VIDEO: Maar het is toch je verjaardag

“But it is still your birthday!”, said the sun

It’s so nice when the muse brings me an unexpected (Dutch) song. I had some words in my head that I possibly wanted to use in a birthday card and then it evolved into a long poem and when that was done I thought I could try create a melody with it. So here it is. Written and recorded the 5th of September 2018, the sun was never before heard with such a cute, cozy and elderly voice.

Video images comes from a small film called Garden Wise from the Prelinger Archive, these images belong to the public domain and can be used for the making of new videos. The Prelinger Archive is a collection of about 60.000 short films, named after the administrator Rick Prelinger:  https://archive.org/details/prelinger

 

Dutch lyrics:

Er was een tuin met heel veel struiken, mooie vlinders en een boom.

En in het midden stond een prachtige bloem. En de bloem zei:

Schijn maar niet zo hard en niet zo fel op mijn gezicht

Want ik voel me niet zo lekker en dan gaan mijn blaadjes dicht

En dan schuil ik in de schaduw, liefst met niemand om me heen

En dan denk ik dat het beter is, helemaal alleen

“Maar het is toch je verjaardag!” riep de zon toen met een lach

“Ja! Dan wil ik vieren dat ik je ken omdat ik naast je lopen mag”

Ok, zei de bloem voorzichtig… Ja dat klinkt toch best wel goed

Jij kan me steeds weer overtuigen zonnetje, ja, jij weet hoe dat moet

En toen vierden ze een feestje, met een hele mooie wijn

En vierden ze met vrienden, dat ze elkaars vrienden mochten zijn

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Discography

2018 Mijn gammele cassette2018-05-10 Elly 2 - aangepast kleiner.jpg
2016 Zinken & Zweven
2012 Successfool
2008 Elly Kellner (EP)
2002 Meet you slowly
2001 Keshri – Keshri Transition
2001 Butterflies
2000 Silence no more
1999 Edisni Kool
1998 W.A. Hahaha
1997 Demo Radio Rijnmond
1997 Parasomnias
1997 My tjili
1996 Burn out


1996 – Burn out1996 Elly Kellner - Burn Out Cassette voorkant
 Recorded by Peer v/d Vecht (02-07-1996). Cassette – Album cover created by Elly Kellner. Elly Kellner: Vocals, Acoustic guitar.

Long before the term burn out became so widely used I gave this name to my first ever album. For me it had no apparent connection with the feeling of physical and emotional exhaustion that we would now link to a burn out. It had indeed more to do with the friend who made the first official recordings of my songs, Peer and his love for motorcycles. A burnout, as explained in the unwritten bikers’ dictionary, is the practice of keeping a motorcycle stationary and spinning its rear wheel, causing the tires to heat up and therefore causing smoke from friction. Looking back on it now it may have been that it felt like that was in fact happening to me symbolically; there had once been fire in my youth but I still suffered from the smoke that never died out from it. I did not have a burn out but mentally I did still had a lot of mending to do. We recorded these tracks in Peer’s living room and it was a very positive experience for me.

  1. Big moves moves
  2. Dare
  3. Care of giving
  4. Little thing
  5. My hell
  6. Insane
  7. One seed
  8. IFAS
  9. Slip
  10. Three F
  11. Piece of you and me
  12. Tiny tit
  13. Your own
  14. Sticky Straggler

1997 Elly Kellner - My Tjili Cassette1997 – My tjili

My tjili contains home-recorded songs as well as songs recorded in café de Zet*.  Cassette – Album cover created by Elly Kellner. Elly Kellner: Vocals, Acoustic guitar.

I must have recorded these songs in my own living room on cassette tape. I listened a lot to Tori Amos and Kate Bush in this period and I sometimes modified my singing voice to sound more like theirs. Sometimes, looking back on it now, it was a bit too shrill for my liking. As a a teenager I saw Sinead O’Connor as a great vocal example and learned loud singing and belting by listening to her music and trying to copy it. I can see it’s all part of my musical journey. It took a couple of years before I felt more relaxed singing with my own voice.

  1. Plain
  2. Butter
  3. Carry my way
  4. Blote voeten
  5. Bullshit
  6. Little thing
  7. Burdens & houses
  8. Baf
  9. Write that down*
  10. Three F*
  11. Dare*
  12. Sticky Straggler*
  13. Poepoetan
  14. To daze

1997 Elly Kellner - Parasomnias Cassette1997 – Parasomnias

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Wilfred Landa in the summer of 1997.  Cassette – Design and art direction by Elly Kellner. Photography by John Posthumus. Elly Kellner: Vocals, Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Percussion. Wilfred Landa: Drums, Percussion.
Fons van Loenhout: Bass on Favourite star.

Wilfred Landa had a multi track recorder and this was the first time I ever recorded with several tracks. We had an absolute blast! Both Wilfred and I put a lot of time and effort into the production of it and I regard it as my first serious album. I was able to put a lot of my thought processes into the songs and was able to work through some emotional subjects whilst creating it; like therapy. In that period I suffered a lot from night terrors and this is where the name Parasomnias came from; dissociated sleep states. I was incredibly proud when it was finished and am still very fond of the songs featured here. The highlight was when we recorded Favourite star in the shed, where the drums were, and outside it started to poor down and thunder loudly; you can still hear it in the recording and I will never forget.

  1. Bloody whore1997 Elly Kellner - Parasomnias Cassette Teksten
  2. Favourite star
  3. Divided
  4. Tatanka
  5. Oh dear
  6. Graveyard
  7. Not right now ok
  8. Grey dove
  9. Plee ol’piano
  10. Listen to your radio; The bread, Moody wood, Consensus
  11. Go
  12. Monster get to me
  13. My sisters
  14. Being welcome
  15. Cha cha
  16. Dark Chicken clown soup

1997 Elly Kellner - Demo Radio Rijnmond1997 Demo

Live recorded at Radio Rijnmond Studios (30-11-1997). Cassette – Album cover created by Elly Kellner. Elly Kellner: Vocals, Acoustic guitar.

I was invited to perform live at Radio Rijnmond by Anita Luchies and played my latest songs there. I remember it was very late and my mum joined me and drove me there I guess, since I had no drivers license or car. The recordings they made were used to create this demo.

  1. May comes
  2. Vacuum cleaning song
  3. Queen
  4. Child
  5. Words don’t say enough again
  6. Bif on the side

1998 Elly Kellner - WA Hahaha Cassette1998 – W.A. hahaha

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Wilfred Landa. Cassette – Album cover created by Elly Kellner.
Elly Kellner: Vocals, Backing vocals, Acoustic guitar, Bass. Wilfred Landa: Didgeridoo.

Wilfred’s track recorder once again played a huge role. It was so awesome to have friends who wanted to help me out, develop more of their own recording skills and in the meantime record my music. This little EP was a feisty little look into how I felt at that point in time.

  1. Throwing plates
  2. Forever is now
  3. Good book
  4. Right
  5. W.A. hahaha

1999 Elly Kellner - Edisni Kool CD voorkant.jpg1999 – Edisni Kool

Home recorded by Elly Kellner in 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, except track 1 recorded by Davie Feenstra. CD – Album cover created by Elly Kellner. Elly Kellner: Vocals, Acoustic guitar, Sampling.

Track 1 was recorded at Dave Feenstra’s house who had a proper track recorder and we spent a lot of time on this track, I played Davies 12 string guitar and we layered my voice multiple times. We recorded a couple more songs and I was immensly proud of this version of ‘Nice’. I had meant to make a little EP out the recordings but due to a weird turn of events I never did. Hence, I put it on this collection of recordings. Through the years I had started recording myself on cassettetape as the new songs came to me. After some time I acquired a Minidisk player and I was able to digitally record and go back and forth with it, thus creating several tracks on top of each other. It was an easy and cheap way for me to experiment and develop my singing, playing and timing skills. I would sometimes spend a whole day just recording one song.

  1. Nice
  2. Look inside
  3. Experiment
  4. Glowing
  5. Rational God
  6. Heat
  7. Walking towards you
  8. Why die
  9. It is over
  10. Wildernes
  11. Horses
  12. Woman
  13. Speed isn’t healthy
  14. Noted
  15. Madas
  16. So old to me
  17. Men’s mendacity
  18. Pink fishes
  19. KEV
  20. Sean
  21. Inniebittie Swine
  22. Never trust
  23. It was all too much
  24. Brieche

2000 Elly Kellner - Silence no more CD voorkant2000 – Silence no more

Home recorded by Elly Kellner in 1998, 1999 and 2000. CD – Album cover created by Elly Kellner.
Elly Kellner: Vocals, Backing vocals, Acoustic guitar, Samples

This was a time when I started playing around with percussion, samples and midi keyboards. I had some samples on an LP and I recorded the sounds into my Minidisk Recorder. Some of my recordings became slightly more experimental and made it that little bit more interesting for me. For the song I am your Coca-cola light I made a beat using an empty can of Coca-cola and stuffed my mouth with cotton wool to create a muffled vocal track. In this period I also broke my wrist and as I got frustrated with not being able to create songs I borrowed a basic keyboard and I soon wrote with that. Examples of that are track 3, 5 and 9. Track 17, Shiny Bottle, was created by my friend Angelo Huige and I added the vocals. Angelo played around with electronic beats and with bands like Massive Attack, Portishead, Moloko as our example we used to spend many hours just making up new things.

  1. Friendly hardworking salesman
  2. It was you, yourself
  3. Greater secret
  4. What else is love for
  5. Unbearable
  6. Care small
  7. Dare to look
  8. Great vacation
  9. Highest rank
  10. How beautiful
  11. I won’t cling
  12. You too feel alone
  13. I am your Coca-cola light
  14. Counter love
  15. I’m gone now
  16. Rivers
  17. Shiny Bottle
  18. My own tone
  19. There won’t be silence no more

2001 Elly Kellner - Butterflies CD voorkant2001 – Butterflies

Recorded by Peer v/d Vecht. CD – Album cover created by Elly Kellner. Elly Kellner: Vocals, Backing vocals, Acoustic guitar.

As I developed my songwriting skills and was able to write more in depth it got more scary to perform in front of others, I had a hurdle to take when it came to that. But at my friend Peer’s house I always felt comfortable to play and I felt like he took my music seriously. It was so nice that I could just record a big bunch of my newest songs there to save them for posterity.

  1. On your marks
  2. Saleh now take it
  3. Almost done the job
  4. Jon Tardif
  5. About everything
  6. Interesting men in the world
  7. Are you the babes
  8. How are you
  9. Your eyes of blithe
  10. Sweet
  11. Some forgot
  12. Detective Protective
  13. Yes if you were free
  14. Hands off
  15. Be my all
  16. A song
  17. Untitled (95, map 3)
  18. Untitled (95, map 3)
  19. Untitled (95, map 3)
  20. One pair of those
  21. Your arrival
  22. What about me
  23. Turning & burning
  24. Part of me
  25. Butterflies

2001 Keshri – Keshri Transition CD voorkant.jpg2001 – Keshri – Keshri Transition

Recorded at CKB Studio (March 2001) track 12, 13 & 14: home recorded by Elly Kellner and track 15 recorded & written by Angelo Huige. All tracks mastered by Rutger Verberkmoes, track 3, 12, 13 and 14 by Andra Veraart. CD – Album cover created by Elly Kellner & Andra Veraart. Photography by John Posthumus.
Elly Kellner: Vocals, Backing vocals, Acoustic guitar. Andra Veraart: Acoustic guitar, Bass guitar and Programming.

From 1999-2003 I joined forces with Andra Veraart and we started our power duo Keshri. The name Keshri came to me in a dream and after thinking of calling ourselves Elly & Andra we decided Keshri would sound much nicer. I have no idea what it means but I identify with it personally; it’s like it is linked with the wizest part of me. With Andra, who was a multi-instrumentalist, we recorded the Keshri Transition. Performing with Andra, I can say those gigs with him were the most relaxed gigs ever; we were both equally perfectionist but had immense focus on the music. We complemented each other in such a way that it kept our collaboration always in a nice and easy flow.

  1. This hate
  2. Oh how I’ve been
  3. He grows dying flowers
  4. Don’t wanna cry today
  5. Emperor
  6. Truth is mine
  7. All you need on your travels
  8. Naked
  9. Legs & toes
  10. Tripping
  11. New to mankind
  12. It was you, yourself
  13. I am your Coca-cola light
  14. I’m gone now
  15. Shiny Bottle

2002 Elly Kellner - Meet you slowly CD voorkant2002 – Meet you slowly

Home recorded by Elly Kellner in 2000 and 2001. CD – Album cover created by Elly Kellner. Elly Kellner: Vocals, Backing vocals, Acoustic guitar.

Here’s a collection of songs that I recorded myself at different moments and with different tecniques. There are some tracks where my sweet parakeets are clearly audible. One of my parakeets was called Piewiew and he could speak Dutch very well. At that time I didn’t really care that they could be heard on my recordings as he was so much a part of my life. He ate from my plate and went into the shower with me. Every day he told me he loved me so it was all good.

  1. Theeset
  2. ‘Cause I’m lost
  3. Females
  4. A thank you
  5. Not
  6. Ode to summer
  7. Gillie
  8. Another melody
  9. Bluest blue
  10. Being kind
  11. Meet you slowly
  12. Worth a lot
  13. Oxygen
  14. Let it go
  15. How could I
  16. Woman walking
  17. Intermingling
  18. Vladimir
  19. The wind
  20. Thoughts
  21. Medi

In 2003 I moved from the Netherlands to the United Kingdom and even though my English love was the main focus of the move I was also excited for the chance to play my music in England. Looking at my discography it seems like I didn’t record any music from 2002 up till 2008 but that is far from the truth. In England I wrote, recorded, performed, sang backing vocals and set up a band around my music. My songs got more of a rock feel and I played the electric guitar instead of the acoustic. After lenghty rehearsals with the band, I took them back to the Netherlands to record an EP (by producer Danny Gras). The circumstances made it so that in the end these recordings were never put out as an album. In the meantime the internet had become a big thing and like everyone I was putting out my newest solo recordings online and getting feedback from fellow musicians. I learned and experimented so much with music in that period, it was a blast. At the same time I was under a lot of mental pressure. I had suffered with mental illness from when I was a child and working fulltime in the UK, living with a love that had gone sour and being far away from my friends and family didn’t help at all. In 2005 I started having issues with my voice and all my despair came out via my vocal chords. After plenty of hospital visits and a lot of thinking it was time for me to return to the Netherlands, in order to find myself and my voice again. In 2006 I returned and I went straight into much needed therapy. When my voice was back to normal, I started performing solo again and I also started singing in a band called Chanoyu with my longtime friend Danny Gras. Although we never really performed live we did finish an album with awesome psychedelic rock.


2008 Elly Kellner - EP CD Voorkant2008 – Elly Kellner (EP)

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Danny Gras at Yellow Cactus Studio. Mastered by Hay Zeelen Mastering. Design and art direction by Sicco Faase from Pepperpack, photography by Elly Kellner.
Elly Kellner: Vocals, Acoustic guitar.
Lennart v/d Berg: Bass guitar.
Guido Elshof: Drums.
Moniek de Leeuw: Violin.

In 2008 I was looking a little bit more on the bright side and my longtime friend Danny Gras invited me to make some recordings of my songs in his studio. He asked his friend musicians to play on my new EP and the result was wonderful. The only problem was it didn’t sound at all like my live solo performances and so the plan was made to get a band together. Lennart v/d Berg (bass) who also played on this EP and Niels van Rooij (drums) joined in and from 2008 till 2010 we rehearsed weekly and performed wherever we could. It was a lot of fun banter combined with a good focus on the songs. The songs were what everything else revolved around and even though we never recorded another album with this band set-up we did bring a load of new songs to each gig. Adventures with the guys and always a relaxed atmosphere brought by Lennart and Niels, wonderful memories.

  1. Try tree
  2. Oh I wonder
  3. It’s all good
  4. Everything
  5. I’m a leaf

2012 Elly Kellner - Successfool CD overzicht.jpg2012 – Successfool

Produced, recorded and mixed by Elly Kellner (Sept. 2011 – Oct 2012). Mastered by Hay Zeelen Mastering. CD / Design and art direction by Mandy van Goeije. Elly Kellner: Vocals, Backing vocals, Acoustic guitar.

By the time I got to the year 2011 I had many new songs that I wanted to record. I had already been recording my own music in the years before but after Danny Gras taught me the ropes in Cubase I decided I wanted to properly record and mix my own new album. Successfool is the result. It was also a turning point as well when it comes to songwriting; here we can spot the first Dutch songs and after this I made the switch to focus more on writing Dutch lyrics over a longer period of time.

  1. I ain’t no witch
  2. Hoeveel draad
  3. I am eating all the ice cream
  4. Play
  5. The king
  6. What the tok
  7. Boosaardig
  8. Successfool
  9. Charmer boy
  10. It is true

2016 Elly Kellner - Zinken & Zweven CD overzicht2016 – Zinken & Zweven

Recorded, mixed and mastered by BJ Baartmans at Studio Wilverband in the winter of 2015/2016.
CD – Album cover created by Elly Kellner. Illustratie by Eliza Klein.  Elly Kellner: Vocals, Backing vocals, Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar on track 11 & 12, Casio on track 12.
BJ Baartmans: Mandolin, Bass, Drums. Percussie, Guitars: Electric, Acoustic, Ebow, Resonator.

Particularly in 2014 I started focusing on writing about the deep thoughts and emotions that I had never expressed clearly. I wanted to get past any censorship or taboo so I wrote about suicide, nothingness, binge-eating, feeling the emptyness and the loss of inspiration. It took me some time before I could play the songs without crying; again the music was my therapy. By 2015 I had written so many songs that it was hard to choose which ones to put on an album! Out of the big heap I made a selection of 25 songs and then organised a songfestival where the audience could give points to each song and the songs that received the highest scores made it on to this album. I recorded Zinken & Zweven at BJ Baartmans studio and he added such wonderful instrumentation, really tuning into what each song needed. It is such a wonderful thing to be able to create music and lyrics that go pretty deep but still sounds inviting and easy on the ear. Because of this Zinken & Zweven is one of my favourite albums.

  1. In m’n buik
  2. Liefde te geven
  3. Is dat leeg
  4. Niets is ook wel lekker
  5. Zo lief
  6. De stem
  7. Engelenhaar
  8. Heb je je zaadjes
  9. Voelen
  10. Buikpijn
  11. De toren
  12. Slaap je inspiratie

2018 Elly Kellner - Mijn gammele cassette CD voorkant.jpg

2018

Mijn gammele cassette

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Danny Gras at De Kift Studio (March 2018), except track 15, 16 and 17 recorded by Elly Kellner in 2014. Album cover created by Elly Kellner. Elly Kellner: Vocals, Backing vocals, Acoustic guitar, Beats, Electronic instruments.

The songs on Mijn gammele cassette were all written in the 2014/2015 period and were hidden away, forgotten almost. After taking a break from performing live I decided to start writing and singing in English again and to let go of my adventure with the Dutch songs. But when my friend Danny suggested to have a recording session at the Kift Studio I suddenly felt these songs still needed to be put out there. By that time Danny and I had known each other for over 20 years so it was special to be working together again. The title Mijn gammele cassette refers to a line in the song Perfecte accessoire but could easily be linked to the analogue tape that was used to make this retro recordings. The songs on this album are in the same line as the previous one but the big difference is that this is just me, Elly, a woman and her guitar, as I always was and when you play Mijn gammele cassette you may well believe that I’m sitting right next to you playing the songs for you personally. That was the aim.

  1. Zoon van Bokito
  2. Alles dat ik niet wil
  3. Perfecte accessoire
  4. Geheim
  5. Dodendans
  6. Alles
  7. Verjaardag
  8. Jong belegen verlegen
  9. Nog wel
  10. Versieren
  11. Suikerslaaf
  12. Grenswachter
  13. Ondiep
  14. Verstoppertje
  15. Fluister en luister
  16. Alles makkelijk
  17. Het is zoals het is

VIDEO: Versieren (2018)

Did you know I make music as well as drawing? And sometimes I also enjoy creating my own music video. Yesterday I finished a video for my new upcoming Dutch album called ‘Mijn gammele cassette’ that comes out in June 2018 and I want to share it with you even if you don’t speak Dutch. The hand puppet in the video is called Pudding and I created him myself as well! My friend Willeke was the puppeteer and she did an awesome job! ♥

The topics in my songs are similar to what I draw about 🙂 This song is about a guy who is indecisive and taking advantage of me and the crush I had on him. From 09-06-2018 my new album can be found via Spotify & iTunes.

Want to know more specifically about my background on music? Visit my website: www.ellykellner.com

7 songs in 7 videos

First and foremost I’ve been a singer-songwriter since age 9, when I first picked up a guitar and created my first songs. I performed in several places and countries, sometimes as a solo artist and sometimes as part of Matthews Southern Comfort or as backing vocalist for Canadian troubadour Shannon Lyon. Lately I’ve not been performing as much at all because I just want to do what I’m good at: write music,  play and sing my songs. Finding a stage and audience that can truly appreciate my melancholy, quiet music has been tough and I quit playing at busy bars or other unsuitable venues that don’t offer any fee. As with many creative jobs it seems hard for outsiders to understand why we would ask money for our skill and our services, same goes for drawing comic strips. And I’m not going around trying to convince people I’m good enough, begging for a paid gig, so I just stopped altogether.

Conveniently, at the same time, I had a writers block for about a year or so. Too much had happened, relationships had ended and it was just all too much. By the time I did start writing songs about it all I wasn’t able to sing them ’cause I’d start sobbing each time. It was too fresh and one can’t really sing and sob at the time so I gave in to the nothingness. And then, when once in a while there is an opportunity that offers itself to me, like playing in a forest at a summer festival or the chance to play at an intimate living room festival, I take it with both hands. Last Sunday I played at a festival that took place in over 500 living rooms in 15 cities around The Netherlands ‘Muziek bij de buren‘. It was so wonderful to have a really attentive audience listening to my newest songs, the songs I wrote in the past year and a half and that I could never play without crying. It’s a blessing to feel I’ve worked through all the feelings and these songs are ready to go out into the world to be heard. I taped a couple of songs for this recent performance.

If you are curious click on this beautiful photo below, made by Lotte Brouwers, and it’ll take you to seven song videos. ♥ If you liked a song please do like the video for me and if you want to stay updated on my music videos just hit the subscribe button. Until next time… 2017-12-10  Elly bij Muziek bij de Buren - Lotte Brouwers kleiner.jpg (Click here if the photo link doesn’t work)

SONG – Mountains of Men

Music had left me a long while ago. It’s back now, but as with everything
it must be fluid so I don’t expect it to stick around. Never before did a song of mine have so many different meanings and layers for me. They usually had one meaning or were about one situation. This one expands, for me, over time and space, it’s about you, it’s about me, we are all one. Everything entwined, living and dying all at the same time, round and round we go in this magnificent, bittersweet experience.

Will you follow me where I go
Will you follow me where I go. 

This path is so crooked, but it's truly mine. 
I came in barefoot, across the borderline. 
How I struggled uphill, mountains of men. 
Grew into a landslide, came down again. 
Came down again. 

Will you follow me where I go
Will you follow me where I go.

Want to find more of my music, visit my music website

 

You broke it and returned it

I’ve started writing in English again, my heart wants to. Here’s a demo for a new song

LYRICS

I wrapped it in soft linen
And I placed it on the table
I made sure the table’s sturdy
I made sure it wouldn’t fall

I watched it as you picked it up
Caressed it, held it in your arms
And I closed my eyes a moment
To let it sink in

And every so often I would
Pick it up to check it
It looked perfect like it did
When I put it there

Then I saw you hold it with a frown
And quickly after you put it down
And we watched
As it fell to the floor

You said you didn’t care for it at this time
And you want to return what is rightfully mine
And you broke it before you returned it

You said it doesn’t do it for me anymore
So I don’t know what I would be doing it for
So I broke it and I’m returning it
You said you can have it back, coz it’s broken anyway

Zinken & Zweven (2016)

2016-03-14 CD hoes DIGITAAL Voorkant KLEINERToen singer-songwriter Elly Kellner negen jaar oud was schreef ze heel waarschijnlijk haar eerste liedje. In 2014 bleek ze haar duizendste lied te hebben geschreven ‘Zo Lief’ en in het jaar daarop wilde ze graag een Nederlandstalige plaat maken. Er waren teveel songs om uit te kiezen en van dit luxeprobleem maakte ze een klein feestje door eind 2015 haar eigen songfestival te organiseren. Na de eerste voorselectie bleven er twintig liedjes over waar de publieksjury punten aan gaf. De tien hoogst scorende vind je op haar nieuwe album Zinken & Zweven; de volgorde is geen willekeur maar ook gebaseerd op de uitslag van de jury. ‘In M’n Buik’ en ‘Liefde Te Geven’ delen samen de eerste plaats, nummers 11 en 12 zijn bonustracks die Elly graag extra wilde toevoegen.

Zinken & Zweven is te beluisteren via Bandcamp, via Spotify en iTunes. Of je kunt het album direct bij Elly bestellen voor €15,- (exclusief verzendkosten).

BJ BAARTMANS
Mandoline, Bas, Drums, Percussie, Gitaren: Elektrisch, Akoestisch, Ebow, Resonator

ELLY KELLNER
Akoestische Gitaar, Zang, Fitnessbal, Belly Rub, Elektrische Gitaar bij ‘De Toren’ en ‘Slaap Je Inspiratie’, Casio bij ‘Slaap Je Inspiratie’

Productie: BJ Baartmans en Elly Kellner
Tekst, Muziek & Artwork: Elly Kellner
Illustratie: Eliza Klein

Opname, Mix & Master: Studio Wildverband, Boxmeer
Opgenomen in de winter 2015/2016
www.bjbaartmans.nl

The Creatives

You rarely see or hear them. They sit in their houses with cups of tea, buzzing ideas and many unanswered questions. Their eyes seek and find, their brains create and unwind. Among the 66.000 inhabitants of the Burgundian city of Bergen op Zoom (The Netherlands) there are many Creatives silently at work. And when it’s done… it is there for the whole world to see while they are already working on the next thing. Artists, musicians, thinkers and do-ers each filling their spot in this quaint place. For this video we were able to ‘catch’ and portray eight Creatives but ofcourse there are several more to be found in the wild. Seek, and ye shall find.

‘The Creatives’ was written by singer-songwriter Elly Kellner 4th July 2015. All creatives were then filmed in Bergen op Zoom (The Netherlands) by singer-songwriter Elly Kellner at the end of 2015/start of 2016. Please visit each artist personal website to see more of their work, click below:

http://www.liesdevooght-edelsmid.nl
http://www.woutergoudswaard.nl
http://www.sietskeridders.com
http://www.sannefeenstra.nl
http://www.ellykellner.com
http://www.atelierdeluxe.nl
http://www.evaluijkx.com
http://www.subtracting.nl

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Vlogs of my tour with Shannon Lyon

Here we are! In the space of three weeks Shannon Lyon, BJ Baartmans and I have given sixteen concerts. It was a big deal for me and although it was only the third time for me I managed very well. Life on the road can be tough. I made a short video for each day we were on the road. You can view these vlogs now in a special playlist…enjoy!