About Dee Dee York
Dee Dee, born on June 7, 1991 in Aurora Canada, moved with her family to the Netherlands when she was three years old. Dee Dee composes her own songs both, text and music and wrote her first ballade “Nothing else I can do” when she was only thirteen (13) years old.
Her warm voice, combined with a solid rock base, fascinates from the first moment and gives her songs a pop/rock character. Sometimes sensitive and subtle, then again with a spiky rock sound. Her rock song “You’re all you think about” was in March 2008, for a period of four weeks #1 of the top 40 at the charts of the Dutch musicians site MusicFromNL.
Despite her age, Dee Dee performed already on the better known Dutch rock stages like, Perron 55 Venlo, Escape Amsterdam, Waterfront Rotterdam, Paard van Troje The Hague, De Bunker Gemert, Simplon Groningen, 013 Tilburg, and Nirwana Lierop. She also performed at important and large festivals like Bavaria Open Air (BOA), Impact Helmond, Wish Outdoor, Nirvana Garden festival and shared stage with Bertolf, Ilse de Lange, Moke, Stereo, Nikki and many others .
In February 2008, Dee Dee York and Band did win a place at the finals of the Dutch High School Music Competition, arranged by the POPUNIE. The Dutch radio station VPRO commented in their magazine 3voor12 “Dee Dee York’s sound is professional, subtle singer songwriter music with a solid pop/rock base and radio ready.
In May 2009 Dee Dee and her band won the semifinals of Emergenza at 013 Tilburg and the finals of the “Battle of PUL” of which she received a stage place at Bavaria Open Air August 2009.
Dee Dee qualified in 2010 for the quarter finals of the largest and best known band contest Grote Prijs van Nederland. She also won the band battle You Wish and received the judges and audience price by receiving 40% of the audiences votes.
Also on national radio performed Dee Dee and her Band life at the Rob Stenders show for 3FM Radio. Already twice she was guest at Down Town cafe, a program of Rob Stenders radio station KX-Radio with radio hosts Mijke and Sander.
Dee Dee performs with her own band which was formed in May 2006. Band members; Jim Geurts drums – Bas van Wetten guitar – Mark de Groot guitar – Coen van Oosterhout Bass guitar.