Cornelis Gerard writes songs that explore the truth in everyday life in gritty and glorious detail. He expresses authentic thoughts and feelings in whatever musical genre feels right, whether that’s punk rock manifestos, electronic experiments indie pop anecdotes.
His latest project will see a return to funk and punk infused indie-rock, starting with the release of Don’t Be Jealous (6 September, 2023) which mixed the likes of Blondie, the Virgins and the Killers to provide a future indie-disco dance floor filler.
Cornelis was born in Ireland to a Dutch father and Irish mother, and after growing up in various countries he settled in London. Despite failing music in school he decided to learn to play the guitar in order to write his own songs. After contributing to a number of bands he decided to step up to the mic himself and found that he was able to connect with people through his lyrical story telling.
Cornelis has released songs across a variety of genres ranging from indie-rock to synth-punk. But the constant is always a perspective on life that uncovers the truths we all experience day to day. Currently one of his songs It Won’t Kill You, is in the game Groove Gunner which is available on Steam now.
Across 2021 and 2022 he released a 6 song EP called One Track Mind that was born out beat making experiments. His intent was to give the music to other artists. But when his plans to continue working with a band in 2020 were delayed due to Covid lockdowns he decided to write lyrics for them himself. Doing so he blended his indie, punk and alt-rock song writing sensibility with hip-hop sounds.
His latest project will see a return to funk and punk infused indie-rock, starting with the release of Don’t Be Jealous which mixed the likes of Blondie, the Virgins and the Killers to provide a future indie-disco dance floor filler. The second single of the project A Dose Of Truth is an anthemic stadium rocker that sounds like a cross between the Foo Fighters, the Killers and the Police.
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cornelisxgerard [at] gmail.com
07768 712 538
Technical Specs / Stage Plot
1 x Bass DI or Amp
1 x Drum Kit (drummer can bring breakables)
2 x Vocals
2 x Guitar Amps (We can bring a Peavey Bandit 112 if necessary that would need to be miced up for medium sized venues)
1 x Acoustic Guitar DI into the PA
1 x Vocals