WE WERE THE MOON


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''Mooie middenweg tussen klassieke kamermuziek en sfeervolle pop (...) Spannend en gedurfd.''

- Nederlands Dagblad

 

''Merel is op weg één van de tofste componisten van het land te worden.''

- Marzio Scholten (Opera Alaska, IDENTIKIT)

 

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photo by Juan Carlos Villarroel

 

MUSIC

everything is coloured

2019

merchandise

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we were the moon

2021
Challenge Records
 

VIDEOS

 

BIO

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photo by Juan Carlos Villaroel

Eskina is a one of a kind instrumental band led by guitarist Merel van Hoek from The Hague. In 2018 they reached the quarter finals of De Grote Prijs van Nederland where they wowed the audience and jury with their heart felt and soulful aesthetic fusing pop and neo-classical genres.

The hauntingly delicate symphonic compositions and the singular instrumentation conjure soundscapes evoking influences ranging from minimalist Philip Glass to British alt rock titans Radiohead. Songs that transport you to worlds of shaded forests and intimate evening firesides.

Their first single ‘At the End of The Sea’ was released in 2017 by the renowned American record label Candyrat Records. Eskina explores the crossover from classical to pop by mixing chamber strings and guitar with evocative electronics. This signature combination became the foundation of their upcoming album: ‘We Were the Moon’, a collaboration with guest artist Maarten Vos and releasing with Challenge Records October 2021.

Line-up

Merel van Hoek (guitar/compositions) Kellen McDaniel (viola)
Berber Heerema (violoncello)
Joop de Graaf (bass)

Mischa Porte (drums)

 

PHOTO

photo by Parcifal Werkman

PAARD / album release
PAARD / album release
PAARD / album release
PAARD / album release
PAARD / album release
PAARD / album release
PAARD / album release
ESKINA promo2021
Exalto Studio's
Exalto Studio's
Exalto Studio's
ESKINA - 007- Mcklin Fotografie
Duizel In Het Park - Rotterdam
PAARD - Den Haag
PAARD - Den Haag
Totaalfestival Bladel
 

LIVE

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CONTACT

Thank you!

Bookings

Bravissimo Music

Gideon Rozendaal

+31 6 43 90 73 43

gideon@bravissimo-music.nl

© 2021 by Merel van Hoek