Friday, January 14, 2022

Sandra Vanreys


Sandra Vanreys has over 35 years of stage experience on national and international stages, her own voice, a sympathetic appearance and the capacity to win over any audience, making Sandra Vanreys a singer of stature. She is particularly fond of the country genre. She has since been voted the best and favorite Dutch country singer 8 times by the Dutch country audience. Sandra has also been dubbed millennium country singer in the Netherlands. A unique achievement! In America she shone for 42 million viewers (!) in the live broadcast TV show “Nashville Now” and she performed at home and abroad. She has toured in England, Germany, Denmark, Austria, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Belgium, Canada and America. Recently, at the request of the Dutch Embassy, ​​she was a guest in Guatemala City where Sandra gave performances at the Holanda Festival in Guatemala. If a train is also named after you in the Achterhoek; then you can safely conclude that Sandra Vanreys is doing well. 

 From country singer Sandra grows into an all-round singer in various music styles. She achieves a record success with the CD singles Let us try (Tipparade tip 10 ) and Ev'rybody is Rocking. Various TV programs, including the Five Hour Show, Peter Jan Rens Late Night and Veronica Call TV, make her nationally known. Partly due to the achieved success, her debut CD album “Heartstrings” is released. Germany is also interested in her, and Sandra decides to record her first German-language single. A resounding success because the song entitled “Wenn du nicht weisst wohin” has been listed in the Top 10 of the NDR Schlagerparade for several weeks. At the end of '99 her second CD album will be released entitled COUNTRY FEELINGS-From me to you. A pure country album with 14 country pieces, including 7 songs by her own hand. Sandra Vanreys participated in the Theater show COUNTRY ROAD. In collaboration with the top of the Dutch Country, they provide standing ovations in Dutch theaters.

 Summer 2004 is the season that Sandra presents her latest CD album “LET GO” to a wide audience. A modern pop/country tinged album gives Sandra a lot of good reviews in the written press. The album is created under the direction of Bert Kuipers and Caspar Falke . RTV Oost is making a TV special in response to the new album. Shortly afterwards she was proclaimed “Star of Overijssel”. The CD is played very well nationally and has been chosen many times as “the CD of the week”. At the end of 2006, the Dutch-language single CD entitled 'A world without you' followed. The music video for this single got a lot of TV airtime . Tv Oranje broadcast the clip frequently and other TV channels follow. In the winter of 2009 the DVD Christmas with Sandra Vanreys will be released. In a music special of more than 30 minutes, Sandra sings Christmas carols at beautiful atmospheric locations in the Achterhoek. Songs such as Silent Night, Little town of Bethlehem and many other well-known songs have been sung especially for this DVD and have a musical sound that makes Sandra so recognizable as a singer. 

Sandra has also been a successful singing coach for several years. She coaches young but also older singing talents. One of her students (Laura van Kaam) recently became the winner of the TV program The voice kids. Sandra can be booked solo, but also as an acoustic trio under the name Trio Sandra Vanreys. In addition, she has an occasional formation Sandra & Friends (5-piece band) and she works with various show and country orchestras.

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