Vrijdag 10 augustus
BACK TO THE 70-TIES & 80-TIES
Live on stage - vanaf 18u30.
• The Snakes
The Snakes is een Limburgse band die eind jaren '60, begin jaren '70 een stuk of drie nummers uitbrachten die nationale bekendheid hadden, één nummer scoorde zelfs internationaal erg goed. Daarom geven die veteranen van de rock de aftrap van Terras Bilzen 2012 op vrijdag 10 augustus.
• Chris Thompson (formely lead vocals Manfred Mann's Earth Band)
Chris Thompson was born in England and raised in New Zealand. He returned to England, as a professional musician in 1973. His vocals made a permanent mark on the landscape of modern rock with the release of ‘Blinded by the Light’ with Manfred Mann’s Earth Band in 1976, a No. 1 hit throughout the world then and still on worldwide constant radio rotation today. He enjoyed continued success with The Earth Band with 5 more top ten singles in England and Europe. They recently had two top five singles in Germany with remixes of “For You” and “Blinded by the Light”.
Well known for his high-energy vocal powers and moving ballads, his talents have been used by the likes of Jeff Wayne, Queen, Elton John, Tina Turner, Alan Parsons and Jan Hammer and Sarah Brightman. Chris recorded and toured with Manfred Mann’s Earth Band from 1974 to 1999 and has recorded 7 solo albums, including 2 albums with his band Night, with 1 top 5 singles in the USA, “If You Remember Me” and 1 top 20 single “ Hot Summer Night”.
In 1984 Chris worked with Doobie Brother, Patrick Simmons on his solo album “Arcade”.
Chris has written songs for or with The Doobie Brothers, Roger Daltry, Alan Parsons, Ray Charles, Rita Coolidge, Michael McDonald, Bonnie Tyler, Isaac Hayes, Jan Hammer, Jennifer Rush, Heart, John Farnham, Peter Maffey, Manfred Mann’s Earthband, Harold Faltermeyer, Oxenconect, David Foster, Night, Elkie Brooks, Jane Wiedlin and Starship.
Vocals on record with Tina Turner, Elton John, Roger Daltry, Brian May, Ozzy Ozbourne, Queen, Britney Spears, Def Leppard, The London Symphony Orchestra, Sarah Brightman, Toto, Ray Charles, Mike Oldfield, Alan Parsons, Bonnie Tyler, Isaac Hayes, Jan Hammer, Peter Maffey, Harold Faltermeyer. Jeff Wayne’s “The War of the Worlds, Manfred Mann’s Earthband, Mavis Staples and Night.
Performed Live with the following artists:, Elton John, Roger Daltry, Brian May, Queen, David Bowie, Annie Lennox, George Michael, Liza Minelli, Alan Parsons, The London Symphony Orchestra, Sarah Brightman, Ray Charles, The Doobie Brothers Huey Lewis, Rita Coolidge, Michael McDonald, Bonnie Tyler, Isaac Hayes, Anastasia, Miss Dynamite, Soweto Gospel Choir, Bob Geldof, Youssou N’Dour, Jan Hammer, Extreme, Jennifer Rush, Bonnie Tyler, Isaac Hayes, Heart, Mavis Staples, Paul Rogers, Starship, John Farnham, Peter Maffey, Joe Walsh, Seal and Zucchero.
Of particular note is the worldwide No. 1, ‘You’re the Voice’ recorded by John Farnham, of which Chris was a writer.
Chris wrote ( with Harold Faltermeyer) and sang the anthem “The Challenge” which was used for the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in 1989 and was # 1 in Germany. The next year he sang “ This is the Moment” at the opening and closing ceremonies of the Commonwealth games in Auckland, New Zealand.
In 1992 Chris worked with the remaining members of Queen preparing for the Freddie Mercury tribute concert at Wembley Stadium in London at which he performed. He has continued to work with Brian May and Roger Taylor in various capacities since then, culminating in the 2003 Nelson Mandela 46664 Concert in CapeTown, South Africa, being responsible for rehearsing the band and the Soweto Gospel Choir, also singing “The Show Must Go On” with Queen at the concert. He provided vocal support for all the other artists.
In 2005, Chris again linked up with Manfred Mann for 22 sold out shows in Germany with “Night of the Proms”.
Chris has toured since 2004 with Jeff Wayne’s musical version of “The War Of The Worlds” in England, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Finishing December 2010 with 21 sold out shows in England.
Chris continues to work extensively in Europe with The Mads Eriksen Band, Spike Edneys SAS band as well as various other projects including Rock meets Classics in January 2011 with Steve Lukather and Ian Gillan.
Chris is releasing an album of songs from the 20s / 30s / 40s and 50s with Big Band and Orchestra entitled “ Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me” in August 2012.
He continues to work on his multimedia, musical, stage show called “Rangi and the Magic Notes” based on his original story.
The Rubettes is een Britse glamrock-annex teenybopper popgroep. In latere jaren speelden ze countrymuziek. Hun eerste hit was meteen hun grootste ‘Sugar Baby Love’, een nummer één-hit in de zomer van 1974. Ze traden op in teddybroeken, oversized jasjes en petten, alles in het wit en pastelkleuren.
De groep werd in 1973 bijeen gebracht door het producersduo Bickerton-Waddington. Dit duo had in de jaren zestig al eens samengewerkt met ex-Beatle Pete Best en liep in 1973 te leuren met diverse doo-wop-composities. Studiomusici die Barry Blue, die we nog kennen van ‘Dancin’ On A Saturday Night’, bijstonden bleken de besten om de liederen uit te voeren.
De (originele) leden waren:
Paul da Vinci (echte naam Paul Prewer) - zang, beroemd om zijn falsettostem en van zijn ene hit ‘You’re Baby Ain’t You’re Baby’. Hij vertrok voordat het door hem ingezongen ‘Sugar Baby Love’ een hit was voor een solocarrière en keerde in de jaren negentig weer terug in een door Bill Hurd bij elkaar geraapte band die onder de Rubettes naam probeerde door Europa te touren. De Rubettes versie van Alan Williams met John Richardson en Mick Clark in de gelederen opereerden echter ook al onder die naam. Logisch gevolg kwam het tot een rechtszaak. Tegenwoordig bestaat alleen de line up met Alan Williams nog.
Alan Williams - leadzang, piano, gitaar, klarinet
Tony Thorpe - tenorstem
Bill Hurd - keyboards, achtergrondzang
Mick Clarke - basgitarist, achtergrondzang
John Richardson - drums, basstem
Pete Arnesen (echte naam: Hans-Peter Arnesen) - piano (vertrok op 23 november 1974).
De groep bestond tot in 1979. Alan Williams ging daarna solo verder. In 1983 kwam de groep bijeen omdat er in het gouwe ouwecircuit vraag was naar optredens van de originele Rubettes. Na hevige onderlinge ruzies moest een Britse rechter in 1998 beslissen wie het meeste recht had op de groepsnaam. Er kwam een compromis uit voort waarmee de kemphanen verder moesten: tegenwoordig is er een The Rubettes feat. Alan Williams en een The Rubettes feat. Bill Hurd (maar mèt Paul da Vinci).
Van de eerste drie lp's ‘Wear its at’, ‘We can do it’ en ‘Rubettes’ werden coverversies van songs hits voor andere artiesten uit de Bickerton-Waddington-stal: ‘Way back in the fifties’ voor ex-Move-zanger (en ook reeds overleden) Carl Wayne in juli 1975, ‘Don't do it baby’ voor Mac & Katie Kissoon in mei 1975 en ‘I'm just dreaming’ in februari 1976 voor hetzelfde duo.
Begin 1976 werd besloten van sound te veranderen na het tegenvallende succes van ‘Little darling’. ‘You're the reason why’ en de verdere singles en lp's werden geproduceerd door wijlen Alan Blakely (lid van The Tremeloes).
Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel are an English rock band from the early 1970s. Their music covers a range of styles from pop to progressive rock. Over the years they have had five albums in the UK Albums Chart and twelve singles in the UK Singles Chart.
Steve Harley (born Stephen Malcolm Ronald Nice, 27 February 1951, Deptford, London), grew up in London's New Cross area and attended Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham College. His musical career began in the late 1960s when he was busking (with John Crocker aka Jean-Paul Crocker) and performing his own songs, some of which were later recorded by him and the band. After an initial stint as a music journalist, the original Cockney Rebel was formed when Harley hooked up with his former folk music partner, Crocker (fiddle / mandolin / guitar) in 1972. They auditioned drummer Stuart Elliott, bassist Paul Jeffreys, and keyboardist Milton Reame-James. They were signed to EMI after playing five gigs. Their first single, "Sebastian", was an immediate success in Europe, although it failed to score in the UK Singles Chart. Their debut album, The Human Menagerie, was released in 1973. Although not a commercial success they did attract a growing following in London.
Harley managed to irritate a significant segment of the music press with his self-aggrandisement, even as their music was getting rave reviews and gaining a wide audience. It was becoming clear that Harley regarded the band as little more than accompaniment to his own agenda, and already there were signs that things would not last, despite having a big hit with their second single, "Judy Teen". In May 1974, the British music magazine, NME reported that Cockney Rebel were to undertake their first British tour, with the highlight of the itinerary being a gig at London's Victoria Palace Theatre on 23 June. There then followed the album The Psychomodo. A session for BBC Radio 1 disc jockey John Peel, subsequently released on the Live at the BBC album, offered up further evidence of the band's inventiveness. A second single from the album, "Mr. Soft", was also a hit. By this time the problems within the band had already reached a head, and all the musicians, with the exception of Elliott, quit at the end of a successful UK tour. Of his erstwhile bandmates, Crocker returned to his acoustic and bluegrass roots to quietly hone his songwriting skills, recording and occasionally performing (with younger brother David) in The Crocker Brothers; whilst Jeffreys and Reame-James were briefly members of Be-Bop Deluxe, before forming their own band, Chartreuse, in 1976.
Harley's next appearance on BBC Television's Top of the Pops was supported by session musicians drafted in for the show. Only Elliot survived from the original line-up, with Curved Air's Francis Monkman, and B. A. Robertson completing the impromptu band. Autumn 1974 brought the release of the group's next single, "Big Big Deal", presumably a taster for their proposed third album. No sooner was the record released, however, than it was withdrawn.
From then on, the band was a band in name only, being more or less a Harley solo project. In 1974, a further album, The Best Years of Our Lives was released, produced by The Beatles' recording engineer, Alan Parsons. This included the track "Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)" which would go on to be a UK number one single in February 1975, and the band's biggest selling hit. It sold over one million copies globally. Amongst the backing vocalists on the act's only #1 was the future chart-topper, Tina Charles. Changing the band name from Cockney Rebel to Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel for the #1 hit, the degeneration was rapid. In a television interview recorded in 2002, Harley described how the lyrics are vindictively directed at the former band members, whom he felt had abandoned him – a fact not obvious in the apparently happy chorus.
One more single from the album, "Mr. Raffles (Man It Was Mean)" made the Top 20, but then Cockney Rebel disbanded. After 1975, Harley struggled to match that success and faded from fame, although he provided vocals on The Alan Parsons Project song, "The Voice" on 1977's I Robot. Harley also had a surprise Top 10 in the summer of 1976 with a cover version of "Here Comes the Sun". He made a minor comeback in 1979 as a solo artist in the UK Singles Chart with "Freedom's Prisoner". After a brief appearance in the 1980s with a song from Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, Harley began touring again with his old Cockney Rebel songs in the late 1980s and 1990s.
Cockney Rebel's original bassist, Paul Jeffreys, was one of those who died on Pan Am Flight 103 in 1988. He was with his bride on their honeymoon. In April 1990, Harley and several ex-Cockney Rebel members reformed as Raffles United, and played four consecutive nights in a pub in Sudbury, London.
Harley has released several solo albums since – Yes You Can in 1992, Poetic Justice in 1996, and most recently, The Quality of Mercy in 2005, the first since the 1970s to be released with the Cockney Rebel name. He has dubbed his current touring band 'Cockney Rebel Mark III' – although the band contains only two original members in Harley and Elliott.
Two of the bigger hits appeared in UK television advertisements in the 1990s: "Make Me Smile" for Carlsberg Lager in 1995, prompting the track's return to the UK Top 40; and "Mr Soft" for Trebor Softmints in 1988. "Make Me Smile" was used again in a 2005 advertisement for Marks & Spencer. It was also used on the soundtrack of the 1997 film, The Full Monty and the 1998 glam rock film Velvet Goldmine, in the latter's case being used in the end credits.
From 1999 to 2008, Harley presented a show on BBC Radio 2 called Sounds of the 70s.
In 2006, EMI released a CD box set compilation album spanning Harley's Cockney Rebel and solo work.
On 25 July 2007 they performed in Warsaw, Poland and on 28 July 2007 in Saint Petersburg, Russia, in both cases opening The Rolling Stones' concerts.
In 2007, the song Make Me Smile was used by the Norwegian national lottery Norsk Tipping in a popular TV commercial in Norway.
Original keyboardist, Reame-James, has since joined with James Staddon, Phil Beer and Robbie Johnson to create 'Banana Rebel', who have released a CD Top Banana, available from their website.
In 2010, Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel begin touring again setting concert dates for England, Ireland, and Northern Ireland.
Zaterdag 11 augustus
Schlagerfestival in Openlucht
Live on stage - vanaf 18u30.
- Luc Steeno
- Jo Vally
- Laura Lynn
- The Schlägershowband
- Bart Kaëll
- Café Flamand (met Peter Van de Veire & 3 special guests)
Zondag 12 augustus
Sfeer en Ambiance
Kinderanimatie vanaf 15u.00: Spel en Springkussenstraat
Live on stage - vanaf 17u30.
- The Bandits
- The Voice (de 5 finalisten live in concert)
- Kato Live!
- Les Truttes
- Buscemi (maxi-set met live muzikanten en stage-act)