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Edisons 1999, KIPPA (Bron: collectie Beeld en Geluid)


13-05-1977 - current


country, gitaar, pop, zang


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Ilse DeLange

Best-selling country artist in The Netherlands.
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gitaar, zang

Former members

Arnold van Dongen   gitaar
Peter Tiehuis   gitaar
Theo de Jong (3)   basgitaar
Will Maas   achtergrondzang, toetsinstrumenten
Martin Verdonk   percussie
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1983   Michiel Hoogenboezem
1986   Bertolf
1993   Johan Jansen
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Biography Ilse DeLange

Best-selling country artist in The Netherlands.

Played in

Cash On Delivery   zang
The Common Linnets   gitaar, zang


Ilse climbs the stage for the first time.


When Ilse performs at the Dutch Country Music Awards she meets BMG Holland's Menno Timmerman, who will become instrumental in her career.

1995 - 1997

Ilse joins the band Moonlight Riders that later will become Cash On Delivery. Timmerman switches to Warner Holland and contacts Bob Saporiti at Warner Nashville who had already seen Ilse performing at the Country Music Awards.

Cash On Delivery Lebbis & Jansen Reniet Vrieze Rick DeVito


DeLange is signed by Warner Brothers in Nashville. In this city she also records her debut album World Of Hurt. The album is produced by Barry Beckett (Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Joe Cocker and Dire Straits). May sees the release of the single I'm Not So Tough. The second single taken from the album is the title track. Because her solo career is really taking off now Ilse decides to leave Cash On Delivery. Early October she starts her first Dutch tour. The single I'd Be Yours is released and DeLange plays at the Lowlands festival. World of Hurt goes platinum.

Cash On Delivery


Edisons 1999, KIPPA (Bron: collectie Beeld en Geluid) World Of Hurt becomes triple platinum. In February Ilse travels to Nashville to write new songs. She wins an Edison Music Award and a TMF Award and goes on tour in The Netherlands. Her next single, When We Don't Talk, is released in March and becomes gold in Belgium. Ilse plays at the main stage at the Pinkpop festival and she also does shows in London and Dublin (opening for The Dixie Chicks) and in Paris.


Due to musical differences Ilse breaks up with her band. She also breaks with Warner Brothers Nashville and her American manager. With her new band she performs at the highly prestigious Carré Theatre in Amsterdam.


DeLange receives an Edison Music Awards for Best Dutch Artist of the Year and Best Dutch Singer. In June DeLange plays at the Parkpop festival. She is also awarded the Culture Prize of her home province Overijssel.


DeLange pops up on the single Shine by Warner label mates Rosemary's Sons. It's an explosive duet with lead singer Martijn Hagens. She also appears in the video. In Nashville she works on a new album.


Ilse splits up with Joost Vergoossen and Theo de Jong. They are replaced by Jeroen Vierdag on baas and Arnold van Dongen on guitar. The new album Clean Up is released in April and hits the top slot in the album charts. The Clean Up tour kicks off in May. Ilse is special guest of guitarist Pat Metheny during his performance at the North Sea Jazz Festival. She can also be heard on the track All That You Do on the Ruud Hermans album Stills. In November Ilse DeLange performs at the Night Of The Proms 2003 in the Ahoy in Rotterdam.

Krezip Rosemary's Sons Ruud Hermans Trijntje Oosterhuis


All The Answers is released on single. The song was released before as a B-side and on the compilation album Here I Am 1998-2003. Due to spending cuts, Warner Music Benelux is forced to cut 20% of its jobs. The record company also sacks its Dutch acts, including Ilse DeLange. In the meantime, Ilse receives an Edison music award in the category Best Singer National. Will Maas receives a Duiveltje ('Devil') as best Dutch keyboard player. Guitarist Peter Tiehuis leaves the band after the May gigs.


Italian star Zucchero and U2's Bono write the song Blue, which the first one cuts as a duet with Ilse DeLange. It is released as a single in February and added as a bonus track on the Dutch version of Zucchero's duets album Blue Zu & Co, which originally came out in May 2004. On February 19 the Italian and DeLange perform on Pubcaster TROS's 'TV Show.' DeLange kicks off her new theatre tour on October 1.


The singer travels to the US in January to record an album with producer Pat Leonard (Madonna, Jewel, Fleetwood Mac). On the album The Great Escape Ilse DeLange sounds less country than before. The album comes out in June and reaches gold in its first week In August the album has sold platinum (70.000 units). The Lonely One, the second single off The Great Escape, is released as a special 'savings single' leaving space in the digipack for two later single releases. On October Ilse DeLange wins an TMF Award in the category Best Album (The Great Escape). At the end of November she embarks on a tour along the six biggest Dutch clubs.


The single I Love You is the theme song of the theatre piece Steel Magnolias, which is premiered on March 25. On April 5 Ilse DeLange performs live at Amsterdam's Heineken Music Hall. It marks her biggest show to date. By the end of May she is on the Pinkpop bill. In the same month she can be seen in a commercial for washing powder. On 3 October Ilse DeLange is part of the line-up for the Friends For War Child Concert in Ahoy' Rotterdam. The album Live (October) contains two CDs, one with recordings of the show at the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam and one with four new acoustic songs which the singer recorded at home with composer/singer Bruce Gaitsch.

Bertolf Karin Bloemen


On 5 March, Ilse DeLange receives a Golden Harp during the Buma Harpen Gala. The award is for musicians who, during their career, have contributed in a special way to Dutch popular music. The singer writes new songs for her next album in England, Sweden and the United States with Steve Robson, producer duo Macho Psycho (Robin Lynch and Niklas Olovson) en Nate Campany. The recordings for the album take place in Los Angeles. The mostly uptempo songs are combined with authentic instruments from the Americana and rootsmusic scene with programmed beats. DeLange writes and sings the track Miracle for the Dutch film Bride Flight (October). Miracle can be found on the album Incredible that enters the Album Top 100 at number two, late September. The album reaches the gold and platinum status. The single So Incredible is the singer's first number one single in the Dutch Top 40.


On 21 March DeLange and her band play a sell-out show at the Ahoy' in Rotterdam. The concert is later in the year released on both CD and DVD. On 22 March, Ilse DeLange wins an Edison Pop Award in the category Beste Female Singer. For her single So Incredible she gets an award for most played single on radio station 3FM in 2008. On 23 April, DeLange is the big winner during the annual 3FM Awards. She wins in three categories: Best Single, Best Album and Best Female Singer. During the TMF Awards on 4 July, DeLange wins an award in the category Best Live Act.

Discography Ilse DeLange

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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