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It is here! OUT 1 DECEMBER 2015!

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Design by Marc Fabels / photo by Lily Kiara

Lily Kiara (guitar, vocals)
Michael Moore (clarinets, saxophone, piano)
Felicity Provan (trumpet, vocals)
Michael Vatcher (drums, percussion, vocals)
Joost Buis (trombone, lap steel guitar)
Julyen Hamilton (poetry)

Review CD Celebration Concert

"The RIVER is exceptional. Because of the combination of music genres that mingle and at the same time also don't mingle, but mostly very harmoniously live besides each other so it feels as if they mingle." - Peter Bruyn in


WELCOME!! The RIVER is a band i put together to let my songs be heard as part of a musical context that combines three of my great loves, played by musicians i have admired for many years: folk pop songs, improvised music and poetry.

We played a mini series 'The RIVER plays THE SWIM SESSIONS', three concerts of the band in three Amsterdam venues, in 2013/2014. We are working on our first CD, which will be a selection of pieces from the concert at the Bimhuis in January 2014.

The CD The SWIM SESSIONS is released on my own label for music and poetry Sibyl Sings.

Here are two clips from the concert in the Bimhuis - or click for bigger format at Vimeo


photo by Marc Fabels

A big warm thank you to each and all who helped make the production of this album possible by pre-ordering the CD! THANK YOU! Very wonderful.

Warmly, Lily ~ The RIVER


You can see a photo swIMpression of the series HERE

The SWIM SESSIONS were made possible with the support of the AFK.