Posts Tagged ‘Ann Vervoort’

Charley says WEEK! 2010.17

May 2, 2010

‘Ghost Whisperer’ actress Jennifer Love Hewitt’s January 1999 single ‘How Do I Deal‘ from the ‘I Still Know What You Did Last Summer’ soundtrack.

Charley says ARTIST! Farewell Ann Vervoort… (Update) [http://tinyurl.com/3x4tmzk]

Charley says SONG! Natalia – How Will I Know (Who You Are) (Live) [http://tinyurl.com/36kxjtj]

Charley says ARTIST! Locnville [http://tinyurl.com/2wyhcgg]

Charley says LIST! Ke$ha: The Clone Wars [http://tinyurl.com/34mjt5e]

Charley says VIDEO! Peter Luts ft. Lien Vervoort – The Rain [http://tinyurl.com/2wcal6d]

Charley says SONG! Aurora ft. Lizzy Pattinson – Summer Son [http://tinyurl.com/3yrfc8u]

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Charley says ARTIST! Farewell Ann Vervoort… (Update)

April 26, 2010

Well I never…

In the wake of Ann Vervoort’s passing FIRSTmusic has uncovered once and for all that it wasn’t actually Ann singing on those early Milk Inc. records. The actual credit goes to a lady that goes by the stage name Sue Price. Google sources aren’t clear on whether her actual name is Karine or Karen Boelaerts.

Sue Price sang on Milk Inc.’s ‘Apocalypse Cow’ album and its singles, but can also be heard on the first Linda fronted single, ‘Land Of The Living‘. Her voice was blended together with Linda’s, I presume to ease in the new sound of the band.

The whole thing isn’t unusual for the 90’s dance scene, but what surprised me most is that this is the same lady who was the session singer for the first few 2 Fabiola singles! Front lady Zohra would do her own vocals on later releases, but anthems like ‘Lift U Up‘ were finished long before she even joined the band. I can’t believe that all these years I didn’t know or notice that early Milk Inc. and early 2 Fabiola were essentially the same person! Then again, I was only about 10 at the time…

Oh and get this, Sue Price was basically running the entire Flemish dance scene on her own as she was also the voice behind Maurizzio’s ‘New Emotion (Here Comes The Rain Again)‘ and various other projects!

See also: Charley says ARTIST! Farewell Ann Vervoort…

Charley says ARTIST! Farewell Ann Vervoort…

April 24, 2010

Former Milk Inc. lead singer Ann Vervoort has passed away at the age of 33.

Milk Inc. had had club hits like ‘La Vache‘, but it wasn’t till Ann joined the band that they made it big. ‘In My Eyes‘ was the song that got them mainstream success. Once the public had a proper taste of Milk Inc. there was no stopping the dance duo. ‘Promise‘, ‘Oceans‘, ‘Losing Love‘… Every single they released became a top 10 or even top 3 smash.

And then there was ‘Walk On Water‘. The song was huge and gave Ann and producer Regi Penxten their first number 1 hit. The rest of Europe followed and alongside ‘In My Eyes‘ it’s also one of the few Belgian songs to reach the UK top 10.

However, despite Milk Inc. being bigger than anyone could have hoped Ann decided to leave the band in 2000. She wanted to get away from the spotlights and moved to Ibiza with her husband, 2 Fabiola producer Pat Krimson. Milk Inc. carried on with Linda Mertens replacing Ann and went on to be even bigger than before, scoring three more number 1 hits and selling out the Antwerp Sports Palace multiple times a year.

When her marriage stranded Ann came back to Belgium but would never return to the music scene. She only made headlines again for not being specially invited to Milk Inc.’s first arena concert. She was only seen on tv again for an awkward appearance on ‘Cityhoppin”, a show where celebrities guide music channel JIM round their hometown. On an episode following Regi they stumbled upon Ann working at a local store.

Drugs are rumoured to be involved in the singer’s death, though an official cause hasn’t been announced yet.

Goodbye Ann…

See also: Charley says ARTIST! Farewell Ann Vervoort… (Update)