Label: Capitol Records - 5099950600021,EMI - 5099950600021 • Format: CD Album • Country: Belgium • Genre: Hip Hop, Jazz, Rock, Pop • Style: Pop Rock, Easy Listening, RnB/Swing, Soft Rock, Europop, Ballad
Clouseau is a Belgian pop group, having success in Belgium and the Netherlands since being established in the late s. Apart from a brush with English material in the early s they perform in Dutch. Their biggest hits are "Daar gaat ze" "There she goes", a 1 hit in the Netherlands inand rerecorded in English as "Close Encounters" and "Passie" "Passion", a 1 hit in the Netherlands in Clouseau was set up by Bob Savenbergwho named the band after Inspector Clouseau Nobelprijs - Various - Braveau Clouseaua character he enjoyed imitating and after whom he had named his radio station.
Initially, Clouseau only performed at local venues. Singer Koen Wauters soon left the group to sing for another local band, but in he was persuaded to return. The same year they were discovered at the Marktrock festival in LeuvenBelgium.
Their first single "Brandweer" "Firemen", also a pun that can be interpreted as "Burning again" sold copies. Their television debut followed in November of that year. Clouseau came in second, but "Anne" became an enormous hit in Belgium and a minor hit in the Netherlands.
The popularity of Clouseau in Belgium skyrocketed, and that year Clouseau produced its first album, "Hoezo? In "Daar gaat ze" topped the singles charts in both Belgium and the Netherlands; several more hits followed. On September 30, Tjen Berghmans left the group after a dispute. In October Clouseau released their second album, Of zo Or so In MarchKarel Theys departed, leaving Clouseau as a three-piece.
A month later Clouseau came in 16th in the Eurovision Song Contest with " Geef het op ", but their participation resulted in a European breakthrough. Afterwards it was announced that Koen Wauters was called up for the army; because of his Clouseau-commitments he only had to serve four weeks and didn't need to shave his head. FallClouseau released their first English language album; Close Encounters of which the title track is a translation of "Daar gaat ze" was a huge success in Germany.
The Dutch fans were less keen on the idea of Koen Wauters singing in another language and rather bought the live-album that was released during this period.
In Clouseau released a Dutch-language album, Doorgaan Keep on going. At the same time, they supported Swedish group Roxette on their European tour performing the Close Encounters -material.
The second English-language album, 's In every small town was recorded in Los Angeles. However, the album failed critically, receiving little attention outside the Benelux countries. Since then, Clouseau has refrained from producing English-language music except for occasional singles, e. In they released the Oker album, which featured the single "Passie".
Infounder Bob Savenberg left the group. At the time he hosted the television format of the Ultratop Bob Savenberg now works with upcoming artists as a manager. In September Clouseau released the Adrenaline album, Puck Two - Elvis Costello / London Symphony Orchestra* / Michael Tilson Thomas - Il Sogno was promoted with a large tour.
Clouseau were heading for a new direction. A live album was released inand Clouseau were touring Belgium and the Netherlands. Whilst the fans were waiting for new material, the two remaining bandmembers presented the and editions of Idool the Belgian version of Idols Αντανακλἀσεις Του Μἰσους - Παροξυσμός - Σἠψη Γενεών VTM.
In October they released the Vanbinnen Inside album. Since Clouseau are playing multiple Christmas shows at the Sportpaleis Antwerp. These concerts are a huge success with tickets selling out well in advance and each year's series surpassing the previous.
In13 shows attracted overvisitors in Nobelprijs - Various - Braveau Clouseau. Due to Koen's Dakar -participation they couldn't add any further dates. At that moment seven shows were added for that year's Christmas stint Clouseau Speciale Editie. The Dutch release followed a month later. In they expressed their tiredness of Belgian communal tensions in a pro-Belgium song, a novelty in Flemish commercial popular culture. They toured across railway-stations and Nobelprijs - Various - Braveau Clouseau which included their first show in the Netherlands in nine years.
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