10/22/2013 - Roots Live Video; Backings and Strings
Popunie chose ten bands from South Holland to record a video with Re:Version for their project: Locals only. The rules: 1. Live music 2. As unplugged as possible 3. Video and sound have to be a one-taker. With this in mind we searched for a location and thought the Maassilo, an old factory, would be the perfect decor. I decided to record a brand new song. Song Roots is to be released on the new album Roots and Bones and hasn’t even been recorded in the studio yet! (We will;)) For this recording I put together a special set-up. I asked my friends Jessica Hoogeboom and Esther Robinson to sing with me and I found three wonderful string-players who were excited to be part of Ming’s Pretty Heroes as well.
Check it out!
10/09/2013 - Ming’s Pretty Heroes at Blown Away Festival 2013
November 16th a very awesome super cultural festival will take place at a wonderful location! De Onderzeebootloods! A gigantic wharf where submarines used to be build. This wharf has been used for several exhibits for Boijmans van Beuningen Museum and will now host Blown Away Festival, incuding many different artist from many different genres. Think: Modern dance, classical music, dj’s and producers etc.
Together with Meer Ruis compagnon Frans I will create a special Ming’s Pretty Heroes set. I’ll be wearing Romy van Eijk and we’re aiming to complete the set with visuals by a VJ.
Also! I’m featured in the underwatertrailer for the festival! Around 0.44 I’m holding my breath for you….
09/23/2013 - Ambassador Jeugcultuurfonds
Jeugdcultuurfonds is an organization that wants to make sure that everyone under 18 can take culture related classes and lessons. For example voice lessons, dance lessons, acting class, drawing or painting lessons. I agreed to be part of their quest by becoming one of the ambassadors for Jeugdcultuurfonds, because of course, I believe that getting in touch with expressing yourself creatively is something wonderful and very important. The younger you start, the better!
09/12/2013 - Ming’s Pretty Heroes on Crowdfunding website VoorDeKunst.nl
Dear friends, fans and fam!! My project Roots and Bones just went live on VoorDeKunst.nl! Through VoorDeKunst, a crowdfunding platform, I’m hoping to collect the last bit of funding that I need for my third album Roots and Bones. For every donation there is something in return. From exclusive pre release sessions to signed albums and a Ming christmass dinner at cultural café RAAF.
Would you like to help realizing the newest Ming’s Pretty Heroes album by making a donation?? Check out the video below and follow the link to Roots and Bones on VoorDeKunst.nl. Thanks so much. LOVE! Ming.
09/02/2013 - MEER RUIS, winner of the Mus!
Oh how wonderful this tour ended! About a year and a half ago, Frans and I started touring with Conny Janssen Danst. MEER RUIS was very succesfull and I personally enjoyed it very much. When Conny called me to ask if I was up for a couple more shows (about 30) at theater festival de Parade and music festival Lowlands, I was thrilled! Awesome! And you know… it was! I mean, the days were long and intense, because it happened more than once that we had to perform three times a day, a couple of days in a row, but! We were almost always sold out and the audience was super enthusiastic. Also! To perform at Lowlands festival, that of course is a (Dutch) musician’s dream come true. So our 71st and last show was at Lowlands. We said our goodbyes and I decided to go on vacation. On my very last day of my Ibiza holiday, my friend Tim Kamps texted me that we had won the Mus. This means the programmers thought our show MEER RUIS to be the best of all performances shown on the Parade, which is 74 in total. I am SUPER proud. What an ending. Lots of love!!! xMing