Maarten van Roozendaal

Maarten van Roozendaal (3 mei 1962 – 1 juli 2013), was a Dutch singer-songwriter.

Van Roozendaal was born into a family of six in the small town of Heiloo, and got involved with music from early childhood on. After a troubled puberty, and a rebellious adolescence among the anarchist scene in Amsterdam, he finally started gaining recognition as a performer when he was 32. He performed seated behind the piano, singing his own songs with a rough voice reminiscent of Tom Waite. He wrote lyrics on topics such as death, booze and failure, but mixed in a big dose of irony and self-deprecation. Van Roozendaal, an avid drinker and smoker, succumbed to lung cancer aged 51.

Discography

  • 2012: De Gemene Deler
  • 2011: Heimwee naar de Hemel
  • 2010: En noem het maar vrienden in levende lijve
  • 2009: En noem het maar vrienden
  • 2008: Het Wilde Westen
  • 2006: Barmhart
  • 2005: Ben zo Benieuwd (single)
  • 2005: Maarten van Roozendaal verzamelt werk
  • 2003: Tijdelijk Tekort Aan Chronisch Geluk
  • 2000: Aan Gezelligheid Ten Onder (première)
  • 2001: Red Mij Niet (single)
  • 2000: Trouw zijn (single)
  • 1999: Kerstmis in april
  • 1997: Adem uit
  • 1995: Nacht

Books

  • Jij blijft bij mij (2014, posthumous)
    •  Barmhart (2006, album)
  • 2013: Om te janken zo mooi
  • 2012: De gemene deler
  • 2008: Barmhart
  • 2005: Red mij niet
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