About

 

So how do you pronounce her name?! As in Foot-Loose. Similar to Lucy, Louise, Lucie. Rhymes with “moose.” In Spanish it would sound like the word for “light.”

Loes writes songs about dead frogs, how hearts break, how hearts heal, about the thrill of wandering and yearning for a home, and about how she is always sorry.

When Loes sings, she crawls into the song. A storyteller first and foremost, with no desire to impress any TV-show judges, she tries to steer clear of vocal frills and tricks but instead brings a natural sound, charisma and memorable smile. Because of this, people have compared her style to June Tabor, Mary Black and Sandy Denny, to name only a few of Loes’s musical heroes. Other sources of influence and inspiration are Tim O’Brien, Darrell Scott, Paul Brady, The Duhks, Bryan Sutton and Karine Polwart.

Originally from the Netherlands, she has spent some time in North Carolina and now lives in Prague, Czech Republic. She  feels most comfortable singing in English, though you might catch the occasional song in Dutch… or even Czech.

Besides her solo project (debut album planned for 2020), Loes plays bass and sings in the  bands Red Herring (NL) and Svaťa Kotas Band (CZ) and performs as a duo with Czech fiddle player Jan Bartošek. She has been the lead singer and songwriter in the Slovak bluegrass band Waterflow, Dutch indie project Lucy & the Man, several rock bands and a capella groups, and she has shared the stage as a guest with many famous Czech and Slovak musicians such as Ondra Kozák & Ralph Schut, Monogram, G-runs and Roses and The Jumper Cables.

She is the proud owner of a custom D1A custom Collings guitar. 

 

Loes van Schaijk
info@loesmusician.com
+420 728 572 643

 

Loes van Schaijk
info@loesmusician.com
+420 728 572 643