news eng archive

news eng archive

Dec 14, 2014

Our last gig of this year was at ‘Volksbad’ in the German town Jena,

and it was an absolute highlight!

Nov 04 Paradiso! 

definitely a date to write in your calendar:

March 8, 2015: cd release party at Paradiso Amsterdam.

Sep 27, 2014

Working on new album…

Jun 21, 2014

Nice article about us in Zuiderlucht (which means something like ‘Southern air’). We could never have imagined to voluntarily give these pictures to the press!

Apr 07, 2014

Digna’s voice is back and we’re working on new songs…

Mar 28, 2014

Alas! We had to cancel four concerts this week because Digna caught a bad case of laryngitis… we will look for alternative dates as soon as possible.

Mar 06, 2014

Playing in Italy, well… it was a great experience: enthusiastic audiences, inspiring clubs, invited for dinner by the owner of the club after our concert at 23:00, Bologna is worth seeing, nothing goes or is on time, great commitment to the environment, many volunteers with a great love for independent music, wanting to keep music to be a part of daily Italian life without any help of the government, playing late, heart warming responses to our music, one very cold sleeping place, definitely a poorer country than ours, but with strict rules and regulations, life starts late in the evening, eating together, drinking together, talking loud, talking much, new Jodymoon fans, bellisima!

Feb 23, 2014

We played four shows in Germany so far (more to come) and really enjoyed them. What a warm welcome we got and what lovely attentive audiences! Mehr mehr mehr bitte :-))) Now we can start to pack for Italy, it’s really not a bad life…

Jan 21, 2014

Yessss!!! Proud to present our new live video of ‘Money in our pockets’. The song will be released as a single in Germany on Jan 31.  watch

Jan 07, 2014

What better way to start the new year than with a live recording session in the Moon studio? There will be a video of this recording in a few weeks…

Nov 07, 2013

New German shows confirmed in Köln,, Mainz, Witten, Oberhausen, Tübingen, Offenbach and Stuttgart!

Oct 17, 2013

Happy to report that ‘The Man’ can be heard very frequently on several German radio stations, such as: NordWest Radio, SR1, Europawelle and WDR2

Oct 10, 2013

some cool new reviews:

WESTZEIT Magazine***** (Ger)

‘Gefällt durch die unkonventionelle Art!’

Rock The Bow (Sui)


‘Die Spannung und Kreativität steckt im Detail und in den Einzelleistungen’

Plattenladen TIPPS (Ger)

‘Dem Duo gelingen viele intensive Momente. So zum Beispiel der Moment, wenn in „Close Your Eyes“ die Geigen einsetzen’

‘ein ganz großer Wurf in Sachen Folkpop’

‘noch eindringlicher, noch intimer’

Oct 07, 2013

‘für Überraschungen allerdings

ist die Gruppe aus dem südniederländischen Maastricht immer gut’

Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (Ger) more reviews

Oct 06, 2013

‘Erwachsenwerden oder der Klassiker, die Liebe –

die beiden verstehen es, damit zu überzeugen’

Oct 02, 2013

‘Unbedingt reinhören und kaufen’

Oct 02, 2013

‘eine echte Entdeckung, smart von Bryce Goggin produziert

und zu einem kleinen Diamanten geschliffen’ Hörerlebnis**** (er)

more reviews

Oct 01, 2013

‘hier sind Gesang, Melodie und Inhalt einfach nur Top’

Sep 13, 2013

Yes! Our single ‘The man who can’t be moved’ is coming out in Germany, Austria and Switzerland today. Today is Friday the 13th… is that a good or a bad sign?

Aug 20, 2013

signed with German label G-Records!

We just signed a record-deal with the Berlin based label G-Records. They will release our album ‘The Life You Never Planned On’ in Germany, Austria and Switzerland this October. Our single ‘The Man Who Can’t Be Moved’ will be released a few weeks before. We can’t wait to do some shows over there!

Mar 17, 2013

New concert dates online.

go to shows

Jan 27, 2013

Back on track: we’ve played 2 super concerts this month. There are still some in hand for this year. Do not worry: dates will follow very soon.

photo’s: Ronald Rietman

Dec 20, 2012 Newsletter

Hello everybody,

2012 is almost history. Still a few days to go and then we’ll be in 2013.

Looking back on a great Jodymoon year we felt the urge to go through some pictures of our trip to New York and the recordings of our album ‘The Life You Never Planned On’. Blame it on the time of the year… With Christmas coming you start to ponder over everything you did this past year and where it has brought you.

The song ‘The Antidote’ is pretty melancholic but in a sweet kind of way, it also evokes feelings of hope and consolation, at least we hope so. ‘An antidote to a poisoned world’: for us it’s making music, for the person in the song it’s taking photographs. We hope you have your very own antidote, or will find it in the new year.

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year,

Johan & Digna

watch video

Nov 23, 2012

Introducing… Jodymoon

Director Robert-Jan Glas made a video portrait of us.

watch video

Nov 02, 2012

Tadaaaa: our new single is out!

It’s a cover of ‘The Man Who Can’t Be Moved’ by The Script.

watch video

Sep 20, 2012

A great day at the beach, shooting a video….thank you kick ass crew:

Robert-Jan Glas, Pepijn Eijgenraam, Jana van Mierlo, Kim Visser, Robin Datema

and Michael Zomer.

Sep 01, 2012

Give it to me mama!

‘ingenious arrangements’ and ‘like a bolt from the blue’

review Villa d’Arte

Aug 27, 2012

After a great summer we are back on track. We already played two concerts and some very nice new projects are in the making…more about this soon!

Juli 03, 2012

Here you can read the interview with us in the very very very last FRET

June 27, 2012

4 page interview in Music Maker

June 19, 2012

‘their pop-oriented roots music reaches an undisputed highlight’


June 16, 2012

‘an uncompromising masterpiece’


June 14, 2012

‘Jodymoon combines emotion and energy’

June 10, 2012

‘vocals of an exceptionally high level’

De krenten uit de pop

June 07, 2012

Revolver’s Lust For Life interview:

‘we don’t take our work with us into the the bedroom’

June 01, 2012

***** in Music Maker!

‘Above all there is this voice, that reminds me of Joni Mitchell’

May 29, 2012

Thanks to the press and their enthusiastic response to our new album!





ZZ This = Us

Dagblad van het Noorden****

read more on our review page

May 21, 2012

We are Artist of the Week on

Interview ‘track by track’ + win a signed album

May 16, 2012

**** in Revolver’s Lust For Life!

and more super reviews here

May 04, 2012

Wowie!! The life you never planned on just entered the Dutch album charts on #48

May 01, 2012

We are featured on the Radio 6 ‘luisterpaal’

April 27, 2012

The day after… album release party was very, no veeerrryyy succesful. The audience really embraced us. Wow!! Many thanks to all of you x   more photos here

April 20, 2012

Nice article and 4 stars in Ned. Dagblad today! (NL)

Apr 02, 2012

We are up and running…. The last few weeks we played some really nice concerts, thanks a lot for your great and very enthusiastic response! And of course welcome to our brand new website. Please take a look around and check out our New York photos or listen to our new single Money In Our Pockets

Mar 04, 2012

Top evening in Heerlen Theatre yesterday, preview of new album went well and: full house!

photo’s:Perry Schrijvers

Feb 04, 2012 Newsletter

Hi everybody,

We’ve got fantastic news: our new and fourth album’ The life you never planned on’ will be released very soon.

All upcoming shows will be cd release parties and the real official cd release party will be in Naaldwijk (NL, near The Hague) on April 26th. Naaldwijk??? we hear you cry out…. why Naaldijk?  Well the reason is: we played there a few times and we really liked it, so why not Naaldwijk? Duh!

Utrecht or A’dam-Naaldwijk = 72 km= 1 hour drive. As easy as apple pie.

But before that we play the premiere at Theatre Heerlen on March 3rd. After that other theatres in the country will follow, see shows. Of course we play with violinist Wim Spaepen and cellist Marie-José Didderen.

Right…and what about the new album: … what can we say? Well we can tell you that we’re really very happy with it and that again it was an exciting beautiful musical and storytelling adventure. Have a listen here.

It would be absolutely fantastic if you would come out and see the new show. That’s why we’re on time to tell you about the dates so you can come and visit one or two or… of our concerts!  Make reservations for tickets at the theatre of your choice, see shows.

We really hope to see you all to celebrate the birth of our fourth baby!!!




Dec 05, 2011 Newsletter 

We’ve got a little Christmas present for you, a preview on our new album that will be released next year in March.

When we were in New York we took the opportunity to make a video of a brand new song that will appear on the new album: I got a lifetime. We recorded it on a typical New York rooftop terrace in the West Village.

Click HERE to watch it and to leave a comment if you like.

The concerts from March will be cd release shows for the new album. You’ll do us a big favor if you already reserve your tickets in advance at a theatre nearby. The venue promoters will really like that 🙂

Go to shows for the links.

But before we crawl under the christmas tree, we have some really nice concerts in the second week of December. See shows

We wish you Happy holidays and hope to see you soon at one of our concerts!

Digna & Johan

Nov 3, 2011

Having a great time working on the new Jodymoon album in Bryce Goggin’s studio in Brooklyn, NY….yiiihaa!

Oct 1, 2011 Newsletter 

New York

We’ve kept it to ourselves a little, but in between concerts we’ve been quite busy working on our 4th album. It will be released in the Spring of 2012. In three weeks from now we’ll fly to New York to work

on the album with Bryce Goggin (Antony & The Johnsons, Joan As Police Woman), just as we did last time. Needless to say we are very excited about these new overseas adventures!

Next week, October 6, we play in Zwolle in the Papenstraat theater. You’re more than welcome to come, and please spread the word.

Info: see shows



June 5, 2011

Article in the paper about our upcoming show in theater ‘Twee Hondjes’ HERE

May 6, 2011

A video portrait of us and our music (NL)…HERE

Mar 23, 2011 Newsletter

Earlier this Month, as many of you already know, we did 4 concerts in Canada. We came back last week and we really had a fantastic time! We enjoyed playing there, we met a lot of nice people en learned a little bit more about Canada. Big big country, lots of space, extreme weather conditions, friendly people, and we have made some new fans…. so yes let’s go again but in the summer please…

Watch a short photo series of our trip HERE

On Thursday March 31, we’ll be playing in Theater De Wegwijzer in Zeeland, in Nieuw -en St. Joosland (NL) and the day after on April 1st, in Theater Cultura in Ede (NL). People from Amsterdam and the surrounding area, are more than welcome on April 7+8 in the Apollofirst Theater in Amsterdam (NL). Place and time, HERE

hope to see you soon!


Mar 15, 2011

We had a great time in Canada. Here’s an impression of our concerts in Montreal. Toronto and London (ON). more photos

photos: Perry Schrijvers

Feb 17, 2011

Article in the paper about our trip to Canada.

read (nl)

Feb 15, 2011  Newsletter

We hope the new year started off as well for you as it did for us. We did some great concerts: we opened for Wende 2 times and we did a show for Eurosonic/Noorderslag@Live in your living room.

On March 3 we leave for Canada. We got an invitation for the Canadian Music Fest to come and play in Toronto. We will also play some additional shows in Montreal and London (near Toronto), looks like it is going to be an exciting trip!

Meanwhile we already have a lot of new concerts coming up this year. So keep a close look on our website when we’ll be playing in your town 🙂

Next Friday we play in the Pitboel Theatre in Sittard (NL),  it’s small but nice…

hope to see you soon!


Jan 16, 2011

Eurosonic-Noorderslag was a memorable show and a great night playing together with Goslink and Scram C Baby……..definitely worth the long drive.

Jan 10, 2011

Last weekend with Wende was great, playing for a packed Hedon Zwolle and Patronaat Haarlem. Loads of good response: nice!

photo: Blackiepix

Jan 5, 2011

We will play two shows this weekend opening for Wende: Friday at Hedon Zwolle and Saturday at Patronaat Haarlem….NICE! more info: shows

Dec 2, 2010

We already have some nice things to look forward to next year: on January 13 we’ll play at Eurosonic Noorderslag under the flag of Live in your living room together with Mossand Awkward I to name just a few. We were also invited to perform on the Canadian Music Fest in Toronto in March, and yes we will go! We’ll be there for more than a week and do multiple shows. Other bands who are also going are Go Back To The Zoo (NL) and Drive Like Maria (BE)

Nov 24, 2010

The show in the Effenaar was great! Thanks everybody for your wonderful response. Here is a review from VPRO 3voor12. Are there more people who made some nice pics? Please send them to

Oct 21, 2010

Nice review from France!

With music in my mind (in Fr & Eng)

Oct 14, 2010  Newsletter

photo: Perry Schrijvers

We’ll be playing some shows in the last few Months of this year. We start next Sunday Oct. 17 at 15.30 in Het Witte Theater in IJmuiden (NL). The show is called ‘Chicks ‘n Strings’, Fabiana Dammers and Dalal Marouf will be playing as well. Female singer-songwriters in the spotlight… and Johan may join 🙂

Sunday Nov. 7 we’ll be playing in Cambrinus in Horst (NL) and we play at festival Canapé in the same Month, organized by Live in your living room, concerts in the living room of peoples homes. For exact dates and time, go to shows

Often we hear people remark that they accidentally saw one of our videos on YouTube and that they are positively surprised. For all of you who don’t know that we have our own YouTube channel: Jodymoon’s YouTube

Hope to see you soon,


Sep 16, 2010

Review of our show as support act for Damien Jurado. Together we opened the theater season in Roepaen, Ottersum. Read the review HERE

Aug 29, 2010

It’s getting time to slowly crawl out of the vacation mode and get back into the working world…..and for us that starts off rather good with 2 special concerts:

**We will play at the  Cultura Nova summer festival on Thursday, September 2  in Theater Heerlen in the Limburgzaal at 20.30. It is a very nice, intimate theater where we have already played as an opening act for Joan Armatrading. It would be fantastic to see you all there!!

Info: click HERE for tickets and more info

The easyest way to make reservations is per phone: Parkstad Limburg Theaters 0031-45-5716607

**for those living more northerly… Sunday September 12  we’ll open for Damien Jurado with  a 45 min. set in  Cultureel podium Roepaen.

Info: click HERE or tickets and more info. You can also make reservations by telephone: Cultureel podium Roepaen +31(0)485-516070

Hope to see you all,


ps.:  For those of you who have missed it because of the summer holidays: here are two songs from a live recording session we did recently. There will be more soon, and next week one of the video’s will be on L1 television all week.

The prettiest Thing


June 15, 2010

This Saturday we’ll play at TROS muziekcafé on Radio 2 between 16.00 en 18.00. We’ll play three songs and do an interview.

June 6, 2010

Maastricht live was grand!

June 1, 2010

Artist of the week on MusicFromNL

Win free cd’s….

May 27, 2010

Article in Dagblad de Limburger (NL)

May 24, 2010

review Music MusicFromNL (ENG)

May 20, 2010

‘Who are you now’ in stores in the United Kingdom and Germany now!

May 10, 2010

5 stars in Dagblad van het Noorden’

May 7, 2010

review Johnny’s Garden (ENG)

May 6, 2010

Cool photo of us with Bryce Goggin, working at Trout Recording last summer. It appeared in Brooklyn magazine
‘Overflow’ with an article on Bryce’s work.

May 3, 2010

new reviews! go to reviews

April 23, 2010  Newsletter

Wow, that was great, the try-outs and then the official cd release party in Amsterdam last Saturday. Every show sold out and we had a blast! Thank you all for your enthusiasm, love and applause.

*We posted some new live videos from these shows on Youtube:

A new definition   (Maastricht)

Not many days   (Amsterdam)

Playing around      (Amsterdam)

Wild Boys (Duran Duran) (Radio Brabant)

*On Friday, May 28th we will play at Burg Wilhelmstein,

a wonderful open air theater in Würselen (Aachen, Germany). The concert will start at 19.30 and is already sold out, but we have a limited amount of tickets available for €10.00 each, so if you are interested, mail us at

*The album is now for sale on  and iTunes or order it at you local store. (Release UK / Germany and etc in May).  We also already got some good reviews (NL)  HERE

Hope to see you soon,



March 5, 2010  Newsletter


We have lots of good news, so here we go:

On April 12 our new album ‘Who are you now’ will be released. We signed a record deal with Continental Record Services (formerly known as Rounder), and we are very happy about that!! Continental has an excellent network abroad, so the cd will not only be released in the Netherlands but also in Belgium, Germany, United Kingdom and Scandinavia.

We’ll play two try outs in Maastricht and Heerlen and the official cd release party will be held in Amsterdam. Together with us on stage will be cellist Marie-José Didderen and violinist Wim Spaepen, and it’s going to be something other then else!

*In the mean time we also have a new management: Amsterdam Artist Management. (with a.o. fellow artists Wende and Nynke Laverman)



Dec 15, 2009     Newsletter

Hi everyone,

It’s been a while, so here’s a little sign of life……… we really took the time and space to work on our third album and it’s beginning to pay off! We’ve worked with producer Frank Duchêne (a.o. Hooverphonic, DAAU, Ozark Henry) in Antwerp, and we did some fantastic recordings with one of the best string quartets in the Netherlands, Matangi (from Concertgebouw to Youp van ‘t Hek). They will play a big role on the new album. Johan has immersed himself in his musical roots and invited a few members of his former brass band to record some tracks AND last but not least: we travelled to New York to work with producer Bryce Goggin (a.o. Antony and the Johnsons, Joan As Police Woman). It was a great and exciting experience, and we think the album turned out really well!

we’ll keep you posted.

see you soon




Sept 29, 2009:  still working on our third album………………

Jan 03, 2009: working on new album.

Dec 10, 2008: New single and video

‘Time to See’ is our new single. Since it is almost Christmas and because of the financial  crisis

we give it to you as a free download.

Oct 22, 2008: Working on new album

We are currently working on our third album……………….

June 05, 2008: New Live Videos Bevrijdings Festival

We had an unforgettable day at the Bevrijdings Festival Roermond. The weather was georgeous and of course we kicked ass. watch video: wide awake   how long

May 20, 2008: Radio 1 LLinke soep

We are invited to play live on the radio show ‘LLinke soep’ on National radio 1 (NL). The show will be on air Friday, May 23, at 20.00 hrs.

We’ll play two songs and do an interview.

Bands who already played here a.o: Racoon, The Madd and Voicst.  Watch video

May 19, 2008: Radio 3FM Xnoizz

We are invited to the radio show Xnoizz on National radio 3FM.

Listeners can send in a subject per SMS text message and we will write a brand new song about that subject in one hour. We will also play one of our songs and do some talking.

The show will be on air Sunday, June 15, at 23.00 hrs.

Bands who already played here a.o:

VanKatoen, Wouter Hamel, Jaya The Cat, Spinvis, Solo, Silence is Sexy, Ponoka, Stuurbaard Bakkebaard, Meindert Talma, Satellite7, De Kift.

Watch videos: 1 uur service   Feels like a mistake

May 11, 2008: VPRO 3voor12Live!

We had a FANTASTIC evening playing live on National Radio 3FM at VPRO’s 3voor12Live!

with DJ Eric Corton. We played 4 songs that were broadcasted live on radio as well as on the VPRO digital TV channel. It was a TOP night, the vibe was overwhelming and we kicked some serious ass!! Watch videos: I’m Here   Feels like a mistake   Feed me love  How long

April 28, 2008: win signed albums on OOR.NL

OOR gives away signed albums AND free tickets to the live 3FM radio show 3voor12 live! in Desmet, Amsterdam.

>>> read

April 23, 2008: I’m here on 3FM all week

DJ Eric Corton plays our single I’m Here every night, all week long on his radio show,

National radio 3FM VPRO 3voor12!!!

Tune in tonight on 3FM!! 🙂

April 21, 2008: I’m here video in rotation on VPRO digital channel

For all modern 🙂 people with digital television sets: the I’m here video can be seen on the digital VPRO TV channel. But don’t worry, you can still watch our video the old fashioned way, on YouTube.

April 13, 2008: Live videos online

Live videos of our show at De NIEUWE NOR are now on YouTube.

For those who weren’t at this great show, enjoy the 2 videos that have been made

from our live performance.

Watch videos: wide awake   i’m here

April 10, 2008: New Single I’m here

Release first single of our new album! >>watch video

April 10, 2008: Interview in newspaper

Big interview in Limburgs Dagblad >>read cuttung

April 08, 2008: video scoop on

Today our new video I’m Here is featured exclusively on well known news website

>>read cutting    >>watch video

March 14, 2008: VPRO 3voor12 Luisterpaal

Our album will be on VPRO’s 3voor12 ‘luisterpaal’ from 14 -24 March.


March 07, 2008: On the cover of Experienz e-magazine

Digna appears on the cover of the March edition of the beautiful

e-magazine Experienz. There is also an interview on page 22.


March 06, 2008: Live on LLink National Radio 5 Desmet Live

Yesterday we had a great time in Amsterdam playing live on National radio

In Desmet live. (LLink) It must be the smallest stage in the Netherlands. Geert is playing the drums around the corner… we played four songs.

March 02, 2008: Great weekend in Amsterdam

We had a great release weekend in Amsterdam, Friday we played at Fantasio (a venue with a serious history > Pink Floyd played there somewhere in the last century :-)) very nice people, very nice atmosphere, very nice playing… Saturday was the big release on TROS Muziekcafé and we had a great time and a lovely interview with host Daniël Dekker. Highlight of the day was the fantastic release cream cake, made especially for us, by baker Henk Kruijmer from Huizen (NL), who gets the grand price for being our biggest fan!! Thanks Henk & friends. Many thanks to everyone who came out to listen & see us at the Plantage studios.

February 28, 2008: Live on National Radio 2 TROS Muziekcafé

Saturday March 1 is the official release of our new album

Never gonna find it in another story

Partytime! On that day we appear live on National Radio 2 in TROS Muziekcafé. We’ll play 3 songs and have an interview between 16.00 and 18.00. You can listen to the radio or come to the studio in Amsterdam (De Plantage, next to main entrance Artis Zoo). Would be great if you joined us for a drink afterwards to celebrate the release.

February 22, 2008: Stunt from FRET magazine!

Music magazine FRET kicks off with a great stunt for their March edition: our album will be given as a present to all subscribers. Also new subscribers

can get our album as a welcome gift. read cutting

January 12, 2008: Live on VARA Spijkers met Koppen National radio 2

It was a great afternoon in ‘Spijkers met Koppen’. For those who missed us on the radio: look and listen to ‘Wide Awake’ with a freaky guitar solo on 3.00 min watch video

December 08, 2007: yes yes yes!!!!!!!!! Winner of the public Award 2007.

We did it!! Thank you all for voting and coming to the sold out finale in the Melkweg, Amsterdam. We really enjoyed the show and the afterparty!!!!!  read article

October 22, 2007: new single You’re not here

Today we proudly present our new single: a brand new version of  ‘You’re not here’ , produced by 3FM dj Eric Corton (VPRO/BNN).

October 12, 2007: supporting act for Joan Armatrading

Tuesday Oct 16 we will be the supporting act for Joan Armatrading in the Limburgzaal of the Heerlen theatre. Starting at 20.30.

June 15, 2007: video diary

We made a Video diary in 3 parts of our stay in London.

Have a look at our very own piece of reality pulp! watch video

May 07, 2007: back from london

Back from London!

We had a great time writing and recording songs for our new album and playing live. We recorded at LSS,  Britannia Row, London, a studio with a serious history… Pink Floyd bought the studio in 1975 and recorded  their album ‘Animals’, big parts of  ‘The wall’ and much more here. Also Joy Division and many others recorded here.

April 24, 2007: off to london

We’re off to London! We’ll play two gigs and during our stay we will be writing  and recording new songs for our second album in a London studio.