Label: EMI - 50999 2363442 8 • Format: CD Single Cardboard Sleeve • Country: Netherlands • Genre: Rock, Pop • Style: Pop Rock
Drummer Henk Tjoonk suggested distributing it themselves, and their self-produced, self-promoted record was a hit in Zeelanda province of The Netherlands. The record was well received by critics and drew enough attention to score promotional support and a contract from EMI MusicOktober - Bløf - Oktober took over distribution of the album nationwide. Keyboardist Bas Kennis credits their first rudimentary Oktober - Bløf - Oktober that was up and running as early asbefore other local bands.
His maintaining of the website gave fans access to the band and a way to find out more about their music and tour dates. The money that was included with the award was used to record their second album, Helderwhich was released in September The changes in the group worked out well as the first single released after this, a piano ballad called Liefs uit Londenbecame a huge success. This material appears on an extra edition of Helder. The original versions of both songs appeared originally on Naakt Onder De Hemel.
Both songs became hit singles. System - Big Faith - Undertow had a stronger rock sound than before Menuettes - Miguel Barbera - Invitation To The Classic Guitar Music the single Harder Dan Ik Hebben Kan became a hit in less than a month.
At the Summer Olympics in Sydneythe group gave a concert for the Dutch Olympians and their crew. In OctoberWatermakers was finally released and became an incredible success.
Stunned by the news, the band stopped performing for some time to mourn the loss of their friend. They finally decided to continue, and chose a new drummer; Norman Bonink, who had experience playing in Frank Boeijen 's band.
While Blauwe Ruis is clearly influenced by the passing of Chris, the band decided to create a lighter, more positive album in called Oktober - Bløf - Oktober . The band performed internationally after this. It was eventually released in The Umoja project tries to raise awareness for the Millennium Development Goalscollaborating with artists from the 12 countries they visited on their tour. While being a very successful project, it has also been very demanding for the band.
They have said that they greatly underestimated the amount of work that goes into such a project. The recording sessions in January and February produced enough material for two albums so a second album appeared in earlynamed April. Inthe band members took time out for solo projects: Jakobsen embarked on a theater tour performing his favourite songs, Slager released a solo album Slikon which he played all the instruments himself.
It reached 1 in the last week of January and stayed there for more than ten weeks. Later in they released Omarm me in collaboration with Dutch rapper Ronnie Flex. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Blof. This article needs additional citations for Oktober - Bløf - Oktober . Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.
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