Johan Jeras

Sports or music? That was the choice.  In childhood the balance tipped towards the "sportside". In the early nineties, when guitar bands were booming and grunge was an affordable way of being cool, - especially if there wasn't enough money for the right clothing brands -playing in a band became too romantic to resist .

By that time the career in sports had gone downhill. Playing in a band - that's what mattered. And that's what happened - though one band had more success than the other. Does Void of Air or the Dutch-language band Het VreemdelingenCollectief ring a bell? If not, that's no surprise.

Although there was great appreciation for both music and performance, none of these bands became known by the general public. It appears to be  typical examples of a niche....

For now it's time to say goodbye to the 'band-life' and its romance. Stripped from al the noise a band can make there still is a melody to be found. It speaks clear. It's vulnerable but it hits. In the silence the notes draw attention and the song becomes vivid. 

To get to the point of daring to perform songs in a 'naked session' there was work to do. Suddenly every note became  crucial. New technics had to be learned, exercises had to be done and skills had to be mastered. The next step: Sharing it with you....