Meika

Music

Debut album 'Shimmer' out now!

Shimmer
Our debut album 'Shimmer' is available on all digital and streaming platforms as well as CD and vinyl. Order your physical copy through the link down below or listen to our music on your favorite streaming platform. Thanks for your support!
Publish Date (handmatig)
September 17, 2022
Created on:
September 17, 2022
Our debut album 'Shimmer' is available on all digital and streaming platforms as well as CD and vinyl. Order your physical copy through the link down below or listen to our music on your favorite streaming platform. Thanks for your support!
Publish Date (handmatig)
September 17, 2022
Created on:
September 17, 2022

Meika - Shimmer

Single releases
"Meika’s debut album, Shimmer, is a breath of fresh air in today’s music market.  Surprising harmonic twists, combined with Emmie Te Pas’ stunning lyrical storytelling, make this a “must listen” debut.  With elements of jazz, pop and neo-soul, there is something for every kind of listener."- La Tanya Hall, Jazz vocalist and backing vocalist Steely Dan (USA) / "I recommend you check out the debut recording, “Shimmer” by Meika, an exciting and original band from the Netherlands, led by vocalist/composer Emmie Te Pas. Although clearly influenced by recent soul and jazz, the band already reveals a strong original group identity, and a sound that is so full it is surprising to realize you are listening to music played by only 5 people. Their music is accessible and heart-felt, yet with interesting harmonic and rhythmic twists, strongly performed by Emmie and her band of Dutch musicians. Emmie’s compositions share some of the sensibility of neo-soul yet (unlike all-too-often repetitive R&B) develop fascinating stories that unfold through the entire performances.The music has beautiful interactions and improvisation, as well as surprising original grooves (e.g. “Belvedere”). Emmie tells stories with her lyrics but also uses her voice as an instrument (listen to her brilliantly double the melody with the trumpet in “Lovers on the Run”). Listen to the brilliantly-building compositions reach remarkable ecstatic highs, with Emmie’s vocals soaring over the band’s uplifting performance. Don’t take my word for it, you must hear this music!"- Rory Stuart, Jazz guitarist and composer (USA)
Publish Date (handmatig)
September 17, 2022
Created on:
September 17, 2022
"Meika’s debut album, Shimmer, is a breath of fresh air in today’s music market.  Surprising harmonic twists, combined with Emmie Te Pas’ stunning lyrical storytelling, make this a “must listen” debut.  With elements of jazz, pop and neo-soul, there is something for every kind of listener."- La Tanya Hall, Jazz vocalist and backing vocalist Steely Dan (USA) / "I recommend you check out the debut recording, “Shimmer” by Meika, an exciting and original band from the Netherlands, led by vocalist/composer Emmie Te Pas. Although clearly influenced by recent soul and jazz, the band already reveals a strong original group identity, and a sound that is so full it is surprising to realize you are listening to music played by only 5 people. Their music is accessible and heart-felt, yet with interesting harmonic and rhythmic twists, strongly performed by Emmie and her band of Dutch musicians. Emmie’s compositions share some of the sensibility of neo-soul yet (unlike all-too-often repetitive R&B) develop fascinating stories that unfold through the entire performances.The music has beautiful interactions and improvisation, as well as surprising original grooves (e.g. “Belvedere”). Emmie tells stories with her lyrics but also uses her voice as an instrument (listen to her brilliantly double the melody with the trumpet in “Lovers on the Run”). Listen to the brilliantly-building compositions reach remarkable ecstatic highs, with Emmie’s vocals soaring over the band’s uplifting performance. Don’t take my word for it, you must hear this music!"- Rory Stuart, Jazz guitarist and composer (USA)
Publish Date (handmatig)
September 17, 2022
Created on:
September 17, 2022

Shows

01
Jun

Podium JIN Thiemeloods, Nijmegen

11
Jun

Utrechts Jazzfestival

Gratis toegankelijk / 18:00 - 19:00 / www.instagram.com/utrechtsjazzfestival

Past shows

9 Feb
2023
JazzRoom, Breda (release tour 'Shimmer')
8 Feb
2023
Jazzcafé Bebop, Delft (release tour 'Shimmer')
22 Jan
2023
Le Petit Théâtre, Groningen (release tour 'Shimmer')
15 Jan
2023
De Twee Spieghels, Leiden (release tour 'Shimmer')
18 Dec
2022
JazzX, Haarlem (release tour 'Shimmer')
24 Mar
2022
Cafe Bosch, Arnhem
17 Mar
2022
Zinder Podium, Tiel
20 Aug
2021
Otis x Brebl, Nijmegen

We are Meika

Meika band
Meika, under the guidance of vocalist and composer Emmie te Pas, is ready to present their new music.
After spending almost two years in New York City, Emmie is back in the Netherlands. In The Big Apple she submerged in the modern jazz scene and got incredibly inspired by the music she experienced across the Atlantic Ocean.
Her inspiration derives from both vocal jazz and instrumental jazz, such as Gretchen Parlato, Avishai Cohen and Kneebody.
There’s always been a special place in her heart for soul as well, with Jill Scott and Erykah Badu as some great influences.
So what to expect from Meika? A mix of soul grooves and jazz improvisation. Melodic storylines spoken from the heart.

May I present to you:

Drums: Dirk de Nijs
Bass: Teun Creemers
Keys: Sjoerd van Eijck
Trumpet: Joel Botma
Vocals & composition: Emmie te Pas

Photo credits: Sjoerd van den Berg fotografie
Meika band

Melodic storylines spoken from the heart.

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