Gare du Nord Band

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An intimate, direct approach of producing and songs that cross borders in the direction of white soul, ska and even a little touch of country.
The lyrics of the new songs reflect the great feelings and little mysteries of (Dorona Alberti’s) pregnancy as a metaphor for new life

Dorona Alberti studied theater at and University of Amsterdam and jazz at Rotterdam Conservatory.

She began working with KMFDM in 1992, and performed on most of the albums in the 1990s. In 1999, she had a role in a short Dutch-language Flemish film called To Speak, which is available on a compilation DVD titled 10 jaar Leuven Kort.  Stunning voice that excites invokes deep dark hugely warm tones

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The new Gare du Nord band tours the Netherlands for the 35 City Live Tour. The shows feature guest appearances by classical harpist Lavinia Meijer. In january 2014 Lavinia Meijer presents a multi platinum award for the Sex ‘n’ Jazz album, a platinum award for Love For Lunch and a gold award for Lilywhite Soul to the band in a fully packed Muziekgebouw Eindhoven. Songwriter Barend Fransen starts writing new songs with several contemporary composers for a new 10-song songcycle to be premiered live on stage as Gare du Nord: Undressed for a clubtour kicking of October 05 2014 .

Dutch guitarist Ferdi Lancee (real name: Ferdy Dousenbach, born October 21, 1953 in Tilburg) and saxophone player Barend Fransen (born January 4, 1959 in Helmond) started working together in 2001, when they started writing lounge music in Belgium. They signed a record deal with Play It Again Sam Records in Brussels, and released the albums (In Search Of) Excellounge (2001) and Kind Of Cool (2002). Several songs are used in the soundtracks of the series Six Feet Under and the movie Ghost Rider (2007).

In 2003, Gare du Nord goes on a tour through the Netherlands and Russia with a newly formed band containing nine musicians. In their own Cell4-Studio in the Netherlands they record their third album: Club Gare du Nord (2005). This was done with the cooperation of French Jazz trumpet player Erik Truffaz and the gospel singers of the American Imani Fellowship Choir. Around that date (2005), Brand Fransen quits his job as president of dutch record store chain “Van Leest” to spend more time on the band

Gare du Nord recorded the single “Ride On” with British singer Paul Carrack. This song appears on their fourth album, Sex ‘n’ Jazz (2007). The album is the first part of a so-called love trilogy.

In addition to Carrack, the album is vocally supported by Italian singer Dorona Alberti, as well as soul singer Marvin Gaye in the song “You’re My Medicine”. The song can be heard in Sexual Healing, an American biographical movie from director Lauren Goodman about the last years of Marvin Gaye’s life. The song was also released as a single. On April 28, Gare du Nord received a golden record for their debut album (In Search Of) Excellounge.

In late 2007, Gare du Nord went on the Theatre Tour Sex ‘n’ Jazz. Sales of Sex ‘n’ Jazz earned the duo a second golden record in October 2007, handed out by fashion designer Marlies Dekkers. On October 15, a Gold Edition of Sex ‘n’ Jazz was released containing six newly recorded tracks.


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