From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Sylver 1212 2 cut.jpg
Background information
Genreseurodance, Pop
Years active2000–2013, 2016-present
MembersWout Van Dessel(2000-present)
John Miles Jr. (2009-present)
Silvy De Bie (2000-2013, 2016-present)

Sylver are a Belgian eurodance and pop group, which originally consists of lead vocalist Silvy De Bie (born 4 January 1981) and keyboardist/songwriter Wout Van Dessel (born 19 October 1974). They were active between 2000 until 2014, when De Bie decided to focus on her solo career, but returned in 2016.


2000-02: Career beginnings and "Chances"[edit]

Silvy De Bie and Wout Van Dessel (2004)

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 it was released in 2001 under the "Sylver" band name. In Germany, 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. The debut album "Chances" debuted a month later at 16 and spent 49 weeks in the top 100, which is Sylver's most successful studio album to date. Follow up singles "Forever In Love", "In Your Eyes" and "Forgiven" also made the charts. In 2001 "Skin" was only released in Belgium, while in 2002 "The Smile Has Left Your Eyes" has been released as the sixth and final single only in Spain, where it peaked at number 5.

2003-05: "Little Things" and "Nighttime Calls"[edit]

In 2003, the second album Little Things was released with a similar success peaking at number 7 in the Belgian album charts, with the hit singles "Livin' My Life" and "Why Worry". More singles out of the album have been the double A-Side "Shallow Water"/"Confused" and the fourth and final single "Wild Horses" released in Belgium and Germany in 2003 with limited success. On 2 November 2004 the third studio album Nighttime Calls was released; it became Sylver's least successful studio album to date peaking only at number 23 in the Belgian album charts. The first single "Love is an Angel" of the album hit the Belgian top 10 immediately upon its release on 20 September. In 2005, the follow up singles "Make It" and "Take Me Back" were released, being moderate hits in Belgium and Germany respectively.

2006-07: "Crossroads" and "The Hit Collection"[edit]

The fourth studio album Crossroads was released in May 2006. The major hit is Lay All Your Love On Me, a cover version from ABBA, which also marks Sylver's first cover version single release ever, peaking at number 5 in the Belgian single charts. From now on in addition to synthesizer and drum machine, Sylver uses guitar, piano, and percussion instruments for a more mature pop sound. Follow up singles "One Night Stand" and "Why" have been released as second and third releases respectively. In 2007, the first compilation album "Best Of - The Hit Collection 2001-2007" has been released with "The One" being the first and only single release out of it, which peaked at number 4 in the Belgian single charts.

2008-09: "Sacrifice" and Addition of Miles Jr.[edit]

In 2008, the singles "One World, One Dream" and "Rise Again" have been released. In 2009, Sylver included the English guitarist John Miles Jr. as their third bandmember, earlier taking part in another popular Belgian group Milk Inc.. Three more songs, called "I Hate You Now", the Mike Oldfield cover of "Foreign Affair" and "Music" have been released as a trio, of which the latter was a cover of bandmember John Miles Jr.'s father John Miles, but also features John Miles as an artist. Sylver's fifth studio album Sacrifice was released on 8 May 2009 only in Belgium, where it peaked at number 3 in the album charts. The album earned the band the TMF award for "Best Domestic Album" in 2009.

2010-12: "Decade" and single releases[edit]

In 2010, the second compilation album "Decade - The Very Best Of Sylver" has been released to the band's 10th anniversary with "It's My Life" being the first and only single release out of it. The album peaked at number 1 at the Belgian album charts, being Sylvers most successful album there, while the single still managed to be a top 20 hit in the Belgian single charts. In addition to their 10th anniversary, Sylver released a new version of their very first single "Turn the Tide". In 2011 and in 2012, the singles "Stop Feeling Sorry" and "City Of Angels" have been released as singles only. These two singles mark the final singles to feature original lead vocalist Silvy De Bie (aka Seeley's Girl), who will leave the band after thirteen years in the following year.

2014: Departure of De Bie and hiatus[edit]

The group's original lead vocalist Silvy De Bie left the band in early 2014,[1] leaving the band without a vocalist and an uncertain future, which forces the band on a temporary hiatus.

2016 Return[edit]

In the spring of 2016 the band officially announced their reunion, and has already started to write new material.

In 2017, they released their single "Turn Your Love Around".[2] In October of 2019, Sylver released their single "I Won't Wait".[3]

In October of 2019, Sylver announced their "Sylver Lining Tour 2020" with full live-band to celebrate their 20-year anniversary, which will kick-off in Concertzaal Casino in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium on 20 March 2020 .[4][5][6]


Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Chart positions
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
2009 Sacrifice 3

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Title Chart positions
2007 Best Of - The Hit Collection 2001-2007 20 91 50
2010 Decade - The Very Best Of Sylver 1 29 19


Year Single Peak chart positions Album
2000 "Turn the Tide" 1 15 2 3 16 44 Chances
2001 "Skin"
"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" 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" -
"Lonely Christmas" Singles only
2004 "Love Is An Angel" 4 27 18 53 Nighttime Calls
2005 "Make It" 12 78 49
"Take Me Back" 6 -
2006 "Lay All Your Love On Me" 5 38 26 32 Crossroads
"One Night Stand" 24
"Why" 25
2007 "The One" 4 Best Of - The Hit Collection 2001-2007
2008 "One World One Dream" 21 Sacrifice
"Rise Again" 21
2009 "I Hate You Now" 8
"Foreign Affair" 3 77
"Music" (feat. John Miles) 11
2010 "It's My Life" 20 Decade - The Very Best of Sylver
"Turn the Tide (2010 Version)" 16 Singles only
2011 "Stop Feeling Sorry" 44
2012 "City Of Angels" 29
2017 "Turn Your Love Around"
2019 "I Won't Wait"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.


  1. ^ tib. "Zangeres Silvy De Bie weg bij 'Sylver'". Het Nieuwsblad.
  2. ^ "Sylver - Turn Your Love Around". Discogs. Retrieved 2019-10-20.
  3. ^ More, Tell Me (2019-10-11). "New Release: SYLVER - "I Won't Wait"". (in Dutch). Retrieved 2019-10-20.
  4. ^ "Sylver Music". Retrieved 2019-10-20.
  5. ^ "20 Years Sylver - Kick-Off Show // De Casino". Retrieved 2019-10-20.
  6. ^ "Sylver | De Casino – Concertzaal". Retrieved 2019-10-20.
  7. ^ a b c d Hung, Steffen. " - Discographie Sylver".
  8. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2.

External links[edit]