El Turista Optimista is the pseudonym of Dutch singersongwriter, musician and producer Rick Treffers. Ser español ("Spanish Being") is his debut album in Spanish and holds ten optimistic, ironic, catchy and personally flavoured popsongs. The lyrics are about Spanish society and mentality, sung from the point of view of a Northern European outsider with a thorough knowledge of and a profound love for Spain, country of contradictions.
CD: 12 Euro | Download: 10 Euro
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Rick Treffers is a songwriter, lyricist, singer, guitarist, recording engineer, arranger and producer. In 2011 he moved from his native country The Netherlands to Spain. Treffers released about ten albums between 1995 and now. In English with the melancholic music of Mist, in Dutch as Rick Treffers and, more recently, in Spanish as El Turista Optimista. Through the years, Rick Treffers has been doing liveshows in Europe, Morocco, U.S.A. and Latin America and music theatre in collaboration with several musicians, theatre companies, novelists and video artists in The Netherlands, Spain and U.K. El Turista Optimista is his newest project and is receiving much acclaim in Spain.
General site: Ricktreffers.com
Website: MH - 2013