At Toogenblik, Brussels, 2016
Gravel Town | Live uit Lloyd 2016
September 2016

Live uit Lloyd 2016
September 1st, 2016, Gravel Town released 'Live uit Lloyd 2016', recorded on the 28th of January for Live uit Lloyd, the well known radio show broadcasted in Rotterdam and surrounding areas by RTV Rijnmond. During the show there were camera's present, you can watch all five videos on YouTube. Gravel Town is the first band in the history of Live uit Lloyd to release two live EPs of their songs recorded at the show! All songs are mixed and mastered by Michel.

A nice-to-know fact; on the cover of Live uit Lloyd 2016 you see the father of Martijn Ebben. He's the young boy in front. The other boy standing in the back is Michel's fathe. This photo was taken in 1957, on board of 'The Sabre', a inland vessel of which Martijn en Michel's grandfather was the captain.


ⓒ 2016 FYIFY! Records & Publishing | All rights reserved
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Emma's Diary
July 2016

Emma's Diary
About Emma... "Sometimes Emma’s delightful and sometimes she’s sad. She has her own vision of life and does things the way she wants to do them. She sees the better in people, most of the time. She loves to travel and discover new places and she loves her glass of wine in the late afternoon!"

Emma’s Diary is a small, intimate story and gives insight into the wonders of Emma’s life! The song was released the first of July 2016 by Fyify! Records & Publishing.
Emma's Diary is written, recorded and mixed at Michel’s Tempting Tunes Studios, with the help of Demet Köysüren (Backing Vocals) & Mark Lubeek (Drums). The song is mastered by JJ Golden at Golden Mastering. Watch the official video on YouTube right here!


Download the artwork (PDF).


ⓒ 2016 Michel Ebben / FYIFY! Records & Publishing | All rights reserved
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A Letter from Dreamland - First Snow will fall Tonight
December 2015

A Letter from Dreamland - First Snow will fall Tonight
On Christmas Day 2015 'A Letter from Dreamland - First Snow will fall Tonight' was released. A new song, recorded by Michel the weeks before and mastered by JJ Golden at Golden Mastering. The song is available for purchase and streaming via the usual online stores. All proceeds are donated to the Nederlandse Leverpatiënten Vereniging (Dutch Liver patients Association).

"A Letter from Dreamland - First Snow will fall Tonight was written for our niece of just six years old. She was taken to the hospital in November, and after a sickbed of five weeks she died of liver failure.
A few weeks before, I wrote this song in the hope that she would get better and that she would be home for Christmas time. Fate decided otherwise and she passed away the week before Christmas."


If you’d like to, you can make a contribution by buying the song at one of the online stores. If you'd like to do more, please contact nlv@michelebben.com and we will make sure to reply shortly!


Download the artwork (PDF).


ⓒ 2015 Michel Ebben / FYIFY! Records & Publishing | All rights reserved
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Gravel Town | The History of Gravel Town, Chapter III - Single Men
November 2015

The History of Gravel Town, Chapter III - Single Men

'The History of Gravel Town' is the band's second album. It will be released in different chapters. Each containing songs and short stories about the ancestors of the members of Gravel Town and their relatives. Single Men is the third chapter. It started on a Wednesday evening the 18th of February 2015, when Peter Ebben (Martijn's father and Michel's uncle) sent some old family photos. Upon seeing Uncle Tony wearing a clown’s hat and playing his accordion, they both knew that that was going to be the next album cover.

“What if we make an album that’s also a storybook, with photos and stories about the persons in them, who’d also be the ancestors of the band members and their families?” Next to the chapters, other stories along with photos will be released regularly via Gravel Town's website and social media.

Chapter III is recorded and mixed by Michel at his Tempting Tunes Studios in September & November 2015 and mastered by Tammo Kersbergen. It contains The Story of Uncle Tony and four songs, written by Mark Lubeek and Michel. It's available for purchase and streaming via iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and many other online stores.



ⓒ 2015 FYIFY! Records & Publishing | All rights reserved
www.graveltown.com

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Gravel Town | Driving through the Rain
June 2015

Driving through the Rain
In June 2015 Gravel Town released 'Driving through the Rain' as a new single. The song is written by Mark Lubeek, Gravel Town's drummer. Driving through the rain is available for purchase and of course streaming via iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and many other online stores & music platforms. Listen to Driving through the Rain on Spotify.


ⓒ 2015 FYIFY! Records & Publishing | All rights reserved
www.graveltown.com
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Gravel Town | Live uit Lloyd 2014
May 2015

Live uit Lloyd
'Live uit Lloyd 2014' is recorded on September 22, 2014, during the broadcast of the well known Rotterdam radioshow Live uit Lloyd. Gravel Town is the first band in the history of the show to officially release material as a live EP. You can listen to Live uit Lloyd 2014 on Spotify, or buy the EP at online stores such as iTunes or Amazon.


ⓒ 2015 FYIFY! Records & Publishing | All rights reserved
www.graveltown.com
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Gravel Town | From Grace
September 2014

From Grace
In September 2014 Gravel Town released their debut album 'From Grace'. It has gotten positive reviews in Dutch magazines such as Music Maker and Oor, and online. Songs are played regurarly on radio stations in the Netherlands and abroad. Gravel Town has been compared with bands from Austin or Nashville and From Grace has been rated by reviewers amongst the best albums of 2014.

About Gravel Town
Gravel Town
Gravel Town stands for raw, authentic, honest music that cuts like a knife and brings you back to the Americana, blues & country-rock music from the past decades. Driving for hours in your car, the radio on, through deserted towns and vast landscapes, stopping at a local truck stop to get some coffee or a cool beer. Thinking about yesterday, in reminiscence of Bruce Springsteen, John Hiatt, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, The Band & Townes van Zandt,

About From Grace
Gravel Town recorded the basic tracks of From Grace in February 2013, at a farmhouse in the small town of Harcigny in France. No central heating but just a wooden stove and no surrounding neighbors who could care for loud music. An old cat named Sancy, cows and sheep, an old WWI cemetery and a French café straight from the 1950s, where Marilyn Monroe was still in her prime. The perfect place for Gravel Town to record an album.
During 2013 and the first part of 2014 instruments and vocals were added at Michel’s Tempting Tunes Studios. From Grace contains nine songs written by Mark and Michel and one song from John Hiatt.



ⓒ 2014 FYIFY! Records & Publishing | All rights reserved
www.graveltown.com
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Ebben & Smit | Het Schip in!
Summer 2014

Het Schip in!
Poet Menno Smit and Michel joined forces to make this unique performance, combining Dutch poetry with English songs. During the Oerol Festival 2014, they organized more than 22 performances at a church in West-Terschelling. Hard Luck stories about life on the island of Terschelling, love, traveling and being shipwrecked.


ⓒ 2014 FYIFY! Records & Publishing | All rights reserved
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Music by other artists
Michel also works as a musician & producer with other artists. Would you like to work with Michel too? Send a mail to: michel@michelebben.com

Bregje Sanne Lacourt | Crossroadsradio Live Sessions 2014
Spring 2015

The Keeper of Changing Winds
Blues, country, folk and jazz. As an opening act for renowned songwriter Eric Taylor, Bregje & Michel played at the Vestzaktheater Het Zwijnshoofd in Bergen op Zoom, the Netherlands. Vocals: Bregje Sanne Lacourt, guitar, banjo, harmonica & backing vocals: Michel Ebben.

www.bregjesannelacourt.com
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Bregje Sanne Lacourt | The Keeper of Changing Winds
September 2014

The Keeper of Changing Winds
Bregje Sanne Lacourt is a Dutch singer & songwriter. Together with Michel, she recorded & produced her debut album 'The Keeper of Changing Winds'. It was mostly recorded at Michel's Tempting Tunes Studios and mixed by John Vanderslice and Jacob Winik at the Tiny Telephone studio in San Francisco.


ⓒ 2014 Bregje Sanne Lacourt | All rights reserved
www.bregjesannelacourt.com
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Find out more about Michel's music and the making of his album 'Inertia'. We'll keep you updated with photos, music & videos.

Michel's Diary | August 18, 2017
"My new album Michel Ebben Live 2013-2017 is out now, together with the music video for Ring of Fire. Check it out!"



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Upcoming shows
Find out where Michel is playing near you! Dates are added constantly, so check this section every now and then! For all coming and past shows, look here.

November 26, 2017 | 2.00 pm
Ever After's Songwriter Circle
Studio de Bakkerij
Rotterdam | NL

Michel Ebben, Mark Ritsema
& Corvin Silvester


December 3, 2017 | 2.00 pm
Ever After's Songwriter Circle
Rietveld Theater
Delft | NL

Michel Ebben, Half Way Station
& T.B. Florusse


November 11, 2018 | 8.30 pm
Atelier Winterdijk 30b
Waalwijk | NL

Michel Ebben

Look here for all upcoming shows.