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Gruppo Sportivo are a Dutch pop band, from Seriously - Gruppo Sportivo - Young & Out Hagueformed inwho enjoyed some measure of international success in the late s and s.
The frontman of the band, and writer of the material, is Hans Vandenburg. The band went on hiatus in Peter Perfect Meets Justin Robertson - Anthill a reunion was announced consisting of a tour and a new album called Greatwhich was released to critical acclaim in April The band formed in the s, and rode Seriously - Gruppo Sportivo - Young & Out national popularity playing new wave music.
The band played pop songs whose lyrics contained humor, situational comedy, and inside musical jokes. Their first single was Out There In The Jungle Polydorbut the height of their career came with the two albums 10 Mistakes and Back to '78 They came to popularity just after the height of punk rockbut were regarded as more post-punkveering more Seriously - Gruppo Sportivo - Young & Out the mainstream pop.
They were admired for their live performances, which had great humor and slapstick. He got the band back together for Copy Copy inafter the release of his solo debut album Buddy Odor Is a Gas Only Calicher and Mollinger remained from the original line-up. Sombrero Times followed in and was the band's first album released by an independent label.
After splitting up for a couple of years, the band returned with compilation album Back to 19 Mistakes inwhich included their popular Wall of Voodoo cover Mexican Radio. Sing Sing included new versions of hits a. RepeatlemaniaShave and Hollywood and new songs a.
I Would Dance. These albums were followed by Uit het Leven Gegrepenthe debut album by his new band Dierenparkthe first album Vandenburg wrote in Dutch. After releasing Married with Singles ina compilation album with all the singles and b-sides from to Praeludium For Organ In A Minor, Buxwv 153 - Dietrich Buxtehude* - Olivier Vernet - Loeuvre Pour Or two new songs Click Here and I Don't Think Sothe original band re-united for a handful of dates, including a high-profile show at 'Sail ', which was broadcast on TV.
In the band released Seriously - Gruppo Sportivo - Young & Out album Topless 16 featuring 16 new songs, including the single and video Superman Is Backreferencing both the iconic movie hero and their own classic 10 Mistakes song Superman.
It was followed in by Rock Now, Roll Later a compilation album featuring the band's singles from to To mark their 35th anniversary the band recorded the acoustic album The Secret of Successfeaturing new versions of songs from all over their career.
The album was accompanied by an extensive theatre tour. Looking back on the album on their official Facebook page in Junethe band stated that they considered My Uncle's Ben's Picture Book a highlight.
In — 35 years after the original release — the band re-released their debut album 10 Mistakeswith five additional songs.
During the shows the complete album was performed, combined with other Gruppo Sportivo classics and cover songs that inspired 10 Mistakes. Gruppo Sportivo is currently on a hiatus 'studio only band' according to Vandenburg. It was Kwaa-Kwaa - Bearsuit - The Phantom Forest on green vinyl along with the bonus download album OK iPad featuring 9 songs for kids and is also available digitally iTunes, Spotify, Deezer a.
SmileFind the Summer and Hooked. Dutch newspaper, Algemeen Dagbladinterviewed him about the project and his choice to release it on cassette.
A limited number of cassettes is sold via Vandenburg's online shop. September sees the re-release of Gruppo's classic and best-selling album Back to '78 on vinyl. The release includes downloadable live versions of never before released songs from Robert Jan Stips - was released on digital platforms such as Spotify and iTunes.
While the band post pictures from an apparent recording session for a new album a new compilation album is released: The Golden Years Of Dutch Pop Music - Gruppo Sportivo. The album enters the Dutch Album Top at Early a reunion tour was announced with a new album - titled Great - planned for late April On April 6 new single This Is a Normal Song - a re-make of the song that was added to the re-release of Ten Mistakes as a bonus track - was released.
Spotify selected it for their New Alternative playlist. Great entered the Dutch Album Top at 46, the band's first chart entry with an album of new original songs since Copy Copy in The Great tour, during which the whole of the new album was performed plus a selection Seriously - Gruppo Sportivo - Young & Out favourites from both audience and band, was met with critical acclaim as well.
On Friday July 13 the band released the second single from the Great album: Cruisin'. It was released as a single mix plus two remixes by DJ Mark Seriously - Gruppo Sportivo - Young & Out Dale were released. Featuring 45 tracks.
From Ten Mistakes all the way to Great and everything in between. The tour included a high profile show at Parkpop Saturday Night before it wrapped up in Zoetermeer in July. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Current members Hans Vandenburg — guitar, vocals —, —present Peter Calicher — keyboards, vocals —, —present Max Mollinger — drums, vocals —, —present Tim Barning — bass —present Inge Bonthond — vocals —present Lies Schilp — vocals —present Former members Eric Wehrmeyer — bass —; reunion — Josee van Iersel — vocals —; reunion — Meike Touw — vocals —; reunion — Joris Lutz — bass — Retrieved 18 September The Color Purple - Mic Strange - The Color Purple Authority control MusicBrainz : f7dba4f7-fed0f-3dbc.
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