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Jyoti Verhoeff

Jyoti Verhoeff and Maya Fridman come together to play heart-achingly beautiful music. Jyoti taught herself to play the piano at a young age, and Maya is a classically-trained cellist who began playing at age 6.

They released their EP, ‘Phoenix’, in November 2012 at the Melkweg Theatre in Amsterdam. 2012 was the year that Maya and Jyoti first met, and formed an inseparable duo ever since. Through their magical connection, they play almost as one, luring you into the depths and rises of their music. ‘Riven | Full Moon – Dark Moon’ is their first album, a double-disc release that takes you through two of the phases of the moon. The first disc focuses on Full Moon and contains 12 stirring compositions mostly centred around the Steinway grand piano. Dark Moon contains songs that are much more orchestral with large string sections, choirs and even a touch of modern electronics. The album portrays the balance between day and night, light and dark and it was released at the Paradiso in Amsterdam on 27th June 2014.

Listening to Jyoti Verhoeff’s music really does take you on a journey to the depths of the ocean and the depths of your soul. It is tragic yet beautiful. In a world where classical compositions may not be given as much regard as more modern forms of music, it is fantastic to see so much emphasis and love aimed toward this wonderful project.

  • Jyoti Verhoeff NL: Singer/songwriter/piano
  • Maya Fridman RU: cello/vocals

Although Jyoti was born with disabled eye vision, her passion and portrayal of the world is brought out so richly with her shining talent and skill. Each song on the album and EP really shows the love they have for music, the emotions and depth of each composition takes you in, studies your inner being and releases you into peacefulness. It is an album enjoyed with a glass of rich red wine, an open fire and a cold night outside. It echoes of ghosts and memories, of things long past and things yet to be, all at once.

In 2001, Maya received an award in the International Competition ‘Young Talents of Moscow’. She graduated from the Moscow State College of Music, and she was selected to study at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, where she studies under Professor Dmitri Ferschtman.

Jyoti and Maya were finalists at Mooie Noten, as well as finalists at the singer-songwriter competition De Grote Prijs van Nederland 2013. It was at the latter that Maya received the ‘Best Musician’ prize for her contribution on cello and vocals. They have toured through Germany opening for the band FAUN in 2013 and also for their 2014 tour. Not only was their latest album released at the Paradiso in Amsterdam, some of their songs have also been used in the soundtrack for the Dutch documentary De Nieuwe Wildernis/In Dialoog met de Natuur.

Their next concerts are:

  • 30.08.2015: Hoeve Overslot Egmond aan den Hoef
  • 06.02.2016: MerkAz Utrecht

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Win one of two copies of Arise by Rastaban!

This Competition runs from 03/08/2015 at 00:00 until 27/08/2015 at 18:00. The draw for the winner will take place during Wyldwood Live on 27th August 2015.

First Prize: One of two copies of Arise by Rastaban

This means there are two chances to win this fantastic new album from Belgian band Rastaban!"

If you wish to be in with a chance of winning:

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Wyldwood Radio is funded by Nemetona and Herne and helped by the love and generosity of our listeners and bands.

Every month, we need to raise £350 in order to cover the internet costs (which enables us to broadcast and keep the station on the air), hosting and relevant fees for the website to stay online, the portion of rent that Wyldwood Radio uses, insurance, advertising, telephone and postage costs.

Without these things, it becomes extremely difficult to run the business and for this we need your support!

August Funds

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This takes into account all donations and does not represent a regular amount raised at this point in a month.

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Wyldwood Evolution Contributors

Wyldwood evolution was our crowdfunding campaign aimed at bringing to life many of the things you the listeners have requested over the last three years.

The campaign ran from Friday 1st May 2015 until Friday 5th June 2014 and in that time we raised £1339 (19.84% of our target of £6750) from the generosity of our 54 contributors.

Below are the names of the contributors who selected perks which include having their names on our site:

Andrew Bishop - £160 ♦ Michael Barnett - £75 ♦ Children of Artemis - £25 ♦ Paul Griffin £10 ♦ James from Ye Green Men - £25 ♦ Elyria72 - £25 ♦ Charlotte Kuyvenhoven - £10 ♦ Dewi Hughes - £50 ♦ Korneel Vermeulen - £10 ♦ Phoenix Wyllow - £50 ♦ HE Sanders - £5 ♦ Carlcom66 - £40 ♦ S Turnbull - £10 ♦ M Prinsen - £10 ♦ "Net Hound" - £25 ♦ "Gwazel" - £25 ♦ Y Grenich - £25 ♦ J Hutt - £25 ♦ "Magiclantern99" - £25 ♦ A Harris - £25 ♦ "merethade13" - £25 ♦ "leanan5" - £25 ♦ "paul @ nlpagan" - £50 ♦ J Vye - £50 ♦ Havanah - £50 ♦ Bryan C - £100

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