Kane (Dutch band)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Not to be confused with Kane (American band) or Keane (band).
Kane
Kane bij Radio 538.jpg
Kane in 2005
Background information
Origin The Hague, Netherlands
Genres Alternative rock, pop rock, post-grunge
Years active 1998–present
Labels Ariola Records
Website www.kane.nl
Members Dinand Woesthoff
Dennis van Leeuwen
Robin Berlijn

Kane is a Dutch rock band. The group consists of the two original members, Dinand Woesthoff (lead vocals) and Dennis van Leeuwen (guitar). Their music can be described as "guitar rock". The band is inspired by U2, Pearl Jam, Queen and Nirvana.

Biography[edit]

The group started in The Hague in 1998, when Dinand and Dennis met each other in a beach cafe where they were both working at that time. Both had a passion for music and it did not take long before they were discovered in a small cafe where they performed for a very small audience.

The breakthrough came in the summer of 1999 with the song "Where Do I Go Now". The CD As Long as You Want This from 1999 was on the album hit list for 1.5 years and achieved double platinum sales. With the second album from 2001, called So Glad You Made It the group scored several big hits. One of the biggest hit singles was "Let It Be".

In the following years Kane received some big awards, including TMF awards, MTV Europe music awards and an Edison. Kane performed at big festivals like Parkpop and Pinkpop.

Dinands wife was Guusje Nederhorst. She died from breast cancer on 29 January 2004. The couple's son is Dean Maddy Woesthoff. Dinand devoted the song "Dreamer" to his beloved wife. This single immediately reached the number 1 chart position and became the best selling single of 2004.

Kane tried to make a career abroad, but with only little success in Belgium and a No. 38 UK chart position for "Rain Down on Me", it didn't go too well. The fact that there's an American southern rock band called Kane and that the name of English piano rock band Keane resembles Kane's didn't do them much good either.

The third album of the band, Fearless, came out of nowhere and hit No. 1 on the Dutch charts. The first 2 singles, "Something to Say" and "Fearless" came in at No. 1 too.

On 13 August 2005 the band did an open-air performance on the beach of Almere. It was visited by over 30.000 people. A few days before, the band performed in front of 1500 people in Paradiso, Amsterdam. In December 2005 Kane ended the year with a performance in Ahoy Rotterdam.

Band members[edit]

Kane has a long history of changes in the band formation. Since the foundation in 1998 the group has had 19 different band members, although some of those members only played once for recording the album February.

At the end of 2004 the bass player Dion Murdock left the band . He wanted to play drums for the Dutch band Intwine. Murdock was replaced by Yolanda Charles, who played for the band of Robbie Williams. She took control of the album Fearless and was hired only to make this album. Bassist Manuel Hugas who played on the CD/DVD February too, now plays for Kane, but he only plays bass at live concerts.

Vocals[edit]

Guitars[edit]

Bass[edit]

  • Daniele Labbate (current)
  • Ivo Severijns (left the band)
  • Manuel Hugas (left the band)
  • Yolanda Charles (only for studio-recording of Fearless)
  • Dion Murdoch (left the band)
  • Aram Kersbergen (left the band)
  • Matto Kranenburg (fired)

Drummers[edit]

  • Bram Hakkens (current)
  • Wim van der Westen (left the band)
  • Joost Kroon (left the band)
  • Martijn Bosman (left the band)
  • André Kemp (left the band)
  • Cyril Directie (left the band)
  • Sammy de Fretes (original drummer, never recorded)

Keyboardists[edit]

  • Anan den Boer (current)
  • Nico Brandsen (left the band)
  • Ronald Kool (left the band)
  • Ricky van Poppel (left the band)

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • Hans Eijkenaar (only drummed on the first album As Long as You Want This)
  • Cor Mutsers (guitars)
  • Wiboud Burkens (piano)
  • Mike Booth (trumpet)
  • Peter Lieberom (saxophone)

All guest musicians on February

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
NL
[1]
BEL
[2]
As Long as You Want This
  • Released: 28 January 2000
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: CD
2
So Glad You Made It
  • Released: 30 October 2001
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: CD
2
  • NL: Platinum[3]
What If
  • Released: 17 June 2003
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: CD
1 24
Fearless
  • Released: 23 May 2005
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: CD
1 9
  • NL: Platinum[3]
Everything You Want
  • Released: 9 May 2008
  • Label: Universal / KANE
  • Formats: CD, LP
1 25
No Surrender
  • Released: 27 November 2009
  • Label: Universal / KANE
  • Formats: CD
2 89
  • NL: Platinum[3]
Come Together
  • Released: 23 November 2012
  • Label: Universal / KANE
  • Formats: CD, LP
3 64

Live albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
NL
[1]
With or Without You
  • Released: December 2000
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: CD, DVD
22
Live in Rotterdam'
  • Released: 2003
  • Label: BMG
  • Formats: DVD
February
  • Released: 3 May 2004
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: CD, DVD
2
Live 05
  • Released: 2005
  • Label: BMG
  • Formats: CD, DVD
De Kuip Live
  • Released: December 2008
  • Label: Universal
  • Formats: CD, DVD
21

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
NL
[1]
Singles Only
  • Released: 11 March 2011
  • Label: Universal / KANE
  • Formats: CD, LP
2

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Single Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
Dutch Top 40
[4]
Single Top 100
[1]
BEL
[2]
UK
[5]
"Where Do I Go Now" 1999 29 45 As Long as You Want This
"Damn Those Eyes" 26 30
"I Will Keep My Head Down" 2000 12 20
"Can You Handle Me" 10 45
"So Glad You Made It" 2001 4 7 So Glad You Made It
"Let It Be" 10 17
"Rain Down on Me" 2002 14 29
"Hold on to the World" 25 19
"My Best Wasn't Good Enough" 2003 5 3 What If
"Before You Let Me Go"
(with Ilse DeLange)
4 3
"Rain Down on Me (Tiësto Remix)" 6 1
"Dreamer (Gussie's Song)"
(Dinand Woesthoff)
2004 1 1 Fearless
"Can You Handle Me" 52 What If
"Rain Down on Me" 38
"Something to Say" 2005 1 1 33 Fearless
"Fearless" 1 1 57
"All I Can Do" 12 9 59
"Believe It" 2006 4 4 58
"Catwalk Criminal" 2008 4 2 Everything You Want
"Shot of a Gun" 1 2 52
"Wanna Make It Happen" 34
"It's London Calling" 10 25
"No Surrender" 2009 3 1 No Surrender
"No Surrender (Live)"
(with Carice van Houten)
2010
"Love Over Healing" 20 26
"In Over My Head" 27 43
"Scream" 50
"High Places"
(with Ilse DeLange)
13 12
"Come Together" 2012 16 12 79 Come Together
"I Love This City" 2013 31 68 93
"First Crash Overthrow" 96
"—" denotes single that did not chart or was not released

Other charted songs[edit]

Song Year Dutch Top 40
[4]
Album
"My Heart's Desire" 2004 69 February

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Dutch Charts > Kane" (in Dutch). dutchcharts.nl Hung Medien. Retrieved 2011-11-15. 
  2. ^ a b "Belgian (Flanders) Charts > Kane". norwegiancharts.com Hung Medien. Retrieved 2011-11-15. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "NVPI Goud & Platina" (in Dutch). NVPI. Retrieved 2011-11-15. 
  4. ^ a b "Dutch Top 40 > Kane" (in Dutch). Stichting Nederlandse Top 40. Retrieved 2011-11-15. 
  5. ^ "UK Charts > KANE". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-11-15. 

External links[edit]