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The new MP3 blog from London's club Contact. The idea is to allow people to hear new music they wouldn't have otherwise found but, if anyone has any copyright issues with a particular song, i'll take the link down. Songs are only available for a limited amount of time.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Kate Ryan

Before this year, Kate Ryan was probably best known as as a faux-Mylene Farmer, with her covers of Libertine and Désenchantee. 2006 was an eventful year for Ms Ryan, aka Katrien Verbeeck. She was Belgium's entrant in Eurovision this year, shocking all Europe when she failed to make it through the qualifier to the main contestant. Her song was completly pop-in-a-Scandi-style, and a big fan favourite. It didn't, however, seem to sit with the musical style that Kate Ryan was known throughout Europe for.

Her current / new album, which has been available since August, rectifies this, with some excellent dance pop numbers. Three of the best are here: Alive, a single which was released in Europe, All for You and the very ace Tapping on the Table. Both Alive and All for You are also on the album, sung in French - excellent for fans of pop-in-a-foreign-language.

Kate Ryan - Alive
Kate Ryan - All for You
Kate Ryan - Tapping on the Table

Kate Ryan Official site


  • At 6:56 pm, Blogger Chig said…

    It didn't shock me. It was never in my ten predictions to get through the qualifier. I saw the rehearsals! I'm not just saying this in retrospect. The evidence is here:

  • At 3:09 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Sorry, we accused you! Your justification, however has cleared your name!

  • At 10:13 am, Blogger Adrian said…

    I think what I meant was pre-contest she was considered a shoe-in to reach the final, based on the song. As ever with Eurovision, actually being in the hall makes a huge difference.

  • At 9:13 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…


    Fabulous choices mein leibling! Tapping on the table is pure pop brilliance. Anyhoo you're well; haven't see you much lately! Adam.

  • At 7:12 pm, Blogger xolondon said…

    I totally agree with your Kate song pics. Tapping On The Table was the one I almost posted!

  • At 12:43 pm, Blogger Mike said…

    Kate is the best thing to come out of Belgium since Sandra Kim! I love all 3 of those songs.

    Your blog is great! I can't wait to broaden my musical horizons by checking out your other posts.

  • At 7:42 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    wow she is very beautiful
    am going to add her to my site .

    i have to hide from the spammers


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