Hiske Hupperets is a vocalist and lyricist, composer and arranger, born in Maastricht. After completing her first studies and MA in Sociology in Paris, she settled in Amsterdam and chose to study music and education at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. Here she took several lessons at the jazz department. During her studies she has always been involved in making her own music, which is strongly influenced by her musical interests but also her experiences from the places where she has been allowed to stay and work (Brazil, Jamaica, France and The Gambia). Hiske's lyrics are often poetic, sometimes even cryptic, taking you into an experience or moment she describes or conveys a feeling around themes such as the journey of self-knowledge, inner acceptance and, of course, love in all its forms. Some songs also reflect social enquiries with a touch of cynicism.
Her band reflects this diversity, both in their musical training and interests as well as their own heritage. HISKE.'s compositions and arrangements are often co-arranged and elaborated with her band members.
HISKE. gave a sold-out concert in Theater De Roode Bioscoop on April 9, 2022, as well as on February 10, 2022. Before that (and before Covid-19) she performed in Mezrab, Noorderlicht, Tolhuistuin, Tivoli, Labyrinth, Chocolalaland).
Hiske Hupperets – vocals, guitar
Linde Tillmanns – keys, guitar
Dylan Morais – trumpet / flugelhorn
Diana Dzhabbar - alto saxophone
Misha Voeykov – electric bass
Kasparas Petkus – drums