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Gent, Flanders, Belgium | INDIE

Gent, Flanders, Belgium | INDIE
Band Pop Folk

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May
23
neeka @ Straatfeesten

Kalmthout, Not Applicable, Belgium

Kalmthout, Not Applicable, Belgium

May
13
neeka @ DB's

Utrecht, Not Applicable, Netherlands

Utrecht, Not Applicable, Netherlands

Apr
24
neeka @ Mezz

Breda, Not Applicable, Netherlands

Breda, Not Applicable, Netherlands

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different ****-reviews of the 'Woman Wonderland'-album in national newspapers (in dutch) - national newspapers


Discography

Neeka – album (1999 - Oyster records)
The gardener - single
This is not my home - single
Sunset - single

Candy Comfort – album (2002 – Megadisc)
More than you - single
Don’t hold me back - single
Candy comfort - single

Women Wonderland - album (2005 – Universal)
Butterfly - single
Paris wonderland - single
My last days as a girl - single

Robin – album (oct. 2009 – Munich)
Carsong – single
Believe – single

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Bio

Neeka is regarded as one of Belgium’s most cherished singer-songwriters and up till now has made 3 critically acclaimed and successful albums.

Her self-titled debut album (1999) brought her to the public eye with a cover of Tom Robinson's “Listen to the Radio.” The cover resulted in a double bill tour with Tom Robinson who was stunned by her song writing and feeling for the English language.

Candy Comfort (2002) was Neeka’s breakthrough album with the big hit, “Don't hold me back,” a duet with Zita Swoon frontman Stef Kamil Carlens. The song received massive airplay on all radio stations in Belgium and Holland. Neeka played big festivals that year (T/W, Dranouter, Crossing border) and toured Europe with Hooverphonic.

After that Neeka became a mother and later on made the album that she had in her head for a long time: Women Wonderland (2005). The album is a contemporary pop album with a natural swing that is coloured by classical instruments like harpsichord, organ and lute. The wondrous events in Neeka’s life provide an extra sparkle to the songs on this album. 'Women Wonderland' shows Neeka's international experience more clearly than ever. As with any talented artist, Neeka’s gift is in the details. The album has eleven songs that went beyond her previous influences and exposes an authentic musical style. The music is pop but with unusual and beautiful sounds and a very natural biorhythm. Universal Belgium hears the album and is sold on it immediately. Butterfly, the single from that album became the next Neeka classic.

In between albums, Neeka recorded a beautiful duet with MINT: ”The more I” and participated in different musical projects.(Neil young tribute, vocals for singer Songwriter Venus in Flames,...)

Right now her fourth album ‘Robin’ is out. She travelled to Richmond, Virginia in the U.S. to work with producer, John Morand (Sparklehorse, Jason Molina,MINT...), at Sound of Music recording studio. As always, the song writing on this album is outstanding and sound wizard John Morand helps Neeka create that universe where excellent melodies, folk, a hint of jazz, sitars, violins, and synths all come together in what still remains pop music! Always there's that beautiful voice that can bring up a whole range of emotions; sometimes breaking your heart, then filling you with pure joy but always a comfort to the soul. On all her albums, Neeka always works with the finest people and on this album, Neeka was pleased to get help from a.o. Alan Weatherhead(Sparklehorse, Camper Van Beethoven, Cracker,A Camp...) and Miguel Urbiztondo (Daniel Johnston, Nina Perrson/Cardigans, Cracker...)apart from the delightful musicians from her liveband.

All this results in Neeka’s finest album to date which catapults her above the line of influence with an emotional intimacy that makes Neeka the world’s new old friend. Enjoy!

Release: October 2009