The Anglo-Dutch singer-songwriter performs with a purity and simplicity that would melt the heart of even the greatest cynic. Inspired by modern folk artists such as Anais Mitchell and Iron & Wine she has been playing and releasing her songs since late 2014, conjuring a world of feeling.
Where the poetry of words meets the honesty and rawness of folk music Gitta manages to bring in a lightness and pop-edge without losing sight of meaning and authenticity.
With two albums and an EP to her name this lady has seen support by BBC6, BBC Scotland, IRE1, 8Radio Ireland, Dutch Radio 2 and Radio 5 as well as many local stations and folk/americana focussed blogs/publications around the UK and the Netherlands. Setting out on a European tour from Autumn ’18 till Spring ’19 whilst recording her next album it’s surely worth watching and hearing her story unfold.
“In a world where there’s no shortage of fine female singer-songwriters, make no mistake, de Ridder’s up there with the best of them” – Acoustic Magazine UK
“Sometimes we forget how beautiful simplicity can be” – 5* Music Maker Magazine

Support from LINAH ROCIO
Linah Rocio was born in Santiago de Chile and later grew up in Hong Kong and Zürich/Baden in Switzerland. Her music is a passionate and powerful mix of jazz, soul and pop. Linah released her debut album “All About Secrets” in 2010, her second album “Warrior Talk” following in 2017 released by Aveline Records (Ani Di Franco, Ruth Theodore ). The latter album was well received and enabled Linah to tour in Switzerland & the U.K. with Gitta De Ridder, Melinda Ortner and Rosemary & Garlic.
Her latest release spoken word album “Armour & The Universe” reached many thanks to  “Love Letter” featured on Chilltronica No 6 of Blank & Jones. A grant from Aargauer Kuratorium allows Linah to write, compose and live in London.
Her soon to be released EP “Keep Your Grace” which she recorded in collaboration with 14 Latin Grammy Winner Alvaro Alencar
shall be released soon. Linah shall play a few songs of the upcoming EP in an intimate and reduced manner – piano and voice.
Release of “Keep Your Grace” to be announced.

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