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Jan Leyers

"Jan Leyers" (b. 1958 in Wilrijk, Belgium) is a Belgian singer, songwriter, and TV personality. He resides in Hove, Belgium.

Mr Leyers was born in Wilrijk, in the Antwerp province. When he was about 10 years old, he found an acoustic guitar in his attic. His father taught him how to play the guitar, and later that same year he saw an electric guitar for the first time in his life, being played by a man in a lounge on a boat. 10 years later, with Hugo Matthysen, Bart Peeters, and Marc Kruithof, he starts the group Beri-Beri. The group tried for some years to become successful, but failed to rise.

After Beri-Beri, Jan spends a few years singing in theaters until 1986, when he meets singer Paul Michiels in a café in Heist-op-den-Berg (Jan, for his part, is a native of Wilrijk. Together, they record a single, "You Get to Me," which goes over well for Guy Brulez, an executive for EMI in Belgium. Brulez persuades the two to pursue a duo, and they do so under the name the ''Soul Sisters''. They also record "Talk About It" and "Like a Mountain." In 1988, the group, now under the name SoulSister, releases their debut album, ''It Takes Two,'' which goes big with the hit sing...

years active 1978–present
country Belgium
music genre Rock and roll
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