Vaya Con Dios

Singer, lyricist and band leader Dani Klein.

Vaya Con Dios (in Engish Go with God) was a Belgian music act from Brussels that stood out for its mixing of styles, as well as the distinctive voice of its lead singer Dani Klein. It was one of the most successful Belgian music acts ever, having sold more than 7 million albums and more than 3 million singles.

It was founded in 1986, but since 1991 Vaya Con Dios was for the most part a one woman band, centered on singer, lyricist, band leader and (co-)producer Dani Klein, reinforced by an ever changing selection of musicians. Vaya Con Dios was performing her last international tour this year. Vaya Con Dios officially stopped with their last concert on Saturday October 25th, 2014, in Forest National in Brussels.

Vaya Con Dios - Nah Nah Nah

Vaya Con Dios, Dani Klein, 1990.

dEUS

dEUS is a rock band based in Antwerp whose only continuous members are Tom Barman (vocals, guitars) and Klaas Janzoons (keyboards, violin). Stéphane Misseghers (drummer), Alan Gevaert (bassist) and Mauro Pawlowski (guitarist/backing vocalist) complete the band.

dEUS began their career in 1991 as a covers band, but soon began writing their own material. Their musical influences range from folk and punk to jazz and progressive rock. After the release of the four-track EP Zea in 1992, they were offered a recording contract with Island Record becoming the first Belgian indie act to sign to a major international label.

dEUS' first album Worst Case Scenario was released on September 16, 1994 to critical acclaim. Their next album In a Bar, Under the Sea followed in 1996 and The Ideal Crash in 1999 "saw the manic eccentricity channeled into a slightly more accessible package". Altogether, the band's first three albums sold over 750.000 copies worldwide and gathered them a cult following.

In mid-2004 they began recording new material and playing live across Europe, and in August the download-only single If You Don't Get What You Want was released. And in 2005 the album Pocket Revolution, supported by a world tour of over 130 concerts. In 2007 Deus built their own studio and their next album, Vantage Point, was released in 2008. Three years later, in September 2011, Keep You Close was released featuring Gregg Dully. And the next month the band won the Best Belgian Act award at the MTV Europe Music Awards.

On June 1st, 2012, dEUS surprised the music world by releasing their new album Following Sea out of the blue, on the Internet. The albumreceived glowing reviews from the Belgian and European press

dEUS - Instant Street

dEUS' first single out of the albm The Ideal Crash, 1999.