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Natalie Jane Imbruglia (born February 4, 1975) is an Australian singer and actress. The second of the four daughters of an Italian father and an Australian mother, Natalie grew up on the Central Coast, north of Sydney. Like Jason Donovan and Kylie Minogue, she also played a role in the soap Neighbours before venturing into a singing career.
Her first single, "Torn" (1997), reached number 2 in the British charts, and her album Left of the Middle became a million seller. The follow up came in 2001 with the album White Lilies Island. In a 1999 cooperation with singer Tom Jones, she appeared on a track of his album Reload.
Imbruglia returned to acting in 2002 with a supporting role in British spy spoof Johnny English, playing alongside Rowan Atkinson. She married her long-time boyfriend Daniel Johns, lead singer of Silverchair, on December 31, 2003.
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She married her long-time boyfriend Daniel Johns, lead singer of Silverchair, on December 31, 2003. If you do so, please let me know". Imbruglia returned to acting in 2002 with a supporting role in British spy spoof Johnny English, playing alongside Rowan Atkinson. When you listen to them a second time you may sense a basic truth in these cryptic words. In a 1999 cooperation with singer Tom Jones, she appeared on a track of his album Reload. This led Sarah to comment: "Listening to the lyrics in the first time, you may find it hard to understand their meaning. The follow up came in 2001 with the album White Lilies Island. While most of the songs are easily accessible and open, some others are strange and incomprehensible.
Her first single, "Torn" (1997), reached number 2 in the British charts, and her album Left of the Middle became a million seller. Gert has one big theme: losing the one you love. Like Jason Donovan and Kylie Minogue, she also played a role in the soap Neighbours before venturing into a singing career. Sarah mainly tries to express ideas in her songs and has a hand in writing silly and tongue-in-cheeks songs. The second of the four daughters of an Italian father and an Australian mother, Natalie grew up on the Central Coast, north of Sydney. Sarah and Gert write most of the music and lyrics. Most of it is written separately. Natalie Jane Imbruglia (born February 4, 1975) is an Australian singer and actress. In the seven years between The Great Subconscious Club and Almost Happy the music changed from raw and guitar-based to a more subtle and delicate sound.
"Cold Air" on Y Tu Mama Tambien (And Your Mother Too) O.S.T. (2001). Sarah's smokey, enigmatic voice is the bands best known characteristic. "Identify" on Stigmata O.S.T (1999). It ranges from very delicate and intimate singer-songwriter songs to songs that are stronger, more active and louder. "Never Tear Us Apart" with Tom Jones on Reload (1999). Their music can be described as guitar-based singer-songwriter rock or folk-rock. "Troubled by the Way We Came Together" on Go O.S.T. (1999). Except for four full albums, a live album and a best of they also produced four limited edition and fan club CDs: Extra Cocoon, 2000 Seconds Live, Home and Running Backwards.
"Shiver" (21/03/2005). Gert and Sarah both want to try out some solo work. Gert produces an album (for a Belgian band, Venus in Flames) and Sarah records a solo mini-CD Go and appears on several movie soundtracks now with songs of her own (All of This Past for Underworld and Someone to say Hi to for the Zus and Zo). "Beauty On The Fire" (22/07/2002). In 2003 the band decides to take a year off. "Wrong Impression" (11/03/2002). In 2001 Live (a 2-CD collection of live recordings) is in stores, and in 2003 Ten (a collection of ten years of singles and songs that didn't appear on their albums) is too, it is accompanied by a DVD with the same name. "That Day" (29/10/2001). Koen Liekens has returned as drummer.
"Smoke" (16/11/1998). In 2000 their last studio-album Almost Happy is finished. "Big Mistake" (17/04/98). Meanwhile American Eric Grosman has become the permanent bass player. "Wishing I Was There" (23/02/98). In 1998 Cocoon Crash, their third album is finished. "Torn" (27/10/97). For the next year (1996-1997) they tour supporting Alanis Morissette, who heard the band playing on European festivals.
Counting Down The Days (2005). At that point Bart van der Zeeuw has replaced Koen Liekens on drums and bass players continually change. White Lilies Island (2001). Not an Addict, a single taken from this album was very successful and brings international fame. Left of the Middle (1997). In 1995 they record Paradise in Me. has no choices, so the name is meant ironically, as a strange, incomprehensible impossibility, like many of their songs.
In the book Joseph K. from Kafka's the Trial. K refers to Joseph K. When they came to the US another group with the name The Choice, forced the band to change their name; they decided that K's Choice would capture the spirit of the band.
These five toured Germany and the US, supporting the Indigo Girls, an American Folk-Rock band. In 1994 the band has five more or less permanent members: Sarah and Gert, Jan van Sichem Jr (guitar), Koen Liekens (drums) and Erik Verheyden (Bass). The band was named The Choice and in 1993 they recorded their debut album The Great Subconscious Club. She was offered a contract and formed a band with her brother Gert.
Under a more English name, Sarah Beth, she appeared on several movie soundtracks with covers including I'm so lonesome I could cry (originally by Hank Williams) for the movie Vrouwen Willen Trouwen (Women Want To Marry) and a duet with Frankie Miller Why don't you try me, (originally by Ry Cooder) for the movie Ad Fundum. This lead to the discovery of Sarah, who was offered a chance by a label; mainly because of her smokey, enigmatic voice. In the beginning of the nineties Sarah and Gert played in an amateur band, the Basement Plugs. (guitar) and Koen Liekens (Drums).
They are joined by Eric Grossman (Bass), Jan van Sichem Jr. The band centers around siblings Sarah (lead vocals, guitar) and Gert Bettens (guitar, keyboard, vocals). K's Choice is the name of Belgian rock band from Antwerp, Belgium. Running Backwards (2003).
Home (2001). 2000 Seconds Live (1998). Extra Cocoon (1998). 10 (2003).
Live (2001). Almost Happy (2000). Cocoon Crash (1998). Paradise in Me (1995).
The Great Subconscious Club (1993).