Millionaire (band)

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Millionaire
Origin Belgium
Genres Indie rock, Alternative rock, Hard rock, Noise rock
Years active 1999–present
Labels Play It Again Sam
Associated acts Eagles of Death Metal, Josh Homme, Evil Superstars, dEUS, C.W.T.A.B.
Members Tim Vanhamel
Dave Schroyen
Bas Remans
Aldo Struyf
Past members Ben Wyers

Millionaire is a Belgian indie rock band led by Tim Vanhamel, drawing on influences from stoner rock, indie and industrial rock music.

History[edit]

Millionaire was formed in 1999 by former Evil Superstars and dEUS guitarist Tim Vanhamel.[1] In 2001 they recorded their first album, entitled Outside the Simian Flock .

During a concert opening for the Masters of Reality in the SMAK (Ghent) they came to the attention of Josh Homme of the Queens of the Stone Age.[1] Subsequently they were asked to support Queens of the Stone Age on their European and American tours, and have since toured with Muse and Foo Fighters.

At the begin of 2004 the band started the works for the album Paradisiac, but during the recording session the guitarist Ben Wyers left the band.

In 2005 the band released their second album Paradisiac produced by Josh Homme[1] and finetuned at the studio of fellow Queen of the Stone Age Alain Johannes. Homme has also played guitar with Millionaire for some live performances.

In 2006 Millionaire toured with the Taste Of Chaos 2006 festival in the US.[2][3]

In 2007 the band contributed two songs to the soundtrack of Belgian film Ex Drummer, "Deep Fish" and a cover of the Devo song "Mongoloid".[4][5]

On 5 December 2008 they announced they were working on a new album, but no new material ever surfaced.

Their album Sciencing was nominated for IMPALA's European Album of the Year Award. [6]

Members[edit]

Original line-up:

  • Tim Vanhamel – vocals, guitar, keyboards, programming (1999–present)
  • Dave Schroyen – drums (1999–present)
  • Bas Remans – bass guitar (1999–present)
  • Aldo Struyf – guitar, keyboards (1999–present)

Past members:

  • Ben Wyers – guitar (1999–2005)

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Body Experience Revue" (2001)
  • "She's a Doll" (2002)
  • "Me Crazy, You Sane" (2002)
  • "Come With You" (2002)
  • "Champagne" (2003)
  • "For a Maid" (2005)
  • "I'm On a High" (2005)
  • "Rise and Fall" (2005)
  • "Ballad of Pure Thought" (2006)
  • "I'm Not Who You Think You Are" (2017)

Side projects[edit]

Aldo Struyf and Dave Schroyen also play with Creature with the Atom Brain.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Allmusic.com: Millionaire Biography. Retrieved on 19 October 2011
  2. ^ "Taste of Chaos 2006 Tour Dates Announced". metalunderground.com. 1 December 2005. 
  3. ^ "2006 Taste Of Chaos Press Release". absolutepunk.net. 5 January 2006. 
  4. ^ "Soundtracks for Ex Drummer". imdb.com. Retrieved 19 October 2011. 
  5. ^ Joost Devriesere (31 January 2007). "Ex Drummer OST Digg* CD bespreking" [Ex Drummer OST Digg* CD review]. digg.be (in Dutch). Archived from the original on 17 October 2007. 
  6. ^ "22 acts in the running for best European independent album". 6 March 2018. Retrieved 6 March 2018. 
  7. ^ (jub) (23 October 2001). "Millionaire - Outside the Simian Flock | CD-recensies | Humo: The Wild Site" [CD-reviews]. humo.be (in Dutch). 
  8. ^ (jub) (2 July 2005). "Millionaire - Paradisiac | CD-recensies | Humo: The Wild Site" [CD-reviews]. humo.be (in Dutch). 
  9. ^ (jub) (22 May 2017). "Millionaire - Sciencing | CD-recensies | Humo: The Wild Site" [CD-reviews]. humo.be (in Dutch). 
  10. ^ "Album review: Creature With The Atom Brain - I Am The Golden Gate Bridge". Rock-metal-music-reviews.com. 6 March 2008. Archived from the original on 15 June 2008. 

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