Dear friends, family, colleagues, Kris Berry followers, and my entire music family:
News: The great Caro Emerald and her team asked me to join them on tour this October, in the United Kingdom!! To be their opening act in eleven big shows! To me this feels kind of like a school field trip I really look forward to and I realize I am blessed to have received such a great opportunity. However, I cannot afford this school trip. (And neither can my parents, I asked them too, laughs!). So as you can imagine I am a bit nervous, but of course I said YES! All jokes aside, I hope to take a band of super sweet musicians to England, Scotland and Wales to sing my heart out and show Caro’s UK crowd my best, and of course warm them up for the big show she will be doing. The trip is going to cost me, and I am genuinely hoping, that you, my friends and my relatives, followers and music lovers, and my entire music family will support me by donating money to help make this great opportunity possible! I thought about some sweet rewards, varying from limited edition items, for instance a CD with two brand new songs especially signed for you; tickets to a concert etc. If all of you would donate to this project, even a small amount helps, That could just make the difference!!!
I thank you so much for reading this and for your support. Bless you!
Dag lieve vrienden, familie, kennissen, collega's, trouwe Kris Berry en Caro Emerald fans, volgers en muziekliefhebbers!
Nieuws update: Ik heb deze geweldige kans gekregen:
Nederlandse Pop en Jazz zangeres Caro Emerald heeft mij uitgenodigd om haar shows te openen in haar aankomende tour in Engeland, Schotland en Wales!
Na mijn debuut "Marbles" en mijn samenwerking met Perquisite "Lovestruck Puzzles" is de kans om mee te touren met zo'n succesvolle artiest voor mij echt iets waarvan ik alleen maar durfde dromen.
Het gaat om een hele mooie reeks concertzalen, zoals bijv. de London O2 en de Brighton Centre.
Ik hoop van harte, dat jullie mijn campagne om deze fantastische kans mogelijk te maken willen steunen!
Je kunt allerlei tegenprestaties selecteren, maar heb je zoiets van: “Ik steun Kris Berry graag om dit doel te bereiken en dus hoef ik geen tegenprestatie” :-) dan kan je ook gewoon boven de tegenprestaties 'steun dit project' selecteren.
Ontzettend bedankt voor jullie steun!!!! ;-)
Here we go!!! Crowdfunding is ON!
New video Kris Berry & Perquisite
We went back to my roots (Curacao) for a show and to shoot this new video, we hope you like it:
Before the Festival Season starts, see us live for clubshows at:
KRIS BERRY & PERQUISITE GENOMINEERD VOOR 3FM AWARD BESTE ALBUM
Stemmen kan via de 3FM Award webiste
Kris Berry & Perquisite Continue Club Tour
We are happy to announce new clubshows!
March 27 – 013, Tilburg
April 03 – Doornroosje, Nijmegen
Aprii 05 - Burgerweeshuis, Deventer
April 11 - Hedon, Zwolle
April 12 - Vorstin, Hilversum
April 18 - Metropool, Hengelo
April 19 - Bibelot, Dordrecht
April 24 - Mezz, Breda
April 25 - Patronaat, Haarlem
VPRO 3voor12 followed us during our December tour, check it out:
December Shows Kris & Perq
Wow! The 'Tivoli Utrecht' show is sold out, if you want to catch us live, there are still some tickets left for other shows.
Last Saturday we played our 3FM Megahit 'Let Go' live at Toppop3 (Dutch TV)!
Kris Berry & Perquisite live @ 3FM
This morning we played 'Let Go' live at GIEL the morning show on 3FM.
You can hear and see it right here:
Kris Berry & Perquisite, coming up!
We have an exciting week ahead!
You can see us on TV at 'Zo Raymann' (Ned 1) on December 1 and Toppop3 (Ned 3) on December 7. We will be live on the radio December 5 (GIEL 3FM) and Spijkers met Koppen (Radio 2) on December 7.
Feel free to join us on our club tour
More shows to be announced...
Will be touring the Lovestruck Puzzles album with Perquisite in December! Come see us!
Look HERE for further info on the Lovestruck Puzzles December NL tour!
Let Go @ BNN That's Live 3FM:
Telescope @ Ziggo Live:
Kris sings 'Michel' by Anouk at De Wereld Draait Door (tv)
Sounds Like 'Kris Berry & Perquisite'
Het verhaal achter de totstandkoming van de samenwerking tussen Kris Berry & Perquisite
Gisteren bij De Wereld Draait Door
The Album I made with Perquisite: Thursday 9/19 Doors open at 19:30! MELKWEG, Amsterdam! <3 See you then!
Dushi Curacao Thank you so much!!!
Grateful!!! Words can't express how proud I am to have been able to perform with the band and great cew! Roel Calister, Pernell Saturnino, Mick Paauwe, Jasper Slijderinck, Ray Nijenhuis, Philip Ten Brink, Merijn Tiemessen, Selwyn de Wind, Kirk Claes, my beloved cousin Germaine Gibbs for the extra love! My dearest family +friends for the BIG LOVE & support and everyone who supports us and Harro, thanks for the EL Dorado Cadillac ride ;-) Much love,
Just One Week Before Curacao North Sea Jazz!!
I received the most warm welcome by my friends and family, even the press was there to capture the moment..the band are arriving by Sunday, and we are going to rock that stage, look forward to meeting up with YOU at the festival venue! Let's have a good time! see you on August 30th, on the Etta James Stage, playing at 18:15 hrs.
Kris and the band playing at Curacao North Sea Jazz: Jasper on Keys, Roel Calister on Drums/Percussion, Guitar Ray on the Silvertone Guitar, Mick Paauwe on the baby bass, and last but not least special local guest featuring on Conga's! :-)
« • ° ∆ Kris ∆°• »
Album LOVESTRUCK PUZZLES out soon!!
Persbericht: "Kris Berry & Perquisite bundelen krachten"
"Kris Berry & Perquisite gaan hun krachten bundelen. De twee gaan samen een album maken. Wanneer de plaat verschijnt is nog niet bekend, maar Giel kon al wel bekend maken dat begin juli (2013) hun eerste single getiteld 'Hitchhike' uitkomt.
Perquisite onder de indruk van Kris Berry
De Nederlandse producer Perquisite was meteen zwaar onder de indruk toen hij zangeres Kris Berry voor het eerst zag optreden. Dat was al een tijdje geleden, bij een tribute aan Amy Winehouse.
Op dat moment waren ze beiden nog bezig met een eigen album, maar nu is de tijd rijp om samen aan het werk te gaan.Giel Beelen had 4 juni de primeur in zijn ochtend show op 3FM, luister via deze link het fragment terug."
Last night w/ the Ladies & BNN That's Live XL!> EPIC!
Luister Zaterdag 01-06-'13 tussen 18.00 en 20.00 naar 3FM en geniet alsnog van deze bijzondere editie! ♥
28 MAY > BNN's That's Live XL!
Hurrraaaay! on May 28 Eric Corton will be presenting BNN That's Live XL: *Ladies of the Lowlands*! A special night at Luxor Live Arnhem where all 8 of us will be performing. (more info)
Here's a small Dutch video documentation to go with it, See you soon! 28. 05. 2013!
May 21: RTL4 Koffietijd (TV)!
On May 21 we played 'Always Or Never' live on National TV.
Check it out right here!
« • ° ∆ Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival ∆°• »
"Happy to share with you that I'll be playing at the Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival this year!! I'm going home in August!"
Saturday March 23 on TOPPOP3 (Ned3, Avro)
Playing our new single 'Always Or Never' on Television! 19:55 CET on Ned 3
Check out the TOPPOP3 website For more info
L'Officiel NL, March 2013 issue still in stores...
L'Officiel Nederland No. 40, March 2013, Music Issue
Creative Dir: Nicolette Goldsmann
Playing in Amsterdam on Sat 16/03!!!
UPDATE: Concert SOLD OUT!!!
Playing at the North Sea Jazz Club in Amsterdam this Saturday!
PLease visit their website to get Tickets! Still a few left!
The video for 'Always Or Never'...We will broadcast at TOPPOP3 later this month (19:55h TV NED3)
More info about the show
Kris Berry: Always Or Never | From the album Marbles | Director: Mark Janssen |
Last night On Dutch National Television "De Wereld Draait Door" - Kris Berry 11 December Bij 'De Wereld Draait Door'!
The beautiful Randy Newman song "Dayton Ohio, 1903" was performed by a small string ensemble (representing the Amsterdam Sinfonietta String Orchestra) with the great vocalists/musicians Ruben Hein and Wouter Hamel, and myself!
This Amsterdam based Sinfonietta ensemble invited us to join them on their January tour! This short television preview was so much Fun!! <3 Can't wait to jump in our tour bus in January 2013!
....Come and see us (Magic word: p l e a s e )!
Op 11 december was ik dus, samen met Ruben Hein, Wouter Hamel en een deel van het Amsterdam Sinfonietta te gast bij De Wereld Draait Door.. Wat een eer!!
Hier DE MINUUT: Tijdens LIVE uitzending> Dayton Ohio, by Randy Newman. >>
Amsterdam Sinfonietta on Tour with Wouter Hamel, Ruben Hein and Kris Berry ('Breder dan Klassiek')
★° Special news!! °★ The Amsterdam Sinfonietta, an ensemble of 22 gifted musicians, have invited three new artists for their traditional New Year's programme in 2013: Wouter Hamel, Ruben Hein and Kris Berry!
This unique string orchestra will feature Kris Berry, Ruben Hein and Wouter Hamel on some fantastic venues!! << Muziekgebouw Frits Philips, Concertzaal Tilburg, Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden, Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam, De Oosterpoort Groningen, Nieuwe Luxor Theater, Rotterdam >> here we come!!
Every year, under the direction of lead violinist Candida Thompson, the ensemble shows its versatility with a New Year’s programme that transcends the bounds of a conventional concert. This New Year’s programme has become a tradition attracting new and diverse audiences in many national venues. Amsterdam Sinfonietta have joined forces with artists such as Bobby McFerrin and Chick Corea to mention but a few.
|Het Amsterdam Sinfonietta (al zo’n 25 jaar het enige professionele strijkorkest in Nederland) maakte Amsterdam Sinfonietta tournees door Europa, China, Amerika en Australië. Het trad op in concertzalen als Barbican Hall in Londen, Cité de la Musique in Parijs, National Centre of Performing Arts in Beijing en Konzerthaus in Berlijn. Amsterdam Sinfonietta gaat in januari op tournee en het programma heet "Breder dan Klassiek" – een mix van Jazz, Soul en Classical – zijn de artiesten zowel solo als in verschillende combinaties te beluisteren. Swingende songs worden afgewisseld met instrumentale jazz en klassiek. Het Breder dan klassiek nieuwjaarsconcert is een unieke samenwerking met artiesten uit verschillende genres. Samen met dit bijzondere Strijkers ensemble, gaat Kris Berry, Ruben Hein en Wouter Hamel op enkele fantastische podia staan! <<. Muziekgebouw Frits Philips, Concertzaal Tilburg, Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden, Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam, De Oosterpoort Groningen, Nieuwe Luxor Theater, Rotterdam >> here we come!
“The Norwegian (songwriter, guitarist, vocalist) Ane Brun unfortunately had to cancel her upcoming tour with the Amsterdam Sinfonietta due to illness. The majority of the tour will be filled in by jazz singer Wouter Hamel; singer & pianist Ruben Hein; and singer Kris Berry”.
>> Ane Brun, I sincerely wish you the best for your health.
♥ x Kris
Marbles Fall Tour 2012 - Halfway there [october-december]
Hello You (hearts)!! Catching up. We have been playing some great gigs lately and enjoying ourselves very much! So thanks, for hanging out with me and my band, and showing your love!
There's still some tickets left for the forthcoming December gigs in "013" - "Burgerweeshuis" - "Paard Van Troje" & the "Patronaat"! Here are some pictures of the previous shows.. Mucho Love goes to You, basically because you took the time, and because you were there, or because you would like to drop by some day ; )! x Kris
Designer: Heidi Long, Styling Kris: Nadia Doudou
Kris Berry on cover Viva Magazine
Kris with a cover story in Viva Magazine
The Radio 6 Talent Award! Yesss!
On Thursday October 4th I was gladly surprised to receive an award out of two nominations at the Radio 6 Soul & Jazz awards event held in the Westerunie, Amsterdam. Congratulations to all on their nominations and also.. the winners! :)
The Kyteman Orchestra
Styling: Nadia Doudou
Nominated for Radio 6 Soul & Jazz Awards
I just heard that I have been nominated for two Radio 6 Awards!
'Best Soul & Jazz Talent' & 'Best Song'
If you think I should win one, please voor for me via the Radio 6 website.
I am looking forward to my upcoming shows!
Keep an eye on my Facebookpage, I will be giving away tickets, signed CD's/LP's and a Sennheiser headphone.
Kris Berry on the Right to Play Olympic gala!
On Friday August 24 I had the honour to sing at the Right To Play & NOC*NSF Olympic Gala, organized to celebrate the success of the Dutch at the Olympics of this and the past years, but most of all to remember every child in the world who doesn’t have a chance to play!
Right To Play raised a lot of money for projects in Burundi with their special auction that night (including several of my 'Marbles' albums!).
Johan Olav Koss (CEO Right To Play and former speed skater from Norway) is very satisfied with the results.
Right To Play is a global organization that uses the transformative power of play to educate and empower children facing adversity.
More info on Right to Play
dress by Michael Barnaart van Bergen
Live with GIEL on 3FM Serious Radio!
Hi! This morning we played our single 'Stick To The Recipe' live at Giel Beelen 3FM (National Radio).
News! Our song 'Stick To The Recipe' on USA webisode via YouTube Channel!
Wigs is created by filmmakers, Jon Avnet (Black Swan, Fried Green Tomatoes, Risky Business) and Rodrigo Garcia (Albert Nobbs, In Treatment, Mother and Child), WIGS is an innovative new YouTube channel producing high-end, original, scripted series, short films, and documentaries, all starring female leads. WIGS will take you on an unpredictable, often outrageous journey into the lives, loves, and lies of our characters. WIGS. Where It Gets Interesting.
About the episode with the ‘Stick To The Recipe’ feature...
Audrey is a food stylist. She loves her job…too much. Audrey is so obsessed with food that it takes over her life. She cares more that her boyfriend is dining with his ex-girlfriend than if he is sleeping with her. Her boyfriend finally calls her out and she begins to wonder if he’s right about how far her food obsession has gone.
Shows will air in October 2012!
Dutch interview in MarieClaire women's magazine!
Bits of the Kris Berry 6-page interview, August Edition!
Hey you! Thanks again for following Kris Berry! We played for a bit, did some gigs in Amsterdam, and had fun despite the weather and after rain comes shine..
Our band supported Sharon Jones & The Dapkings in Groningen, which we were honoured to do!
....and we found ourselves soon preparing for a trip to Berlin! Berlin was great fun! Nice crowd, nice bands, nice beer, nice hotel, nice breakfast, nice ride back home, glad we had the opportunity to travel to Germany, which was our first gig abroad since the release in April!
So yes many things happened; I turned thirty this month (wow!), visited my hairdresser last weekend, because on Monday I had to be all clean & polished for a photo shoot for a super cool Women's magazine, will not mention the name just yet. It's one of my favorites in any case! I wore these incredibly posh shoes (for five minutes, you know, to complete the picture), I hung in an improvised tropical hammock for this photographer (..to complete the picture) and it was all but my job for the day. I'm not complaining just so you know ;-). I must thank our PR management for making arrangements! (¡ıɯ ssıɯ ǝןʇʇıן sʞuɐɥʇ)
So! The day after that I had to actually do the interview involved with the issue that will probably be coming this July..The man that conducted the interview is a renowned writer and interviewer and to my surprise: He brought me the most beautiful bouquet of Peonies! Furthermore, an interview was also schedulled with a local tabloid format daily paper, which was nice as well, look forward to sharing the published material with you.
Here's a photo of our team lunch yesterday during the shoot...
Sorry, can't do anything else for you now picture-wise.. ;-)
Tell you what, I'll keep you updated!
June 7 Berlin!
We're going to Berlin!
On Thursday June 7, we will be performing at the 3rd edition of BerlinRadar, a mini showcase festival hosted in order to introduce young talents, newcomers and acts/bands. The BerlinRadar is free for the public as well as music industry professionals. It is simply made for music passionates and people who want to enjoy a great new music night. Location: Magnet Club, Kreuzberg, Berlin.
Wij gaan naar Berlijn!
Kris Berry uitgenodigd voor eerste optreden buiten Nederland tijdens derde editie van "BerlinRadar" in Berlijn op donderdag 7 juni 2012! Locatie: Magnet Club, Kreuzberg, Berlin.
Bol.com - Tip van de maand: Kris Berry!
Gedurende de maand mei is Kris Berry Marbles namens Bol.com 'tip van de maand'!
Via deze link te bestellen, op werkdagen voor 22.30 uur besteld, morgen in huis!
New shows coming up
We had a great time performing in Rotterdam and Bergen op Zoom and doing some radio shows! Now it's time to visit Groningen for an instore concert at Plato recordstore and a show at Simplon. We are also playing at Openluchttheater Bloemendaal on Sunday. See the Shows section for more information. Hope to see you there!
Album of the month at Bol.com
MARBLES will be album of the month May (from May 1st until June 1st) at Bol.com!
Today @ Giel (3FM National Radio)
We played our new single 'Love Trip' and a cover of Ed Sheeran's 'Lego House'
Kris Berry at GIEL (3FM) - April 24
We will be performing 3 songs at GIEL, the morning radio show on 3FM hosted by Giel Beelen.
April 24, 08:15 (CET)!
Album of the week at Arrow Jazz FM
We are happy to announce that next week MARBLES will be 'album of the week' at Arrow Jazz FM!
Reviews / Recensies
We got some great responses on our album!
Click here to see them all
Here are some quotes:
“Dat Kris Berry een naam is om rekening mee te houden is ruimschoots bewezen” – De Volkskrant
English translation: "Kris Berry has amply proven to be a name to be reckoned with” – De Volkskrant
Klik hier voor de volledige Volkskrant recensie
“Met dit prachtige debuutalbum kan het haast niet anders dan dat Kris Berry een geweldig jaar gaat krijgen” – Plug Out
“Deze plaat draagt alles in zich om een megasucces te worden à la Caro Emerald” – OOR Magazine
English translation: “This record has everything to become a mega success like Caro Emerald” – OOR magazine
Kris Berry at KoffieMAX (TV NED 1 - April 9)
We will be playing our new single 'Love Trip' at KoffieMAX TV
April 9 - Ned 1 - 11:00 (CET)
Early morning we will be playing our new single and a 'Zwarte Lijst' classic at Eerst Jaap (Radio 6)
Kris Berry at Vrije Geluiden (TV: Ned 1) April 8
'Vrije Geluiden' invited us for their TV show on Sunday April 8! :-)
We will play songs of our new album 'MARBLES' and do an interview with host Melchior Huurdeman.
VPRO Vrije Geluiden
Sunday April 8
(Photo by: Sanne Schouwink)
Click here to watch the show (via uitzendinggemist)
Last night @ De Wereld Draait Door (TV)
Last night we played our new single 'Love Trip' at De Wereld Draait Door (Ned 3)!
There are more places to check us out!
Saturday April 7 at Radio 2 Cappuccino
Sunday april 8 at Vrije Geluiden (TV)
Monday april 9 at KoffieMAX (TV)
Voor more info click on 'shows' on top of this website.
This is the new single:
No Risk Disc and Radio 1 WEEK CD! :-)
We are proud to announce that our album is 'No Risk Disc' at Plato Record Store Group! And 'Radio 1 WEEK CD' (week 15)! :-)
Debut Album MARBLES Out Now!
We are very proud to announce the release of our debut album 'Marbles'.
It symbolizes the mind and all of its curves, coils and rotations. We are thrilled to be presenting it on April 13 at Sugar Factory Amsterdam. For other concerts, please check our shows on this website.
Meet Kris Berry!
*Marbles* and *Lovestruck Puzzles* out now on CD, VINYL & Download!
Supporting Sharon Jones & the Dapkings
Shots behind the 'maga-scenes'
Flair: Bonnita Postma