Influences: Otis Redding, Van Morrison, Tony Joe White, Joanna Newsom, Sophie Hunger, Wallis Bird
Esther Aleida is a singer, composer, guitarist and piano player grown up in Arnhem (the Netherlands).
When she was 10 years old she started singing because her mom singing classical music in their house. She was inspired by the singing but unfortunately not by the genre, so she started to sing pop tunes and in choirs.
Around 16 years old she started to explore her father's vinyl collection. She discovered Van Morrison, Bob Dylan, Otis Redding, the Doors, the Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin and fell in love with their music.
In 2011 she started her music duo 11minuteslate with multi-instrumentalist Annika Schima. They played original pop and folk songs in several venues and bars and they released their EP in 2014 in Luxor Live in Arnhem.
in 2012 she started her study vocals, Jazz & Pop at the ArtEZ Conservatory in Arnhem.
She gained a big interest in improvised music after having free improvisation lessons. Free improvisation became a main theme in her music.
In 2018 she started a free impro collective with several students from the conservatory.
From 2010 she had written a lot of own songs for several collaborations, including arrangements for orchestras.
Today Esther takes actively part to several projects, including the Key Code Project, (for which she had the premiere in Linz, Austria, after performing in 2018 in Situ Artfair in Skopje, Macedonia), the 'Sound Shape Collective' a improvised music Collective and the “Out of Lyrics” duo with Rocco Romano.
Esther Aleida will use 2019 to write her debut album and tour with it in the Netherlands and Germany.
No songs by this fawmer (yet).