Ronn van Etten

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Singer, musician, writer, composer, lyricists, guitarist. And bits of bass, drums, keys: I like it all and try to do my best.

Latest CD : 61- Etched in Memory, december 2019

MUSIC ..... making music from age of ten. Singing, playing guitar, piano, bass, bit of drums. Composing and writing lyrics. Recording and producing.

Ever since my last year in primary school I played in bands. First singing and playing guitar; later on I also played some organ/synthesizer in various bands.

In 1968 I wrote my first song and I never stopped writing since. Starting with only English lyrics at first, I started writing Dutch lyrics as well. Never stopped composing/writing since. So you can imagine there are a lot ( I mean: an awful lot!) of songs on the shelves! Later in life I started producing CD's and published some of these songs. (See: Discography) And there is more to come!

If you like to read more about my musical development and activities through the years, turn to the page Biography.

Latest album "61 - Etched in Memory" out now !!.  Order your copy ; use the contact-form. You'll be contacted soon regarding shipping & payment

Earlier albums :

WAVES.Cover WAVES  Een Leven Lang Liedjes Shades of blue's All Sorts...One Guy Getekend Stil en Verwonderd

Music

Forgive them for they don't know what they're doing

You make me happpy

More ? See my music page.

Video's

More on my video page.

Steal Time

video-clip here

I gotta be


FEAR

videoclip here







"Het is allemaal voorbij"

Song from Dutch language album "Een Leven Lang Liedjes".


Trailer for my album "Shades of Blue's"


Trailer for the album "All Sorts ... One Guy"

Promo All Sorts ... One Guy

More ? See my video page

See overview 2017/2018/2019 on NEWS page

  • Gigs & events 2020

21-12 : Ronn van Etten @ Buytenhaghe, Zoetermeer
16-12 : Ronn van Etten @ Buytenhaghe, Zoetermeer
14-11 : FLIRT @ RockAcademy, Leiden
13-09 : MIROJO-EC tribute @ Taverne, Bergen
08-08 : FLIRT @ Koningshuis, Delft
26-7 : Ronn van Etten @ Sunday Live, JJ Music House, Zoetermeer
12-07 : Ronn van Etten @ Kasteel Duurstede, Wijk bij Duurstede
04-07 : Ronn van Etten @ Viskeet, Ter Heijde
14-05 : Ronn van Etten @ Tweemaster, Maassluis
23-03 : Ronn van Etten @ Tweemaster, Maassluis
08-03 : Ronn van Etten @ Buytenhaghe, Zoetermeer

15-03 : Live Jam, Thaiwaii, TaoKao, Thailand
26-01 : Ronn van Etten @ Cafe Haegsche Hout, Den Haag
26-01 : Ronn van Etten @ RTV Midvliet, Leidschendam
25-01 : Franky Blues Boy @ , Purmerend
23-01 : Franky Blues Boy @ Animo, Den Haag
18-01 : Trio Fabienne, Michel & Ronn @ , Stompwijk
15-01 : Ronn van Etten @ Radio Live Oranje, Den Haag
11-01 : Franky Blues Boy @ De Melterij, Wormerveer
07-01 : NEW PAGE @ Nieuwsjaar feest, Voorschoten
05-01 : MIROJO @ De Laer, Den Haag
04-01 : MIROJO @ Den BEngel, Den Haag

News & Blogs

Here's my latest news about music, gigs, blogs and more

For more blogs and older news, see my pages Blogs and News

WAVES are rolling in !

WAVES – by Ronn van Etten

A new wave running in …. again a new album by Ronn van Etten! And again packed with original material, this double-album in tasteful white/black/red design : WAVES.

Ronn van Etten (Voorburg – ’55) is a self-made musician, who has played from age of 12 in bands and been writing his own compositions. He played in a local
sympho-rock band Balloon and in local pop bands like Flirt, Muskie en Prints.
He performs with several temporal formations or duo’s, like with Rudy Bennet from the Motions. Earlier several albums were released in Dutch and English (like his 2CD album “All Sorts … One Guy” and “Shades of Blue’s”) and he put out an artsy video-album with Dutch songs. His latest album (Dutch again) was released in 2017 and 25% of its retail price this album “Een Leven Lang Liedjes” is donated to KIKA.

So now again an album with English material. WAVES is a double-album. The first CD –Now- has songs that were recently recorded, though some composed long ago and some written in the past years.
The album again has a great style-diversity. The opening song “Sometimes a good cry” is a soft, comforting, country-ish ballad, while the second song “See ourselves” is a firm pop-rock song is with 4 different key-measures. After the poppy “You wouldn’t listen” the next song is the Steely Dan inspired “Steal time” with some fusion and jazzy influences. The acoustic “Bow your head” is a tribute to 4 may (liberation day in Holland) and pays respect to freedom and is followed by the beautiful pop waltz “I love you”. “Get your point of view” is a firm rock song, while the song “Fear” has some spooky pieces and is about the fear a lot of people give to each one in conversation or on social media. This album again has again an instrumental track (“Snow”) with much guitar. Two pop ballads “Gone too far” en “Everything has gone away” en two up tempo pop songs “(This way) we can’t go on” and “You wakened up a feeling” complete the CD - Now.
The second/bonus CD -Then- has recordings of bands, Ronn van Etten played with in the past, when performing original compositions : Balloon (1974), Flirt in two line ups (1977 en 1986), Prints (1982).

WAVES gives a lot of pleasure in listening and for those interested all lyrics have been printed beautifully on a posterfold, that comes with the CDs.

Ronn ‘van Etten already has some new recordings and new songs for his next production, but we’ll have to wait a little. Doesn’t matter … we have enough for now to listen to with this double album. The album is for sale at gigs of course, but you can also order through his website : www.ronnvanetten.nl, or with a message on his Facebook-page, or through mail : ronnvanetten@hotmail.com .
The CD is only €10,= for this double album, excl. shipping costs.

Discography:

1995       : CD                   : Stil en Verwonderd.
2007       : CD                   : Love & Jazz; songs to remember, vol. 1
2008       : CD                   : Tribute to Elvis
2015       : DVD               : Getekend
2015       : EP                    : Newfield & Cook
2015       : 2CD               : All Sorts … One Guy
2016       : CD                  : Shades of Blues
2017       : CD                   : Een Leven Lang Liedjes