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Music The History

 

After a string of hits in the 70’s in Holland the big international success came in the early 80’s with the Bolland & Bolland hit “You’re in the army now”. The track later became a worldwide smash in the version of UK band Status Quo.

Following that Ferdi Bolland achieved huge worldwide success as half of the hit-team Bolland & Bolland and as co-writer/-composer/-producer of the hits by Austrian rapper Falco. Songs like “Jeanny”, The Sound of Musik”, “Emotional”, “Vienna Calling”, “Coming Home”(Jeanny part 2), ”Wiener Blut”, “Titanic” became massive single hits from various highly successful albums, as well as USA, UK and worldwide number 1 smash “Rock me Amadeus”.

Over the years songs & productions were made for/with a string of Dutch stars & international name acts among which Ian Gillan (Deep Purple), Amii Stewart, Samantha Fox, Herman Brood, Rob de Nijs, Laid Back, Barclay/James/Harvest, Johnny Logan, Dana International, New Jersey Artists For Mankind, No Angels, Suzi Quattro, Roger Chapman, Twinzz, Falco, Status Quo, Miguel Bose, Colin Blunstone, Katja Schuurman, René Froger, Gordon, Gerard Joling, Linda Roos & Jessica, Pia Douwes, Vicky Laraz, Cubix, Trijntje Oosterhuis, Hans & Candy Dulfer, 3 Musketeers, Falco Meets Amadeus, Ferdi Bolland Band and many others. Interesting international covers include USA’s Bloodhound Gang and Germany’s ‘Fettes Brot’. Total sales so far worldwide exceed 65 million units.

Over 100 international gold- & platinum singles and albums, a record 5 Dutch Export Awards, Ampex Golden Reel Award and numerous international awards were collected through Bolland songs & productions.

The biggest hit of recent years in France was a cover version of the Bolland Classic “You’re in the army now” entitled “Ici les Enfoirées” as lead off song for the legendary French charity campaign “Les Enfoirées”. The track, performed by a host of leading French artists went on to sell over 1.3 million copies through album, dvd and downloads.

Over the years successful soundtracks were composed and produced for hit movies “Abeltje’’ and “Babs” (Holland) and the successful Falco bio pic “Verdammt wir leben noch” (Germany, Austria & Switzerland).

On the television front the TV format ‘’TWINZZ’’, a talent show for identical twins created by Ferdi Bolland, was a primetime 8-series hit show on Dutch TROS Television in co-production with Dutch production company Tuvalu and also travelled abroad through a deal with Sony Pictures Television International.

Ferdi Bolland Productions and it’s label FB Records had the most successful football-related album release of the 2012 European Football Championship with an album by Dutch RTL Television stars Johan Derksen & Wilfred Genee, joined for the fun occasion by some high profile VIP guests. The album went platinum and spurred 3 golden hit singles in The Netherlands. If the Dutch football team qualifies for the 2018 World Football Championship, Ferdi Bolland & his team will again create and produce a high profile release.

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