I'm Hester, graduated from the ArtEZ Popacademy Conservatory, specialized in songwriting and (backing)vocals. I'm a member of Americana band Lovers & Lions, which I pour my heart and soul into. Besides writing for my own band I have written for all kinds of genres, from country to K-pop. I love meeting new creative minds to work with!
My voice would best be described as soft and warm, but I am no stranger to belting it out. I am very comfortable singing in both chest and head voice. I can make it bright, breathy, twangy, soft, loud, etc... Whatever you prefer.
I have no problem singing from sheet music.
During my 5-year studies at the ArtEZ Popacademy I have analyzed and written for all kinds of genres: pop, country, folk, Celtic, dance, K-pop, a capella and many more. My own music as HSTR is inspired by Kacey Musgraves and Alison Krauss. Singing harmonies is one of the unique selling points of my band Lovers & Lions, which means I have a lot of experience arranging and singing backing vocals.
Listen to me on Spotify if you're interested:
HSTR - Time & I
HSTR - Mom Song
Lovers & Lions - Stay Close to Me
Listen to my vocal demo to find out if I'm the one you're looking for!
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
5 Reviews - 2 Repeat ClientsEndorse Hester Kirkels
Thanks Hester for these top-notch vocals! Creative, superb timing and fast delivered.
Hester did a top job on the backing vocals and added some good creative ideas too. Very happy with the result!
Great!! Hester always gives 100%. Very professional and easy to work with.
Great!!! Fantastic!!! We did three songs and she did a great job!!! Really great voice!
Hester did a great job with the bkv for my song. The takes she sent me were perfectly in tune, sung precisely, and most importantly her voice sounds great. I especially like the stacked vocals she gave me to get a "choir" effect in my song