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Get to know Bryan van Putten
Bryan Anthony van Putten is a Dutch-Caribbean songwriter, producer, singer and guitarist. He resides in partially in Rotterdam, The Netherlands and in San Nicolas, Aruba. 

Van Putten is known for his tender blend of intimate, melodic confessions permeated by pop hooks, poetic lyrics, and nostalgic sentiments. He has been compared to Michael Kiwanuka and Freshlyground, yet Bryan tends to blend all possible genres together into his own style. The result is a musical adventure that spans genres and continents. 

Bryan grew up on Aruba, an island in the Caribbean right off the coast of Venezuela. It is here that he was exposed to the rhythms & music of the West Indies and the Americas. These influences, along with his classical guitar background led to the development of an unconventional playing style. 

Bryan was a winner on the RTL 5 tv show 'The Hit' where songwriters pitch their songs to international artists. 
His song, entitled ‘You Are,’ was selected by English music producer Steve Lillywhite (U2, Rolling Stones, The Killers) for the show. This win resulted in the release of a new single by world class r&b singer Sabrina Starke. 'You Are,' originally written by Bryan van Putten, ranked in the Netherlands’ iTunes chart. 

Bryan van Putten is the winner of the 2010 Audience Award at the Grote Prijs van Zuid-Holland ("Grand Prix of South-Holland"), in the singer/songwriter category. Bryan van Putten is also a finalist of the Grote Prijs Rotterdam 2013. As a resident at the Hemingway Social Club in Rotterdam from 2011 to 2013, Bryan could be seen performing weekly until the late hours of the night. Most of the time, accompanied by friends and patrons. 

Songwriting, along with keeping up with current events and global issues are his passion. As a thinker with little to say and much to write about, his music is like a never-ending story, every song another chapter, every word another page..