Bio

Singer and songwriter


Amsterdam born singer Hartog Eysman pours his heart out at every performance. Often compared to Damien Rice, Fink or Thom Yorke, every single word comes straight from the heart.
Subjectivisten: “Wonderful, melancholic daydreams. Intense. Timeless.”

Hartog Eysman (Amsterdam, 1968) has a wide musical horizon. He started out playing bass in rock and crossover bands. Later he studied Vocals at conservatory.
In 2001 Hartog became a teacher at the conservatory in Arnhem.

Currently, Hartog is working with other artists in one song projects to be released as videos:

“Beatriz”, a Brazilian song written by Edu Lobo and Chico Buarque, with Izaline Calister (vocals) and Marc Bischoff (piano).

“Come Closer”, an original song, with Jasper le Clercq (violin) of the Zapp4 string quartet.

Previous projects:

HARTOG : a combination of indie and singer-songwriter
Hartog (vocals, guitar, effects), Rowin Tettero (drums, samples). Albums:
Making Waves, 2015
Happy days, 2012
No hero, 2010
Storyteller, 2008

Quiet fire: electric soul / downtempo
Guest vocals for a project by Joachim Staudt (producer, keys, sax). Albums:
Horizon, 2014
A Deeper Shade Of Bright, 2009

Alias Smith & Jones: jazz / world / improvisation duo
Hartog Eysman (vocals), Joop van Erven (drums)
Tour, 2009

Thijs van Otterloo: jazz / pop / fusion
Guest vocals for album and tour Thijs van Otterloo (sax) and band. Album:
Miles Away, 2007

Psychedelic Soul Orchestra: Tribute to soul singer Minnie Riperton
19-piece band including horns and strings led by Maarten Helsloot
Tour, North Sea Jazz Festival 2007

Hou Je Kop Luisterpop 2006: 1st prize
Singer-songwriter competition

Flowriders: triphop / nu soul / broken beats
Band with Vincent Helbers, Richard Hallebeek, Michelle David, Han Litz, Cord Heineking, Matthias Bergmann. Albums:
Starcraft, 2004
Starcraft Japan Edition, 2005

R.E.S.P.E.C.T. : motown / soul tribute
Theatre concert tour with a.o. Denise Jannah, Forrest Thomas, Michelle David
Tour 1999-2001

Hartog & Martini: funky pop / jazz
Duo with Wolf Martini (guitar). Album:
Hartog & Martini, 1998

Afro-Cuban Sanctus: Latin Jazz with the band Nueva Manteca. Album:
Afro-Cuban Sanctus, 1997

Dutch Jazz Vocalist Competition 1997: 2nd prize
Theatre concert tour with Wolf Martini, Francien van Tuinen

I Got Lyrics : theatre concert with songs by Ira Gershwin
with a.o. Donald Jones, Ernst Daniƫl Smid, Denise Jannah, Mathilde Santing
Tour 1996

Royal Airforce Orchestra : guest vocalist in show titled “Amerika”
Tour 1996

American Songbook Contest 1996: 1st prize
Competition with songs by Cole Porter

Conservatory Hilversum 1993 – 1996
Vocals, Pop and Jazz

Beat Blue / Crack in the Shell: rock, funk, reggae
Band with Rico Delchot, Dennis Mulder
1990 – 1993 bass, singing