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Abc Of Romance

MoonbakerBorn in the Dutch village Steenwijk as the daughter of a popmusician, Moon Baker soon found her way and working-area in Amsterdam. She was a member of the funk-hiphop-soul group U-Gene & O-Jay between 1998 en 2000. The last couple of years she was leadsinger for Candy Dulfers Funky Stuff (as successor of Trijntje Oosterhuis). With Funky Stuff, Moon Baker performed in Europe and even in Japan. At the renowned North Sea Jazz Festival in 2005 she sparkled in shows with Sheila E, Chance Howard and John Blackwell (both Prince bandmembers). She couldn’t have wished for a better environment to experience the professional industry in the Netherlands.

Over the years Moon Baker worked on an excellent live-reputation. She shared the stage with some of the biggest names of both at home and abroad. For example the New Cool Collective Bigband and Tower of Power. In addition, Moon did a duet with Dave Stewart and she was a guestperformer at the George Clinton gigs in Paradiso (the Netherlands).

But now, the time has come for Monique Bakker to prove her talent as a solo artist. Her first solo-album, called 'ABC of Romance', will be released in May. The music on her debut is a mixture of soul, jazz, rhythm & blues with a hint of hiphop. Ballads, swinging funky tracks and warm soul alternate each other. The mixture of these styles is a result of the close collaboration between Moon Baker and the internationally respected hiphopproducer Nicolay. Other collaborators are Candy Dulfer (with solos on titletrack 'ABC of Romance' and the powerful 'God's Lonely Crusade'), rapper Pete Philly, Alain Clark and Ivar Vermeulen.

Titletrack ‘ABC of Romance’ is the first single of Moon Bakers debut. On the summersounds of hiphopproducer Nicolay, Moon explains her romantic manual. Breakfast in bed, catching a sunrise, buying presents and to top things off, a romantic surprise dinner. Cherry on the pie is the beautiful saxsolo by Candy Dulfer, who gives Nicolay's music an extra romantic dimension. The singles has received good airplay and different radiostations, television and magazines (both national and international) have shown a great deal of interest in Moon Baker.

‘Something Sweet’ has been chosen as the second single and was released simultaneously with the album. ‘Something Sweet’ is a song made for those long summer days in co-operation with popular rapper Pete Philly.

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Abc Of Romance

Abc Of Romance
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01. Memorylane of Hidden Treasures
02. Shot Deep
03. The Light
04. Body
05. You Are
06. That’s All
07. ABC of Romance
08. God’s Lonely Crusade
09. Stay
10. Those Were The Days
11. Something Sweet
12. Sweet Papa
13. Keep it Cool
14. Caught up in a C-minor Blues

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