Based in the Netherlands, 2 Meter Sessions is an independent, ongoing (new) music platform with a great legacy. Monthly we film 3 to 4 sessions with promising and breakthrough acts from all over the world.
Many well-known acts have visited the show; from James Taylor, Randy Newman, Elliott Smith and David Crosby to Damien Jurado, Strand of Oaks,Ben Howard and Josh Ritter, via Radiohead, Nirvana (photo), Black Crowes, Supergrass, Coldplay and Foo Fighters. (List with over 1700 sessions since 1987)
Archive footage can regularly be seen in (theatrical) documentary movies, like “Mystify: Michael Hutchence” (with footage of our session with INXS, filmed in 1997), “Heaven Adores You” (with footage of our session with Elliott Smith, filmed in 1998) and “All I Can Say” (with footage of our session with Blind Melon, filmed in 1993).
Showreel of the first 10 years of 2 Meter Sessions
The show started back in 1987 by radio presenter Jan Douwe Kroeske. On his popular national radio show he persuaded New-Zealand band Crowded House to play a couple of songs. The response of the public was so great, that 2 Meter Sessions quickly became a household name. In 1993, the show made a successful transition to national television. From there the show became a national phenomenon, for over 10 years, with filmed sessions of new talent, breakthrough acts and arrived career artists. Almost a million of 2 Meter Sessions cd’s were sold in the Netherlands.
Nowadays we film sessions for our fast growing Youtube-channel (over 13 million views).
Showreel with recent sessions