Nemesea - Manda Ophuis Quits

After 14 years, the cooperation between lead singer Manda Ophuis and the band Nemesea comes to an end. The singer formed Nemesea in 2002 together with Sonny Onderwater and Hendrik Jan de Jong. Manda is going to focus on her education job with highly gifted children.

The singer explains: "After a long period struggling with personal issues, it is with a heavy heart that I have decided to relinquish my dream to be a singer. For now, I want to thank everyone who has supported the band and I in all the years we've been around. I have so many great memories that I will cherish forever."

Guitar player/songwriter Hendrik Jan and bass guitar player Sonny explain that the departure of Manda as a great loss for the band. The last formal fact from Manda for Nemesea was the recording of the video clip 'Forever' in Sweden. In the meantime, the video has been viewed more than 200.000 times on YouTube. Manda also sings the latest album Uprise which was released worldwide in April of this year via Napalm Records.

Hendrik Jan and Sonny are determined to view new plans on short notice. Steven Bouma in the meantime is back with Nemesea as drummer. The band is heavily thinking about how to replace Manda. Nemesea will go on, and they will do their best to let the fans know as soon as possible this year how. The band also express their gratitude to the fans for all their loyal support.

On September 11th, the band will be performing during PlatoPlanet, an event honouring the 40th anniversary of the famed Plato music shop, in the Oosterpoort hall in Groningen. The event will be taking place between 15.00 and 22.00 CET with performances from several other artists and bands. Nemesea 2.0 is scheduled to perform around 17.30/18.00 CET. The band members are working behind the scenes to create something special for this occasion. For the many international fans that can't be there in person, Nemesea will be broadcasting parts of the show via Periscope, with clips to be posted later to Nemesea's YouTube channel and Facebook page.

Band profile: Nemesea
Posted: 10.08.2016 by Dominus

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