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With Love Baby! – Belgium’s Witloof Bay in exclusive interview

Belgium is one of the seven countries with the longest history in the Contest, dating back to 1956 when the very first Eurovision Song Contest was held. In the 2011 Belgium national final, by a 50-50 televote and and jury vote system, the six-piece acapella group Witloof Bay was chosen to represent Belgium in Düsseldorf, Germany, in May. Witloof Bay will be performing the song With Love Baby, written by Benoît Giaux & RoxorLoops, in the 2nd semi-final on 12th May, at starting position #4.

If you missed our broadcast today at 15:00 CEST, you can listen to the interview here:

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Belgium is one of the seven countries with the longest history in the Contest, dating back to 1956 when the very first Eurovision Song Contest was held. In the 2011 Belgium national final, by a 50-50 televote and and jury vote system, the six-piece acapella group Witloof Bay was chosen to represent Belgium in Düsseldorf, Germany, in May. Witloof Bay will be performing the song With Love Baby, written by Benoît Giaux & RoxorLoops, in the 2nd semi-final on 12th May, at starting position #4.

If you missed our broadcast today at 15:00 CEST, you can listen to the interview here:

[audio:https://www.escradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Witloof-Bay-Belgium-interviewed-by-Matthias-Petermann1.mp3|titles=Witloof Bay (Belgium) – interviewed by Matthias Petermann]

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BIOGRAPHY

In 2005 six Belgian singers and musicians, all friends, decided to gather around their greatest shared passion for a cappella jazz and pop in the form of a small ensemble.  They all cherish celebrated ensembles such as  “The Real Group”, “Take 6”, “Rajaton”, “The Swingle Singers”, and “The Singers Unlimited”.  They set off in this adventure, they began rehearsing with existing scores, then writing their own arrangements, and working on a sound and style that is to be all their own.  The repertoire focuses mainly on French and Anglo-Saxon songs (à la The Real group, The Beatles, William Sheller, Henri Salvador, Michel Fugain, Laurent Voulzy…).

With members coming from the three Belgian regions, the group fully possesses its own “Belgitude”, and proudly goes for a name with a touch of that typical Belgian self-mockery: Witloof Bay, “witloof” being the Flemish word for the walloon “chicon” or French “endive”.  The group’s uniqueness partly lies in the fact that all five singers have professional classical training, to which we add the unusual, exceptional and unbeatable (you bet! –or beat?) know-how of the sixth member, Vice-Champion of the Beatboxing world: the overall sounds of the drums (and many other instruments), produced exclusively by -not just the voice- but the mouth!

Witloof Bay recorded its first album in the fall of 2007 (ready for release at the end of Spring 2008).  The repertoire is slowly evolving from existing scores into personal arrangements by group members.  The goal for a very near future is to move on to unique compositions.

For more info on Witloof Bay please visit their official website at  http://www.witloofbay.be

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