Charlotte Wessels

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Charlotte Wessels
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Charlotte Wessels on stage at the Wacken Open Air, 2010.
Background information
Birth name Johanna Charlotte Wessels
Born (1987-05-13) 13 May 1987 (age 27)
Genres Symphonic metal, jazz
Occupations Singer/Songwriter
Instruments Vocals, clarinet
Years active 2004-Present
Labels Roadrunner Records
Associated acts

Johanna Charlotte Wessels (born 13 May 1987) is the lead vocalist and primary lyricist of the Dutch symphonic metal band Delain. She was previously a member of gothic metal band To Elysium, before the band's split. She formed Delain in 2005 with former Within Temptation pianist Martijn Westerholt. She is a cousin of Dutch hardcore DJ DaY-már.


Charlotte has been trained in both jazz singing and classical singing. She was first trained in jazz, but later her instructor suggested classical singing to her. However, Charlotte has stated that she found classical training to be very restrictive, and so she likes to do something "in between the classical and the jazz stuff, and if you look at classical music with high vocal lines, then you kind of get to gothic very soon!"[1]

Charlotte Wessels performing with Delain at the P60, in 2006.




Guest Work[edit]

  • "Embrace The Night" - DaY-már - 2006
  • "Serenade of Flames" - Serenity - 2010
  • "Please Come Home" - Knight Area - 2011
  • "High Enough" - Nemesea - 2011


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