Emmie te Pas
Vocalist - Composer - Vocal Coach
Meika, under the guidance of vocalist and composer Emmie te Pas, is ready to present their new music.
After spending almost two years in New York City, Emmie is back in the Netherlands. In The Big Apple she submerged in the modern jazz scene and got incredibly inspired by the music she experienced across the Atlantic Ocean. Her inspiration derives from both vocal jazz and instrumental jazz, such as Gretchen Parlato, Avishai Cohen and Kneebody.
There's always been a special place in her heart for soul as well, with Jill Scott and Erykah Badu as some great influences.
So what to expect from Meika? A mix of soul grooves and jazz improvisation. Melodic storylines spoken from the heart.
Queen Mab (Becca Stevens cover)
Robert and I decided to do a cover of one of Becca Stevens' songs 'Queen Mab', in which we added some spices of our own.
The lyrics are directly taken from a speech delivered by Romeo & Juliet's Mercutio. Mercutio provokes his friend Romeo with the tale of a fairy midwife named Queen Mab. She rides around in a coach made out of an "empty hazelnut" with spider's "legs" for wheel spokes and spends her time galloping over the noses and lips of sleepers, fillings their dreams with wild fantasies. Initially described as a peculiar, romantic figure but who Mercutio later reveals is a hag who brings nightmares…
I hope you'll enjoy our version of this song!