Daan Hofman is an Amsterdam based songwriter and composer. He graduated as a dramatist at HKU University of the Arts Utrecht, and studied at the Jazz department of the Conservatory of Amsterdam.

    His instrumental music is highly inspired by traditional European cinema and theatre (Nino Rota, Kurt Weill, Georges Delerue, Yann Tiersen). From 2010 on he wrote soundtracks for theatre and projects among which Amsterdamse Bos, tg ECHO and Kruller Muller Museum.

    As a singer songwriter he produced two albums. With his debut album 'Fakkels Van Suiker’ (2008), he was hailed by Jazzism as a “Very special talent”. With some good reviews and a solid live band Daan Hofman toured for a few years, music venues, summer festivals, theaters, concert halls, backyards, record shops, museums and many more. He was support act for André Manuel, Raymond van het Groenewoud and Ramses Shaffy. ‘Fakkels Van Suiker’ was a local hit at Concerto Amsterdam and the first edition sold out within a year.

Follower ‘Frederic & de katoenvelden’ (2013) is a mix of American roots music, French chansons and Dutch lyrics. The album was well received as a successful experiment: "Personal and opinionated" (Revolver) "Hofman reveals himself as an aspiring Pop-Chansonnier" (Heaven) "Not often our language sounds so soft" (Music Maker)

Daan was since then seen at ‘De Beste Singer Songwriter van Nederland’, reached the semi-finals of ‘De Grote Prijs’ and won the Prix de Publix at ‘Concour de la Chanson’ 2014. ‘Frederic & de katoenvelden’ also toured as a theatreplay, a musical tale of a Parisian singer, who traveled to the Mississippi.       

    Daan Hofman is currently working on a new project ‘Phonettes’. With only an analog synthesizer, two guitars and a computer, he started writing material from scratch. The result is an original mix of songwriting and electronics.

Daan Hofman