André Manuel

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André Manuel
Born 1966 (age 51–52)
Diepenheim, Overijssel
Occupation(s) Singer, comedian, author
Years active 1985–present
Associated acts Fratsen, Krang

André Manuel (born 1966 in Diepenheim, Overijssel) is a Dutch singer and performer. Manuel sings in his regional dialect, and is known for his critical and sometimes cryptic lyrics.[1]

His first band was called Fratsen (meaning antics in Dutch), formed in 1985. After that group disbanded, he formed Krang, in 1996; they were nominated for an Edison Award in 2000.

Krang split in 2004, and Manuel continued to perform as a solo artist, and published a book entitled Het Tragische Einde Van De Nederlander Zoals Wij Hem Kennen ("The Tragic End Of The Dutchman As We Know Him"). In 2015 Manuel won the Poelifinario Award, an important Dutch award for theatrical artists.[1]

Fratsen reunited in 2014 and released the album Caspar. They went on tour, and released a second album, Spookt, in 2017.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Klungers, Anneke (16 April 2017). "Nieuw album André Manuel en zijn band Fratsen". Maxazine Overijssel (in Dutch). Retrieved 24 July 2017. 

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