WARTAAL, the alias of Ward Van de Velde, writes songs which make you shiver and smile at the same time. He writes guitar driven indie pop songs in Dutch (Flemish), one of Belgium’s three official languages.
Ward used to be a lead guitarist in several bands before he went on a long trip in 2014 - backpacking through the Eastern Hemisphere. Having fulfilled his wanderlust he returned as a singer a songwriter and with a handful of songs in his backpack.
Now, in 2017 WARTAAL released a first EP called ‘De Reizende Ster’ (meaning ‘The traveling Star’). This collection of 5 songs is a musical ode to his quarter-life crisis. First single ‘Het Nieuwe Nu’ (‘The New Now’) got picked up by some of the big Belgian radio stations (Stubru and Radio 2) and several student radio stations.
Expect Dutch pop music in native language. Fresh music and sharp lyrics.
DetailsLocation: Volt (Café)
Adress: Odasingel 88
Postal code: 6131 GZ Sittard