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Period : November 1-7, 1999
In this issue : Kiss My Jazz, Ozark Henry, De Lama's, L.Santo, Skynet, Arid, Noordkaap, Filip & Mathilde, Two Russian Cowboys, Front 242.

November 7, 1999

LAST "KISS MY JAZZ"-SHOWS EVER ?
Kiss My Jazz is announced to be giving their two last concerts ever, at the Ancienne Belgique on January 25 & 26 of the next year.
The band consists of a large herd of Antwerp-based musicians, with Rudy Trouvé, Stef Kamil Carlens, Elko Blijweerdt, "Viking" Dave Robertson, Heyme Langbroek, Dirk De Hooghe & Mauro Pawlowski. Immediately after the release of their third and last album "In A Service Station", there were some rumours that this would be the last album of the project, and these rumours now seem to substantiate, though there is no formal reason for the break-up.
Tickets for the shows can be found at the AB-site :
- for Tuesday January 25th, 2000.
- for Wednesday January 26th, 2000.

OZARK HENRY LIMITED EDITION
Double-T-Music, the record company of Ozark Henry, Arid, K's Choice & Noordkaap, has just opened a website on the internet (http://www.double-t-music.com).
On there, you can find the news that 'This last warm solitude', Ozark Henry latest album, is now released in a special package, including a free live-CD recorded during a show in Paris.
Other news about Piet Goddaer is that he recently wrote the soundtrack for for 'Engeltjes', the television series for Belgian TV-station VT4. The title-track was composed in co-operation with Noordkaap's Stijn Meuris.

November 4, 1999

DE LAMA'S RETURN TO THE SCENE
De Lama's, the terrorizers of anyone with good taste in music sung in Dutch, have taken the unusual step of getting together again, and releasing a Chrismas Single. "Miljoenen Kalkoenen" should mean the rescue of thousands of turkeys from the Holiday Season, and the return in full force (only Mies Meulders is missing) of De Lama's after almost five years of absence.
The B-side of the single was supposed to be "Kreeft", a new text for Radiohead's "Creep", but Warner didn't like that idea very much. There are however, some plans for a new full cd ("Gratis Poesjes" - Free Pussies), and if there's enough demand for it, a number of live gigs.
More info : the Kloot Per W-site.
Contact : L&S Agency at +32.(0)11/67.17.01.

November 3, 1999

L.SANTO RELEASES SECOND SINGLE
L.Santo, formerly known as The Nothing Bastards, have just released "Me & The Morning", their second single.
The band, with the Puerto-Rican singer Gabriel Rios, drummer/journalist Sven De Potter and percussionist Jesse Roosen (Fifty Foot Combo, Stuffed Babies on Wheels) has been described as "vampire-mambo" or "anarcho-pop-punk-rock-speedtrash-Latino-hardcore", and features a mixture of rock and salsa. On the single (a production of Staf Verbeek, released on the label Stricktly Confidential), this mixture is present also, with the poppy & dreamy "Me & The Morning" and the firy "Yo No Bailo". The Nothing Bastards were finalists in the Rock Rally of 1998 and got fab reviews for their steaming live set.
Contact band : Saskia Van Nieuwenhove. Tel +32(0)75.541509.

SKYNET ORDERED TO CLOSE DOWN MP3-SITES
Belga reports that Belgian internet-provider Skynet was ordered by court to close the sites of their customers who link to illegal MP3-sites. The internetprovider was sued by IFPI, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, for breaches of the law on "fair commerce". Meaningfull in this court order, is that the provider itself has to take steps to close down the illegal sites. IFPI even can get half a million fr. per day when Skynet doesn't comply with this. Telecom operator Belgacom, the holding company of Skynet, will make an appeal since "we cannot be held responsible for the things our customers put on their sites".
Source : Belga-berichten

TMF LIVE PRESENTS ... ARID
TMF is starting with a new program "TMF live presents ... " in which bands will be taped while soundchecking and performing live. The first two bands that will feature on this show are the Double T-bands Arid and Kashmir (Denmark). They will both perform at the club of the Ancienne Belgique in Brussels on Monday November 15. The first show will be aired somewhere between Christmas and New Year.
Meanwhile, Studio Brussels reported that there's a good chance Arid will tour with the American band Live in the coming months : the band still has to decide which group will open for them on the European leg of their world tour. In Belgium, Live will be at Flanders Expo on December 9.

NOORDKAAP SURPRISE GUESTS AT THE PROMS
The Belgian Proms (which always feature pop-artists with a classical orchestra, this year with Zucchero, Natalie Choquette, John Miles and Status Quo), have had a number of surprise guests appearing during the first three nights : on the first night, Noordkaap's Stijn Meuris and Lars Van Bambost appeared and performed an acoustic version of "Satteliet Suzy" and "Ik Hou van U". On the second night, surprise guest was Paul Michiels, on the third night Clouseau appeared.
More Proms (but not necessarily with these artists, but certainly with the orchestra Il Novecento conducted by Robert Groslot on 5, 6, 7, 10, 26 and 27 november and on 2, 3, 4 and 5 december. Tickets via 070/345.345.
Somewhat related is the news that Noordkaap's retrospective compilation album "Avanti", is almost ready to hit the shops : there are two new songs on it. "Goed nieuws ..." is aimed at Studio Brussels, while "Zoals een mooi verhaal" aims at Radio 1 (it is a song by Ann Christy, with lyrics translated by Els van Den Abbeele from a song by Michel Fugain).

November 1, 1999

FILIP & MATHILDE CHOOSE MUSIC FOR THE WEDDING
The royal wedding ceremony, December 4 in Brussels, will be musically led by Philippe Herreweghe and his orchestra Collegium Vocale.
On the eve of the wedding, there will be a big engagement party at the royal palace. Artists who will sing at that occasion are Will Tura, Adamo (will he get to sing "Dolce Paola", and if so, won't that bring up any new rumours about children in wedlock...?), Sarah Bettens, Toots Thielemans, Raymond Van Het Groenewoud (will he sing "Weg met Boudewijn, Leve Fabiola" ?) and Philippe Lafontaine. Others might follow, but all will be accompanied by "De Straffe Mannen", de backing band of Raymond.
Will Tura, who also sang during the burial mass of the late King Baudoin, has just released a cd with nothing but gospel- and christmas-songs. Needless to say he will perform his song "Oh Happy Day" on the royal occasion.

TWO RUSSIAN COWBOYS SPLIT
It might come as a shock, but the harsh truth is that the band Two Russian Cowboys is no longer. Two Russian Cowboys (or Zwa Ruskava Kavbodja as they were called in their home country), were some remainders of the Ugly Papas (Dick Descamps & Luc Dufourmont) together with Hugo Bourgeois.
Before you all hurl "Disaster" and throw yourself off the nearest bridge, you should know that it isn't until 11 and 12 November that the last candle of the band will be blown out. Info : Luc Dufourmont.

FRONT 242 OPENS DISCOTHEQUE IN BRUSSELS
On November 6th, discotheque "Who’s Who’s Land" in Brussels will re-open, albeit under the new nam Studiolive (the old one was closed down in January after a drug razzia). The reopening will have music from Airlock and Front 242.
Place to be : November 6, Priemstraat, Brussels.

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