two voices, double bass and guitar

about sommerhus

Sommerhus is the Rotterdam-based duo of singer-songwriter and guitarist Vera Jessen-Juhrend and the classicly-trained double bass player and singer Peter Jessen. Combining elements of acoustic pop, classical music and avant-garde, they’ve created their own unique sound in which intimacy and tranquility share the leading role with melody and finely-tuned vocal harmonies. They have performed material from both their eponymous debut album Sommerhus (2013) and its successor Is There Such a Thing as Too Much Love? (2016) in clubs, theatres and living rooms from the Netherlands to Denmark to south-east Africa.

Recently Sommerhus released songs created from ‘jozzonets’ by poet Joz Knoop. These songs were accompanied by a video created by artists or filmmakers. Currently Vera and Peter are working on new material.

Over 'Is there such a thing as too much love?'

‘Een verpletterende indruk…’ 3voor12

‘..wat een impact heeft hun muziek!’

‘Vera en Peter laten je zwemmen, in een wereld zonder getijden, met fijne melodieuze songs als enige houvast.’

‘Absolute eigenheid’

‘Een plaat die uitnodigt tot wegdromen naar uitgestrekte landschappen vol betovering’
Krenten uit de pop

‘…creĆ«ren de soundtrack van de verstilling…’
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