Since 1995, I have been working as a songwriter, lyricist, singer, guitarist, recording engineer, arranger and producer. I released about ten albums with my own songs. In English with the melancholic music of Mist, in Dutch as Rick Treffers and, more recently, in Spanish as El Turista Optimista. Through the years, I have been doing live shows in Europe, Morocco, U.S.A. and Latin America and I have done music theatre in collaboration with several musicians, theatre companies, novelists and video artists in The Netherlands, Spain and U.K.
|The Loop of Love||Mist||2015||Skipping Records|
|Ser español||El Turista Optimista||2013||Skipping Records|
|Prettige Vooruitzichten||Rick Treffers||2010||Skipping Records/ Sonic Rendezvous|
|Mara||Rick Treffers en Rob Kloet||2009||Skipping Records/ Sonic Rendezvous|
|Period||Mist||2008||Skipping Records/ Sonic Rendezvous|
|Het Heeft Niets Met Jou Te Maken||Rick Treffers||2007||Silvox / Coast to Coast|
|Bye Bye||Mist||2005||Astro Discos / Sonic Rendezvous|
|Dangerous Words||Mist||2004||Astro Musica / Sonic Rendezvous|
|We Should Have Been Stars||Mist||2003||Astro Discos|
With my professional (and transportable) studio I can record and produce your music. I’m specialized in recording and mixing voices and acoustic instruments, can make arrangements and do the entire production of an album (audio and midi-recordings, final mix). I also like to coach singers and musicians during the process of composing, recording and production. Except for producing my own albums I worked for some Spanish and Dutch singersongwriters and multi-instrumentalists. I also worked with Dutch producers Martijn Groeneveld (Mailmen Studio) and Crip Theeuwes (Volver Sound Academy) who both helped me produce some of my albums.
I compose and produce instrumental and vocal music for audiovisual productions. I have made music to measure for some educational series for kids and their parents as well as for Dutch and Finnish national TV (RTL 4, SBS 6, YLE). Some songs I wrote have been used in a German crime series (Tatort), the Dutch tv-series De Troon, in a Spanish spot against drugs and in a Mexican audio novel by Francisco Koloffón. My music has been approved and promoted by companies such as Massive Music and Music Skeleton that use, deliver and assemble music for advertising, film and other commercial purposes. My music is known for its moody, melodic and intimate character, but I also work with electronic beats and rock arrangements.
I write songs on demand for birthday parties, weddings and other special occasions. In Dutch, Spanish and English. I listen thoroughly to the client’s wishes and ideas and based on that information I compose and record a song (or songs) for the occasion. I deliver finished product in mp3-format (both karaoke and vocal version) and the lyric. Depending on location I can also come and perform the song myself during the event. Characteristics of my songs on demand: original, catchy and with sense of humour.
I do masterclasses on songwriting and I give entertaining lectures on the ‘the life of a song from A to Z’ and I have been giving participative workshops on setting up your own cultural event and recording your own music. I have done this at several music schools, music seminars, studios and universities in The Netherlands. I also occasionally teach Spanish, English and Dutch and give a course in Spain called “Singing in English”.
As a language lover, I started working as a freelance translator and interpreter in 1997 (Spanish to Dutch, English to Dutch). I have fifteen years of experience as a journalist and I have been writing, editing, correcting and proofreading thousands of commercial texts for companies and freelancers.
For bookings or more information, contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org