Friday, July 15, 2011

Laura Fygi

Laura Fygi (born 27 August 1955 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch singer.
For the first eight years of her life, she lived with her parents in South America. She is the daughter of a Dutch father (a manager at Philips) and an Egyptian mother.
Between 1984 and 1991, Laura Fygi was a member of one of the most popular Dutch girl-bands, Centerfold . During performances, the ladies dressed themselves in sexy lingerie. They had hits in the Netherlands and all over Europe. In Japan, they were considered famous.
In 1991, the ladies of Centerfold stopped performing and Laura (together with Rowan Moore) started a band called The Backlot . After one performance in Dutch theatre Paradiso, an album was expected, but Mercury Records had already asked Laura to make a solo album. This first album of hers was called Introducing, produced by Ruud Jacobs . On this album, she was accompanied by famous Belgian musician Jean "Toots" Thielemans. Most of the songs on the album are jazz.

Kick back and listen to some great jazz vibes for a Friday evening.
And check out her new album, "The Best Is Yet To Come".

The Best Is Yet To Come

Rose Rose, I Love You (玫瑰玫瑰,我爱你)

She's been on a tour of China singing songs from the album, and recently she performed at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre. On the new CD, and in the concert, she sang the 1940 Mandarin pop song "Rose Rose I Love You". While she was here she was delighted to meet not only its earlier singers Yao Lee and Rebecca Pan, but also the son of the original music composer.

Let There Be Love + Bewitched

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