Singer-songwriter - Vocal Jazz
Janne Schra (vocals); Floris van der Vlugt (tenor sax); Bart Wirtz (alt sax); Gerben Klein Willink (trumpet); Louk Boudestijn (trombone); Arriën Molema (guitar); Tony Roe (keyboards); Lucas Dols (double bass); Maarten Molema (drums, percussion).
Sun 13 July 2008 21:45 - 23:00 Darling
2007 was a big year for the young Amsterdam band Room Eleven, no doubt about it. Their debut album Six White Russians and a Pink Pussycat remained in the album top-50 until a year after its release. Its successor Mmm… Gumbo? immediately entered the top-10. The band drew the attention of the Dutch music scene because of the catchy mix of roots - blues, jazz and soul. Room Eleven is the band of singer-songwriter Janne Schra and composer-guitarist Arriën Molema. Schra's singing has been compared with Joni Mitchell and Bonnie Raitt. Still, she is able to add a personal twist that can even be called vulnerable, to these influences. Although nostalgia is an important factor in Room Eleven's music, they are completely up-to-date. The band recently ended a very successful tour in Japan.