Of course we wish you a very good 2020! We have many good intentions for this year. We are working on a new EP (as a part of a a whole new album). The EP will be released later this year. And of course we work on a new videoclip too. Also we’ll give several concerts, starting with two livingroom concerts in February. We already gave a small performance of three songs at January the 3rd in the Haagse Kunstkring. Our New Year started quite well for Chabliz; the performance (and especially the audience and the other artists) was and were great, Pim could play on a beautiful grand piano, which was inspiring. And the year started with this wonderful, thoughtful review by Florian Maier from KMS Reviews of our music video and short film ‘When sirens call,’ directed by Catself.
2019 was also a good year for us. It could be better of course, but it wasn’t bad at all. We wrote many new songs (some of them are in the recording process now), we gave several concerts and we released two music videos. One of them is ‘When Sirens Call,’ directed by Catself. We are very grateful that she did put so much time, effort and great ideas into this music video and short film. We also received some great reviews.
On Spotify things went well. Our ‘Nightporter’ song was streamed 2,5K times, ‘Moon‘ and ‘In the flesh‘ 1,2K times. Our Breakfast song (one of our favorite songs, but not a winner in streams) was streamed 1,1K times. In 2019 we had 221% more new listeners on Spotify, 300% more followers and 744% more streams. Our music was streamed on Spotify for 798 hours (= one month) in 2019. People in 57 countries listened to our music. In Italy our audience grew with 811%. In total we had 10,7k streams and 1,6K listeners on this medium. Thank you for that!
Hopefully 2020 will be an even better year than 2019!
Thanks to your votes we reached the Snob 2000 again on position 143 (with our Nightporter song) and position 224 (with our Moon 🌙 song)! We climbed a lot in these charts this year, which is great. Thank you very much for that! 🙏
You’re able to vote for Chabliz again in the yearly Snob 2000 playlist! We recommend our songs “Nightporter” and “Moon” Thank you very much in advance for your vote! It’s possible to vote untill December 3. It’s important for us to get enough votes to reach a spot in this playlist and radio broadcast, because with this playlist we are able to reach the more serieus (mainly Dutch) pop, rock and jazz music freaks (instead of the more mainstream music lovers who tend to listen to the “Top 2000” on radio 2). They will notice our music if they don’t know it already. You can vote here.
Our new music video is released today! The music video is directed and edited by Catself. Cameras: Catself, Storm Blok, Pim van Riezen. Actors: Erwin Wijnen, Pim van Riezen, Marcel Peters, Petrade Winter. Crew: All of the above. Colour grading: Pim van Riezen. Technical support: Christer Holm and Pim van Riezen. The song “When Sirens Call (Arthur)” is written by Petra de Winter, Henk Greven & M. Peters and produced by Pim van Riezen and P de Winter. Artists: Petra de Winter: vocals, Pim vanRiezen: piano, Marcel Peters: double bass, Ap de Ree: drums.
Our new music video/ short film is due to be released at October 5. This is our teaser, released today on You Tube:
Join this event on Facebook to get a reminder on the release day: https://www.facebook.com/events/44391… and/or subscribe to our YouTube channel and click on the notifications bell! This trailer and the music video are directed by Catself (www.catself.com). Editing by Catself. Cameras: Catself, Storm Blok, Pim van Riezen. Actors: Erwin Wijnen, Pim van Riezen, Marcel Peters, Petra de Winter. Crew: All of the above. Technical support by Pim van Riezen and Christer Holm.
Today it’s ten days ago that the Notre Dame caught fire. We just released a video about this. Our old song “Erased” is a song about erased buildings, especially buildings which represent a cultural heritage…….like the Notre Dame. That’s why we got the idea to make a videoclip with this song. This is the videoclip.We hope you’ll enjoy our music video.
We can’t tell you more about May yet, but at Sunday April 28 we will give a small afternoon concert at Cultureel Centrum Baarle, from 2.30 PM untill 3 PM, as part of the Kunstroute. We’re looking forward to meet you there, right at the border between Holland and Belgium. For more info: go to our Concerts page.
At the moment we’re busy recording some new songs. Last week we recorded the piano and a bassline for one of our brand new songs. We did put a few pictures of the recording session on our Instagram page.
At the fifth of April we’ll have our next concert. That concert will take place in Kofa in Vlaardingen.