Michel van der Zanden is a session-musician, composer, songwriter and producer from the Netherlands. Because he’s a multi-instrumentalist his music always has an authentic and organic vibe. His current occupation is session-musician, composer, songwriter and producer.
Michel’s latest contribution to the music-scene is Jessie J’s song “Your Loss I’m Found” which appeared on her album (deluxe version) Sweet Talker. The song was a co-write with five time Grammy award winning vocal producer Kuk Harrell, Jessica Cornish, Hidde Huijsman and Massimo Cacciapuoti. Michel also played the guitars on the recording.
“The nicest thing about my work is to challenge creative people and help them peak while they’re performing in the studio. To make this happen I create a relaxed and honest atmosphere.”
Past to present:
Born in 1981 in the Netherlands, Michel van der Zanden grew up in a musical family. His dad is a self-taught musician and taught Michel to play guitar and piano at an early age. Later Michel began playing in a lot of different bands and in 2004 he graduated from college with a Bachelors degree in Music Production and Performance.
As a composer and producer he writes a lot for TV commercials, films, and other media, but he still loves just writing songs for and with artists. In 2010 Michel met producers-duo Hidde Huijsman and Massimo Cacciapuoti aka the DFRNS. Working with the DFRNS team brought a lot of international song placements with such artists as Jessie J, Justin Garner, and Matt Palmer.
In 2013 Michel started a collaboration with partner in crime Sander Kerklaan. Together they started the music production company Evertone. In 2014 Evertone founded together with All Music Publishing the new ass kickin` production music label Blinq Music. With world wide agencies their music library is used all over the world.
You can contact Michel van der Zanden to play guitar and other instruments on your track, or for producing your songs, or for high-level (co)writes.