Yentl is a singer-songwriter who is originally from The Netherlands, but found her musical roots in Nashville, TN. Her music shows clear influences of country music as her self-written repertoire is greatly energetic, but can easily strike a sensitive chord as well. As a surprise, in her new singles AMEN TO THAT and WORTH THE WAIT (c/a: Yentl, Henk Pool) she has found a way to mix her country love with a poppy soulful sound that reveals her many other musical influences and inspiration like soul and gospel. Whether they are small songs or strong statements, her music characterizes itself by her contemplative words and her dynamicvoice, that she delivers live with a ukulele.
In 2017 she released her debut EP ‘The Beginning of Me’, which she recorded in the LampLight Studios in Nashville. There, Yentl’s songs – originally written on her ukulele – were given new life by producer Henk Pool and a band of renowned session musicians: Chad Cromwell (drums), Chris Rodriguez (guitar/resonator/banjo), Jimmie Lee Sloas (bass), Dan Dugmore (pedal steel). Furthermore, the EP was mixed by (Grammy-nominated and Grammy-winning recording) engineer/producerSteve Marcantonio.
She was introduced to the bigger public by her blind audition through the television program The Voice of Holland (season 9) where turned three chairs with her rendition of ‘The Winner Takes It All’ by ABBA. She then chose Dutch (country) singer Waylon as her coach.
In 2018 Yentl signed a publishing deal with the internationally operating Denham Music Publishing and later joined THE WRITE GIRLSpublishing tribe in 2019. Since then, she has proved her versatile writing ability, having written songs for several (international) pop artists. She co-wrote the hitsingle “2 Seconden” for the Belgian artist Isabelle A (Mostiko, CNR Records) that reached #3 in the Flemmisch Top50. In addition, songs from her debut EP were placed in the Dutch coming of age movie ‘Pestkop’ (transl. ‘Bully’) and the play ‘Drs. Down’, created by Dutch television presenter Ivo Niehe.
Yentl’s career in songwriting took flight after being invited to the internationally acclaimed songwriting camp in Las Negras, Andalusia.
(Musical influences:Little Big Town, Natalie Hemby, Cam, Sara Bareilles, Fleetwood Mac, Bruce Hornsby, Jonathan Butler, Hanson, Amy Grant, Tori Kelly, Lori McKenna)