|Birth name||Jacqueline Govaert|
|Born||20 April 1982|
|Genres||Pop rock, alternative rock, pop punk, dance-rock|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, songwriter, pianist|
|Instruments||Vocals, piano, guitar|
|Associated acts||Krezip, Ayreon, Relax, Armin van Buuren, Fernando Lameirinhas, The Partysquad, Extince, Caprice|
Jacqueline Govaert (Dutch pronunciation: [ʒaːˈkliŋ ˈɣoːvaːrt]; born 20 April 1982) is a Dutch singer, songwriter, and pianist. She is best known as the leader of Dutch band Krezip. After Krezip disbanded in 2009, Govaert started a solo music career. She released her debut album Good Life in August 2010.
Govaert wrote her first songs on the piano at age 12. She graduated from the Dutch Rockacademy in Tilburg. Prior to that, she had started the band Krezip in high school. The band released their first EP in 1999; it was an independent release. In 2000, the band was signed by Warner Music and played at Lowlands and Pinkpop. In the same year their first LP came out, gaining considerable success that continued until they disbanded in 2009.
Govaert was the band's main songwriter. She was also the band's pianist until guitarist Annelies Kuijsters was forced to take over this role, having lost her ability to play guitar after a severe injury. Govaert enjoyed giving up her role as pianist, noting "...now I can concentrate on my performance."
In 2006, Govaert contributed on a theme song for the TMF Awards of 2006. For this song, she collaborated with Dutch bands The Partysquad, Extince and Caprice. They performed the song at the opening of the award ceremony.
After quitting Krezip, Govaert announced that she would be pursuing a solo music career. She released her debut solo album, Good Life, in August 2010. She worked on the album with Jan Peter Hoekstra (guitar Krezip), Joost Zweegers (Novastar), Tjeerd Bomhof (frontman Voicst) and Alex Callier (bass and songwriter Hooverphonic). Musicians on Good Life were Mario Goossens (drums Hooverphonic, Triggerfinger), Simon Casier (bass Balthazar), Jan Peter Hoekstra (guitar ex-Krezip) and Remko Kühne (keys Hooverphonic, Alain Clark). The album entered the Dutch Album Charts on 3 September 2010 at number three.
Govaert resides in Haarlem with her partner. On 29 October 2008, Govaert announced that she was expecting a child, and that she was taking a hiatus from the music industry. Govaert gave birth to a son, on 26 March 2009. Govaert's second child, a daughter, was born on 10 November 2010. Jacqueline is the older sister of Onno Govaert, who is a drummer mainly active in the field of improvised music.
Albums with Krezip
- Run Around (1999)
- Nothing Less (2000)
- Days Like This (2002)
- That'll Be Unplugged (2003)
- What Are You Waiting For? (2005)
- Plug It In (2007)
- Best Of (2008)
|2014||Songs to Soothe
|Album title||Release date||Charting in the Dutch Album Top 100||Comments|
|Date of entry||Highest||Weeks|
|Songs to Soothe||24-03-2014||29-03-2014||1||19|
|Single title||Release date||Charting in the Dutch Top 40||Comments|
|Date of entry||Highest||Weeks|
|Abraça-Me / Omhels me dan||2006||-||with Fernando Lameirinhas / #35 in Single Top 100|
|TMF Awards Anthem 2006||2006||16-12-2006||tip8||-||with Partysquad, Extince, Caprice / #4 in de Single Top 100|
|Never say never||2009||11-07-2009||21||6||with Armin van Buuren / #32 in Single Top 100|
|Overrated||12-07-2010||17-07-2010||12||11||#28 in Single Top 100|
|Hold your fire||2011||19-02-2011||tip11||-|
|Wherever I go||2011||09-04-2011||tip2||-||with Alain Clark / #33 in Single Top 100|
- Universal Migrator Part 1: The Dream Sequencer (Ayreon, 2000) "Temple Of The Cat"
- 76 (Armin van Buuren, 2003) "Stay"
- Odeur De Clochard (Relax, 2005) "Dream On"
- Just Like You (SMD, 2008)
- Imagine (Armin van Buuren, 2008) "Never Say Never"