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a balladeer


  1. 1.
    In Your Arms I Was Somebody
  2. 2.
    Swim With Sam
  3. 3.
    Hail Mary
  4. 4.
    Wishes, Horses
  5. 5.
    Poor Little Match Boy - Instrumental
Dutch singer/songwriter a balladeer is the alter ego of Marinus de Goederen. Since 2002 he opened up for international acts like Keane, Live, Saybia, Gabriel Rios and Maria Mena.
Debut album Panama entered the Dutch album charts at 30. First single Swim with Sam became a hit.
In early 2007, the band won a Zilveren Harp (Silver Harp), a supporting prize for promising musical artists. The second album, Where Are You, Bambi Woods?, was released in the summer of 2008 and got nominated for a Dutch Grammy. The album is partly about the year the lead singer lived near Dallas, Texas. Its title track is about the disappearance of porn star Bambi Woods (known from her role in Debbie Does Dallas). Poster Child is an ode to the murdered student Matthew Shepard.
Sorry, Kid. (2010) and I Can't Keep Track Of Each Fallen Robin (2012) followed. The single Mob Wife (2017) features Sarah Bettens of K's Choice. The original version of the song is taken from A Wolf At The Door, which was released the year before. At the end of 2017 a balladeer released an anti Christmas album, called December. The record was crowdfunded. All the money was raised within just three days.
In the summer of 2019 a balladeer releases two old live tracks with Metropole Orkest. At the end of that year 'Hail Mary' sees the light of day. It's a track that was supposed to be on the album A Wolf At The Door.


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