Ramses Shaffy webpages
Ramses Shaffy has been called a Dutch-Franco-Polish-Russian-Egyptian mixture of Tom Waits and Frank Sinatra. His group Shaffy Chantant is not only the start of his own musical career, but also launches Thijs van Leer.
Unlike many other Dutch singers, Ramses Shaffy's mostly sings in Dutch (although his first record in 1960 was in English). However, occasionally, he does shows in English as well. For example in 1975, when after his show 'Ramsessie' during the night he repeats the whole show in English, called 'Ramsession'. In 1991 he interpretes the songs of one of the people who inspired him: Frank Sinatra.