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Weather Balloons

a new live show, premiered at

Delft Fringe Festival, netherlands, June 2019

EN    Inspired by film noir, Nick Cave's murder ballads and conspiracy theories, “Weather Balloons” is an immersive multimedia experience of video projections and live music. 


Like discovering a forgotten analogue TV station where moody and strange, yet faintly familiar songs soundtrack grainy arthouse and noir movies...

The contrasting yet complimentary voices of Dutch guitarist Maaike Siegerist and English keyboardist Jonni Slater singing atmospheric, cinematic songs about epic expeditions across continents, cat and mouse games on the fringes of the law, and the loneliness of the UFOlogist!

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NL    Alsof je een vergeten televisiezender ontdekt, waarop duistere en vreemde liedjes, die je toch vaag bekend voorkomen, de soundtrack zijn van korrelige arthouse producties en film noirs.

De heldere stem van gitariste Maaike Siegerist en de rauwe stem toetsenist Jonni Slater brengen samen filmische songs tot leven – over epische expedities, kat-en-muis spellen op de rand van de wet, en de eenzaamheid van de ufoloog!

Maaike Siegerist is a Dutch jazz and 'dark folk' artist, based in Bristol, UK. "Delicate vocal, poised production, gorgeous chord changes" (Tom Robinson on BBC Radio 6 Music). Maaike moved to the UK to study Songwriting in 2014, and has lived there since. She self-released her debut album Born Before the Wind in 2017, won the Glastonbury FM Songwriting Competition 2018, and performs across the UK and the Netherlands.

Jonni Slater has been involved in the music scene in his native Bristol, UK, for over a decade, performing under various aliases, recording and producing other artists, and composing for TV and film. Recently, while playing keyboards in Maaike’s live band, the pair started writing together and, with a guiding hand from producer James Sanger (Keane, Dido), the sound of their new joint project began to take shape.

"a captivating and enthralling performance" - Redcatch Club, Bristol

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