YUKO is a band from Ghent (Belgium) with Kristof Deneijs as key figure. The band’s debut record ‘For Times When Ears Are Sore, released in 2008 on Debonair recordings, immediately won the hearts of critics both in Belgium and abroad. In 2011 the band released “As If We Were Dancing”, the first album to appear on Unday records. It was recorded at La Chapelle by Bob Hermans and shows a more poppy and more catchy sound than its predecessor. In 2014 “Long Sleeves Cause Accidents” was released on Unday records. When writing the album the band was influenced by baroque music. In 2016 Yuko was asked by Ghent based production company De Commerce to work together with three animators to tell the true stories of three remarkable animals that fought in Belgium during the first world war. The accompanying book and album called “Cher Ami” was released by Lannoo. October 2018 Yuko will release the album “10 years of staring back” with rearranged songs from previous albums and a couple of new tracks and previously unreleased tracks. The band consists of Kristof Deneijs (vocals, guitar), Thomas Mortier (bas), David Broeders (drums), Brecht Plasschaert (keys) and Koen De Gendt (guitar). Live they will get assistance form the talented soprano Lore Binon, and they will bring visuals made by London based illustrator David Foldvari, who has been working with the band since their first album. The band has an excellent live reputation and played almost major venues in Benelux.
All the artwork for the band is done by the talented London based illustrator David Foldvari.
The band consists of Kristof Deneijs (vocals, guitar), Thomas Mortier (bas), David Broeders (drums), Brecht Plasschaert (keys) and Koen De Gendt (guitar).
Former member : Karen Willems (Inwolves), Jasper Maekelberg (Faces On Tv), Rolf Verressen
(Winterslag), Tomas Verheyen (Hear Hear A Cheer), Tom van der Hulst and Lot Depuydt
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We are currently touring with different shows:
We are celebrating ten years of Yuko with new songs an completely newly arranged classics.
We bring visuals by London based illustrator David Foldvari.
Three animators and the band worked with the true stories of some remarkable animals that fought in Belgium during the first world war. Like many, a war they didn’t chose.
After 100 years of being forgotten they give suitable recognition to the brave creatures. Cher Ami is an animated film with live music from the band Yuko. cherami.be
Ends December 2018
Waldo De Keyser - Poplar Agency
De Commerce - Stef Moens