Disco stars of past years are still in demand in many European and post-Soviet countries. Most of the groups working in this music style do not renew their repertoire and rarely release new albums. However artists of the past remain on top. They take part not only in festivals performing in front of wide audience but also accept invitations to sing at private parties. All the information about how to do that is without difficulties found in the Internet. For example, for booking a show of most famous French duo of 1980-s one can simply search for official website Ottawan.
It is no secret anymore that currently there exist two versions of the renowned music band. In the first one all songs are performed by Jean-Baptiste Patrick is mostly familiar to the audience. Pat nowadays is working on the stage with young and charming Yapi Isabell. The brand name of the group can not anymore be officially used since long ago by Jean-Baptiste and his team. However, it is absolutely no hindrance for Pat and here is why. The black vocalist remains the idol for millions of people who know the lyrics of the immortal hits the most successful French music projects of the 20th century by heart.
Still only a few fans can remember now that the project was at the edge of disbandment. The crisis happened in 1982 after the second recorded collection of fresh hits of the group appeared at music stores. Jean-Baptiste Patrick decided to leave the project but the creators and producers Vangarde and Kluger decided that it could not be finished just like that. Therefore, the decision to invite new vocalists was made urgently. Esther de Bijl was the first to grab the attention. This gifted young singer from Bali came into the group in 1984 and it marked the revival of Vangarde’s and Kluger’s project.
Esther was born in a family of musicians and her vocation was in fact predetermined since the day she was born. She started working in the musical sphere at an early age. In her homeland Esther performed in a group “Sisters of Soul” with her brother and sister. Her experience, great talent and passion for music appeared to be decisive factors for the producers.
The voice of de Bijl can be heard on the album released in 2010 with the collaboration of famous sound producer Pete Doyle. The album contains remixes on such songs as “D.I.S.C.O.”, “Crazy Music”, «Hands Up», “Sha La La La” and other everlasting hits.
Today contact groups and different agencies offer fans great opportunity to enjoy their favorites on the concert venues in Europe and America. And more often the public is longing for exactly Esther de Bijl and her partner Clarence Robert as their proficiency gets only better year after year.