Eva Simons - this Dutch vocalist and songwriter was born to the family of the well-known music artists. Therefore, it can be said that Eva inherited her talent. Johny Meijer, her grandfather, was an accordionist who gained international popularity. Actually, there is a statue of him in Amsterdam, the hometown of Eva. Her mother Ingrid was a well-known vocalist that worked in collaboration with DJ Paul Elstak and T-Spoon. Eva’s father was a pianist. It was him who inspired Eva to learn how to play the piano and pursue a career as a vocalist herself.
Eva was born on the 27th of April 1984. When a teenager, she was part of Jody’s Kids. This ensemble provided vocals for the production of music. Once she graduated from the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, she took part in the Dutch talent show “The Rivals”. By the end of the show, Eva was selected as a member of the girl band “Raffish”. The single of the band “Plaything” gained popularity in 2005, not long after the debut EP of the band was presented to the public. Still, the next singles released didn’t turn out to be as popular as expected and Eva left the band in summer 2005.
From now on, Eva pursued a career as a solo singer and songwriter. Her debut single called “Silly Boy” was more than successful. More than 4 million people watched it on YouTube. The song became popular internationally, including not only Europe, but also North America and Australia.