Spring news

Dear all,
 
Apart from a quick photo now and then, I haven’t been sharing much news lately. I was a bit absent/busy because I was focussed on a new and exciting chapter for Leonore 🙂
 
My spiritual friends had already warned me at the beginning of this month, that March 2017 would be all about ACTION! Seems like they were damn right! These are the adventures that we’ve been caught up in lately:
 
– Recording some new songs (with Tobie Speleman & Number Nine Studios). Not sure when we’ll share them with you, but in any case, it will be when the time is right!
 
– Working on a Dutch version of “Brussels” (with new arrangements and in the Brussels dialect), with the kind help of Fleddy Melculy, Jan Hautekiet and Johan Verminnen, which will be released in the autumn.
 
– Working on a new music video with Frank Nieuwenhuis.
 
– Participating for the first time in an expo. The exhibition (May, 27th & 28th) is called “PER/SONA” and it focusses on the themes identity and free will. I will focus on subjects like masks, characters and women, by means of the lyrics of my new songs “Jezebel” and “The Queen”.
 
– Playing some live shows soon:
April, 7th, 2017 – Trefpunt (Ghent)
April, 8th, 2017 – Living room concert (Brussels)
April, 28th, 2017 – Belgiek (Brugge)
May, 5th, 2017 – Expo (Hasselt)
June, 11th, 2017 – GC De Maelbeek (Etterbeek, Brussels)
July, 29th, 2017 – Into The Trees (Antwerp)
November, 18th, 2017 – Brussels Tuub at Ancienne Belgique (Brussels)
 
I’d like to thank my band members Kobe, Jan, Arne and Ruben, for helping me write and arrange my songs. They bring the dreamy universes of my mind to life. They are critical, but always kind and supportive <3
 
Ow, and I have a new job, during the day, so I will do all of the above at night!
Tired but satisfied kisses!
Chloë

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Upcoming shows

April, 8th, 2017 – Living room concert (Brussels)
April, 28th, 2017 – Belgiek (Brugge)
May, 5th, 2017 – Expo (Hasselt)
June, 11th, 2017 – GC De Maelbeek (Etterbeek, Brussels)
July, 29th, 2017 – Into The Trees (Antwerp)
November, 18th, 2017 – Ancienne Belgique (Brussels)

(More shows to be announced soon)

Past shows

See press kit (coming soon)

Leonore is the band and alter ego of Brussels singer-songwriter Chloë Nols. They create dreampop songs that express a deep melancholy and that offer a soothing comfort at the same time.

The band is currently working on a new album, that sounds more solid and profound on the one hand, while Chloë’s voice sounds even more otherworldly on the other hand. A new release is something to look forward to, according to the (inter)national press, who warmly welcomed Leonore’s debut album Phoenix  (2015):

If ‘Phoenix’ proves one single thing, it is that Chloë Nols creates beautiful melodies, in which light and darkness alternate (…) Her talent, and that of her companions, is undeniable. Her train ticket to Destination Future burns inside her pocket, and believe me when I say that we all want to travel with her. (Knack Focus)

Vulnerable and fragile, but never a wallflower. A stunning debut. (De Morgen)

Chloë Nols touches you and grabs you softly by the throat. A stunning debut from a special talent. (OOR)

Her band supports her excellent voice, that sounds even more pure live than on the album. The young singer from Brussels seems liberated and her voice opens up with a controlled, disconcerting ease (…) We’d love to see her grow in the future (…) Don’t they say that the Phoenix rises from its own ashes? Well, on to the second album! (RTBF Culture)

This soft pop, which is more or less intimate, always offers something complex in a sweet and devoted way. (Le Soir)

Leonore shows her love for refined arrangements and her feeling for melodies This music is intimate and covered with spleen, and thus an album of the season. (Moustique)

Sometimes you just feel: yes, with this kind of pure songs one can only convince the audience. And you just ask yourself: why don’t we all embrace Leonore? (Kurt Overbergh, artistic director at Ancienne Belgique).

Not only the written press, but also the audiovisual media was impressed. While Leonore’s song ‘The Island’ got selected for De Nieuwe Lichting at Studio Brussel, ‘Brussels’ and ‘The Tempest’ had airplay on La Premiere and BRUZZ. Moreover, Leonore has shared the stage with Avi Buffalo, Amatorski, Intergalactic Lovers, Bony King, Marble Sounds, An Pierlé, Eefje de Visser, …

Apart from working on the new album, the band participates in some interesting projects. With the kind help of Fleddy Melculy, Jan Hautekiet and Johan Verminnen, Leonore will re-release ‘Brussels’ in the autumn of 2017, with new arrangements and sung in the Brussels dialect.

Leonore is Chloë Nols, Jan Dhaene, Kobe Dupont, Arne Huysmans & Ruben Lamon.

For bookings and everything else: feel free to drop us a line!