Noordkaap

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Noordkaap
Origin Belgium
Genres Rock
Years active 1990 (1990)–2000 (2000)
Website www.monza.be/noordkaap/
Past members
  • Stijn Meuris
  • Lars Van Bambost
  • Eric Sterckx
  • Wim De Wilde
  • Nico Van Calster
  • Mario Goossens
  • Anton Janssens
  • Wladimir Geels
  • Alain Thijs
  • Stefan Vanduffel

Noordkaap was a Belgian rock band with Stijn Meuris as singer. They had several well-known songs such as "Ik Hou Van U" and "Satelliet S.U.Z.Y."

History[edit]

In 1990 Stijn Meuris, Lars Van Bambost, Eric Sterckx, Wim De Wilde, Nico Van Calster founded Noordkaap and won "Humo's Rock Rally" that same year.[1]

Their cover of Will Tura's "Arme Joe" got a lot of attention and they were offered a record deal. By the end of 1991, they released their debut album, Feest in de stad. In 1994, under a new record label, they released Gigant.

A year later Noordkaap made the soundtrack for the movie "Manneken Pis" and reached a broader audience. The single "Ik hou van u" was in the charts for many weeks. In honor of Belgium's 175th anniversary in 2005, it was re-released in a blend of French and Dutch.

After releasing the soundtrack for Alles moet weg in 1996, it got quiet. Several members left the group, leaving only Meuris and Van Bambost. When Mario Goossens, Anton Janssens and Wladimir Geels joined, Noordkaap was back and released Massis in 1999.

On April 1, 2000, they gave their final concert in the "Ancienne Belgique" in Brussels. Lars Van Bambost joined Novastar, and Stijn Meuris started a new band called Monza.

Members[edit]

  • Stijn Meuris (singer)
  • Lars Van Bambost (guitar)
  • Eric Sterckx (bass)
  • Wim De Wilde (keyboard)
  • Nico Van Calster (drums)
  • Mario Goossens
  • Anton Janssens
  • Wladimir Geels
  • Alain Thijs
  • Stefan Vanduffel

Discography[edit]

  • Feest in de stad, 1991
  • Een heel klein beetje oorlog..., 1993
  • Gigant, 1994
  • Manneken Pis, 1995, soundtrack
  • Programma '96, 1996
  • Alles moet weg, 1996, soundtrack
  • Massis, 1999
  • Avanti!, 1999, compilation

References[edit]

  1. ^ Noordkaap at the Belgian Pop&Rock Archives

External links[edit]