In the spotlight: the Vain Travail

The Vain Travail is a five-piece collective from the Netherlands, whose members are top Dutch session musicians. They started in 2018, and only ever rehearsed once: it’s all about writing and arranging beautiful songs, and they do so from their home studios scattered across the country. The project started in 2018 as a new wayContinue reading “In the spotlight: the Vain Travail”

Spotify Playlist – Best of CoolTop20 2021

Musically, 2021 was a special year. Hardly any live performances, except online. But still we have discovered enough beautiful new music. Our favorite tracks can be found in this playlist. You will find all the songs that have been in the top20 in the past year. Sorted by the results in the chart. Here atContinue reading “Spotify Playlist – Best of CoolTop20 2021”

Favourite Five: Rufusking

First: many thanks for inviting us to do the ‘Impossible5’. Let’s go! 1. What’s your favourite song from the current Cool Top 20? “We really like ‘Receipts’, another instant classic from Sophie and Alex Dorsten. Great song, great artists!” 2. What’s your favourite song from the Hall of Fame? (Timo, guitar/vocals) “We are very honoured to beContinue reading “Favourite Five: Rufusking”

New Release – Don’t Look Up, Don’t Look Down by Bertolf

Bertolf, full name Bertolf Lentink, is a Dutch singer-songwriter singing in English. His repertoire varies from 60s and 70s influenced pop to Americana and roots music. His early days as a singer-songwriter by the end of the noughties coincided with the job of multi-instrumentalist in Ilse DeLange’s (country pop) band. As a solo artist heContinue reading “New Release – Don’t Look Up, Don’t Look Down by Bertolf”