Genre : Jazz Vocal
About This Act :
|DOLF DE VRIES TRIO Catchy arrangements and amazing solo performances give this Dutch Trio its international character. Born with a talent for music, Dolf de Vries formed his very first Dolf de Vries Trio when he was only fourteen. Together with his successive trio`s he has made a great many appearances since then, on occasions ranging from concerts, radio/television performances and LP/CD recordings to receptions, exclusive dinners and parties. In 1986 a Dolf de Vries Trio solo album appeared titled “Where`s That Rainy Day”, together with Frank Noya (bass) and Peter Ypma (drums).
Dolf de Vries performed with, arranged for, recorded with musicians and artists such as Jean Toots Thielemans, Randy Crawford, Sister Sledge, Georgie Fame, London Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Thijs van Leer (Focus), Madeline Bell, Ernie Watts, Scott Hamilton, Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet), Laura Fygi, Lou Levie, Gary Brooker (Procol Harum), Conte and Pete Candoli, Metropole Orkest, Lew Tabackin, The Weather Girls, Bob Cooper, Billy Preston, Benny Bailey and many others. The Dolf de Vries Trio can boast international celebrities as its one-time members, including bass players Niels Henning Ørsted Pedersen (Oscar Peterson Trio) and John Clayton (Count Basie), and drummer Billy Cobham.
In 2007 an album was released of the Dolf de Vries Trio, a strings section and 11 international top artists. Dolf recorded their world hits again giving them a new and modern touch. More info about the album "Another Touch by Dolf de Vries” can be found at: www.another-touch.com
The career of Madeline Bell is characterized because she has manifested herself on a very wide range comparable with artists such as Dionne Warwick, Oleta Adams, Dusty Springfield, Vicki Brown, etc.
In the 1970s she ascended the English and international charts as the half of the Blue Mink duo, who scored World Hits (f.i. The Banner Man, Melting Pot, Good Morning Freedom, etc.).
Madeline Bell has frequently collaborated with international stars like The Beatles, Elton John, The Rolling Stones, Ray Charles, Joe Cocker, Dionne Warwick, George Michael, Billy Preston, her dear friend Dusty Springfield and many, many others.
In the 1980s, she became world famous for her interpretation of classical works with The New London Choral in The Young Amadeus, The Young Messiah and The Young Verdi, which also appeared on CD and led to a million seller within a short time. The theater audience knows her mainly due to the stormy success that she garnered as star of the famous musical The Cotton Club, which in 1989 and 1990 was visited by hundreds of thousands of spectators in the sold-out halls.
On the 22 June 2003 Madeline was honored with a Life Time Achievement Award, presented by the Music Heritage Foundation for her significant and outstanding contribution to the music industry. The event, held at the Grosvenor Hotel, Park Lane, London, was attended by many prominent celebrities. This award is long overdue and more than well deserved for a lady whose musical career is diamond studded with great songs and immaculate performances this prestigious award will place Madeline at the top of the ladder of international stardom where she belongs as a magnetic and outstanding entertainer whose class and quality voice has spanned the decades and remained impeccably intact.
With her USA hit I`m Gonna Make You Love Me in a lounge/jazz version Madeline Bell appeared as one of the 11 world stars on The Dolf de Vries Trio & Strings album Another Touch by Dolf de Vries.
Recently Madeline Bell sang among the international Jet Set at Rod Stewart`s wedding.