Sunday, June 27, 2010

Dutch Music (2): Jan Smit

Now, as promised, I am following up on my last blog post on the topic of Dutch music. This time, Jan Smit is on the hotseat. And again, if I was going to recommend a Dutch artist to listen to.... this would not be it.

Firstly, Jan Smit is known (at least in my world) as the man who did those cheesy C&A adverts and posters. They weren't good.

Essentially he is a schlager singer and had his first hit when he was 12 years old back in 1997. His star faded a bit (though continued to be popular in Germany) until a few years ago when he hit the big time again (hence the C&A campaign?) with songs such as "Als de morgen is gekomen".

Probably the biggest news about him lately was the media hype around his split with Yolanthe Cabau van Kasbergen, a Dutch actress/presenter: a fairy tale romance gone bad.

Next post.... Andre Hazes.....

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