We are very glad to announce some new names to the list of NOTP artists.
First of all, and this is to no surprise of us, the choir Scala will be performing on stage. This women’s choir is well-known in Belgium and in the States. 2011 has been an major breakout year for Scala and the Kolacny brothers. Stijn (conductor) and Steven (piano) Kolacny thank their US fame to the PBS TV broadcasts, because since then, the US audience got to know them in a major tour. Their music can be found in films (The Social Network, Zero Dark Thirty), games (Evolve) and many TV series. What will they bring to the NOTP concerts? We hope there will be something new like “December” and some great classics like “Creep” and “Nothing Else Matters”. Or maybe some Rammstein covers like “Mutter” or “Engel”?
Another headliner will be the British DJ duo Basement Jaxx. The group started in the early nineties, but became really famous with their first album in 1999: Remedy. On this album we can find the beautiful song “Red Alert” and a couple of years later they had the magnificent “Where’s Your Head At”. This song has also been used when the duo performed with the Metropole Orkest. They sure have experience with performing with a classical orchestra, so we are very curious what they will give us this time.
And the last headliner for today is the British singer-songwriter Joe Jackson. His most famous song will probably be the 1979 song “Is she really going out with him”, which still gets extensive radio airplay. But let’s not forget about “Steppin’ Out” or “You Can’t Get What You Want (Till You Know What You Want)”. These songs are engraved in our common memory. Not only did this performer create some beautiful songs, he also wrote some classical pieces. Let’s be honest, an artist like this is a wonderful added value to the Night of the Proms. Young and ‘Less Young’ will be enthusiastic, I know we are.
Scala, Basement Jaxx and Joe Jackson make the 2015 edition of the Night of the Proms a fantastic evening full of different styles of music. Truth be told, I wouldn’t dare miss this edition…