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K's Choice is a Belgian rock band from Antwerpformed in the mids. The band's core members are siblings Sam Bettens lead vocals, guitar and Gert Bettens guitar, keyboard, vocals. The band has produced gold and platinum albums.
This led to the discovery of Sam, who was offered a chance by a label; mainly because of his smoky, enigmatic voice. He was offered a contract and formed a band with his brother Gert. When they learned of another group in the Verliefd - Various - Pop In Kikkerland 1. Since they thought they needed a story behind the new name, they previously claimed In Tune-Static - Exile - Radio the K referred to Joseph K.
Inthey released Paradise in Me. This single was their most popular hit, and even 10 years later in received fairly good airplay in major markets. For the next year — they toured supporting Alanis Morissettewho heard the band playing on a European festival and handpicked them as her support band. InCocoon Crashtheir third album was done. Meanwhile, American Eric Grossman had become the permanent bass player.
It was at this point that their drummer Bart van der Zeeuw had been replaced by Koen Lieckens. Intheir next studio album Almost Happy was finished and release in Europe in September. InTen a collection of ten years of singles and songs that did not appear on their albums, plus the brand new single "Losing You" was released, accompanied by a DVD bearing the same name. In Octoberthe band decided to go on a sabbatical. Gert and Sam both wanted to try out some solo work. In addition to four full albums, a live album, and a best-of, they also produced four limited edition and fan club CDs: Extra CocoonSeconds LiveHome and Running Backwards.
InSam released his solo album Scream in both Europe and the U. Sam has been performing tour dates in both hemispheres. Gert, having flirted [ clarification needed ] for a while with the band name Moon Brigade, has announced that his new band's name is "Woodface" which is also the name of one of his favorite albums from Crowded House.
Woodface released its first album Good Morning Hope on 19 September InSam released another album, Never Say Goodbye. In an October 7,interview with Austin Sound Check All - Ks Choice - Ks Choice Live , Sam confirmed plans for a new album in Gert and his band Woodface opened at several of Sam's shows in and During Sam's encore, they performed several well-known K's Choice songs.
On June 8,six years after K's Choice announced their indefinite hiatus, the band's official website announced they will perform at the 35th edition of Folk Dranouter on August 7, On February 22,they confirmed on their website that the new album will Cayenne Paris - Kalawang - Kalawang released on All - Ks Choice - Ks Choice Live 26, For this album and the following tour, the both of them were only joined by pianist Reinout Swinnen.
InSam and Gert returned to Echo Mountain Studios to record an album as a side project under the name "Bettens" for a 3D documentary about an expedition to Antarctica, Beyond the Challenge. A video for the track "Bag of Concrete" was released on June 12, In late the band released The Backpack Sessionsas a companion album to the tour of the same name. In Januarythe band released a stripped-back re-recording of "Not An Addict. On March 24,the band released an album entitled 25 as a retrospective of their 25 years as a group.
The album included a new song entitled "Resonate" and included the "Not An Addict" featuring Skin that was previously released. On March 16,the band released a concert album entitled Live at the All - Ks Choice - Ks Choice Live Belgiquea double live album recorded in Brussels on December 13, during the 25th Anniversary tour.
Their music can be described as guitar-based singer-songwriter rock or folk-rock. It ranges from very delicate and intimate singer-songwriter songs to songs that are stronger, more active, and louder. Sam's smoky, enigmatic voice is the band's best known characteristic. In the seven years between The Great Subconscious Club and Almost Happy the music changed from raw and guitar-based to a more subtle and delicate sound.
Sam and Gert write all of the music and lyrics. Most of it is written separately. Sam mainly tries to express ideas in All - Ks Choice - Ks Choice Live songs, and has a hand in writing silly and tongue-in-cheek songs.
Gert has one big theme: losing the one you love. While most of the songs are easily accessible and open, some others are strange and incomprehensible. This led Gert to comment regarding their song "Virgin State of Mind": "Listening to the lyrics for the first time, you may find it hard to understand their meaning. When you listen to them a second time, however, you may sense a basic truth in these cryptic words. If you do so, please let me know.
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