MUSIC

Even though I’m a country songwriter at heart, I’m very influenced by Pop music. My singles ‘Name Of Love’ and ‘3AM‘ led to prizes International songwriting competition 2019, a mini-tour in the UK and Nashville, a finalist spot in the UK Songwriting Competition and airplay in both the Netherlands and the UK.

After releasing my first home-produced EP ‘Star-Crossed Lovers’ in 2017, I played the famous Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, Tennessee, toured beautiful stages in the Netherlands such as Paradiso, De Vorstin, Patronaat, Sugarfactory and played national radioshows such as 3FM and Radio1. .My Nashville-adventures were documented in vlogs for renowned Dutch magazine Viva. On my first trip to Music City, I also realised my true passion lies in songwriting. I attended the Judy Stakee Songwriting Retreat and took what I learned back to my hometown of Amsterdam; focussing on co-writing and trying out new genres.

You can find a full list of songs I’ve (co-)written here.


NAME ON IT (2021)
written by Amber Kamminga, produced by Amber Kamminga, Dave Neijsen & Nick Jongejan, mixed by Nick Jongejan

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“It would be weird if Amber’s name won’t be showing up in more and more places these days. The singer-songwriter from Amsterdam certainly impresses with her new single Name On It.” – Nieuweplaat

“With the guitar the song immediately has an exciting start and builds up to the chorus. After 3 listens, you’ll be singing along to the banging chrous – and that’s where the power of the song lies.” Dansende Beren

“The instrumentals are intricate and expertly composed. There are a lot of little details that I find charming, including the glowing guitar during the opening. Within her performance, Amber shows genuine conviction. She sings with impeccable timing and a velvety tone. Just like Amber’s other works, Name On It will gain worldwide acclaim for its quality. In short, it’s nothing less than extraordinary.” – Le Future Wave

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3AM – HEARTBREAK VERSION (2021)
written by Amber Kamminga & Dave Neijsen, produced by Amber Kamminga & Nick Jongejan, mixed by Nick Jongejan

cello by Camille Beurret, violin by Douwe Nauta
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To me, anger & sadness are often two sides of the same coin. I wanted to show both sides by also releasing this version of ‘3AM’. The anger and strength is in the original version, the sadness is audible in the ‘Heartbreak Version’, with a beautiful string arrangement to complement that.

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3AM (2021)
written by Amber Kamminga & Dave Neijsen, produced by Amber Kamminga & Nick Jongejan, mixed by Nick Jongejan

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“With multi-layered vocals and soft-spoken acoustic guitar the anger and grief about being wronged hit hard. She does not have to leash out to make her feelings crystal clear.” – Here Comes The Flood

“The production on this track is outstanding. It’s clear that Kamminga has a great voice, which soars throughout the track. The easy going sentiments on the versus work well, but the vocal really shines on the chorus. The heartfelt lyrics are the defining factor of the song. It’s definitely one that will make folks remember past (or current) relationships with a lot of emotion.” – EarToTheGround

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NAME OF LOVE (2019)
written by Amber Kamminga, produced & mixed by Nick Jongejan

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Upbeat country/pop single ‘Name of Love’ was a winner in the International Songwriting Competition 2019 and received rave reviews world wide, going as far as calling me ‘the Netherlands’ answer to Carrie Underwood‘ (Talk About Pop Music). Music blog Ear To The Ground complimented the ‘rocking chorus’ and Dutch magazine &C said the song will definitely end up in your playlist. And I think it should!

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STAR-CROSSED LOVERS (2017)
written by Amber Kamminga & Dave Neijsen, produced by Amber Kamminga, Dave Neijsen & LIFRAstudios, mixed by TripleF

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Self-produced country EP ‘Star-crossed Lovers‘ is my first EP and was followed by a tour in the Netherlands where we played great venues such as Patronaat, Sugarfactory and de Vorstin – opening for acts like Darlyn, Emil Landman and Molly Burch. It also garnered some great reviews: ‘she sounds like she was born and raised in Nashville‘ (HCTF) and an in-depth article on Country Music NL. The tracks are only available on SoundCloud, but if you wanna get nostalgic you can get a physical copy for a bargain below.

Tracklist: 1. Back to Barcelona, 2. Liar, 3. Getting to Know You, 4. Fine Without you

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