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Roxane has always dreamt to sing on stage. When she was a child, she
always saw herself as a vocalist. But it's not always easy to find
someone who has the same dreams and ambitions. It's also a question
of taste. In the '80's, she met some boys preparing a New Wave band
called The Dark Rebels playing a music in the vein of X-Mal Deutschland
and other the Cure.
After one year, they split, and it took her 6 years to find another
band. During these years, she bought a keyboard and started to write
some songs as "The Girl's trip to Thunder land", etc. She
met Yvan (bass player of de Volanges) in 1992. He listened to her
tapes and suggested she should become their keyboard player and vocalist.
During almost 5 years, the band had lots of gigs (including London
- Underworld with Rosetta Stone, three times in Poland, etc.) lots
of challenges, and they acquired experience.
De Volanges had their first CD appearance on Gothic Enigma - vol.
1 sampler with "Drops Forget steel" (written and composed
by Roxane) but never managed to get their own album released, although
they had the chance to give what happened to become "their
last session" a performance as opening band on the main stage
of the Dour Festival 1997 (with Breath of life, Das Ich, Project
Pitchfork and Sisters of Mercy).
Roxane then decided to start a new project on her own The Dawn
) and presented her debut album "The dawn".
"At the origin, the name of the Dawn Visitors was chosen to
keep the DV initials, and reflects Roxane's taste and personality.
She mainly listens to Dark-Electro-Gothic music in general. In her
CD player, you can find today album by Rammstein, Moonspel, Paradise
lost, Fading Colours. But she does not feel influenced by their
music in particular. She may be feels very close to bands like Dead
Souls Rising and Fading Colours for their femininity, but not more.
Her debut album must be seen more like a test, exorcising some older
songs and triggering the mood she wanted to have, not caring much
about production and techniques. Poetry, Science Fiction and personal
experience influence her texts. Overall that album is very pleasant
moody melancholic dark wave music based on keyboards with female
vocals. Simple, but so efficient and catchy sometimes that this
Belgian band should be heard."
On stage, Joël and David make the happening of the show. Since
December 1999, Gore (drummer) has joined the crew. Basically DJ
(parties at the Cavern in Mons, and after parties in Brussels for
the Creatures and Attrition), Mister Gore helps much for the compositions.