Nienke is a young 17-year old singer-songwriter from a little town in the south-west of The Netherlands. Equipped with a beautiful voice and great musical talent, she amazes her fellow musicians and also the audience. Not only with her love for blues, Americana, country, jazz and soul but also with her ability to sing from the heart.
She started to seriously develop her singing skills and love for the blues when she was only 12 years old just by making music with two friends every Saturday morning. Singing lessons from mentor/teacher Caspar de Jonge and visiting concerts of Beth Hart, Tedeschi Trucks Band, North Sea Jazz and a variety of other known and unknown artists, makes that she continues to grow.
At a young age she climbed the stage of the monthly jamsession in Gebouw T (Bergen op Zoom), which she still enjoys to do very much. From age fifteen she is the frontlady of the band Mindblow. At sixteen she was invited by Bart Kamp and Richard van Bergen to the yearly Fat Tuesday Party in Dongen, an amazing opportunity to share the stage with a group of very talented musicians.
Writing her own songs only started when she was able to accompany herself, first on the piano and later by guitar. Lyrics very often poetic and inspired by her love for English literature.
In 2020 she started working with producers and multi-instrumentalists Jan van Bijnen and Joost Verbraak (Swamp Dogg, Jim Keller. Dutch icons Freek de Jonge and Rob de Nijs) which resulted in the release of her first album with 6 own songs ‘Devil on my Shoulder’ in December 2021.
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