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Merry Christmas in spite of it all

Sunday, January 22nd, 2023

Pondertone offers hope in these extraordinarily dark times. In the context of rising prices and inflation, we defy the dark with the shortest Christmas song ever. We’ve crammed all our hopes, love, and strength into one minute, for you. In spite of it all, the Christmas feeling is still alive, if we only want it.

Live concert: Hold On, Pondertone’s Attempt At Greatest Hits Show.

Friday, January 8th, 2021

Pondertone tried to shine a light in these dark times with an Attempt at Greatest Hits Show, with some very special surprises. It was streamed live from the beautiful Marnix-hall in Utrecht. You can watch the entire show on the Facebook page of DUMS.

Hold On

Wednesday, December 16th, 2020

Are you in lock down, feeling lonely and waiting for better days? Meet Lummel, just like many of us he had a pretty rough year. At one point he had to self isolate away from his beloved friend Woelie and their pet dog Kiki. But he got through it alright. If you want to know how, watch the video on youtube, listen to the song on one of the major streaming platforms and sing along if you like. It will make you feel better.

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

The new Christmas song is not a happy one. It reflects the mood I’m in this time of year. In the dark days of December we seem to forget what is going on around us. It seems we can’t learn form the past. Instead of joining hands to help each other and save the planet, we quibble, quarrel and fight about our own short term problems. While the climate is changing at top speed, people are starving and war is raging, populism, nationalism, and even fascism are taking the stage again. Let’s make a change now. Let there be light. You can listen to The Darkest Christmas Of All on all streaming services and download it from all platforms except Amazon. On Spotify it has been added to the Playlist containing all Pondertone Christmas songs. Please watch the video on youtube.

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

October 21st we celebrated the twentieth anniversary of Pondertone with an exclusive performance at Villa Concordia in Utrecht. A splendid time was had by all.

Struinen In De Tuinen (Strolling in the Gardens)

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

On 8 July, the Pondertone Time Machine will be installed at the cozy ‘Fummy’ courtyard at the 2e Daalsedijk in Utrecht during the Struinen in de Tuinen (Strolling in the Gardens) Festival. On that day I will take you back to the Good Old Days, the period 1998 – 2003. It was a time of progress, growth and change. There was no banking crisis yet, refugees were still welcome and David Bowie and Rik Mayall were still alive.
In the Time Machine I will play some Pondertone songs from that time. I will sing about loneliness, loss and sadness while I accompany myself on my old guitar, de Stofbol (Dust Bunny). During the performances you can take a look in the logs of the Time Machine for drawings, sketches and twisted thoughts. There will be no reason to panic. Everything will be more or less alright in the end, and we will travel back to the present together.

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

Friday, March 16th, 2018

2018 marks the 20th anniversary of Pondertone. We are going to celebrate this with all kinds of special performances and fun events. All of this will be announced here, but if you really want to be among the first to know, you can subscribe for the newsletter or follow Pondertone on Facebook.

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

In these dark days Pondertone lets the children speak for themselves. They do not want gifts at all. Keep the handkerchief at hand, sit back and enjoy all Christmas videos by Pondertone, one after the other.

Pondertone Jukebox at the Showman’s Fair

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

At the Showman’s Fair, on August 25, the Pondertone Jukebox will only play requests. From 19:00 to 22:00 we will play three special live shows. You can choose from a list of songs from various artists, ranging from David Bowie to Herman van Veen and Phil Collins to Justin Bieber. To top it off, you can enter your favorite song of all time as a Special Request. If we (try to) play your song you will win a unique Pondertone T-Shirt, with the title on it. Location: Berlijnplein, Utrecht – Leidsche Rijn.