"There are a lot of great singers in this world but not all are gifted with a voice that is
at once captivating and yet familiar all in the same breath. Clementine has that kind
of voice. The kind of voice that pulls you in like a friend sharing a secret and at the
same time gently compelling you to listen to her interpret the lyrics of whatever
song she’s singing. In my professional experience I’ve just described the difference
between a good singer and the kind of voice that makes a star, there’s an intangible
“it” that separates the two, you’ve either got that special “it” or you don’t and
Clementine’s got it. With her new collection of songs on “Letting Go,” and her stunning
vocal delivery, Clementine has got all the makings of a star."
- Wyatt Easterling
Wyatt has produced the album "Letting Go". He is a multi-platinum producer and songwriter, has been Chief of A&R for Atlantic Records, and a staff writer in Nashville. Wyatt has had the opportunity to work with some of the finest songwriters and artists from around the world, touching on a number of different genres.
“Een stem die enerzijds zacht is als fluweel, anderzijds sterk als staal. De songs die ik heb gehoord laten geluiden horen uit verschillende genres. Maar het voert allemaal terug naar de roots en americana is daarom een treffende typering van Clementine’s muziek.”
“Rate: 19 out of 20. ...dass hier ein neuer Star die große Bühne betritt. Jedenfalls ist Letting Go, That’s Freedom sehr überzeugend geraten! Also: die Türen und Tore bitte weit öffnen für Clementine!!! ”
““The Dutch singer Clementine started her career about 15 years ago. She has since then developed strongly as performer of folk and country songs, as can be heard on the newest record ‘Letting Go’. This album was produced by Wyatt Easterling in his studio in Nashville, Tennessee and that is definitely noticeable in the sound of the ten songs on this third album of Clementine.“ – ”
Folksinger Clementine (NL) grew up from a family well-known for engineering on the water. When her father came home after his long travels (up to a year) her mother's chansons were replaced for his Celtic/Irish music. Water, nature and freedom where fundamentals to her as she grew up. The Irish music became her lifeline with her father being away at sea. When she sings Celtic or Irish folk music now it feels like coming home. Nowadays she mixes the style naturally with Jazzy, Bluesy 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 writer Guus Westdorp. Originally written for the flood in New Orleans after Katrina.
She performed the song at the official memorial for the Dutch flood of 1953 for the Dutch president and survivors. The words of the song made an impact and lived further in the political speeches. This event was broadcasted by national media including primetime news, French and American tv from New Orleans.
In 2003 she released her first album ‘Special to Me’ for record label Coast to Coast and producer Philip Masure, in the folk studio (BE). This album was embraced by national radio stations like Radio 2 & 5.
She toured dutch theatres from small rooms of 80 seats up to concert halls of 750 seats and decided to study a few elemental courses online with Berklee to gain more understanding of songwriting and production.
She also loves to collaborate with other songwriters like Wyatt Easterling and Daithi Rua (worked with the Fureys/Clannad/Moya Brennan) and Guus Westdorp who wrote several top-1 hits for A-artists in the Netherlands. Or perform with Italian singer Alberto Napolitano, one of the heirs of the Genua school chanson. When the occasion rises she opens concerts for legendary band The Fureys.
For her new album: Letting Go, she has collaborated with top producer and multi-platinum singer/songwriter Wyatt Easterling from Nashville: www.wyatteasterling.com This album is now available in the US and online worldwide. And again as the occasion arrises she's happily to play as a duo with Wyatt.
She’s currently booking another tour to support her new release “Letting Go”. And can be booked solo, duo, trio or even as a full five-piece band with engineer.