Ties Mellema has been awarded "De Nederlandse Muziekprijs" (The Dutch Music Award), the most prestigious prize in The Netherlands.
Ties Mellema performed on last Sunday's "Vrije Geluiden" tv-show. The second piece that he performed was 'In The Beginning', a composition by David Dramm, but actually a tribute to Prince.
Ties added that for his latest project, he has asked various composers to do something with the music of Prince. Ties says that it was a choice not to work with arrangers, but with composers. The result are / will be a set of new compositions, inspired by Prince.
As a first, here's David Dramm's 'In The Beginning', performed by Ties Mellema.