Drummer and singer Isolde Lasoen is no longer known only as 'drummer of DAAN'. Over the years she has proven to be a versatile musician who commits herself to various bands and projects with great passion and dedication.
In her solo project, simply called ISOLDE, she combines drums and lead vocals and has been accompanied by Les Bens since its inception. Together with her excellent musicians, Isolde built up a strong live reputation and performed a long series of successful concerts in various formations (quartet, with 3 horns - XL, and with orchestra - XXL).
After years of being a side woman, Isolde felt more and more like creating her own band, singing and writing music. She started her solo project Isolde et Les Bens in 2012, with whom she originally performed nostalgic French and quirky English covers. An EP with 5 self-written songs soon followed ( L'Inconnu - 2014, Coucou Records). A few years later and in between her musical adventures, she composed and released her first full album "Cartes Postales" (2017) under the name ISOLDE.
As a composer and author, singer, drummer, vibraphonist and driving force of her solo project, Isolde proves that she is an independent woman with a sense of initiative, someone who pursues her dreams.
Her style can be described as poppy, cinematic, melancholic, rich and eclectic. Characteristic are her seductive voice and lovely backing vocals, French and English lyrics, impressive arrangements and beautiful instrumentals. All ingredients that Isolde herself loves in the music that has inspired her for a lifetime, such as iconic and obscure soundtracks, French yéyé, '60s and '70s psychedelia, orchestral pop or bombastic symphonic music.
Isolde meanwhile also plays the drums with DAAN and Absynthe Minded and works/worked as a freelancer with Flip Kowlier, Agnes Obel, Novastar, Sophia, Raymond van het Groenewoud, Jef Neve, The Happy, Urbanus, Guido Belcanto, Willy Willy, Jack Parrow, Jack Van Poll, Lady Linn, Moondog by Roland and Friends, Lowrider, Briskey, The Whodads, and many others.
Besides the live segment, Isolde also works in assignment and from time to time composes music for commercials or documentaries. Since the end of 2020 she's also hosting for the Belgian TV channel Canvas.
Isolde plays on Tama, Zildjian and Vic Firth.
Isolde Lasoen - lead vocal, drums
Ben Van Camp - guitar
Ben Brunin - bass
Luk Vermeir - keys
Wietse Meys - saxophones, flute
Jo Hermans - trumpet, flugelhorn
Peter Delannoye - trombone