Han Epskamp has been writing songs from the age of 10, but on a more professional level since 2000. In 2004 he reunited the female trio Mai Tai that performed his song ‘Bring back the music’ at the Dutch preselection of the Eurovision Songcontest. He founded Life-work in 2009 after producer Tim Ellis asked him late 2009 if he could use some help with the production of his songs. The first recording was the ballad ‘Wonder where you are’ with Karen Orchin. Pete Hammond turned the ballad into a dance smash. Another song ‘My heart’ was recorded and also remixed by Pete Hammond, followed by ‘You won’t see my tears’ which was especially written for Karen’s voice. Three more singles followed, all with Karen as a lead singer and Pete remixed all three of them.
Pop- Dance-Adult Contemporary
Coming from North Ireland and a family of singers, Karen made her debut aged 2 at Butlins when her performance of Zippidy Do Dah set her on a track that has taken her through singing in pubs and clubs, numerous musical theatre roles and into the world of opera. At the Theatre Royal, Brighton, roles include Mabel (The Pirates of Penzance), Julie (Carousel), Yum Yum (Hot Mikado). At the Dome, Brighton, she has appeared as Maria (The Sound of Music) and Margo (Desert Song) and many more operas and musicals.
Life-work is privileged to work with Pete ‘Mixmaster’ Hammond is, who is an icon in the British pop industry. He has an impressive list of hit productions on his name, not only as a remixer and producer for Stock, Aitken and Waterman, but also as a sound engineer, writer and musician. Pete has been credited on 140 UK hits singles (11 of which were No. 1 and 55 were TOP 10) and countless albums between 1978 and 1995. Since remixing Alphabeat’s “Boyfriend he has been asked to do 80’s style remixes for a number of high profile acts. Pete has worked with Kylie, Rick Astley, Lonnie Gordon, Debbie Harry, Bananarama, Gloria Estefan, Donna Summer, ABC, Sinitta, Boney M & many more.
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