Growing up the child of missionary parents, Tina moved from the UK, to the Netherlands, to South Africa, and finally back to the UK. The transient nature of her childhood prevented Tina from feeling a sense of belonging and she often felt insulated from the outside world. To entertain herself, she played music with her family members and wrote her first song at age 11. She blossomed as a musician shortly after university when a friend’s brother, a music producer, wanted to record her.
Tina expected her songs to find their home in the church halls she was so familiar with, but she soon found herself performing the open mic circuit in and around London. After connecting with producer Trevor Michael, Tina found her musical voice and solidly established her sound. Tina is a master storyteller. Her songs run the gamut from the deeply painful experiences to the hope one can find in the simple things of life.
Join Team Derringer (Laura, Paul, and Alton), as they explore the stories behind their five favorite Tina Boonstra songs, hear of Tina’s early life, and discover the exciting projects that Tina has planned next. Explore musical snippets from Tina's songs and enjoy the stories behind the tracks on Tina’s latest album, “Circle back, start again.”
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