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K-OTIC

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Period

2001 - 2003

Genre

pop, teen idols

Pseudonyms

Starmaker

K-otic

Band that has risen from the ashes of the multimedia project Starmaker and which is especially popular among teenagers.
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Former members

Ruben Geuzinge   zang
Anuschka Westmaas   zang
Hessel Deinum   zang
Lieke   zang
Mendy Janssen   zang

Mentioned in the biography of

1987   Tjeerd Oosterhuis
1993   Johan Jansen
1998   Ad van den Berg
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by Podiuminfo / Festivalinfo

8/12/17, Land van Ooit Festival, Amsterdam

Biography K-otic

Band that has risen from the ashes of the multimedia project Starmaker and which is especially popular among teenagers.

2001

Twelve young musical talents get the opportunity to receive musical training on the 'starcampus' over a period of three months. During the project a jury and a television audience decide who will go to the next round and who has to leave. Starmaker becomes one of the most popular TV shows on Dutch television. The twelve youths are supervised by producers (Adje Vandenberg, Tjeerd Oosterhuis), a singing master and various professionals from record companies. The twelve candidates are Anna, Bart, Bouchra, Martijn, Rachel, Sita, Stefan, Anuschka, Hessel, Lieke, Mendy and Ruben of which the first seven continued to form K-Otic. The band's first single 'Damn (I Think I Love You)' is an instant success and enters the Dutch charts at number 1, the duet between Sita and Bart 'I Was Made To Love You' reaches number 2. K-Otic's first live performance is late February during the TMF Awards. Following that the band plays two gigs in the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam in May. K-Otic's debut album 'Bulletproof' enters the album charts at number 1 in June. The single 'I Can't Explain' reaches number 7. From September onwards K-Otic goes on tour in the Netherlands during which they also play gigs in clubs like Paradiso in Amsterdam and Nighttown in Rotterdam. K-Otic is awarded a Top Of The Pops Award in the category Top TV Music Act. In December Sita leaves the band to pursue a solo career. Sita and Marco Borsato record the song 'Lopen Op Het Water' ('Walking on Water'), which is to become the official wedding song for the marriage between Dutch crown prince Willem-Alexander and his fiancée Maxima.

Marco Borsato One Day Fly Sita Tjeerd Oosterhuis

2002

In December Mojo Concerts announces that K-otic is to quit the scene. Its history comes full circle: the band plays its farewell gig in the New Year on January 26 in Bob's Saloon in the village of Uitgeest where at the time it played its first concert ever.

Lieke

2003

Both Rachel Kramer and Stefan work on their respective debut albums. Stefan's new seven piece tours the country with A Britpop Tribute. Martijn Terporten and his new Limburg-based band Taxe travel to Los Angeles, which should become its base camp for conquering the entire US. On October 15 Taxe plays with live Motley Crüe's Vince Neil. Anna Speller begins an acting career and can be seen in the TV series Het Glazen Huis (The Glass House, 2004) and the films Het Woeden Der Gehele Wereld (2006) and Honeyz (2006) which was entirely filmed in department store De Bijenkorf in Amsterdam.

Taxe

Discography K-otic

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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Audio/Video K-otic

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K-otic - I Surrender
K-otic - I Surrender
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K-otic - I Surrender

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