Artist portrait: Neeskens
Do you know Neeskens? This promising singer who added his voice on a lot of Quechua advertising song, is now on everyone’s lips. If you don’t know him yet, no doubt that his unique songs and his captivating voice will make you travel at the first note.
Born in the Netherlands, Neeskens spent the early part of his childhood in Quebec City before his family settled in Annecy, a town located in the French Alps. Self-taught, he learned the piano from his 6 years, and then he started the guitar. Before going into a solo career, he set up a group in 2001, the “Hymn”, which gave several concerts and released an album called “Aérogare de Barbarie”.
His career took a new turn in 2009. That year, he won the French competition Lance Toi en Live and the opportunity to share the stage with the famous group Cocoon. From there, events came one after another and his reputation grew. For example, he was the first part of James Vincent McMorrow and Revolver. With his English songs about simple things of life, his captivating voice, and his natural dose of charm, Neeskens bewitches. Progressing in a folk and mind-blowing music, he made in 2012 a remarkable passage in Taratata (a French TV Show) and release an EP of six titles “Groenlo”. Between two shows, he put his voice in Quechua music adverting, including “Follow your star” that you know well.
In 2015, Neeskens touched the 4 coaches of the program “The Voice” and the 7.5 million of viewers by singing “Wicked Game” from Chris Isaak. He couldn’t ask more before the release of his first album launched in the beginning of June. We let you discover his flagship title, “Where bridges end” in the clip below, turned between mountains and ocean surrounded by some of his good friends.