Posts Tagged ‘Winsome’

Charley says SONG! Tina Bride – Perfect Love

April 5, 2011

So last week a friend of mine was preparing a photoshoot and found himself in need of a chihuahua.

Eventually a lady by the name of Kim Poelmans gladly agreed to have her dog model for the day. Little did my friend know that in the early 00’s Kim was better known by her stage name Tina Bride!

Ever since we heard about Tina’s newfound dog manager status, my friends and I have had her 2001 hit ‘Perfect Love‘ lodged firmly into our heads.

In the days when every country was launching its own Britney, Tina Bride was one of the Belgian efforts with aforementioned song as her most successful single. The bandana wearing singer ended up releasing one album, ‘The Bride Side Of Life’.

These days Tina’s back to being Kim. She’s happily married to her wife Barbara and last we heard she’s now a dance teacher with her own photo studio.

See also: Charley says SONG! Winsome – Chilly Cool

Charley says SONG! Winsome – Chilly Cool

October 20, 2010

Well here’s something I never knew existed!

It seems like even the internet barely knows about it, as except for a single eBay listing there is no mention of this little gem anywhere!

I blindly picked this up the other day for just €0,20, because I recognised one of the girls in this pop trio to be Anke Frédérick!

Dancer Anke is probably best known as the ex-girlfriend of actor and tv host Peter van Asbroeck. These days she’s married to Pascal Durant, who as the winner of The Bachelorette-style dating show Wie Wordt De Man Van Phaedra?, has a media history of his own.

Before all this Anke was part of Spirit, a Flemish wannabe Steps in which Dimitri Vantomme and the amazing Roxane also had a spot. In fact, and at the risk of getting completely sidetracked, both Anke and Roxane had a cameo in the ‘Girls & Boys‘ video by Dimitri’s dance alter ego D-Me.

Anke Frédérick

And, as we now know, even before Spirit there was Winsome. Besides Anke there was Chung Hee and a young blonde by the name of Kim.

Now when I saw Kim’s picture on the back cover I thought I recognised a familiar face. A moment later it hit me, this is Kim Poelmans!

As bandana wearing brunette Tina Bride she had a string of small hits in the early 00’s. ‘Perfect Love‘, for example, got her into the top 20.

Things started to slow down for the singer halfway through the decade, but she made the headlines one more time coming out and getting married to her girlfriend.

Anyway, I know this seems like an awful lot of rambling and obscure Belgian pop connections, but then again, isn’t that what this blog is about?