Kees Spruit
+31 497 540054

RTV Promotion

Pinguin Tune Support
Erwin Vogel

+31 6 203 91 398


The Hidden Track
Jasper van den Dobbelsteen
+31 6 278 65 885



Downtown Music Publishing
Lucas van Slegtenhorst
+31 6 534 93 097



The Dutchman has been a pro for over twenty years now. In this period, he went from writing and singing in English like he did on his debut album Round Here from 1997, to songs in his mother tongue and even in Southern dialect, to eventually get full circle singing in English again. It suits him all, but as a full-blooded Americana man the latter suits him best. Dry Goods & Groceries, the ‘book-and-cd-in-one’ album from 2015 is the most significant evidence. ‘This what I want.’ Suddenly he knew for sure. ‘I wanted to tell the story of my musical roots.’ A wide range of Dutch writers, novelists and journalists alike, explain in a superior way the musical inspiration of the artist JW Roy. His favourite singer-songwriter albums are still: Old No. 1 by Guy Clark, John Hiatt ‘s Stolen Moments and EVERYTHING by Townes van Zandt. And you can clearly hear his roots. Don’t say the man didn’t go to high school. The three months he stayed in Austin Texas in the nineties served as the jewel on the crown of his self-education, as he went to a gig every night.

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