then we went to Castricum again, this time to play at café De Bakkerij. We took Tom with us on cajon. We had a very good sound upthere, thanks to Joeri, a young guy who programms the café. I really enjoyed it, because it was our first performance with Tom. He did a great job. My songs may sound easy, but actually they are a little bit complicated :) 
With Tom on the cajon in Castricum/ De Bakkerij

on our way back home 


Today we played at this café called Checkpoint Charlie. Nice café, nice people. Not many people showed up because of the weather and we already expected this. However some good friends came to listen and we did a good job. Second performance with Tom, who plays already 20 originals with us. Isn't that great :)) 

In september there are some more gigs to play, hope to meet you there, somewhere somehow some day.... XXX
24 september = H/earth , Albert Cuyp 208 / Amsterdam /aanv. 20 uur
15 september - Salon 1813 / Apeldoorn / 18.00 uur
10 september - Druivenkwekerij ZH Nieuw Tuinzicht/ Den Hoorn / aanv. 14 uur
8 september - Meevaart Amsterdam OOst / voorprogramma Jampot Session

maandag 21 augustus 2017

Travelling around and busking! Streetmusic and beggars...

Hi Folks,
This is a really special edition of my life.
It's been half a century ;) that i have been travelling, hitch hiking, living from music... I was really young then...
But this summer I did it again! I was really really surprised that many people liked what i was doing.
It took me a few months to think about this adventure, I was not sure I could do this after so many years.
Figueras, Spain
It just happened to me because I bought a trainticket to Avignon from Amsterdam for only 50 euros but for this ticket  i had to travel on Saturday. I had to be on Wednesday in Spain, though,  to pick up my daughters, so I was too early. Then I decided to take my guitar and play in the streets from that Saturday untill Wednesday. Some of my friends stimulated me to do this, I was a bit nervous but it worked out great.
I decided to focus on the music and just sit down in  small streets and sing.
I was surprised many people liked what i was doing. From young people to old people. From rich to poor.
Yes, after only one day I knew almost every beggar and artist in the centre of Avignon. And they knew me.
And yes, I know the life of beggars is though, I have been there, you kow.
 Still, the atmosphere was really great and beggars and the addicted where really really nice to me. They gave me coins or thumb ups, and yes, I had to do this. I HAVE to do this. I don't know why, but it's my life. I sang in the streets when i was young and i travelled like a gipsy and i survived this really though life, it's all about surviving.
But now i am older and i have children and i have a home and a job. So its different. Still, i feel everyday i can loose everything i love and i can loose every security of my life.
I just need a guitar. And sing.
on my way to Spain ( Port Bou) 
The French like my voice, thank god, and the Spanish had to get used to it for half an hour and then they started to appreciate...
I sing old songs, I sing with a really high voice, it sounds a bit like Joan Baez. I sing folk, simon and Garfunkel, Sandy Denny, that kind of stuff. I can live from the money people give me.


More important is that i could teach my daughters how life works in the street. They saw how their mother sang in the street and how people reacted. How really poor people contact me.... How really poor people can be nice untill 3 pm. After that it's gonna be different, because many beggars start to get drunk or something... But still... it depends on the person. There are nice people, there are stupid people. Most of the time not dangerous. Be clear, be honest.
Yes, I learned a lot, this summer and I am excited about it.
Sorya, a beautiful girl of the street

Perpigna, i met this great singer of the band "Lazzy Bird"
Lazzy Bird @Perpignan
Bonjour! 

little old Spanish men who liked to play my guitar
Children who listened to my music
a nice woman who asked me to sing 'Suzanne" for her 
some people liked to be on a photo with me

on Place Pie, Avignon. First coffee!

Like the old times... counting and paying with little coins
 You can watch me here, singing in the streets:Blackwaterside

vrijdag 4 augustus 2017

Summertime at Schiermonnikoog (little island at the north of Holland)

Me and Mario on Dutch television
Hi folks,
I just came back from the isle of Schiermonnikoog!
A lot has happened up there!
I organized for the 4th time this little nice festival, called SchierSong Fest. This event takes a lot of positive energy, since I only play non commercial and with musicians who love music more then money. All information about this festival you can find here: SchierSong Festival

After a year of hard work, my vacation started two weeks ago at the radio / tv show of Omroep Friesland. Mario came with me.
 I really wanted to play my Duth song "Wietse with you, I'm cycling" just because it's a good song and because it's about my first love on the island of Schiermonnikoog.
 It's a new song, so I was really nervous. But it went well. After that we played also some other songs.
The recording can be viewed and listened here: WIETSE WIETSE! @Omroep Friesland

After that, I traveled to Schiermonnikoog, where I had to work on all preparations to programm the 9 songwriters at different places.
Me and Mario on the terrace of Bootshuis 
That worked out well!I found enough places who wanted to work with me!

Highlight of the festival is Saturday evening and Sunday evening: then we all play three of our own songs at the campsite (Seedune) and on the beach (Pavilion Paal 3). At the campside it'w also an open mic and we had some good musicians there that night! Paal 3 was also really crowded and we had this great jam at the end of the night.
It is so nice that many islanders cooperated wtih me to succes this festival! Especially thanks to Rolald (Berkenplas) Jeppe (Paal 3) and Ronald (camping Seedune) ,  And  the musicians were very good in shape! Without their voluntary contribution this festival couldn't take place. We all had a great time this summer. So next year we will be back for the 5th time!

with my daughter Annika at camping 

Annika singing WIETSE 

Invited by owner Gilles to play on his terrace

House concert with guest cajon player Dennis 

We started outside but then it began to rain....


Paviljoen Paal 3 Sunday night 


When the weekend was over, I was invited to play on the terrace of a hotel where I used to stay when I was ZERO  years ... :))) That's because my mother was born on the island and she took me every summer to Schiermonnikoog.

My Schiermonnikoog holiday is over now . But tomorrow will start a thrilling journey .... I keep my mouth shut ... but I'll keep you posted!
See you soon!
Annette XXX

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