Category:Dutch girl groups
Pages in category "Dutch girl groups"
The following 20 pages are in this category, out of 20 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 20 pages are in this category, out of 20 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Dolly Dots – Dolly Dots were a popular Dutch girl band in the 1980s. With their style of upbeat dance/pop, they scored many hits throughout Europe, the sextet consisted of Angela Groothuizen, Angéla Kramers, Anita Heilker, Esther Oosterbeek, Patty Zomer and Ria Brieffies. The Dolly Dots had many hits between 1979 and 1988 and they were most successful in the Netherlands, but they also scored hits in the rest of Europe. Their single Radio was a big hit in Japan, P. S. was a Top 50 Billboard Hot Dance Club Play hit in 1981. They also enjoyed hits in Turkey, Lebanon, Iceland, although the band never cracked England, they did feature on the 23rd June 1983 edition of Top of the Pops when they were interviewed by the DJ John Peel whilst on location in Amsterdam. At the peak of their success in 1984 the Dolly Dots had their own TV series, Barbie dolls, wallpaper, at the end of the next year, Anita Heilker left the group to have a daughter. She later became the Dutch voice of Donald Duck, the rest of the band continued as a five-piece. Heilker had already launched her own career, in 1986 she released four solo singles, as well as a solo album. Since the TV series success in 1984, there had been plans to record a Hollywood movie. In the summer of 1986 the 5 remaining Dolly Dots finally went to the US to work with a script and made a movie called Dutch Treat. The movie and its soundtrack were modest successes in The Netherlands but were not released in the US due to poor reviews, the group broke up in 1988. Their last single was an attempt to break into the UK market, the Dolly Dots teamed up with hit producers Stock Aitken Waterman and released the song What a Night. It reached number 18 in the Dutch charts, but was not successful in the UK, on October 2,1988, the Dolly Dots played a farewell show at the Amsterdam Escape. After more than 9 years, they felt the time was right to go their ways, as Ria Brieffies would later say. In 1989 Anita Heilker taped a sitcom with satirical duo Henk Spaan, Angela Groothuizen teamed up with Ruud Mulder, former guitarist of disco/funk-contemporaries Spargo, to record as Angela & the Rude. She also began a television hosting career for AVRO starting in 1990 with an adaptation of Challenge Anneka and her contract expired in 2005 and was not renewed. Groothuizen has since moved to RTL4 where she was a judge for X Factor, The Voice of Holland. She is also host of the show Een Nieuw Begin, Angela is still making music and has her own theatre shows
2. Frisz – Frisz is a Pop group based in the Netherlands. Between 2004 and 2015 the group performed under the name Djumbo, Lindsy is described as a helpful little girl, sometimes timid, one of her favourite activities is chatting on the phone. Lotte is said to be open-minded and honest, and she loves animals, the three girls met in a dancing school in Eindhoven, where their dancing skills were discovered by a record producer who signed them up for their first single Hide and Seek under the Djumbo Project. Their first two singles entered top 5 in their homeland and they succeeded, in less than six months and their sound is quite similar to K3, who are based in Belgium. Both have the fun bouncy childish style that makes it popular amongst children—happy pop music for children, the lyrics of most Djumbo songs are written in a combination of English and Dutch, with the majority of a song being in Dutch and the chorus being in English. She says, After 7 beautiful years with Djumbo, I wanna grow further and she wishes Lindsy, Lotte and the new member good luck in the future. Saturday 15 January,2011 will Lindsy and Lotte publish the new member of the group in a show called Wie wordt het nieuwe lid van Djumbo. The new member of Djumbo is Samantha Klumper and she is 24 years old and loves singing and dancing. She is very happy that her dreams come true by joining Djumbo, Lindsy and Lotte are very happy with her. Djumbo are currently hosting the game show Kies je ster for joint broadcast on TROS and Sterren. nl, Kies je ster is basically a pop- and showbiz-themed resurrection of TV classic Ren je rot, itself being the Dutch version of Runaround. Note, those in bold are current members. O. S, kampioen Ole Olee Never Stop Official website Official Hyves Djumbo biography, news, discography at Bubblegum Dancer
3. Frizzle Sizzle – Frizzle Sizzle were a Dutch teenage girl group of the 1980s. The four members of the group were Karin Vlasblom, Laura Vlasblom, Mandy Huydts, the girls debuted in 1981 on the second album of Kinderen voor Kinderen, a childrens choir whose ongoing television-shows are broadcast by VARA each November. All four of them were given a vocal, Karin in Gastarbeider, Mandy in Bijna brugklas and Marjon in Roken. Laura sang Verlegenheid in an embryonic line-up of Frizzle Sizzle, due to their age, the Vlasblom sisters left after the second album, Mandy and Marjon paid further contributions to the third album. The former sang Johnny mijn pony, the latter Op de wip, Marjon left after the fourth album on which she had minor roles in two tracks, Iedereen gaat voor zn beurt and Ziek zijn. She also sang the first half of the call-for-exercise Trim trim trim, Marjon contributed to the volumes 5 and 6 as a backing vocalist. At the end of the night, they ranked 13th out of 20, in the Dutch charts, the song went to #21. Soon afterwards Frizzle Sizzle released songs in English, in early 1987 they had a #14 hit with Talk it Over, which drew comparisons with established girl group Dolly Dots. Second Chance reached #38 the same year, Frizzle Sizzle were joint winners of the 1987 Silver Harp Awards for new bands with their first and only album First Date. In 1988 the girls once again paid tribute to their past by singing a song about their first bicycle-ride for the Peter Faber-host educational series Mijn Eerste Keer. In 1990 they broke up but not before lending their voices to the Herman van Veen-created cartoon series Alfred J Kwak, the girls remained active in showbusiness. Laura pursued a career and lived with boyband singer-turned-musical actor Bastiaan Ragas. In 1992 Laura participated in the Dutch heat of the Eurovision Song Contest with the song Gouden Bergen, in 1999 Laura appeared on RTLs live-music programme De Vrienden van Amstel, she performed three songs backed by Dutch-Moluccan percussion-rockers Massada. Mandy Huydts became a backing vocalist for arena-filling megastar Rene Froger, Marjon Keller, now hosting radio-shows as well as doing voice-overs for RTL, always insisted on not being lived by stardom. Back in 1988 she was quoted It fun being part of Frizzle Sizzle, in 1995 former members of Kinderen voor Kinderen were invited to attend the 15th show. The ex-Frizzle Sizzles were notably absent, but they later compensated by making an appearance at De Leeuws own TV-show. He asked, referring to their 1986-image, the girls, then in their late-twenties, gave a confirming answer
4. Hearts of Soul – Hearts of Soul was formed by three Dutch Indo sisters from Harderwijk, Bianca, Stella and Patricia Maessen. They later moved to Veghel, also in the Netherlands and they worked in the late 1960s as session singers for Dusty Springfield until 1968. In 1969, they recorded their debut album, in 1970, they sang Waterman as the Netherlands entry to the Eurovision Song Contest. They finished 7th out of 12 participants and their single Its Great Fun was arguably their most popular at the time. They collaborated in 1972 on a single with Marius Monkau, the song Oh Complete Jesus is still popular, especially among religious people. In the mid-1970s the group moved to Belgium, there they formed Dream Express in 1975 with former Pebbles musician Luc Smets. In the summer of 1976 they had a Flemish number 2 hit with the self-titled song Dream Express, on 5 February 1977 they won the national finals in Belgium to enter the Eurovision Song Contest 1977, which was held in Wembley, London on Saturday 7 May. This was the first time that Belgium had entered a song to be entirely in English. With the song A Million in One, Two, Three they reached 7th place out of 18 participating countries, Dream Express changed names again in 1979 to LBS, which stood for Luc Bianca Stella. Their singles LBS and Uncle Jim received much airplay in 1979, Stella also released singles under the name of Stella Mason. She represented Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest 1982, with the song Si tu aimes ma musique, on 24 April 1982 she finished 4th. Bianca released several singles from the early 1980s through to 1993, the single Two Dolphins to the Range of Hawaii was released as a tribute to the 100th anniversary of the creation of the Antwerp zoo. During the Eurovision song contest of 1986 Patricia was the singer of winning entrant Sandra Kim. In 1987, Patricia was also a singer for Plastic Bertrands. Patricia Maessen died on 15 May 1996 in Mortsel near Antwerp at the age of 44, from the effects of a stroke
5. K3 (band) – K3 is a Belgian girl band with a Dutch repertoire, whose current line-up is composed of Hanne Verbruggen, Marthe De Pillecyn and Klaasje Meijer, mainly aimed at pre-adolescent children. The name of the group is derived from first letters of the three original members first names, Karen Damen, Kristel Verbeke and Kathleen Aerts, Kathleen Aerts left the group in 2009. Josje Huisman was chosen as K3s new member on October 3,2009 and their music is produced by production company Studio 100 and is written by Miguel Wiels, Alain Vande Putte and Peter Gillis. K3 was founded by Niels William, the band became famous without any airplay from the regular music television channels like MTV, instead marketing directly to children via children- and cartoon-channels. Their signature is that the girls in the all three mostly wear the same outfit. The band is known as one of Europes biggest acts and longest running girl band and they are famous for their poppy-happy songs. The band K3 started by Niels William, initially their goal was to be the Flemish version of the Spice Girls, and they had females in their twenties as their target audience, which is noticeable in their early song lyrics. Their first single, Wat ik wil, was not very successful, in 1999 K3 participated in the live television shows to select the Belgian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest, with their song Heyah Mama. The song was not well received by one of the judges, Marcel Vanthilt, notwithstanding, Heyah Mama was released as a single and became the first big hit for the band, staying at the number one spot of the Flemish Ultratop 50 chart for 25 weeks. Their next two singles reached the number one position, resulting in an uninterrupted period of 32 weeks in which a K3 song was at the top of that chart. About a year after becoming famous in Flanders, K3 also became famous in the Netherlands and their songs are written by Miguel Wiels, Alain Vande Putte and Peter Gillis. Niels Williams new marketing concept was based on promotion via children, in 2002, Niels William sold the band to Studio 100, a Flemish television production company for Dutch and Belgian childrens programs. Songs like Heyah Mama, I love you baby, Alle Kleuren, Blub, Tele-Romeo, Toveren, Verliefd, De 3 biggetjes, Oya lélé, Hart verloren, Liefdeskapitein, Kuma He, Ya Ya Yippee, Dokter Dokter and Kusjesdag were hits for the band. Their eighth album Ya Ya Yippee sold more than 50,000 copies in pre-sales within the Benelux, the ninth album, Kusjes, sold 20,000. K3 has a television program called De wereld van K3. Originally there were Dutch and Flemish versions, but only the Dutch version remains, the band has released several DVDs with video clips, musicals and films, and with specially recorded footage like K3 in de Ardennen. In 2007 a team from Madame Tussauds in London took measurements of the members for wax statues. K3 unveiled these wax statues at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam on 4 July 2007, on 10 May 2008, the band celebrated their 10-year anniversary with a new show 10 jaar K3