Vocally wicked Willemijn Verkaik

Few stars are as versatile as musical theatre’s golden girl Willemijn Verkaik. The Dutch luminary has starred in the German and Dutch version of Disney’s blockbuster Frozen, and played lead roles in the musicals Tarzan, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Mamma Mia, Elisabeth, We Will Rock You and Aida. But the character she is most synonymous with is […]

The GPS Girl recalculates

Australian singer songwriter Karen Jacobsen believes in making the most out of every opportunity that comes her way. When she moved to New York with her heart set on getting a record deal, things didn’t turn out quite according to plan. So she refocused her efforts and kept reaching for her dreams. Through her voiceover […]

Introducing Drummer From Another Mother, Moog’s new synthesizer.

Introducing Drummer From Another Mother (DFAM), Moog’s new – and brilliantly named – synthesizer. The latest offering from the pioneering electro music brand is a neat, easy-to-use bit of kit. Activated by an analog sequencer, DFAM’s emotive sound begins with a white noise generator and two wide-range analog oscillators – effortlessly transitioning between rhythmic pulsations, resounding […]

Artist versus Technician – how one singer learned to combine passion with discipline

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about the relationship between a musician’s inner “artist” and inner “technician”. The Artist is the passionate, excited part of you that can’t stop singing. The Technician is the serious scholar that wants to master the skill of singing. It took me a full decade of musical training to finally […]

New year, new voice

It’s that time of year again; the time to re-assess habits, choices and aspirations and to face life with new intentions. It’s time to commit to leaving behind negative patterns that don’t fit the mental picture you have of musical and vocal freedom of expression. At the beginning of each year most of us make […]