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Christof van der Ven


  1. 1.
    Empty Handed
  2. 2.
    You Left It Too Long
  3. 3.
    Love's Glory
  4. 4.
    Hold Me
  5. 5.
    Never Never
Christof van der Ven's debut album, 'Empty Handed' is a culmination of years of hard-touring, writing and recording.
Having toured the globe a multitude of times with the likes of Bear's Den, The Staves (who feature on the album, providing backing vocals on ‘Oh When the Night’), and The Boxer Rebellion: “these songs are the culmination of my experience of the world to date, the stories from growing up in the Netherlands, moving over to rural Ireland, London and everywhere in between.”
‘Empty Handed’ is a record that draws from influences that include Damien Jurado, Fionn Regan and Grizzly Bear, coupled with a use of expansive synths and chest-pounding, Springsteen-esque instrumentation. Christof’s music has also caught the attention of Bon Iver 's Justin Vernon who after becoming a fan invited him to open one of the dates of his residency at the Hammersmith Apollo in February 2018.


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