Inge Andersen has been writing poetry and songs all her life and she performs regularly as a singer. Her vocal harmonies appear on several albums, as well as her debut solo-album Fallen Angel.
As long as she can remember, Inge Andersen loved poetry and music. Inspired by Dutch poets such as Hans Andreus and Ellen Warmond, the American poet Irvin Layton, and songwriters like Phil Ochs, Fred Neil, Joni Mitchell, and James Taylor, she wrote many poems and songs.
She studied Educational Psychology in Utrecht and Amsterdam, got her Ph.D. in Social Sciences and has worked as a researcher and consultant. Throughout her career she has continued writing songs, performing regularly as a back-up singer.
In 2005, she accompanied Eric Andersen on his tour throughout Japan, providing back-up vocals. Many joint performances followed, in venues all over the globe. In 2006, Eric and Inge got married.
In 2008, she was invited by Norwegian Hardanger fiddle player Hallvard Bjørgum to record vocal harmonies for his album “Peace Will Come”. The song “ The Prodigal Son” -- produced by Hallvard Bjørgum and Garth Hudson from The Band -- documents Inge’s debut recording. The album was released in March 2009.
In 2009, Inge and Kersten de Ligny sang harmony for “The Lone Wolves”, a vocal collaboration of Eric Andersen, Ad Vanderveen and the Texan songwriter Richard Dobson. Spanning sixties Greenwich Village folk and today’s Americana, this project gave a musical overview from the protest singer to contemporary singer-songwriter.
In 2011, she performed as a guest on Eric Andersen’s webcast in Woodstock, New York, along with performers such as John Sebastian, Happy Traum and Joe Flood. Following the webcast, John Sebastian commented on her singing with – Inge, you were the secret weapon!
Performing as a back-up singer gave Inge a lot of stage experience. But given her passion for poetry and lyrics she wanted to record her own writings. In 2011, she recorded her debut album “Fallen Angel" in Italy. The album was produced for MEYER RECORDS by Eric Andersen, together with the Italian violinist, composer and song poet Michele Gazich. Eric, Inge and Michele Gazich had previously collaborated on Eric Andersen’s live album, The Cologne Concert, and they still perform together regularly.