No Ninja Am I is the semi-solo-project of Amsterdam based songwriter Sander van Munster. It has roots in indie, folk and movie soundtracks, all packed into compact tracks. On stage Sander is often accompanied by Rens van den Boogaard, Gijs Kerkhoven en Liselotte Vermeulen. Together they whip up a special live set featuring guitars, viola, mandoline, ukelele and harmony vocals.
No Ninja Am I’s style can be characterized as a mixture of singer-songwriter and lo-fi indie, influenced by for instance Paul McCartney’s ‘RAM’ and John Frusciante’s ‘Niandra Lades’ or ‘Curtains’.
Sander released his first album in 2009, on his 30th birthday . This record, called ‘The Roaring Twenties’, is a collection of songs and experiments recorded over several years. Sander’s latest release, ‘Montélimar’ (March 2011), is more song-orientated and acoustic and comes with a complete bonus album: ‘The Next Round’. Single ‘Better Mistakes’ is a duet with Susanne Linssen (Hospital Bombers, Easter Parade). This song evolved into a special pastiche project, in which a number of different artists contributed their own version of it.