vendredi 19 janvier 2018

José & friends @ Museum RockArt

Yesterday, José Hoebee gave an interview on Omroep Vlaardingen (see previous post). Later that day, the Luv' singer visited the "Museum RockArt" (a place that celebrates 60 years of Dutch pop and rock music) in Hoek van Holland, NL. She was accompanied by Elly Domenie, Henk Koudijzer and Willem Meijerink. Among the memorabilia was a gold record of "Trojan Horse" (that commemorates the Dutch sale of more than 100.000 copies of Luv's classic hit released in late 1978). 

Photo courtesy of Elly Domenie:

José & Elly

Willem & Henk

Source: Facebook

jeudi 18 janvier 2018

José on Henk Koudijzer's radio show on Omroep Vlaardigen

José with Henk Koudijzer,  Elly Domenie, Willem de Wilt and Willem Meijerink
Photo credits: Elly Domenie

Earlier today, José Hoebee was interviewed by Henk Koudijzer (assisted by sound technician Willem de Wilt) on his morning radio show on Omroep VlaardingenThe singer told anecdotes about her amazing career (her debut with her sisters, the glory years of Luv', her late husband and record producer Will Hoebee...).

José was chauffeured by Willem Meijerink to the radio station. 

Thanks Elly Domenie for sharing information and pictures. 

Click here to listen to "Op de koffie bij Henk Koudijzer". Then select part 1 and 2 of the program. 

Playlist of "Op de koffie bij Henk Koudijzer":

  • Luv' - U.O.Me (1978)
  • Luv' - You're the Greatest Lover (1978)
  • Luv' - Trojan Horse (1978)
  • Luv' - Casanova (1979)
  • Luv' - My Number One (1980)
  • Luv' - Ann-Maria (1980)
  • José - I Will Follow Him (1982)
  • José - Once I Had A Sweetheart ( demo - 1993)
  • José & Hans Vermeulen - I Love You (medley of Nights in White Satin and I (Who Have Nothing) (1984 -  bonus track on the Luv's compilation "25 Jaar Na Waldolala" released in 2003)

Source: Facebook

mercredi 17 janvier 2018

Luv' Déjà Vu: Granooolala Commercial

The latest commercial for breakfast cereals "Granooolala" (of Eat Natural, a brand which is part of the Lemar BV group) features three lovely ladies dressed in 1970s outfits (with Charlie's Angels-like wigs) and lip-syncing to a new version of "U.O.Me (Welcome To Waldolala)", Luv's breakthrough hit of 1978. Luv' fans may consider this commercial as a tribute to their favourite girl group in disguise. Even the name "Granoolala" reminds us of Waldolala (the fictional nightclub which was the central place of the iconic Dutch TV series "Het is weer zo laat!" featuring Luv' during the opening credits).

Source: Youtube (Lemar's channel)

José on "Op de Koffie bij Henk Koudijzer" (Omroep Vlaardigen)

Jose Hoebee will be a guest on the radio show "Op de koffie bij Henk Koudijzer" on Dutch local station Omroep Vlaardingen tomorrow between 10.00 am and 12.00 noon. She will discuss the success of Luv' (including in Mexico and many other countries), her solo career (including her #1 hit "I Will Follow Him") and her duets (with Ron Brandsteder, Bonnie St. Claire, and Anny Schilder). José was the wife of the top producer Will Hoebee who passed away in 2012. The amazing productions of Will will also be mentioned.

Source: Omroep Vlaardingen, Elly Domenie

dimanche 14 janvier 2018

Pics and videos: 20th anniversary party of RisQué

November 26th, 2017 saw the 20th-anniversary show of Drag act "RisQué" (formerly known as "Luv' Unlimited" (Luv's lookalike act) at 'T Prikkewater Packhuys Partycentrum in Vlaardingen, NL. Among the persons who attended the performance were Hannie Scheide (Marga's sister) and Silvia Moos. The Luv' ladies were invited but could not come because one day prior to this event they gave a flamboyant show in Groningen late at night (see news posted on November 26th, 2017). 

Hannie Scheide, Peter (Kylie) & Silvia Moos

The current members of RisQué are Kylie (Peter Broos), Sabrina (Wil van der Schoor) and Kim (Monique de Rooij). They performed a repertoire including classic hits from the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and 2000s (Baccara, Luv', Doris D and the Pins, Risqué, K3, Samantha Fox, Sabrina, Centerfold, Three Degrees....). 

RisQué performing Luv's Trojan Horse (Matt Pop 2015 remix)

RisQué performing Luv's You're the Greatest Lover

RisQué performing Anny & José's Be My Baby

RisQué performing Luv's Welcome To My Party

RisQué performing K3's O Ya Le Le

RisQué performing Baccara's Yes Sir, I Can Boogie

RisQué performing Maywood's Rio

There has been a strong link between RisQué/Luv' Unlimited and Luv' for years.  The two trios appeared together on several occasions. 

Luv' Unlimited with José Hoebee and Ria Thielsch at Luv's first fan club meeting in April 2003 in Breda, NL

RisQué/Luv' Unlimited was the surprise act at Luv's 40th-anniversary party in Best last summer (see news posted on July 9th, 2017). 

RisQué website:

RisQué can be booked for shows via Dutch talent agency Twilight Entertainment

Source: Facebook, YouTube

Luv' to perform at the Artiestengala Landsmeer

Luv' will be performing at the Artiestengala Landsmeer at the Sporthal ICL in Landsmeer, NL on September 15th, 2018 between 11.00 pm and 11.30 pm. The ladies will share the stage with other artists (including Dries and Dave Roelvink and Mick Harren). 

Ticket price: €35, extra €1 (reservation costs)
See flyer above to know the pre-sale addresses. 

Patty's column about bad language

Patty Brard's latest column for Weekend magazine deals with bad language. The diva mentions several Dutch rappers (Boef, Baas B and Yes-Rwho curse in their songs. Recently she was shocked when she heard a rapper using foul language as he spoke to a steward in a plane and when she witnessed a young mother calling her children "pigs" in public. 

Click here to read the column.

The ex-Luv' singer takes fright at swearing but she seems to forget that in the 2000s she had an awful public image. She didn't use poetry on her reality shows "Patty's Posse" and "Patty's Fort". In late 2004, she called José Hoebee a "whore" on Robert Jensen's talk show on RTL 5Her rap battle against Katja Schuurman on BNN's program "Katja Vs de Restin 2006 included dirty talk. It's the pot calling the kettle black!

Source: Weekend