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 K's Choice
Mellows San Francisco
K's Choice 
.....K's Choice is a Belgian band from Antwerp. They've been in the music industry for a very long time in continental Europe. They are slowly getting music fans in the states. The band has released four CDs now. In order of release, they are: "The Great Subconscious Club", "Paradise In Me", "Cocoon Crash" and "Almost Happy".
.....Since the late eighties, brother and sister Gert and Sarah Bettens have been active in the Belgian music scene. While studying, they formed their own "hobby-band" called "The Basement Plugs", and predominantly covered popular songs in the Antwerp area. Sarah and Gert decide to change from "The Choice" to "K's Choice". for those who read!) 1995-1997 - Paradise in me (K's Choice)
.....Their fame grew with the release of their third album. Their single "Believe" went straight to number one in Belgium and Holland. Which made K's Choice famous outside Belgium. Not long after that they released "Everything For Free" and this was also a huge hit for the band. By then, K's Choice was on everyone's lips and they were considered as the best band from Belgium. K's Choice spent nearly a whole year in the States; supporting bands like The Verve Pipe and Tonic. These support slots included a one-off appearance on the bill at 1997's celebrated Lilith Fair. As a result of this, "Paradise in Me" grabs the Number 1 spot for two consecutive weeks on Billboard's Heatseekers chart. In addition, "Not an Addict" spent nearly 30 weeks on Billboard's "Modern Rock Tracks" chart; peaking at Number 5. ......September '96 and September '97, K's Choice spent nearly a whole year in the States; supporting bands like The Verve Pipe and Tonic. These support slots included a one-off appearance on the bill at 1997's celebrated Lilith Fair. As a result of this, "Paradise in Me" grabs the Number 1 spot for two consecutive weeks on Billboard's Heatseekers chart. In addition, "Not an Addict" spent nearly 30 weeks on Billboard's "Modern Rock Tracks" chart; peaking at Number 5. The band joined the Lilith Caravan for the third time in August '99 and toured through more than ten American states together with Sarah McLachlan and Sheryl Crow, among others. The success of Cocoon Crash didn't lose its momentum . . . that same summer even brought the group to Israel as the support act to Garbage. 2000 - Almost Happy
.......I had the pleasure of seeing K's Choice play live at Slims in San Francisco, Their really relaxing and easy to listen to. Some of the lyrics are funny but most are serious. Frontwoman Sarah Bettens gets personal from the start, kicking off the album with a recording of her singing a Belgian folk song at age five. The innocence surrounding it sets the tone. The warmth of "Home" and "Live for Real" sifts through the present. Bettens signature smoky vocals are a touch deeper while the band's instrumentation is delicate. "Somewhere" is the bridge - an acoustic rich number flowing with elements of country-rock. They move beyond the "alternative" tag that made them international superstars with "Not An Addict" and the approach is wistful. Other songs such as "Shadowman" and the vibrant life of "Busy" hits upon social routine and the messiness of it all. The domestic release of Almost Happy contains a bonus live disc captured from the European version of K's Choice Live, originally available on Double T Music.
.....They bring mature singer-songwriter compilations that radiate warmth and tendernes with a touch of rock, but not in excess. The album is a very natural musical evolution that every right-minded music enthusiast will surely appreciate and that will undoubtedly sound honest to the ears.

By Randy Cohen

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   K's Choice Band
Sarah (lead vocals and guitar) and Gert Bettens (vocals and guitar). The band line-up is completed by Jan Van Sichem Jr. (guitar), Eric Grossman (bass) and Koen Lieckens (drums).
Solvi - drums


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Almost Happy


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