“I can be fun but not a partygirl”

Anne Marie lives in Amsterdam in The Netherlands. She loves music as a child but shows no interest whatsoever in becoming a performer. She signs up for English Language & Literature at Utrecht University and specialises in Celtic languages. She works at the Amsterdam Conservatory for a couple of years and this enhances her interest in singing. But she can’t imagine herself standing on a stage and that’s that.

The turning point comes later, when she starts to suffer from RSI. A fysiotherapist advises her to find some activity that will help her to be ‘more expressive’. She immediately knows what that must be: singing.

After the first singing lessons and singing workshops, she realises she wants more. She signs up for a jazz school and starts her own jazz combo, doing small gigs. When she discovers the singing technique ‘Complete Vocal Technique’, she signs up for the 3-year teacher training at the Complete Vocal Institute in Copenhagen. She becomes an authorised CVT teacher and starts her singing practice Vocal Freedom in Amsterdam. In 2018 she is ready for the next step and starts writing her own songs. She studies at songwriting Academy LalaLab and in 2019 she starts working with producer Luke Nyman. Her first album Inside is released in 2021.


Luister hier naar het interview van Anne Marie & Luke met Co de Kloet van NPO Radio2 Soul & Jazz (19 september 2021)


The Long Phrase – Roode Bioscoop, 12 september


Inside – Blue Note Club Sessions, 23 oktober