1 (solo) performer
Indoor and outdoor
by mutual agreement
I'm Olaf Bosman, a Singer-songwriter from Utrecht. The music I mainly play solo is contemporary folk/pop music. I like to touch people with my music and I like it when I can move other people with the songs I play.
In my style you can think of Ben Howard, Tom Odell, RY X, and so on. My songwriting influences come from there as well. But it's the writing style of Okke Punt, and Anna Rune that really appeals to me. I like to perform and the smaller the setting I play in, the more intimate and beautiful the atmosphere becomes
The given price is for a performance of 60 minutes, consisting of 2 sets of 25 minutes + a break. Technique is included. Both shorter and longer performances are possible. Leave your specific wishes in the request!
When I was 5 years old I got a keyboard from my niece and from that moment on I played it almost every day. When I was eight years old I came into contact with singing by a church choir in the neighbourhood. There I learned my basis for singing. When I was twelve I decided to combine my piano playing and singing. For my 16th birthday my parents gave me private singing lessons with Lieve Geuens, a jazz singing teacher at the Conservatorium in Amsterdam. Because of her I started to perform more and more. Since then I've also been writing my own songs. I first followed the lessons for this with Jaco Benckhuijsen , a songwriting teacher at the Conservatorium of Amsterdam, and from November 2016 I started taking lessons with Anna Rune, she won the last final of The Best Singer-songwriter of the Netherlands. Since 2017 I study singing at the Herman Brood Academy in Utrecht.
July 2022, HenkWillem
We had booked Olaf to play a number of songs we had contributed during our wedding ceremony. Beforehand we had a pleasant contact through Teams. Olaf had a good sense of what we wanted. During the ceremony he made the songs very intimate, which touched both us and the guests
Has a good feel for what the crowd wants. Very professional
Very happy with it, also got many compliments from other guests. He was right on time and the communication was smooth
June 2021, Elmer
Olaf played at our wedding. We had a pleasant telephone conversation beforehand. On the evening itself it was exactly the atmosphere we expected, nice listening music. Guests were full of praise about his voice and playing. Highly recommended!
Olaf gave us a great evening! The logistics were neatly arranged as was the communication with Olaf. Olaf's own pieces were very nice!
Olaf played and sang beautifully during our ceremony, both on the grand piano and on his guitar. The contact prior to our wedding was good, Olaf is very flexible and can customize the music to your preferences. Finally, Olaf is a very nice and talented musician, recommended to book for a festive occasion!
Olaf has made our already beautiful day even more beautiful. He played the songs we passed on with a lot of feeling. Besides that he knows very well how to feel the atmosphere of the situation, adjusting the volume of his music perfectly. For our wedding Olaf's music was a very valuable addition. We are still very grateful for the encore that followed from Olaf in the courtyard of the castle. All in all: Olaf is a nice guy who knows how to create just that little extra atmosphere.
A very nice performance. We couldn't have wished for better for our wedding.
Great, goosebumps! Olaf took care of the music during the ceremony and the drinks at our wedding. The communication beforehand went flawlessly and also on location everything went very smoothly. We were allowed to make suggestions ourselves and Olaf also had a whole list of songs he could play. The best moment for us was that he played his own song "How beautiful you are" when the two of us had a photo shoot, goosebumps so beautiful! In short, we can recommend Olaf to everyone: he is a good, professional artist who can create a good atmosphere and has an eye for detail!
Olaf has given us a living room concert, in which he really delivered customization in the way he dealt with the theme! He brings his covers and his own songs in his own style with a familiar voice and professional instruments! It was an evening of dreaming, with a long afterglow. Recommended!
Olaf is a nice guy and a good musician!
Olaf made our day even more special. Olaf is flexible, wants to fully meet the wishes of the couple, but says it when he thinks it's something else because it's in favor of the atmosphere or the moment. Super professional! We received compliments from many guests about Olaf's performance, that they thought it suited the atmosphere so well, that Olaf could sing so well, that his voice was so beautiful. And we totally agree with that!
Olaf's performance was great. He gave our ceremony something special. We and all our guests loved it! We were going to book Olaf anytime. The communication was always reliable and he responded within minutes. We can really recommend Olaf.
Olaf's performance was more than great. It exceeded our expectations and those of our guests. The emotion with which he sings/carries a song is beautiful. He has so much talent! The contact before the wedding ran smoothly and Olaf adapted easily. Highly recommended if you want to organize an intimate wedding with a relaxed atmosphere. This fits right in Olaf, thank you! We won't forget you in a hurry.
Olaf's performance was very beautiful. Perfect timing and volume. He also rehearsed and played 2 request songs and with that he surprised everybody! Many guests were impressed by Olaf's playing and singing! Definitely a must if you want to give your ceremony a special touch!
We are very pleased with Olaf's performance and all the aspects surrounding it. Olaf performed at our wedding and it was great. We have received several compliments from our guests. We only get married once, but otherwise we would book him again ;-)
Olaf has a special voice and makes every song his own version that is surprising and refreshing. Romantic, subdued and just very beautiful. During the ceremony I was surprised by my witnesses, who had prepared a musical speech together with Olaf. Olaf took care of everything that was asked for and even mastered a song unknown to him, in a short time. Compliments!
Olaf's performance exceeded all our (and our guests') expectations! He has such a beautiful voice and can perform such a small but overwhelming song. He even came up with the idea to give us a serenade outside during golden hour. We can really recommend olaf to anyone who loves a relaxed atmosphere, which is not too sweet but still beautiful and romantic. The communication was also excellent, reacted very quickly and thought along with us
Olaf sang during our ceremony. Olaf's performance was very good! He has rehearsed a song especially for us :-) Olaf knows well when to play to create a nice atmosphere. The guests were also very positive! Olaf is easy to reach for Olaf and was nicely on time at the location.
Olaf has accompanied our wedding ceremony with piano and guitar. We couldn't have made a better choice. From the first contact Olaf gives us a start by email for the build-up and music options. He thinks along and takes all possible personal wishes with him. For us he contributed to a very personal and unforgettable ceremony. Olaf is involved, enthusiastic and very professional.
Olaf gave a performance on our birthdays last Saturday. Before the party there had been regular consultations about our expectations and preferences. We could easily put together songs from his setlist and suggest extra songs to play. Olaf made the party complete. All guests were very enthusiastic and thought it was a very professional performance. We can look back or have a nice party, also thanks to Olaf.
Olaf's performance was absolutely awesome. With his special, warm voice and his own musical accompaniment he created the right atmosphere at our wedding party. He tuned a self-written song at our request, without any problems to our circumstance. The audience present was at least twice his age, but with covers of the Beatles, Fleedwood Mac and other veterans and more modern repertoire, he constantly managed to set the right tone throughout the party. Let the next party come, we'll book him again!
For hours I searched the internet for a special, warm, male voice for our wedding. And there he was, Olaf! With his first word he sang, he had me. Goosebumps! And my husband had the same thing, happily! This is what we were looking for. Someone who touches you right. And at the same time, I thought, no matter what this guy sings, this is gonna be a great ceremony! And it was. The special thing (among other things) was that he played songs that we specifically asked for. We didn't hear this before, but I trusted him completely. Our trust was greatly rewarded, he had made the songs his own. So beautiful! Without him the ceremony would have been completely different. Now it was very personal. Seriously everyone who was there made compliments about the music. And this is really because of how Olaf conveyed everything. Fantastic! We are eternally grateful to him! I don't have to say anymore that this is highly recommended;)
The performance was beautiful, a singing voice in which you can hear the feeling back! He also took the ceremony well into account and played it well :-) was a really nice addition to the ceremony!
We wanted live singing and music at our wedding and got the tip from a wedding photographer to check out Olaf. After listening to the recordings on this website we were soon enthusiastic. Olaf is very professional and sociable. The communication vwb wishes and program also went well. Olaf thinks along with you and is flexible. On the day itself Olaf has blown us and our guests over with his performance. A lovely voice, everything was right and fitted in with the atmosphere and surroundings. We wouldn't have wanted it any other way! Olaf even played a bit longer at the end of the evening because there were still a lot of guests left. Olaf, thank you for the musical accompaniment of our reception and closing of our wedding!
Olaf sang at our ceremony, when I think back I get goose bumps. So incredibly beautiful! Then he sang with Charlotte at our reception. Was an incredibly nice singing duo they are together. I can recommend it to everyone! To book them separately, or together as a duo! They both sing beautifully!
We can be very brief about Olaf's performance at our garden party. It was great! Highly recommended! Thanks to him we can look back on a successful party.
Olaf has made our day extra special. A week (!!) before our wedding I contacted him to ask if he would please come and play as a surprise for my boyfriend (by now husband ;-)) during the ceremony. He was enthusiastic and the contact went super smooth. Besides his musical talent and incredibly beautiful voice (!) Olaf has an eye for details. He wore a tux during the ceremony and had dressed up for his performance during drinks. He also came to play on his own initiative in the hall of the town hall after the ceremony, when our guests congratulated us. All our guests were deeply impressed and so was my husband of course. Olaf gave just that little extra to our day and I am very grateful to him for that. I am a fan. I really am.
Olaf's performance had to take place in front of an intimate company, during lunch. It was very successful and during the whole lunch Olaf was a fantastic background singer with guitar! Everyone enjoyed it and especially the bridal couple! I would recommend Olaf to anyone!
Word cannot describe how amazing Olaf did on our wedding day! We would highly recommend to hire Olaf for your wedding day! He is extremely talented and very easy to work. He did an amazing job performing during our ceremony, as well as performing after our wedding supper. He worked with us every step of the way by learning specific songs we wanted for our day, and providing us with help and suggestions anytime we needed it. If you're looking for a talented and lovely person to hire on your special day, hire Olaf, you will not be disappointed :) Thank you Olaf for making our wedding day unforgettable!
Splendid! All guests were impressed by his beautiful and pure voice. He made our ceremony complete! He accompanied himself on the piano and guitar and brought all the equipment himself including an extra microphone for the speakers. Very professional!
Super musician and a very nice young guy. Olaf felt good during the wedding what was appropriate Everyone was lyrical about his performance. Also very nice was that he played some songs on guitar during the reception. Highly recommended for a wedding but also for a living room concert. We will follow Olaf for sure.
Our wedding took place on the 6th of July and Olaf was there for the musical entertainment. How beautiful it was! A very special day for us, with a tear and a smile to which his music certainly contributed. We had selected a number of songs that were not yet in his repertoire, but that was no problem at all. Olaf rehearsed them and performed them perfectly. The contact leading up to the wedding also went well, and with an app here or just calling there, we could easily tune everything We also received many compliments from our guests about Olaf; that he sang perfectly, didn't miss a single note and the music brought beautiful moments of rest in the ceremony. The guests even asked us why we hadn't booked him for drinks! Olaf: we are very grateful to you! Good luck in the future!
Olaf's performance during our ceremony was great. He spontaneously offered to play an extra song at our arrival at the venue, giving the perfect addition to the moment. Olaf sings straight from the heart and all our guests were super enthusiastic.
Olaf's performance was a perfect complement to our meeting. Besides the fact that Olaf can sing beautifully, he has a good feeling, how he can be an added value while singing in the background. We also received many compliments from our guests. Please see you next time.
Felt exactly what he had to sing and at what time. Moved our guests at the wedding and left a deep impression! Wonderful how he sang and played our own music! Good luck in your further career Olaf, it was great! Maikel & Wietske
Olaf checked in on time and set everything up. He really has a beautiful voice and we got a lot of questions about this. Who was this and how can you book him? Just on this site! Always exciting of course but how well this worked out. He also brought a number of request numbers beautifully. Thanks Olaf for this beautiful evening!
Olaf was above expectation during our ceremony yesterday! He went out of his comfort zone with our choice of music, but he did it perfectly! Couldn't have been better at our ceremony. All the guests were also full of praise!
Olaf expressed love through music during our ceremony on 1 June 2018! So incredibly beautiful, pure and sung with feeling. Via facetime and Whatsapp I had contact and I could ask him everything, very pleasantly thought along with him. He also made an unknown song completely his own and dedicated it perfectly to my mother. Olaf thanks for making it complete ?
Olaf played beautifully during our wedding ceremony and provided a perfect atmosphere for the drinks! The communication was perfect as well. In short, I highly recommend Olaf!
Wow! From the first moment we heard Olaf's voice, we were in love. In the run-up to our wedding we went to a live performance of him in Utrecht and what a talent this young man is! At the start of the ceremony he played a request song that really penetrated every fiber of our body (and also that of our guests) and then with a lot of energy and good mood provided the reception with music. Atmospheric, warm and above all a very pleasant and fine artist who also thought along with us in the run-up to the wedding. Olaf keep up the good work and the whole of the Netherlands (and far beyond) will hear from you in the near future.
For my girlfriend's 30th birthday I had (last-minute) asked Olaf if he could perform. And what a success it was! Exactly the relaxed atmosphere and super sound I was looking for! It's also great that Olaf picks up everything on his own, thinks along with me and communicates quickly and clearly. Highly recommended on all levels! We'd like to get back to you soon...
At the reception of a wedding dinner Olaf gave musical accompaniment with his fantastic voice in an easy listning/jazzy atmosphere. He did this on a sunny public terrace where everyone was visibly cheerful Olaf is very flexible and relaxed and his sound is really nice to listen to. Recommended!
Yesterday, Olaf provided the music during dinner at our wedding. Everyone enjoyed his musical qualities from minute 1. My personal highlight was the song he personally played for us, a fantastic singer with his guitar, wow!
You were fantastic in one word! We really enjoyed your music during our wedding. A real added value. Thank you again!
Olaf's performance was really great. Both in the preparation and just before and during the performance it was perfect to make appointments. With his talents Olaf has made a fantastic contribution to an event that we as Lions Maarssen organised for more than 115 single and needy people aged 75+. He immediately pledged his cooperation after our question to him and he then surprised us all with a wonderful performance. His music is beautiful, his lyrics are beautiful and his performance is professional and at the same time very personal. Olaf is a great artist that we highly recommend to everyone.
Olaf's performance was great. So book!
Olaf played at the Fair Fashion Festival 2017 in Utrecht during the commercial sustainable men's fashion show. Olaf played on the acoustic guitar songs like Riptide and Radioactive. Olaf set the tone of the show very well. It was playful, creative and gave the show a raw edge. He is very talented and passionate about it! Highly recommended.
This is yet another soloist that can get so enthusiastic about. We were very much reversed by the beautiful performance of Olaf, a boy who has a beautiful voice and can communicate his song well to the audience. It's also nice that at his young age he can convey a message that he sings from his heart and enters the audience.
The search for a suitable singer for our wedding party turned out to be much easier than we thought. After hearing some previews it was immediately clear that Olaf was the right one. I had booked Olaf as a surprise for my wife and especially listened to our song. Olaf didn't disappoint us and tears certainly came around the corner. Also the other guests were more than pleasantly surprised by the full and warm voice of him. Most asked question of the evening: Andre, where did you get him? Really super good! As far as I'm concerned, that says enough, don't hesitate and just book!
Besides being a good pianist, guitarist and singer, Olaf is also a pleasant person. In the run-up to his performance Olaf thinks along with you (in our case via FaceTime, mail and app), arranges what he needs himself, feels the atmosphere and timing well and in our case made sure the atmosphere was informal, warm and intimate. We wouldn't have married without him! :-)
Olaf played and sang beautifully during our wedding ceremony. Goosebumps! Definitely a must! Arnoud and Madeline
Olaf's performance has really made our wedding ceremony extra special. The atmosphere was fantastic and both we and our guests really enjoyed the music, we got so many great reactions afterwards!
Olaf has given our wedding ceremony a golden edge and moved everyone with his beautiful music. He has performed the songs we've chosen fantastically. Olaf is super musical, and very friendly. We're sure we're going to hear a lot about him!
Best Olaf, you've made our first dance so incredibly special! How wonderful it was and how grateful I am that you played at our party. Your whole performance was great, everyone wanted to know who you are and how we found you. You radiated a passion for your music and that was contagious, the whole family came on the dancefloor to join us. Your voice touched me deeply, every time I look back at the first dance I have tears in my eyes. Thank you so much for being at our wedding!
In a word super! Olaf is an incredibly passionate pianist/guitarist who can improvise well with a very beautiful voice. He empathizes well and thinks along with you in solutions. I had a lot of faith in Olaf and rightly so! Olaf has made our ceremony a wonderful moment. Besides that he's very nice, fits the atmosphere we wanted, intimate and loving. Olaf, thank you so much for being there on the 18th! I would recommend you to anyone!
Olaf was the golden edge of our day. How wonderful this was. We won't forget this for the rest of our lives. A day full of highlights, but Olaf was perhaps the greatest!
Wow! Wow! And again WOW!!! You've given wings to our wedding ceremony! As we already told you, your voice touches us and at our wedding, in real life, a lot more ;-) You have an amazing voice and in combination with your piano it completes the picture. We were already full of praise about you, but our friends and family have nothing but compliments about you! You have been a real addition to our wedding and we would book you again in no time! We are fans and I can recommend you to anyone!
Fantastic voice. Olaf Bosman the perfect singer-songwriter. He created a romantic intimate wedding atmosphere for us and sang beautiful songs during our ceremony. In the preliminary stage he reacted quickly and adequately. Very professional. He's just very good!
Olaf's living room concert on my birthday was very successful. Both on guitar and piano it was musically well put together. In addition, he really knew how to connect with the audience and take them into the performance. Olaf has a lot of talent and fortunately he likes to show it!
Olaf played for us at a drink at a certificate ceremony. We liked that so much that we asked him right away for the next ceremony. The party revolved around the trainees, and Olaf gave it a quiet but festive touch in the background with his music. Nice music for young and old. And whether he plays inside or outside, it's all possible. Olaf himself is super sympathetic and very nice to work with. Highly recommended!
Olaf sang at our ceremony and how beautiful this was. Afterwards we had a lot of nice reactions to Olaf's performance. Besides his own written song Olaf also sang our request song (Butterfly Kisses) and he did a fantastic job. If you get the chance, book Olaf because you won't regret this at all.
I had indicated that I was looking for background music for a drink, and Olaf responded perfectly. Music and singing were very good! It gave exactly the atmosphere to the drink I was looking for. The communication with Olaf - both beforehand and during the event - was also very pleasant. We immediately booked him for the next event!
Olaf took care of the musical interpretation of our wedding in a great way. In the preliminary process he thinks along with you, and on the day itself he creates a great atmosphere with his voice & music. Don't hesitate to book Olaf, you won't regret it.
We were lucky to see Olaf perform at another wedding, so we knew exactly what we were getting: a musical top talent! He plays both guitar and piano amazingly well & his voice gave us goose bumps with every song. Because of this he played both quiet/classical songs on piano and faster/modern songs on guitar at our ceremony. Besides that we got a lot of compliments from our guests about our singer, so as long as Olaf is still so cheap, I would book him blind if I were you! Wedding, May 2017
WoW, Olaf was great! Olaf sang so beautifully during our wedding ceremony and the subsequent drink. We are happy that he has now played at our wedding, because we are sure he will be a big star in a couple of years and will not be available for this kind of stuff anymore ;). Besides his great singing, piano and guitar playing he is also professional, spontaneous and involved. If you book Olaf, you're guaranteed to have great live music and you don't have to watch anything else!
Olaf has an amazing voice! When he plays it gives a great and very intimate atmosphere. he is also very pleasant and easy to work with as well. I would definitely recommend him, this is one artist you would want to have at your event!
Olaf played five songs at our wedding ceremony and about half-hour during the drinks afterwards. He was most pleasant and easy to work with in making the planning and setting up all the arrangements - both in Dutch and English. Super-professional and trustworthy, accommodating, truly caring about our wishes, mastering voice, piano&guitar and even tailoring musical arrangements on his Mac for one of our requested ceremony songs. Extremely helpful, he brought and set-up all the needed equipment himself with zero-dedication on our end. His performance deeply moved us and every guest, we were blown away. Charismatic and bringing in the perfect vibe, he was a fantastic addition and an unforgettable touch on our day. We cannot recommend him enough.
It was great in one word! Olaf played at our wedding during the ceremony... "Goosebumps" what a voice! Thank you Olaf! Love Dennis and Karin
Atmospheric and intimate, certainly recommended for a wedding, drink or other occasion. In addition, very friendly and well organized.
In a word: fantastic! Olaf managed to create a very nice atmosphere during our wedding ceremony and we especially enjoyed his beautiful voice.
Wow it was an unforgettable evening with Olaf as a surprise at my dinner! Good mix of famous songs and cool own songs. He felt good to the audience (20 women) and gave the performance a really personal touch! Nice how he also told how his own songs came about, he really created an intimate atmosphere.
Olaf Bosman, together with Lotte M, gave a super nice and fun living room concert during a high-tea drink for my 40th birthday. Olaf and Lotte are both super nice and everything was good for each other in terms of technique etc. Great songs and good atmosphere put down. Because of the gig it has become a special birthday that everyone is still talking about for a long time!
Atmospheric and subdued performance with beautiful songs, including some own work. Next step is a gig at the DWDD and then I see a glorious future for him in which I cherish last night's performance. Great
We asked Olaf to perform for our parents at their house. He did this with verve: from piano to guitar and from Beatles to Coldplay. In this intimate setting he was able to create a relaxed atmosphere and close the songs together in a fun way. For us an evening never to forget!
Nice voice! Olaf's songs were very popular with our audience on rolling kitchens!
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