johan visschers

music

SHOWS yes, it shows. sometimes. why not.


VIDEO Tiredness Kills (official video)

Blakermat (official video)

One Hundred Twenty Seven (official video)

Fragment.SND (live bootleg)


MUSIC Hide and Low (e t f records 2017)

I Am Not Scared (e t f records 2015) also available on cassette(limited edition!)

On Air (e t f records 2013)

“Dance!” (Inner City Grit records 2010)

Extended Play (Inner City Grit records 2009)

Sounds For Sure is your stop for any of the physical releases mentioned above, if they are not sold out...

Unfortunately Inner City Grit records has been shut down, but their collection of (almost all) FREE DOWNLOADS featuring rare and previously unreleased tracks of The Weak And The Strong plus other cool artists is still online.


BIOGRAPHY introduction Solo artist The Weak And The Strong (1999, Rotterdam NL) experiments with various sounds. Expect anything between plain songs and soundscapes. Words in English, Dutch and sometimes even German. Driven by “the ghosts in his head” and inspired by Michael Gira, Joy Division and Velvet Underground.

During live-shows the basic, pure, raw and intense songs are performed by just a voice and a battered acoustic guitar and more recently (and depending on the occasion) the sound on stage changed due to the use of an electric guitar, effect-pedals and a drum machine.

live/performances/achievements – past The Weak And The Strong played many shows in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France and England, including radioshows and venues: Paradiso (Amsterdam) and Bibelot (Dordrecht), but also small theaters, bars, cafes, art-exhibitions, livingrooms, and basically any sort of stage you can think of. The Weak And The Strong supported various bands: De Kift (NL), Cradle FC (NL), Miss Anthropy (UK), jd meatyard (UK), Calvin Party (UK) and Lina Paul (GE) and, besides all this, reached the finals of bandbattles 'Grote Prijs van Zuid Holland' and 'Hou Je Kop Luisterpop'. The Weak And The Strong also performed shows together with musician Selma Peelen and poet Menno Smit: the RAU!-project (2012-early 2014). They played major summer festivals Oerol and De Parade and numerous other Dutch venues were played.

live/performances/achievements – present and future In January 2015 the video 'Blakermat' was released. The short art film (by visual-artist TUHBA) accompanies a Dutch poem written by Johan 'ego echo' Visschers and music by The Weak And The Strong. The video consists of footage shot by The Weak And The Strong and TUHBA plus historical footage of Rotterdam.

The mini album 'I Am Not Scared' saw daylight on 15 June 2015 (etf records). In short: 7 tracks (soundscapes/spoken word) tell the story of a man suffering with amnesia, sitting in his room at night haunted by his inner ghosts.

In October 2017 the two-track recording 'Hide And Low' (etf records) was released continuing the approach of 'I Am Not Scared' but this time based on field recordings instead of plain acoustic sounds.

Apart from the occasional solo performance, The Weak And The Strong and Selma Peelen focus on their band MANKES (www.mankesproject.nl): music, a blend of art, poetry and all kinds of creative forms.

What others say “Sent a shiver down my spine, intimately honest.” – Miss Anthropy “Total raw emotion being beaten out of a battered acoustic guitar.” – PJ Photography “A powerful acoustic performer. Think Tom Waits meets Michael Gira.” – Mike Smith (ICG Records) “Echoes influences from Mark Lanegan, Leonard Cohen and Johnny Cash.” – Marco Polo (Avacate)


UPDATES/CONTACT To subscribe and receive a newsletter (in Dutch) concerning everything regarding The Weak And The Strong, MANKES and all related projects get in touch: info @ theweakandthestrong . tk


HUB mankes [current band] cradle fc [previous band – gigs every now and then] ego echo [blog/poetry/stuff] etf records [current label + webshop] inner city grit records [previous label + webshop] tuhba [collage-art/mixed media-artist; tw+ts visual: video & photography] jd meatyard [singer songwriter: tw+ts plays percussion on occasion]


COPYRIGHT © THE WEAK AND THE STRONG 1999-2020 All rights reserved.

#music #solo #performance #art #theweakandthestrong

AGENDA dus ja, we treden op, soms, en ondertussen houden we onze ogen op de weg, lieverd.


MUZIEK LP Even In This Empty House (ICG Records 2010 limited cd release / etf records 2016 digital release) [live bootleg]

EP “...until we start again.” (etf records 2015) [live bootleg]

EP Porn for Dummies (ICG records 2012)

EP PX vs CFC Disasterpiece Mixes (ICG records 2011)

Al deze releases zijn gratis te downloaden (al is een donatie altijd welkom)

Via onderstaande links zijn er nog aantal fysieke exemplaren te krijgen: Sounds For Sure Amazon

Demo's uit vervlogen tijden zijn te vinden via etf records (gratis download of doneer naar eigen inzicht).

Nog meer? Jawel, wat te denken van de memorabele (en eveneens gratis) Inner City Grit-compilations met tracks van Cradle FC en andere onafhankelijke bands en artiesten.


VIDEO RC07

TV Screen

When Love Is In Your Eyes


BIOGRAFIE Sinds 1994 is Cradle FC (tot 2007 Cradle) te vinden op zeer uiteenlopende podia in binnen- en buitenland. Beïnvloed door bands als Joy Division, Swans en Velvet Underground baant de band zich een even veelzijdige als grillige weg door de muziekwereld.

Cradle FC won een aantal low profile-bandwedstrijden en was als voorprogramma te zien van onder andere 16 Horsepower (US), Calvin Party (UK), Avacate (UK), KIN (UK), Mr. Heart (UK), Umphf (UK), Bobbie Peru (UK/US), Feeding Fingers (US), Johan (NL) en Suburbs (NL).

Talloze Nederlandse en Engelse radiostations lieten CFC horen of werden bezocht voor live-sessies en interviews. Met een sterke voorkeur voor het live geluid, nam CFC diverse demo's en live bootlegs op. Bijna alles is uitgebracht via e t f records, maar ook het onafhankelijke Engelse (en inmiddels opgeheven) label Inner City Grit Records bracht muziek van Cradle FC uit.

Na een periode van relatieve stilte, besluit de band in 2017 dat het de hoogste tijd is om weer van zich te laten horen. Nog altijd even rauw en energiek – als herboren: Cradle FC!


HUB labels etf records [label + webshop] inner city grit records [voormalig label + webshop]

related bands/artists the weak and the strong [johan solo] mankes [project selma peelen, the weak and the strong (johan)] ego echo [johan blog/gedichten/proza en meer] jd meatyard [singer songwriter, johan was er (en is heel soms nog) drummer]


COPYRIGHT © CRADLE FC 1994-2020 Alle rechten voorbehouden.


#music #band #muziek #postpunk #alternative #diy