Since 1994, Night Of The Proms has thrilled a steadily growing fan base in Germany; where classical meets pop, aria meets chart hit, suit on leather jacket, stilettos on Chucks and Tchaikovsky on Boy George, merging two styles of music that may once have been considered unthinkable.
After the tour had to be postponed twice due to the pandemic, there is now good news: the Night Of The Proms will be able to take place as planned this autumn! In addition to Kool & The Gang, Amy Macdonald, Nik Kershaw, Carol Decker of T’Pau, Matt Simons and YolanDa Brown will be there as classical soloists. As always, the stars will be accompanied in their greatest hits by the Antwerp Philharmonic Orchestra and the Fine Fleur Choir under the direction of conductor Alexandra Arrieche.
KOOL AND THE GANG
With hits like “Celebration”, “Get Down On It”, Ladies Night”, “Cherish” or “Fresh”, Kool & The Gang has forever secured a place in the playlists of every good party as well as in the program of all major radio stations worldwide. With their soulful disco funk, Kool & The Gang have regularly conquered the international charts since the end of the 70s. With over 100 million records sold worldwide, the band are considered one of the most important representatives of the disco movement and influential initiators of hip hop of the 90s.
In 2013, Amy Macdonald thrilled the audiences of the Night of the Proms with the mixture of her soft but haunting voice, great sense for stylish songs and Scottish down-to-earthiness. After her breakthrough success with “This Is The Life”, the self-taught musician has released six albums (including her ‘Best of’ collection “Woman Of The World’) from 2008 to the present day and has collected numerous gold and platinum awards.
Nik Kershaw achieved Europe-wide success in 1984 with “Wouldn’t It Be Good”, reaching number 2 in the German charts followed by “I Won’t Let The Sun Go Down”, dominating pop charts across the board. Several studio albums from Nik have followed since the 80s to critical acclaim from the music industry and fans alike.
Nik has recently released ‘Songs From The Shelf, Pt.1’ on digital EP, delighting fans with his new (yet old) reworked demos from the 90s.
With “China in Your Hand”, Carol Decker stormed the charts as frontwoman of the British pop band, T’Pau, in 1987 to No.1 in the British and No.2 in the GermT’Pau Central – The Official Home of UK Band T’Pau (tpau.co.uk)an charts. With powerful arrangements and a power voice, Carol Decker still wows audiences today.
Matt Simons is an American singer-songwriter based in Brooklyn, New York City. Self-releasing his first EP Living Proof in 2012, he has since gone on to release two full-length albums globally, achieving chart success across Europe, South Africa, and the Americas.
Renowned saxophonist YolanDa Brown was the first musician to win the MOBO Award for “Best Jazz” two years in a row. Both YolanDa’s debut album “April Shower May Flowers” and her album “Love Politics War” reached number 1 on the jazz charts. Yolanda Brown is an all-rounder having toured with Billy Ocean, The Temptations or Diana Krall, is chairwoman of the largest British music charity institution “Youth Music” and received an honorary doctorate from the University of East London.
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