samedi 24 juin 2017

Luv's extravaganza @ Pretty In Pink XL

Yesterday, Luv' gave a flamboyant performance at the "Pretty In Pink XL" party (as a prelude to the gay event "Roze Zaterdag") on the market square in 's-Hertogenbosch, NL. The ladies even performed their Megamix (as a closing song) with drag queens.

Pictures (courtesy of Yvonne Bal & David Hay Gibson):

Here are two videos posted on Facebook:

Megamix '93 with drag queens (courtesy of Yvonne Bal)

Video posted by Ronald Plokker

Prior to the show, the ladies and their team had a dinner at the restaurant "Allerlei & Visserij" in Den Bosch.

Source: Facebook (Official Luv')

jeudi 22 juin 2017

Patty's column about "Beste Zangers"

Beste Zangers (2017 edition): MAAN, Anita Meyer, Jan Smit, Dennie Christian, Tommie Christiaan, Tania Kross, Kenny B and Brace MacDonald.

Patty Brard's latest column for Weekend magazine deals with AVROTROS music show "Beste Zangers". This program features famous Dutch singers who perform songs from each other's repertoire. The original artist judges the cover versions of his or her songs done by the other participants. The format has been used in several North European countries: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Belgium, Lithuania and Estonia.

The 10th season of "Best Zangers" (hosted by Jan Smit) is currently broadcast and features Anita Meyer, Brace, Kenny B, Maan de Steenwinkel, Tommie Christiaan, Tania Kross and Dennie Christian 

Anita Meyer (who already won the 2011 edition) is Miss Brard's favourite candidate. 

Click here to read Patty's column. 

Source: Weekend

mardi 20 juin 2017

Throwback Thursday: Luv' in Libelle

The website of Dutch women's magazine Libelle features a short article about Luv' illustrated with old and recent pictures in its "Throwback Thursday" section. Click here to read it.

The legendary girl group is celebrating its 40th anniversary. The article shows how the ladies (José Hoebee, Marga Scheide, Ria Thielsch and even ex-Luv' singer Patty Brard) looked like in their heyday and their appearance today. 

Source: Libelle

Hans and José's tribute messages to Sandra Reemer

Dutch pop singer and TV presenter Sandra Reemer died two weeks ago and shocked the Netherlands (see news posted on June 6th, 2017). 

José Hoebee and Sandra respected each other. Both of them were part of Hans van Hemert's artist roster in the 1970s. 

On June 13th, an emotional memorial service for Sandra was held at Kasteel Maurick in Vught, NL and attended by family, friends and colleagues from the Dutch showbiz (including José and Hans).

Here's what Hans posted on his Facebook page:

"Dear Sandra, from 1967 to 1977 we made 17 top hits. Most of them with Andres (Dries). I remember your solo album "Trust In Me". I could enjoy the deep timbre of your voice. What a revelation! This revelation of your deep timbre happened with "The party's over". According to me we were the first to do it.....well at least at the Nationale Songfestival (Dutch preselection for the Eurovision Song Contest) :) Do you remember when you were angry at me because I launched another duo "Mouth & MacNeal"? Actually I liked it. This story showed your ambitious of becoming the best....Fortunately this feud didn't last and in 1972 we had an international hit with "Als het on de liefde gaat". I think we recorded it in four languages. What a shock that you're not here anymore. Rest in peace. It was a honour to know you and to work with you. Yesterday I felt that many people respected you at the memorial service at Kasteel Maurick. It was a moment full of love, respect and sorrow. With Love, Hans van Hemert."

Here's what José wrote on her Facebook page:

"A beautiful memorial service....with friends and family of Sandra.....hard moment but strangely enough also pleasant after that....Sandra must have enjoyed it from heaven above....I hope that my man Will and her had a drink....I want to thank the family for allowing me to be here....Good night Sandra...."

Source: Facebook

"You're the Greatest Lover" on Qmusic's "Top 500 van het Foute Uur"

Dutch radio station Qmusic has revealed its list of the 500 kitschiest pop tracks of all time (excluding the Top 10 which will be revealed later). Luv' signature song "You're the Greatest Lover" has reached the 173rd position.

Click here to see the complete list of "Top 500 van het Foute Uur".

Source: Qmusic,

Patty on "De Wild in de middag"

On June 16th, Patty Brard gave a phone interview on Ruud de Wild's show "De Wild in de middag" on  KRO-NCRV/ NPO Radio 2. The diva answered questions as she was stuck in a traffic jam. She told that traffic jams didn't bother her anymore  and that she became wiser and calmer. 

Patty also discussed her occasionnal use of Botox and fillers and her participation on BNN/NPO 3's panel game "Ranking the Stars". She also explained that Ibiza was her base because of the hectic schedule of her husband who worked as an architect on the party island. 

After De Wild's conversation with La Brard, Luv's signature song "You're the Greatest Lover" was played. Isn't it funny? Patty refused indeed to be remembered as a former member of Luv'

Click here to listen to the interview.

Source: NPO Radio 2,

Patty & Viktor on "Shownieuws"

Patty & Viktor on "Shownieuws" 

On June 16th, SBS 6's entertainment news program "Shownieuws" featured Viktor Brand as the anchor with Patty Brard as an expert. The program attracted 884.000 viewers (market share: 18.1%)

Source: SBS 6, SKO, Patty Brard on Twitter and Instagram