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BIRGIT

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Birgit

Period

01-07-1977 - current

Genre

pop

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Birgit

Young singer, and sister of popular Dutch presenter/actress/singer Katja, who has her big break with her debut single A Little Famous.
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Members

Carlos Lake   basgitaar
Jonas Filtenborg   drums
Jeroen den Hengst   gitaar
Xander Hubrecht   componist, gitaar
Birgit Schuurman   zang

Former members

Cyril Directie   drums
Marijn van den Berg   drums
Simon Gitsels   toetsinstrumenten

Mentioned in the biography of

1995   Jeunes Turcs
1998   Voices In Motion
1999   Arnhemsgewijs
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Biography Birgit

Young singer, and sister of popular Dutch presenter/actress/singer Katja, who has her big break with her debut single A Little Famous.

1994 - 1996

For a short while Birgit is involved in an r&b project and the dance group In'tense. With her two year older sister Katja she sings in the band Jeunes Turcs. Birgit performs at the Racism Beat It and Noorderslag festivals.

In'tense Jeunes Turcs Katja Schuurman

1999

Birgit decides to pursue a solo career. In spring she scores her first hit single 'A Little Famous' (written by the Swedish duo Larsen and Eklund). Its successor 'Maybe The Wine' also does well in the charts. Birgit has a leading role in the new video from Dutch band Abel and also presents Fox Kids television show Wacky Wake Up.

Abel

2001

Birgit's voice can be heard in various TV and radio commercials. Her new single 'I Know' (Virgin), written by singer/songwriter J Perkin, becomes her biggest hit so far. Perkin also writes the second single 'Few Like You'. Drummer Cyril Directie (formerly Kane) joins Birgit's new band. Her debut album 'Few Like Me' is released in July.

Kane Perkin

2002

Marijn van den Berg replaces Cyril Directie who has become the new drummer of Candy Dulfer's Funky Stuff. Birgit works with guitarist Hubrecht, J Perkin, JB Meyers and Tony Cornelissen (formerly Kane) on her second album. The proceeds of the single Alright will go to Warchild. Birgit breaks with Virgin and in December she records the track Show Your Style with Ferry Corsten. The song will be released on Corsten's new album.

Ferry Corsten Perkin

2003

Birgit releases the Skunk Anansie cover Weak as a new single on her own Birgitmusic label. The singer also makes her acting debut in Dutch film Floris. Birgit also sings on the single Old Boys by Flemming. In September Birgit releases her new single Everybody Wants To Be via Purple Eye Entertainment.

Flemming

2004

Birgit plays the role of Toffe Jans in the Musical De Jantjes. As of September 2 Birgit and Jeroen Kijk in de Vegte co-host the totally rejuvenated Countdown music show on Veronica television, which is recorded at Amsterdam's Escape venue. The show isn't chart-based but aims to be a platform for bands that do well in the clubs, but have yet to crossover to the general public. Additionally, she is Alissa in the Dutch overdub version of the My Dad Is A Rock Star cartoon on MTV's kids channel Nickelodeon.

2005

Birgit Approved by Mathilde Santing, she sings Kate Bush's Wuthering Heights on TV show Masterclass. She decides to cut it as a bonus track for her upcoming album Sticky Tales. Producers are Niels Zuiderhoek (Seven, ex-Relax) and her live band leader Jeroen den Hengst.

Mathilde Santing Relax Seven

2006

Between October 2006 and February 2007 performs in the play Sexual Perversity, which is about friendship, fear of commitment and separation anxiety.

2007

From April Birgit performs in the musical The Last 5 Years, which deals with a relationship between a successful writer and his girlfriend who dreams about a career as an actress. During the awards ceremony for the John Kraaijkamp Musical Awards 2007, Birgit receives an award in the category Best Female Lead. Birgit sings on the children's record Eddie Ekster Maakt Een Lied (Eddie Magpie Writes A Song) by the Easy Aloha's. She signs to US label Zip Records. On 10 July the single Guniang and the album True Stories I Made Up are released in the US. The singer goes to the Westcoast to promote the album. Birgit plays a small role in the film Nadine by Erik de Bruyn.

Easy Aloha's

2008

Starting late March Birgit takes part in a satirical pop quiz on Dutch national TV. In September she performs in the 'two person musical' Vijf Jaar Met Jou ('Five Years With You') with Jim de Groot.

Jim de Groot

2009

Birgit and Arthur Umbgrove release the album Stilte Opname ('Silence Recording'). Birgit, Loek Peters, Jennifer Hoffman and Eva Duijvestein, can be seen in Extreem ('Extreme'), a play about three young women and a rapist.

Discography Birgit

In the discography you will find all recordings that have been released listed chronologically. We restrict ourselves to the title, the type of audio, year of publication or recording, label, list of guest musicians, plus any comments on the issue.

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