Act Name: Miss Clementine
Phone: +31(0)6 460 229 39
E-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Category of Folk: Her voice is mostly compared with Joan Beaz, The Carpenters, and Eva Cassidy.
Location: Island beneath Rotterdam in The Netherlands
Folksinger Clementine (NL) grew up as a Captain's daughter. When her father came home after his long travels (upto a year) her mothers chansons where replaced for his Celtic/Irish music. Water, nature and freedom where fundamentals to her when she grew older. The Irish music became her lifeline with her father being away at sea. When she sings Celtic or Irish folkmusic now, it feels like coming home. Nowadays she mixes the style naturally with Jazzy, Bluezy and even chanson influences.
Clementine prefers singing in English, but made an exception for the dutch song 'Na de Hoos' (= After the storm) written by friend and top-writer Guus Westdorp. Originally written for the flood in New Orleans after Katrina. Raising 1000'ds of dollars during a benefit concert for the victims.
She performed the song at the official national memorial for the Dutch flood of 1953 for the dutch president, politicians and survivors. This event was broadcasted by all national media including primetime news. French and American tv was present as well.
Guus's mother helped dutch refugees communicating over the radio in '53 and Clementine's father was specialized in dredging, helped to build the dam after the storm as a teenager.
In 2003 she released her first album (mastered by grammy winner Brad Blackwood and joined recordlabel Coast to Coast.) This album was embraced by radio 5 and nominated/won the title World Album by radio 2.
Clementine toured dutch theatres from small rooms of 80 seats upto concerthalls of 750 seats and decided to study a few elemental courses online with Berklee to gain more understanding of songwriting and production.
She writes her own songs, but also likes to collaborate with others like Daithi Rua (worked with the Fureys/Clannad/Moya Brennan etc) and Guus Westdorp who wrote several top-1 hits of A-artists in the Netherlands.
Her official musicians are guitarist Philip Masure and musician (fiddle/mandoline/low whistle) Siard de Jong.
Philip (Belgium) specialized in DADGAD open tuning, and is often referred to as “the king of DADGAD”. He gave many guitar workshops all over the world, and has toured with a lot of musicians/bands including Urban Trad (2nd in the Eurovision Song contest in 2003), Micha Marah, Comas, Laïs, Fling, Eamar Quinn, Orion, Floes, Kathleen Keane, Sylvain Barou, Hot Spoons, Andar, David Munnelly... As a studio musician Philip plays on at least 100 cd’s, but also works a lot as producer. He has worked together with many well known musicians from Belgium and abroad.
Odense Folk (DK) : 'You have to hear this superb guitarist from Belgium, since he is one of the best in Europe'
nvFolk (BE) : ‘guitar prodigy and specialist of open tuning’
The Irish Post (IRL) : ‘one of the most sought-after guitarists on the scene’
The Irish Post (UK) : ‘the mastery of Philip Masure on guitar is evident’
The Living Tradition (UK) : ‘should be on the must-see-live list’
De Standaard (BE) : ‘virtuosity ! It asks for more’
Une Autre Chanson (FR) : ‘a harmony and personality as with the likes of Pierre Bensusan, Soig Siberil or Jean-Paul Albert’
Siard de Jong (NL) playes the fiddle, viola, mandoline, bouzouki, (low) whistles and soprano sax. He is overly asked by groups and tours the world. He has played with Mike Hanrahan, Ronnie Drew, Sonny Condell, Keith Donald, Finbar Furey, Francie Conway, Sean Harkness, Chris Jones, Danny Guinan, Ailbe Grace, Kieran Fahy, Benny Jolink, Fling and recorded a couple albums with Within Temptation.