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Prog Me: Anneke Van Giersbergen


My iPad and iPhone are my connections to the world – I can do everything on them! I use GarageBand to record demos and an amplifier simulator app, which I plug my guitar into while I’m travelling.


When I was young I knew everything about Prince and Madonna! Now, I know a little about everything and I pick up a lot about different instruments from my bandmates.


My husband Rob [Snijders] and I bought some 17th century dining chairs as a wedding present back in 2003. They came from an antique store in Holland and we reupholstered them so they look really beautiful now.


I always go back to the classics – The Beatles’ Revolver and Pink Floyd’s The Wall. I don’t watch much television so

I tend to catch up with shows on Netflix while I’m travelling. I’m really getting into Suits and Breaking Bad, but there are so many episodes and so little time!


I love Mexican food and I really love Greek and Turkish food as well because it’s so light and fresh. Whenever I’m abroad, I eat better than when I’m at home. I like my herbal teas as well, especially green tea and chamomile tea.

Natasha Scharf

Dark prog (and chocolate) fan Natasha has been a Prog regular since 2009. News Editor between 2014 and 2019, now Deputy Editor, she is the only member of the team to have appeared on Prog's cover.