Marco Schuitmaker wins prestigious Edison: ‘I initially hesitated about releasing the Guardian Angel’

Marco Schuitmaker (24) from Peize won an Edison in the ‘Dutch’ category tonight. The music prize is also called the Dutch Grammy and has been awarded since 1960.

Schuitmaker received the bronze statue, made by sculptor Pieter d’Hont, this evening in the AFAS Theater in Leusden. Later in the evening, the brand new Edison winner was a guest on the talk show Humberto to talk about, among other things, the creation of the hit with which he had his breakthrough: Guardian Angel.

“The best part is that this song had already been recorded for a while, but I hesitated for another six months about releasing it. But that finally happened and what happened to me then was a real rollercoaster,” he reflects. a nutshell back.

In addition to Schuitmaker, two more people from Drenthe were nominated for an Edison: Hannah Mae (Best Newcomer) from Weerdinge and Paul de Munnik (Dutch-speaking), who currently lives in Meppel. They did not win any prizes tonight.

The most important prizes for best album and best single went to Sef respectively (I Could Die For Much But Not For A Flag) and Son Mieux (Tonight). Last week Jan Smit won the Edison Oeuvre Prize.