Merel van Hoek was born in April 1994. She started with playing the guitar when she was thirteen years old. At the age of fourteen she started with fingerstyle guitar and she was sold. She's a self-taught guitarist with high ambition. She fell in love with fingerstyle guitar when she saw Tommy Emmanuel playing Blue Moon. Since then she practiced a lot and slowly started with own compositions. Because of all the positive reactions on YouTube she decided to do that more serious and the results are here. She released her first EP called 'Pieces of Nature'. Making her own music is her passion. By the age of seventeen she already has an sponsordeal with an American luthier.