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I strongly believe in the healing power of music. True beauty can capture the heart and penetrate so deep into our hearts, reach hidden places where nothing else can come. I wrote this track with a desire that it will bring healing to your heart, body, soul.


from SANCTUM (High​-​resolution), released October 25, 2018
Frank van Essen: Solo violin, ensemble strings, shaker, malleted bodhran, piano & keyboards, programming
Dave Bainbridge: Acoustic guitar, keyboard swells, autoharp
Jan Peter Beijersbergen - Acoustic guitar
Mark Dekkers: Bass guitar
Troy Donockley: High whistle
Sjoerd Visser: Soprano saxophone

Composed & arranged by Frank van Essen
Recorded & mixed by Frank van Essen @ StringsAttached Studio, Collendoorn
Additional instrumental parts by Dave & Troy recorded by them in their own studios
Mastered by Sander van der Heide @ Wisseloord Studios, Hilversum
Published by Dew Age Music

Photography by Bertil van Wieren
Artwork by André Hofsink


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Frank van Essen Collendoorn, Netherlands

"It is extremely rare to find a top class drummer play violin so beautifully. Add to that composer, arranger and producer skills, and you can imagine that the musical result will be somewhat special. Frank van Essen is such a musician. Known for his powerful drumming & violin playing for UK band Iona and his strings for DJ Martin Garrix, he is venturing out into a whole musical world of his own". ... more

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