The Jacquelines

The Jacquelines

BandJazzSinger/Songwriter

The Jacquelines are a unique live-band of 3 singers & 3 musicians. Their style is a blend of vocal swingjazz with up to date & personal lyrics, directed by singer Iris Berardocco. Their first album 'Gee Oh Gee' was released on February 25, 2013 (Sony Music Belgium).

Biography

“The Jacquelines” is a six-member band founded by singer/composer Iris Berardocco. Three singers & three musicians, all bandmembers studied jazz at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp (Belgium). In October 2009, they started rehearsing together, while Iris wrote a new song every week. The most important influences were The Andrews Sisters, Louis Prima, Ella Fitzgerald & Sarah Vaughan. But Iris was also influenced by singer-songwriters, classical composers, rock & metal bands,... because good music exists in any style.

Before the start of The Jacquelines, the three singers, Iris Berardocco, Eva Buchmann & Sara Raes used to sing together with a big band. Frederik Madou, double-bass player & husband of Iris, accompanied the girls as they started doing small promotional gigs in Antwerp & Brussels. Then the band was completed with Stijn Wauters on piano & Jelle Van Giel on drums.

Soon, The Jacquelines played 2 or 3 gigs each month which allowed them to grow as a band. In the summer of 2011 they recorded their first album, which attracted the attention from Sony Music Belgium. In June 2012, after intensive thought & negotiating, Iris signed her first Artist Deal for the band.

The Jacquelines' first album, 'Gee Oh Gee', was released on January 25, 2013, and entered the Ultratop charts at 6. With this album, Iris Berardocco managed to create contemporary pop songs that refer to the vocal swing of the 40's. The somewhat daring song lyrics make The Jacquelines sound very personal & up-to-date.

Their first single, the unconventional "Hypochondria", was released on October 6, 2012; their second single, "Gee Oh Gee (Won't You Set My Fellas Free)", a support song for the LGBT community, was released on February 2, 2013. Both songs were in the A-rotation of Belgian national radio for months. Other succesful tunes were "Shiny Sara", "Dig me a hole", "Japanese Boogie" and "Don't Kill Your Darlings".

“The Jacquelines” also built up a strong live-reputation: their shows are very well received in theatres as well as on festivals.

Bandmembers:
Iris Berardocco: vocals/compositions
Eva Buchmann: vocals
Sara Raes: vocals
Stijn Wauters: piano
Frederik Madou: double bass
Jelle Van Giel: drums

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Hypochondria Lyricvideo: http://bit.ly/16WXWfa

Lyrics

Gee Oh Gee (Won't You Set My Fellas Free)

Written By: Iris Berardocco

Have you met my friend Sebastian yet
(No no no!!!)
He is a great fella,
but he’s no straight fella,

And he likes doin’ certain things
that are forbidden by the pope!!!
He kinda fancies guys, they give him
butterflies, but I’m quite sure you’d love him

In the schoolyard of Saint-Bernadette
(No no no!!!)
He made a huge mistake
during the morning break

He had an eye on little Stevie
so he kissed him on the cheek
(No! What was he thinkin’?)
Soon a raging nun came stormin’ on
and she beat the hell out of him (and I said)

Gee oh gee,
won’t you set my fellas free!
Gee oh gee,
won’t you let my buddies be
what they were born to be

(Set my buddies free why don't you set 'em
Let by buddies be why don't you let 'em
Probably one day you will get 'em)

(repeat refrain)

When Tommy went to school he never said
that much, just hangin’ round with the ladies
But oh my my, what a fella he was,
sweet sweet, sweet sweet
Oh, oh, oh - oh

Have you met my cheeky pal David
(No no no!!!)
He’s just a fly guy,
he ain’t no shy guy,

And he likes doin’ certain things
that are forbidden by the pope!!!
He makes a lot of noise when he invites
the boys, but I couldn’t say he’s evil - no!

Ain't no diff'rence if you’re Jane or Joe
(No no no!!!)
We're all connected here
in Jacqu-line atmosphere

And tell me why oh why
must you be calling him deranged
(strange-unhealthy-pure decadence!)
No-one will ever know the feelings
you never show, why don’t you throw
‘em out, out in the open! (and I said)

Gee oh gee,
won’t you set my fellas free!
Gee oh gee,
won’t you let my buddies be
what they were born to be

(Set my buddies free why don't you set 'em
Let by buddies be why don't you let 'em
Probably one day you will get 'em)

Gee oh gee,
won’t you set my fellas free!
Gee oh gee, won’t you let my buddies be
what they were born to be
(I absolutely agree and so it's alright with me)

And I bet you’ll get my cheeky David
Lucas! Tommy! Gigi? Could he???
Bet you’ll get my friend Sebastian yet

I bet, you’ll get ‘em yet, my old friends
I bet, you’ll get’em yet – I bet
And I bet you’ll get my friend Sebastian yet!

Hypochondria

Written By: Iris Berardocco

Oh doctor you must help me
I'm completely desperate
I can't close my eyes at night
'cause I'm afraid that I'll end up dead

Should I read the signs I'm seeing
Is this reality or fear
Ev'ryday's a new disease
And I seem older ev'ry year - oh

Hypo -hypochondria
Why do you haunt me so
I keep bumpin' into you
wherever I may go

I've had many scary nightmares
But you’re the worst I've had by far - oh
No-one ever scared the living hell right out of me like
My hypochondria - oh

Hypo - hypochondria haha
Hypo - hypochondria ha ha
My hypochondria - oh

Hypo - hypochondria haha
Hypo - hypochondria ha ha
My hypochondria

"Oh doctor you must help me"
Said a man with a shaky voice
"I fear that I'm infected by
Any virus of your choice"

"Could I have some mental illness
Is this insanity perhaps
'Cause ev'rytime she comes around
I totally collapse" He said:

"Hypo -hypochondria
what have you done to me
You have put me out there
for the whole wide world to see"

He'd had many bossy women
She was the worst he'd had by far - oh
no-one ever dominated him the way she did
his hypochondria - oh
Hypo - hypochondria haha
Hypo - hypochondria ha ha
My hypochondria - oh

Hypo - hypochondria haha
Hypo - hypochondria ha ha
My hypochondria

Don't Kill Your Darlings

Written By: Iris Berardocco

I once had a lover named Gigi
He was a french guy with roots in Parigi
It didn't take too long before it dawned on me
That Gigi loved the bottle more than he loved me

And so my friends said: "This guy won't give you no satisfaction!"
And then my conscience said: "You're a victim of carnal attraction"
So I packed my bags and left him standin' there
And Gigi has been lonely ever since - so

Listen to me fellas, if you think that the world revolves around you
Well don't - don't you hurt your darlings, or your darlings just might end up hurting you (dudut dut dudoo)

And then came a fella named Mickey
I'll tell you the truth: he was a hell of a sickie
He kept me way too long for it was plain to see
That he loved fifty others simultaneously

And then my sister said: "Oh no, not again, please!"
My other sister said: "Come on now, keep smiling, cheese!"
And so I packed my bags and left him standing there
And Mickey has been crying ever since - so

Listen to me fellas, you may have some charms and some good tactics too
But don't - don't mistreat your darlings, or your darlings might end up mistreating you (dudut dut duduu)

Then finally I met Fredric
I thought alright baby let us go steadric
We didn't hesitate because apparently
I was the one for him and he was perfect for me

And then my momma said: "Well THAT was a tough one!"
And then my poppa said: "Grazie a Dio, finalmente!"
Here's a story with a happy ending
Though Freddy hears me preachin' ev'ryday -oh
Listen to me fellas, you may have the looks and your heart may be true
But don't - don't you kill your darlings, or your darlings just might end up, if you get the message raise your hand up (shout), or your darlings just might end up killing you! That's right, that's what they'll do!

Discography

Discografie Singles

Titel Label Release

Hypochondria Sony 24/09/2012
Gee Oh Gee (Won't You Set My Fellas Free) Sony 07/01/2013
Japanese Boogie Sony 22/04/2013
Shiny Sara Sony 13/05/2013
Don't Kill Your Darlings Sony 06/09/2013

Discografie Albums - Studio

Gee Oh Gee Sony 28/01/2013

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Set List

1) JACQUELINE’S TUNE (I. Berardocco)
2) DIG ME A HOLE (I. Berardocco)
3) SHINY SARA (I. Berardocco)
4) EVA THE COSMOPOLITAN (I. Berardocco)
5) BRIDE & GROOM (I. Berardocco)
6) SONG FOR YVETTE (I. Berardocco)
7) PLUCK MY STRINGS (I. Berardocco)
8) GEE OH GEE (WON'T SET MY FELLAS FREE) (I. Berardocco)
9) ITALIAN FLOWER (I. Berardocco/E. Buchmann)
10) DON’T KILL YOUR DARLINGS (I. Berardocco)
11) ARCHIDUC’S JINGLE (I. Berardocco)
12) HYPOCHONDRIA (I. Berardocco)
13) JAPANESE BOOGIE (I. Berardocco)
Bis: DIG ME A HOLE (I. Berardocco)