Tip Jar is a musical project of Bart de Win and Arianne Knegt. After having recorded a couple of duets for Bart's solo albums, the two discovered that their voices blended in a natural way. They decided to create room for a duet based collaboration and that's how Tip Jar was born. Bart and Arianne started to write songs together, and recorded them in a pure and honest manner, always letting the essence and character of the song prevail.
Bart de Win
Bart de Win studied jazzpiano and -vocals at the conservatory, but got inspired by americana music, and his interests developed in a more rootsy direction. His jazz background blended in easily. Bart's music has been described as a crossover between americana, blues, gospel & jazz. His band The Simple Life is a line-up of fine musicians famous for delicate arranging and playing. Bart has his very own unique and rootsy sound.
Arianne started singing in bands and choirs during her school days. Later she was lead singer in Marylou & The Good Old Boys, a country and rockabilly band. Since 2009 Arianne is one of the voices of The Simple Life. She has a passion for attending concerts, and regularly writes reviews for the music website Folkforum. Next to her vocal and songwriting contributions she takes care of the promotion of Bart de Win & The Simple Life and Tip Jar.
released May 19, 2014
Arianne Knegt vocals
Bart de Win vocals and keys
Bill Small harmony vocals
Eric van de Lest drums & percussion
Harry Hendriks guitar, banjolele, banjo, ukelele, bass guitar, harmony vocals
Jimmy Davis guitar, harmony vocals
Joost van Es violin
Martijn de Win guitar
René van Mierlo guitar
Rinus Raaijmakers double bass
Tonnie Ector double bass
Walt Wilkins guitar, harmony vocals
Tip Jar is: Bart de Win & Arianne Knegt
‘Crossroads’ was written by Arianne Knegt. ‘Lonely song’ was written by Bart de Win & Martijn de Win. All other songs were written by Bart de Win.
Produced by Eric van de Lest, Bart de Win & Arianne Knegt
Recorded and mixed by Eric van de Lest at the Daltoon Studio
Mastered by Darius van Helfteren at Amsterdam Mastering www.amsterdammastering.com
Artwork photography by Sarah Bork www.sarahborkhamilton.com/blog
Artwork design by Julie Sckittone www.jujumaker.com
Jewelry design by Arianne Knegt www.shine-a-light.nl