In this 5-minute film you will discover the Dutch singer Janny Haalboom both singing songs from her CD "All of me" and explaining how she got where she is today. Music and film is produced in 2012 by Torben Thoger.
Click the links below to listen to a selection of her songs on Reverbnation.
Janny Haalboom (born Jannigje Gijsbertha Hendrika Haalboom; September 15, 1966) is a talented singer, well known in the Benissa and Calpe area on the Costa Blanca in Spain.
Short biography version
As a child Janny Haalboom already sings along with the radio and is very interested in music. An attribute through which she will make her dream come true.
From an early age she sings into the hoover when cleaning the house, whilst her mother is doing the shopping.
The neighbours definitely are very aware of these private concerts.
From the age of 10 until she is 14, Janny learns to play the electronic organ, and when she is 15, Janny learns to play the guitar.
When there is a wedding anniversary from friends or family, she sings along with the band playing tunes from Abba, Nicole or the Goombay Dance Band.
When finishing school she wants to study music and go to the Conservatory. Unfortunately her parents don't agree with her choice, nor do they if she choses other subjects. She's got to use her hands and find a job.
That's when she leaves the music completely and starts to live a rocky-road-life.
It's in the late nineties when Janny takes singing lessons from Linda van der Mee.
In 2002 Janny moves to live in Spain. Sometimes she sings songs in a karaoke bar, for the rest it stays with listening to cd's.
Then, in 2004, she becomes ill. That's a turning point in her life!
Before surgery to remove the thyroid Janny has to sign a paper because of the great risks for her vocal cords. The effect of that statement is a huge wake-up call.
In 2006, as soon as Janny is able to do things on her own again, she takes singing lessons again, now from Johanna Spanjerberg (former lead-singer in the Glenn Miller Orchestra), and joins the Dutch musical theatre group "Teatro del Sol" led by Rob Barendsma.
From then on, although still having health problems she spends as much time on her first passion as she can. She buys loads of backing tracks, sorts them out one by one and works as much as she can searching the internet for the lyrics, organizing everything in her laptop.
The years after, she joins the English amateur show group "Sounds Familiar" led by Philip Ashley, and the professional group "Amadeus" led by Philip Ashley as well.
In the meantime she starts her solo career.
In 2012, Janny is ready to give her solo career a boost and is coached by Torben Thoger. With him she records her first cd with twelve numbers named "All of me", which is available to buy throughout the internet.
From then on she starts performing solo on both public and private functions.
End of 2013 she starts working together occasionally with singer Luigi, who is a well known singer in the Pego area on the Costa Blanca in Spain.
Also she starts off presenting events under the name Oase Entertainment.
End of 2014 Janny decides to push her boundaries and go for an international audience by putting her music on NumberOneMusic. She gets a very good response from all over the world, and every day new people subscribe to receive her newsletter regularly.
Her current project is to work on multilingual recordings.
Janny is very happy to be back at her first passion. Music lifts her up, and she hopes that her singing will lift you up as well.
Short biography version 2022
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