Kris Berry
& Perquisite


The last year and a half have been great for us with the release of our album 'Lovestruck Puzzles', our single 'Let Go' becoming megahit on 3FM, and performing a lot on radio, tv and in clubs across the country. In 2014 our album was nominated for a 3FM award, we undertook a second club tour and played a lot of awesome festivals. However, by now the Lovestruck Puzzles tour has come to an end. We've played our final show in a soid out Bitterzoet, Amsterdam on November 15th 2014. Thanks for the support and we hope to see you soon at any of our future projects!

"The combined effort 'Lovestruck Puzzles' offers the ideal dream music, smoothly bouncing like a trampoline, carrying thoughts to different places."
- Amanda Kuyper, NRC HANDELSBLAD, 23-09-2013, 4 out of 5

"What a record! 'Lovestruck Puzzles' is the golden egg Perquisite and Kris Berry laid together."

- MARIE-CLAIRE, September 2013

Report of final Kris Berry & Perquisite show


Three weeks ago we gave the final Kris Berry & Perquisite show in a sold out Bitterzoet in our hometown Amsterdam. Eline Soumeru was there and she made this awesome little report for all of you who weren't there and like to catch some of the vibes!

Kris & Perq

That was it!


Last Saturday we gave our final goodbye show in a sold out Bitterzoet in Amsterdam. The place was completely packed and we really enjoyed to celebrate our final show with you guys! Thanks for the support and we hope to see you soon at any of our future projects!

Kris & Perq & Marnix & Jasper & Jelle

Jerusa support act November 15th!


We're excited to let you know that the lovely Jerusa will open up for us at the final Kris Berry & Perquisite show on November 15th at Bitterzoet Amsterdam! Hope to see you all there! Sales are going pretty fast by the way; the last 50 tickets are now for sale through http://www.paradiso.nl/web/Agenda-Item/Kris-Berry-Perquisite-afscheidsconcert.htm.

Kris & Perq

Into The Great Wide Open Live Footage


The lovely people at 3voor12 made a full registration of our show at Into The Great Wide Open earlier this month. Check it out right here!

Final goodbye show!


Into The Great Wide Open was awesome this weekend! during the show we announced that our final show on Dutch ground will take place on November 15th in the Bitterzoet, Amsterdam. We've done a lot of great shows the last year and a half, which is why we're gonna celebrate our collaboration and all the experiences we shared together with our band, one last time on the 15th of November. Tickets will be sold from Friday on through www.paradiso.nl.
We hope to see you all there!

Kris & Perq

Japanese reviews


Our album 'Lovestruck Puzzles' has been reviewed by several Japanese magazines! If you ca read Japanese, check out these reviews by Bounce, Pen and Job Aidem Magazine.

Kris Berry & Perquisite @ Theaterfestival Boulevard

Next thursday, the 9th of August at 9:00 PM, we will be playing a special show at the Theaterfestival Boulevard in Den Bosch. Not only will it last an hour and 15 minutes, the set up will be completely acoustic. Tickets are available via the following link. Hope to see you there!

'Warm' gets a lot of airplay in Japan


After the succesful release of 'Lovestruck Puzzles' in Japan, our single 'Warm' is currently being played on several Japanese radio stations, including Tokyo FM, J-WAVE, FM802 & ZIP-FM! Here's a picture of the display of our album in the Tower Records store in Shibuya, Tokyo.

Out in Japan!


Today, our album 'Lovestruck Puzzles' has officially been released in Japan by P-Vine Records! The Japanese edition of the album is being released as a jewelcase and also contains an extra song: 'Birds On Branches'. We're really happy and excited our album is available to the Japanese crowd now as well!

Kris & Perq

We play at Into The Great Wide Open!


Great news! We're playing at ‘Into the Great Wide Open’ this year; probably the most chilled out festival of The Netherlands! Hope to see you on Vlieland!

Kris & Perq

'Lovestruck Puzzles' to be released in Japan!


Following the Dutch release of ‘Lovestruck Puzzles’, the album will now also be released in Japan! Unexpected Records has come to an agreement with P-Vine Records for a Japanese release on the 16th of July, which was announced today! Japan, here we come! :-)

Nacht van de Vluchteling


In the night of May 29th, going on to the 30th, we participated in an awareness sponsor-walk for the ‘Night of the Refugee’. After performing at las Palmas in Rotterdam we walked 40 km from Rotterdam all the way to the Hague. Thanks to our sponsors, we managed to raise 2.825,- euro. The money has been donated to support the emergency relief for Syrian refugees. Read more about the charity and the participators on: www.nachtvandevluchteling.nl.

Thanks for all the support!

New single 'Birds On Branches'


We wrote a song called 'Birds On Branches' especially for the 'Night of the Refugee', a Dutch charity event organising a walk from Rotterdam to the Hague on the 29th of May to raise awareness for the current refugee crisis in Syria. We performed the track for the first time on Dutch talk show 'Pauw & Witteman' last Wednesday. The track will be released as a single on the 5th of May, which is also the date of the Dutch national holiday Freedom Day. On Freedom Day we will play the song, and many more, at the 'Bevrijdingspop' festivals in Utrecht and the Hague. For more info check out the 'Shows'-section.
To sponsor us (yes; we will also be walking that night!), go to www.nachtvandevluchteling.nl.

The Pauw & Witteman performance can be seen to the left!

New video 'Warm' released!

The video for our new single 'Warm' has just been released! The video was directed by Mark Janssen and shot at the beautiful island of Curacao where Kris was born. Check it out on the left!

Nominated for 3FM award + new single out!


Time for another update! A lot has happened the past month: first of all we have been nominated for a 3FM award in the 'Best Album' category! If you think we should win, you can vote for us at 3fm.nl! The winner will be announced at the 3FM award show at April 10th in Amsterdam. Second of all, we're currently at the beautiful island of Curacao for a show at Seaquarium Beach / Dolfijn FM and to shoot the video for our new single 'Warm'. The single has been released last Wednesday, the video, directed by Mark Janssen, will be released next week! So stay tuned! Last but not least, the feature film 'Hartenstraat', where I composed the music for, was the number one film in terms of visitors in The Netherlands last week! The film by Sanne Vogel also contains three Kris & Perq songs, of which 'Let Go' is the final end title music!

On tour this spring!


We're happy to announce that we will undertake a second club tour this spring! Besides our band, consisting of MarnIX Dorrestein, Jasper Slijderink and Jelle Huiberts, we'll also bring our full brass section plus opening act Rita Zipora! Check out all of the tour dates in the shows section!
Also, a new single is coming up but more on that later. Hope to see you at one of our shows!

Kris & Perq

Eurosonic / Noorderslag here we come!

This weekend we'll play five times in Groningen, at and around the renowned Eurosonic/Noorderslag festival. See below and on the left all of our gigs!
18:00: Imagem Music Showcase
Lobby Martini Hotel, Gedempte Zuiderdiep 8, Groningen. Free entrance!
2:00: AAAfterparty (Kris Berry)
Newscafé, Waagplein 5, Groningen
13:30: 3OnStage @ Media Compound
Oosterpoort, Trompsingel 27, Groningen. Free entrance!
15:20: Instore Coffee Company
Oude Ebbingestraat 39, Groningen. Free Entrance!
17:30: Ijzeren Podiumdieren
Stadsschouwburg Groningen, Turfsingel 86, Groningen. Invites only.
22:00: Noorderslag: CBK-stage
Oosterpoort, Trompsingel 27, Groningen. Sold out.

Kris & Perq on tour part 2


The second part of the short documentary 3voor12 is making about our club tour can now be seen right on the left! Tomorrow we'll play the last show of the winter tour in Simplon, Groningen and there are still some tickets available! Hope to see you there! And if not, have a happy new year!

Kris & Perq

Kris & Perq on tour


Last week our clubtour started with two sold out shows in Utrecht and Rotterdam! This week we'll play Eindhoven and Den Haag (sold out). The beautiful people of 3voor12 Amsterdam took it upon them to make a tour diary on us. Check out part 1 right on the left!

Let Go video released!


The video for 'Let Go' has just been released! Check it out right on the left! The atmospheric video was shot on location outdoors and was directed and produced by Mark Boulais of Rockstone Sessions. Enjoy!

'Let Go' live at 3FM + Toppop3


This stormy morning we played our new single (and 3FM Megahit!) 'Let Go' live at Giel Beelen at 3FM! After our performance he called the song 'a classic'! :-) Besides that we also played our own Christmas / Sinterklaas-version of 'All Of Me' by John Legend. Check it out right on the left!
What else? This Saturday you can listen to us between 12am-2pm on Radio 2 when we play 5 of our songs at 'Spijkers met Koppen'. That evening we can also be seen at Toppop3, 8:35pm at Nederland 3 where we play 'Let Go' as well. So.. we definitely can't complain! :-)

'Let Go' is 3FM's Megahit this week!


And besides Noorderslag we have more good news! We’re very proud to let you know that our second single ‘Let Go’ is this week’s Megahit on 3FM! This highest possible rotation on 3FM means that the song will be played in every single radio show on 3FM for a full week! It’s Perquisite’s second megahit in his career and Kris' first one. Hopefully many more to come! ;-)


Noorderslag confirmed!


It has just been confirmed that we will play at this year's eidtion of Noorderslag on January 18th! We will play at 10pm at the Radio 6 Stage. And we're in good company: Paul van Kessel will play right before us and My Baby right after. Hope to see you there!


Jazzism Magazine


We're featured in this month's Jazzism Magazine with a four page article! Read it right on the left! Also, we performed at 'Vrijdagmiddag Live' at Radio 1 last Friday. You can have a listen right
here, we've played a song every half hour. Upcoming gigs for now are a short acoustic show at RaiNaRai, Amsterdam this Saturday at 4pm and a performance at Margiet Winter Fair on November 18th. And of course our club tour in December. Tickets are going fast so don't wait too long!


This weekend


This weekend was great with shows at Radio 6 (Mijke's Middag), 3FM (BNN That's Live) and Club Ziggo! A shout out to everyone who was there! Also, we're proud to let you know that our new single 'Let Go' has just been released. Soon on a radiostation near you :-)

BNN That's Live


This afternoon we played at the presentation of the new book by one of our favorite radio dj's: Eric Corton. Good vibes! Next Saturday we will play with our band at his radio show 'BNN That's Live' at 3FM. And the good news is: you can be there! Apply for the free guestlist right here:

Hope to see you there!

Live at Cappuccino / Radio 2!


This morning we played with our band at Cappuccino / Radio 2. Catch our moment through this link: http://cappuccino.ncrv.nl/. At 133:30 for our version of one of my favourite Beatle songs, 'Strawberry Fields Forever' and at 163:00 for our first single Hitchhike in an acoustic version. Let us know what you think!

Sounds Like... Kris Berry & Perquisite


Today, a short documentary was released that tells the story of how we met and started to make music together. Watch it right here! Thanks to Sennheiser and Spunk!
Also, we heard yesterday at the Radio 6 Soul & Jazz Awards that next week our album will be 'album of the week' on Radio 6!!


Centerfold interview today in Dutch tabloid TROUW: It says (a.o.): "Lovestruck Puzzles is an amazing album, presenting beat-driven soulful songs with a heartfelt mood. It's an absolute pleasure to listen to Berry's amber colored voice." On other news, this Thursday we will perform with renowned Dutch Band “New Cool Collective” at the Radio 6 Soul & Jazz awards, one of which will be presented by Kris herself. Really looking forward to this special night! Catch you soon!

X Kris & Perq

De Wereld Draait Door


Performed last night with our live band on Dutch Television Show DWDD! “De Wereld Draait Door”. Watch it here, just in case you missed out! Other great shows coming up in the following weeks. For instance, Radio 2 ‘s broadly viewed Saturday show “Cappuccino”;  3FM ’s “Opium Radio & TV; 3FM’s “BNN That's Live!”;   Radio 1 ’s “Vrijdagmiddag Live” and Radio6NL ’s “Mijke's Middag!”, to name a few.

Lovestruck Puzzles Out on i-Tunes!


We're proud to let you know that our album 'Lovestruck Puzzles' has been released on i-Tunes today! Buy your copy right here. The album will be released on all other digital platforms as well as CD and LP on September 20th! We will present the album with our live band and a full brass section in The Melkweg on September 19th and there are still some tickets left!
Also, we just heard that we're this weeks CD of the week on radio 2 which means every day another song of the album will be highlighted. Hope to see you the 19th in The Melkweg!

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Kris Berry & Perquisite live band:

Kris Berry - vocals
Perquisite - cello/bass/samples
Marnix Dorrestein - guitar
Jasper Slijderink - synthesizers/piano
Jelle Huiberts - drums

Rory van der Oest - sound engineer

Kris & Perq on tour part 1

Kris & Perq on tour part 2

'Telescope' live at Club Ziggo

Eric Corton on 'Lovestruck Puzzles'

'Warm' official video

'Let Go' official video

'Let Go' live at Giel / 3FM

'Coming Back Home' live

Sounds Like... Kris Berry & Perquisite

Live at 'De Wereld Draait Door'

Kris & Perq on 'Lovestruck Puzzles'

Final Show, Bitterzoet, Amsterdam

Pictures by Dagmar Lap.


Final Show, Bitterzoet, Amsterdam

Pictures by Rinse Fokkema.


Solar Festival

Pictures by Welmer Laan.


Amersfoort Jazz

Pictures by Jos van den Heuvel.


De Vorstin, Hilversum

Pictures by André Prins.


Simplon, Groningen

Pictures by Peter Lodder.


Rotown, Rotterdam

Pictures by Peter Lodder.


Tivoli De Helling, Utrecht

Pictures by Rinse Fokkema.


Try-Out, Het Perron Amsterdam



Mijke's Middag, Radio 6



Album Release, Melkweg Amsterdam

Pictures by André Prins. 


Press photos

Pictures by Martijn van de Griendt.

'Warm' videoshoot

Pictures by Perquisite.


Eurosonic / Noorderslag 2014

Pictures by Rinse Fokkema.


Seabottom Jazz 2014

Pictures by Rinse Fokkema.


Paard van Troje, Den Haag

Pictures by Rinse Fokkema.


Effenaar, Eindhoven

Pictures by Rinse Fokkema.



 Thursday 19 September 2013
 Album presentation @ Melkweg
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 Saturday 21 September 2013
 TROS Muziekcafé  Radio 2
 Free entrance
 Saturday 21 September 2013
 Leusden Jazz Festival  Leusden
 Monday 23 September 2013
 Het Oog Op Morgen  Radio 1  
 Tuesday 24 September 2013
 De Wereld Draait Door  Nederland 3  
 Saturday 29 September 2013
 Hemelbestormers  Radio 2  
 Saturday 5 October 2013
 Cappuccino  Radio 2  Free entrance
 Friday 18 October 2013  Mijke's Middag  Radio 6  Free entrance
 Saturday 19 October 2013  That's Live  Radio 3FM  Free entrance
 Sunday 20 October 2013  Ziggo Live  Amsterdam
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 Saturday 26 October 2013  Opium Radio (14:30)  Radio 1  Free entrance
 Saturday 26 October 2013  Opium TV (22:35)  Nederland 2  Free entrance
 Sunday 27 October 2013  Instore @ Velvet (13:00)  Delft  Free entrance
 Sunday 27 October 2013  Instore @ Velvet (15:00)  Rotterdam  Free entrance
 Friday 1 November 2013  Vrijdagmiddag Live (14:00)  Radio 1  Free entrance
 Sunday 10 November 2013  RaiNaRai (acoustic gig)  Amsterdam  Free entrance
 Monday 18 November 2013  Margriet Winter Fair  Utrecht  Buy Tickets
 Sunday 1 December 2013  Zo:Raymann (23:15)  Nederland 1  Get entrance
 Thursday 5 December 2013  Giel Beelen (8:00)  Radio 3FM  
 Saturday 7 December 2013  Spijkers Met koppen (12:00)  Radio 2  Free entrance
 Saturday 7 December 2013  Toppop op 3 (19:55)  Nederland 3  Get entrance
 Friday 13 December 2013  Tivoli De Helling (SOLD OUT)
 Utrecht  Buy Tickets
 Sunday 15 December 2013  Rotown (SOLD OUT)
 Rotterdam  Buy Tickets
 Thursday 19 December 2013  Eerst Jaap! (8:00)  Radio 6  
 Friday 20 December 2013  Effenaar  Eindhoven  Buy Tickets
 Saturday 21 December 2013  Paard van Troje (SOLD OUT)
 Den Haag  Buy Tickets
 Monday 23 December 2013  Glazen Huis  Radio 3FM  
 Saturday 28 December 2013  Simplon  Groningen  Buy Tickets
 Friday 17 January 2014  CTM/Imagem showcase (17:30)  Groningen  More info
 Saturday 18 January 2014  3OnStage  Groningen  
 Saturday 18 January 2014  Coffee Company Instore (15:20)  Groningen  Free entrance
 Saturday 18 January 2014  Noorderslag, Oosterpooort (22:00)  Groningen  Buy Tickets
 Monday 20 January 2014  Hard Op De Tong, Keizersgrachtkerk
 Amsterdam  Buy Tickets
 Thursday 23 January 2014  Radio Mortale, Sugar Factory  Amsterdam  Buy Tickets
 Friday 24 January 2014  Leidse Jazz Week (21:15)  Leiden  More info
 Friday 31 January 2014  De Roodshow (14:00)  Radio 2  
 Saturday 22 March 2014  Dolfijn FM / Sea Aquarium Beach  Curacao  Buy Tickets
 Thursday 27 March 2014  013  Tilburg  Buy Tickets
 Friday 28 March 2014  Seabottom Jazz  Lelystad  Buy Tickets
 Thursday 3 April 2014  Doornroosje  Nijmegen  Buy Tickets
 Saturday 5 April 2014  Burgerweeshuis  Deventer  Buy Tickets
 Friday 11 April 2014  Hedon  Zwolle  Buy Tickets
 Saturday 12 April 2014  De Vorstin  Hilversum  Buy Tickets
 Friday 18 April 2014  Metropool  Hengelo  Buy Tickets
 Saturday 19 April 2014  Concerto (13:00): Record Store Day  Amsterdam  
 Saturday 19 April 2014  Bibelot  Dordrecht  Buy Tickets
 Thursday 24 April 2014  Mezz  Breda  Buy Tickets
 Friday 25 April 2014  Patronaat  Haarlem  Buy Tickets
 Friday 2 May 2014  Stedelijk Museum  Amsterdam  Buy Tickets
 Monday 5 May 2014  Bevrijdingspop  Utrecht  More Info
 Monday 5 May 2014  Bevrijdingspop  Den Haag  More Info
 Friday 9 May 2014  Kring Jazz  Roosendaal  Buy Tickets
 Sunday 18 May 2014  Amersfoort Jazz  Amersfoort  Buy Tickets
 Friday 23 May 2014  Meer Jazz  Hoofddorp  Buy Tickets
 Saturday 24 May 2014  Kaaspop  Edam  Buy Tickets
 Thursday 29 May 2014  Nacht van de Vluchteling  Rotterdam  More Info
 Saturday 21 June 2014  TivoliVredenburgfestival  Utrecht  Buy Tickets
 Sunday 22 June 2014  EkoTown Festival  Amsterdam  Buy Tickets
 Thursday 26 June 2014  Leiden Culinair  Leiden  Buy Tickets
 Saturday 28 June 2014  Artis Zoomeravond  Amsterdam  More Info
 Sunday 29 June 2014  Westwaarts Festival  Amsterdam  More Info
 Sunday 27 July 2014  Damaris Festival  Amsterdam  Buy Tickets
 Sunday 3 August 2014  Solar Festival  Roermond  Buy Tickets
 Saturday 9 August 2014  Theaterfestival Boulevard  Den Bosch  More Info
 Sunday 24 August 2014  Swan Market  Rotterdam  More Info
 Saturday 6 September 2014  Into The Great Wide Open  Vlieland  Buy Tickets
 Saturday 15 November 2014  Bitterzoet (Final Show) (SOLD OUT)
 Amsterdam  Buy Tickets

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Press Quotes

"Lovestruck Puzzles is een heerlijke plaat, met door beats voortgestuwde soulvolle liedjes met een warmbloedige ondertoon. De amberkleurige vocalen van Berry zijn een genot om naar te luisteren."
- Saskia Bosch, TROUW, 01-10-2013

"Het gezamenlijke album Lovestruck Puzzles biedt ideale droommuziek, soepel verend als een trampoline, gedachten vervoerend naar andere plekken."
- Amanda Kuyper, NRC HANDELSBLAD, 23-09-2013, 4 out of 5

"WAT...EEN...GOEIE...PLAAT!! Te gekke productie en Kris zingt betoverend mooi! Hij klinkt als een klok deze plaat; een best of both worlds!"
- Eric Corton, 3FM, September 2013

"Potverdrie, wat een trofee van een plaat! Lovestruck Puzzles is het gouden ei dat Perquisite en Kris Berry samen legden."
- MARIE-CLAIRE, September 2013

"De grote grap van het eindresultaat is dat de twee samen écht nieuwe grond hebben ontdekt."
- Bart Wijlaars, DE TELEGRAAF, 19-09-2013


Anyone a little familiar with the careers of composer/producer Perquisite and singer/songwriter Kris Berry, knows that these artists are convinced of the true meaning of teamwork. Although a collaboration between Kris and Perq might have seemed unlikely at first, their album ‘Lovestruck Puzzles’ demonstrates what magic happens when two artists step out of their comfort zones, and two worlds collide.

It al started two years ago when Kris was invited to sing at a tribute for Amy Winehouse, who had just passed away. She was in a hurry to hit the stage, as she only had half an hour before she was scheduled for another gig. She jumped on stage, sang a heart-wrenching version of ‘Love Is A Losing Game’ and rushed towards the exit, ready to grab her bike, but found someone blocking her way: Perquisite. He asked her if she like to come over to his studio some day to write a song together. Perquisite: “I was totally blown away by her performance. She's really in touch with her emotions when she sings.” It’s a no-brainer for Kris. “Of course!” she responded, before jumping on her bike and speeding off to her next gig. Read more...


Management Contact: Merijn Tiemessen / Unexpected Records

Bookings: Henkjan Onnink / Agents After All
Press Contact: Cinderella Schaap / Pimp-It
Radio Contact: René Harks
Record Label: Unexpected Records
Distribution (Netherlands & Belgium): Pias/Roughtrade
Distribution (Korea): Feel Music



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