Blue Sands, a duo consisting of bass guitarist Reindert Kragt and singer Esther van Hoes, proves that voice and bass can form an exciting and intimate combination. Their sound can best be described as cinematic, dreamy, and quirky, inspired by diverse sources such as Disney movie songs, 90s grunge, jazz standards and classical composers. Their project, known as Blue Sands the Band, stems from a strong desire to play as a large ensemble. But crucial to the formation of this band was to maintain the essence of bass and vocals at the core so that it would not become a standard pop/jazz band. Blue Sands the Band will grace our roof with a good balance of young talents and more experienced, creative top musicians.

About The Young Creators Program

Blue Sands the Band is one of the four talents participating in our Young Creators program in 2024. In this program, we collaborate with four emerging, talented musicians to provide them with a sustainable career boost. On the Roof also supports these artists by filming their concerts and producing short video portraits they can use as an introduction to the public and other promotional purposes. Additionally, they are featured as our guests at On the Roof, presenting their music to a new audience.

The young creator program is made possible by the Van Bijleveltstichting.