|Birth name Lien De Greef|
Occupation(s) Singer, composer
Music group Bolchi
Name Lady Linn
|Albums No Goodbye at All, Here We Go Again, High|
Genres Jazz, Pop music, Soul music
Similar People Stephane Pompougnac, Paul Michiels, Alton Miller
Music director Dancing With Travolta
Lady linn i don t wanna dance
Lady Linn (born 14 September 1981, in Sint-Amandsberg) is the artist name of the Flemish singer Lien De Greef. She does live performances with her group Lady Linn And Her Magnificent Seven. The band brings a mix of jazz, pop and soul.
- Lady linn i don t wanna dance
- Lady linn and her magnificent seven a love affair with lyrics
Lady linn and her magnificent seven a love affair with lyrics
De Greef grew up in the East-Flemish town of Serskamp, a part of the community Wichelen and now lives in Ghent, where she also teaches at the Music Academy and the Institute for Music and Dance (MUDA). She studied jazz and light music at the Conservatory of Ghent. After she graduated in 2004, she became the lead singer of Bolchi, a pop group in Ghent led by Jeroen De Pessemier and which currently does live acts with Foxylane and The Subs. Apart from that, she is also the singer of the hiphop band Skeemz. She can also be heard as backing vocal at the CD Over & weer (2008) by Eva De Roovere and the CD Humanoid and single Call on me (both 1999) from Marjan Debaene. She also took care of the singing parts for DJ Red D because of which she could be seen often in Belgian and international house scene. A last project in which Lien participates is "Howie and Linn".
But, because of her affection for jazz in 2004 she let herself surround with seven musicians, and during two years she toured with covers of jazz and swing songs from the 1930s and 1940s. From 2006 on they also started bringing own songs, which resulted in the CD 'Here we go Again' in February 2008. This CD is filled with tracks by De Greef herself, except for one title. With this CD and the corresponding singles they broke through in Flanders and they scored several hits like 'A Love Affair' and 'That's Allright'. In April 2009 they obtained gold with 15,000 sold copies and shortly after even platinum. That period she also stood on the Hotlist of Studio Brussel with her cover of "I Don't Wanna Dance" by Eddy Grant.
On 6 February 2009 De Greef won one of the 2008 Music Industry Awards (MIA), namely that in the category of best female artist ahead of Natalia, Sandrine and Kate Ryan. She was also nominated in the category "breakthrough of the year", and she immediately went home with the main prize. Later in that year, on 8 August, she received the Radio 2 Summer Hit-trophy in Westende.
On 8 January 2010 Lady Linn and Her Magnificent Seven won the MIA for best pop artist and that of best female solo artist. In 2012, their album No Goodbye at all became their second album to reach the golden status.