Sylver

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Sylver
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Background information
Origin Belgium
Genres Vocal trance
Years active 2000–present
Website www.sylversite.be
Members Wout Van Dessel
John Miles Jr.Silvy De Bie

Sylver is a Belgian vocal trance group. The group's vocalist was Silvy De Bie (born January 4, 1981) who left the band in early 2013,[1] and keyboardist/songwriter is Wout Van Dessel (born October 19, 1974). Regi Penxten is the producer and co-songwriter. Since 2009 the group structure included also English guitarist John Miles Jr., earlier taking part in another popular Belgian vocal trance group Milk Inc.

History[edit]

The band was formed in the year 2000 as Liquid feat. Silvy and released in France and Belgium the single "Turn the Tide" and in the rest of Europe was the song released in 2001, the Sylver hit was in Germany with their debut album Chances, including the single "Turn the Tide". The single immediately moved to number 8 in the charts, and within 8 weeks was number 2 (under Atomic Kitten's Whole Again), staying in the top 10 for 12 weeks. A month later, the album debuted at 16 and spent 49 weeks in the top 100. The single Forever In Love also made the charts.

The second album, Little Things (2003) was no less successful, with the singles "Livin' My Life" and "Why Worry".

On November 2, 2004, the third album, Nighttime Calls, was released. The first single from this album, "Love is an Angel", hit the Belgian top 10 immediately upon its release on September 20.

In addition to synthesizer and drum machine, Sylver uses guitar, piano, and percussion instruments. The album Crossroads was released in May 2006. The major track is Lay All Your Love On Me from ABBA.

Sylver's sixth album Sacrifice was released on 8 May 2009 in Belgium. The album peaked at number 3 in the Belgian album charts. The album earned the band the TMF award for "Best Domestic Album" in 2009.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title Chart positions
BEL NED GER AUT
2001 Chances 2 40 16 38
2003 Little Things 7 27 12 56
2004 Nighttime Calls 23 50 34 75
2006 Crossroads 9 70 39 72
2007 2001-2007: The Hit Collection 20 91 50 68
2009 Sacrifice 3
2010 Decade - The Very Best Of Sylver 1 29 19 38

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
BEL
(Vl)
NED
[2]
GER
[2]
AUT
[2]
SPA
[3]
SUI
[2]
2000 "Turn the Tide" 1 15 2 3 16 44 Chances
2001 "Skin" (Belgium only) 2
"Forever in Love" 11 65 10 27 17 79
"In Your Eyes" 19 53 20 41
"Forgiven" 9 35 25 52 16 88
2002 "The Smile Has Left Your Eyes" (Spain only) 5
2003 "Livin' My Life" 5 33 10 40 99 Little Things
"Why Worry" 10 34 44 67
"Shallow Water/Confused" 20 60 47 75
"Wild Horses" 25 50
2004 "Love Is An Angel" 4 27 18 53 Nighttime Calls
2005 "Make It" 12 78 49
"Take Me Back" 6 67
2006 "Lay All Your Love On Me" 5 38 26 32 Crossroads
"One Night Stand" 24
"Why" 25
2007 "The One" 4 2001-2007: The Hit Collection
2008 "One World One Dream" 21 Sacrifice
"Rise Again" 21
2009 "I Hate You Now" 8
"Foreign Affair" 3 77
"Music" (with John Miles) 11
2010 "It's My Life" 20 Decade - The Very Best of Sylver
"Turn The Tide 2010" 16 Singles only
2011 "Stop Feeling Sorry" 44
2012 "City Of Angels" 29
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.nieuwsblad.be/article/detail.aspx?articleid=DMF20130220_044
  2. ^ a b c d International peaks
  3. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 

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