Stefan van de Sande
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Stefan van de Sande

Leidschendam, South Holland, Netherlands | SELF

Leidschendam, South Holland, Netherlands | SELF
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"A healer who resonate through voice and music"

Maria d'Alessandro,
15-4-2012, Australia

What do Stefan van de Sande's songs say about him? They say that he is a kind and gentle man with an immortal youthful soul, a giver of love whose light burns brightly so we may bathe in its warmth.He is like a dolphin to souls lost in the treacherous sea of life, guiding them back to shore - even those whose hopes have long sunk to the ocean's floor. He is a man who attains true happiness when he gives of his song. He is a healer who resonates through voice and music and awakens the beauty in all who have been blessed.He is a visionary who restores hope, gives courage - and who remains for all of us, the eternal optimist. - Maria d'Alessandro, Australia


"A healer who resonate through voice and music"

Maria d'Alessandro,
15-4-2012, Australia

What do Stefan van de Sande's songs say about him? They say that he is a kind and gentle man with an immortal youthful soul, a giver of love whose light burns brightly so we may bathe in its warmth.He is like a dolphin to souls lost in the treacherous sea of life, guiding them back to shore - even those whose hopes have long sunk to the ocean's floor. He is a man who attains true happiness when he gives of his song. He is a healer who resonates through voice and music and awakens the beauty in all who have been blessed.He is a visionary who restores hope, gives courage - and who remains for all of us, the eternal optimist. - Maria d'Alessandro, Australia


"Heuse singer songwriter"

Rikkert Zuiderveld,
10-4-2012, The Netherlands

Op de cd 'Twelve Red Roses' ontpopt Stefan van de Sande zich als een heuse singer-songwriter. Zijn liedjes hebben sterke melodie├źn, zijn sfeervol, de teksten soms dromerig maar steeds raak en zonder opsmuk. Inhoudelijk heel persoonlijk doorleefd, en door zijn warme stem word je snel in zijn verhaal meegenomen. Van harte aanbevolen....." - Rikkert Zuiderveld


"Heuse singer songwriter"

Rikkert Zuiderveld,
10-4-2012, The Netherlands

Op de cd 'Twelve Red Roses' ontpopt Stefan van de Sande zich als een heuse singer-songwriter. Zijn liedjes hebben sterke melodie├źn, zijn sfeervol, de teksten soms dromerig maar steeds raak en zonder opsmuk. Inhoudelijk heel persoonlijk doorleefd, en door zijn warme stem word je snel in zijn verhaal meegenomen. Van harte aanbevolen....." - Rikkert Zuiderveld


Discography

Free
Beer Trap Series Vol. V 2013

Twelve Red Roses
Beer Trap Series Vol. IV, 2012

Gone
Beer Trap Series Vol. III, 2011

Beer Trap Series Volume I & II
2-CD Album

The Stolen Waitress
The Steve Sand Band

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Bio

I was born on November 4, 1958 at 6:30 am in Middelburg (NL).
There were 5 of us in the family; mom, dad, my brother and sister. Looking back, I can say I enjoyed my youth. We moved several times and I liked that.
One day in 1972, my brother took me to the cinema to see the 'Apple films' concert documentary of the Concert for Bangladesh.I was 13 and impressed and will never forget what I saw that night. Bob Dylan and George Harrison playing together two songs, "Blowing in the wind' and 'Just like a woman'. My love for music and song writing was born. I didnt know then that music would become so important to me many years later.
My sister owned a guitar. When she wasn't at home I would borrow it and a little songbook with chords and teach myself my favorite song 'Blowing in the wind' over the span of a few weeks. Later that year on my birthday, my parents bought me my first guitar. I can remember spending hours and hours every day on that guitar.
When I was 18 years old I left home because I had a disagreement with my parents about a girl I was seeing. I took the first train to her place and we lived together many years. We had a family and were happy most of the time. I had various jobs to earn money but I could not find satisfaction in the work I was doing. I eventually divorced her and later married again. After my father died in 2001 and my second relationship was in trouble, I began to return to my daydreaming reminiscing over those years when I was a happy teenager.

It was Christmas of 2006. I was alone at night and I can remember deciding to pick up my guitar again and to make a record before my 50th birthday. Since that moment things really began to change. I released several CDs and performed everywhere I could play not only in Holland, but also in Germany, Sweden, Scotland and Austria.
A highlight was my acoustic performance on November 4, 2010 at the Izzy Young Folkore Center in Stockholm.
I continued to hold down a full time job so as to earn money but I could not do it anymore with enough commitment because my heart was with my music.
I knew in 2011 that a big change would come in 2012.
It came on one historical night on February 29, 2012. Spiritee Elaine Allison from Scotland opened my eyes by saying: "Can't you see? It is in front of you. You are a musician and you have to share your songs with people.
That's your duty on earth"

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