"Brimming with rich, luscious melodies and bizarre but beautiful chord changes. My mouth was left agape."
(Vic Galloway, BBC Radio 1)
"The 3 young, fresh and non-stop smiling ladies of the Dutch band Snowapple, are incredibly talented, they have a lot of fun when they perform and they create a happy atmosphere. They play with their voices, they are multi-talented, they play dozens of instruments together and they definitely know how to give a show...."(DLS Management)
"These three talented young multi-instrumentalists and singers from Amsterdam are full of musical surprises [...] they charm their audiences with sweet harmonies, light up-beat numbers with a country feel and most of all their quirky, joyful delivery. Snowapple's music is infectious and has a feel-good quality that will put a smile on your face and get your feet tapping."(Rina Vergano, Venue magazine)
Sometimes the hardest part of telling a story is choosing what to leave out...
The three young Dutch women who make up SNOWAPPLE have done a lot of living,
more so than many musicians twice their age. Dig beneath the surface of this earthy,
almost unassuming, folk/chanson trio, and you’ll find a tangle of rich and varied life
Laurien has an international career as an opera singer, but also finds time to moonlight with gypsy-punk groups, model the outfits of up-and-coming Dutch fashion designer Mo Benchellal and read post-graduate physics at the University of Amsterdam.
Una is a talented jazz singer who has worked with numerous bands from across the Netherlands and France. She is also the daughter of the celebrated and much-loved South African jazz saxophonist/composer, Sean Bergin (1948-2012), who first found notoriety by performing illegally with black township musicians in defiance of the Apartheid regime.
Laura is a singer, composer and conductor from Latvia who has lived and worked as a musician in the Netherlands since 2007. Her musical background of Latvian folk music and 12 years of European academic music studies complements a strong interest in modern jazz and the popular music of Brazil, along with a more recent exploration of singer-songwriter compositions. Laura was awarded the Best Composition Prize in the 2012 Dutch Jazz Competition.
Together they are SNOWAPPLE, a group that ambitiously draws upon markedly different musical genres to create a uniquely eclectic yet wholly natural sound. Their eponymous debut album (released in 2013 on V2 Records in Benelux, Debt Records in UK and Zip Records in USA) is beautiful and beguiling in equal measure, full of catchy pop-folk numbers punctuated by excursions into the darker and more romantic side of the human condition.
Their new album, Illusions, shows a marked growth and experimentation in the band’s repertoire, and has a richer, more developed sound. For this album they worked with a wide range of producers and musicians, including xxx. The band is on a continual whistle-stop tour of continental Europe, UK and USA. Debt Records is delighted and proud to have become Snowapple's UK homebase. Louis Barabbas, Debt Records
Note: In September 2014 Fanny decided to take some more time to herself and Laura, our friend and an incredibly talented singer/composer, has joined Snowapple.
Fanny will remain involved in the creative process.