About Willow Mae
History, present & future
Baby Sifra is born!
Willow Mae launches a brand-new concept and festival the “Lovetour”.
Willow Mae plays a showcase in Brouwerij Martinus as part of the ESNS-Extra program.
Willow Mae releases artbook & CD Song of Songs in the Netherlands, Germany, Austria and Swiss
Willow Mae’s album ‘Song of Songs’ is received positive as well in NL as abroad. She’s invited several times to play on national and regional radio, gets publications in many national and regional newspapers and magazines.
Willow Mae tours with her trio and kwintet through The Netherlands in gardens and living rooms
Willow Mae releases CD ‘Song of Songs’ with a multidisciplinary liveshow in Grounds Rotterdam, Muziekhuis Leiden and Bird Rotterdam
Willow Mae gives birth to a beautiful daughter named Tirsa and takes a while off to search, find and celebrate love in her own life.
Willow Mae tours with her band in small venues and theatres such as Theater Walhalla, Grounds, De Kargadoor, Bethaniënklooster with her original work .
€17.000,- for CD production Song of Songs
EP release of ‘Songs and Serenades’ together with brother Jan in a duo called SETH.
Graduated for BA Music, Cum Laude from ArtEZ conservatory, university of the arts.
Willow Mae makes multidisciplinary pop/folk with influences of jazz. Multidisciplinary because: Music, (english) spoken word and live visuals. Therefor her performance has also international potency. Her original music tells the story of Willow Mae’s personal longing and search for a blissful love. In a world full of independency and fear of missing out she asks how to be free and dependent of someone at the same time. All that is with a band consisting of 8-16 people.
Willow Mae’s acoustic-based songs are inspired by Joni Mitchell, James Taylor and Sting. Sometimes there’s of Alanis Morissette, at other times her music is poetic, like Noa. With her instrumentation (vocals, backing vocals, el. guitar, ac. guitar, keys, bass, drums), Willow Mae pushes the boundaries of acoustic guitar music, whereas her performances are very much focussed on experience, giving her international potential.
Willow Mae’s original songs are about her longing and search for blissful love. In a world full of independent people afraid of missing out, Willow Mae wonders how to both be free and interdependent. How do we find each other in harmony, so we can create strong relations, families and a strong and healthy society?
Willow Mae’s multidisciplinary show, a cross-over between music theatre and a concert, is an intense adventure with lyrical music, (English) spoken word and live visuals. She has played a range of venues and theatres, such as Grounds Rotterdam and Theater Walhalla.
Willow Mae’s debut-album Song of Songs was launched in the spring of 2019 with a multidisciplinary show in Grounds Rotterdam, Het Muziekhuis Leiden and Bird Rotterdam. In the same year she also played on several festivals such as Goois Jazz Festival. A special ‘artbook’ was created which tells the personal but recognizable story of Willow Mae’s quest through stories, quotes, poems, photography the music (on CD) and of course the lyrics of the songs. The artbook was launched in 2020 in Germany, Swiss and Austria and The Netherlands. In the beginning of this year Willow Mae plays a showcase at the ESNS-Extra program with her band.