Véronique the Jazz Singer
12-05-2009
New video of Véronique performing a jazz number, "You Don't Know What Love Is", with the Light Years Music band.

Watch the video clip of her performance on the Media page.

 
Véronique on TV!!!
06-06-2008

Véronique appeared as a guest artist on SABC2's "Sweepslag", singing the Afrikaans rock song "Bloed".

Watch the video clip of her performance on the Media page.

 
Gallery update!
11-05-2008
A selection of new studio pics has been added to the Gallery.
 
V's new album, Chosen Memories, is NOW AVAILABLE!
02-07-2007
The new album consists of a collection of cover versions of some of Véronique's favourite songs and will be available for sale at all her appearances. See the notes in the Gig Guide on the home page for details.
 
New pics added to the Gallery
25-06-2007
I have added new pics to the Gallery. These were taken at the Kunskafee in Durbanville during Véronique's highly successful mini tour of the Western Cape, recently.
 
Véronique is coming to Cape Town soon !!!!!!!
10-05-2007

Yes, at long last, V will be performing in Cape Town and surrounds.

 >>>>> NOT TO BE MISSED!!!!!!!!!!!!! <<<<<

 
 
"Right Here With Me" hits the OFM Top 20 charts and is already at #6!
12-03-2007

 

Véronique recently received the following letter from OFM:

Hi Véronique,

Towards the end of last year a CD was submitted to OFM for possible playlisting. We subsequently added the track "Right Here With Me" and we've received a very good response from our listenership in the Free State, Northern Cape and North West provinces. As a result the song has entered the OFM Top 20 and I'll leave you to discover where it is on the chart this week...

I've attached the chart for your information. I cannot remember who sent me the album as I know you've released it independently. But I thought I should let you know how well it has done here.

The popularity of the track has prompted queries from our listeners as to where they can buy the album. Please let me know who is distributing the album or where they could get hold of a copy. In the meantime I will be directing them to your website for more information.

Kind Regards,

James Kilbourn

OFM Music Compiler


Click here to view the OFM Top 20 Chart
 
A SAMA nomination for V !!!!
12-03-2007
Congratulations to V and the team for their SAMA nomination in the category "Best Engineering". Well done, guys!!
 
Added 44 pics!
11-03-2007
I have added 44 new pics to the Gallery. Of these, 32 relate to V's biography, which is on the About V page. The other 8 are of Veronique at her "glamorous best"! ;)
 
Watch the music videos HERE!!
10-03-2007

Below are links to the two videos which are also available on YouTube. These videos are of a better quality than the ones posted on YouTube. Please be aware that the file sizes are around 8mb each. ENJOY!!

 
 
 
THE MUSIC VIDEO - now available on YouTube!!!
15-02-2007

To view V's music video of "Right Here With Me", click here
To view "The making of V's CD As I Am" video, click here

 
CD LAUNCH!!!
11 -10 - 2006

Véronique's stunning new CD "As I Am" was launched at Café Vacca Matta yesterday evening.

To listen to short clips from the new album, go to the Media page.

 
"As I Am" - ALBUM NOTES
30 - 08 - 2006


Véronique Lalouette's debut solo album "As I Am" will be released on 10 October on her own new label, GWYG Records.
Véronique, the daughter of famed South African bassist Denny Lalouette, has been singing professionally for most of her life, and rose to fame in the 2005 Idols competition. "I promised myself that if I hadn't started making my own album by the end of 2004, I would enter the next Idols competition and use it as a springboard," she says.

Instead of signing up with a record company, Véronique decided to do her first album independently. "I had a very definite idea of where I wanted to go, I wanted the freedom to do it the way I wanted to, and I wanted to have the opportunity to use my own songs, and the songs I had co-written with my Dad. I also wanted to be able to take full responsibility for how it turned out - good or bad. I discussed it with my family and we decided to create our own label."

Véronique co-produced the album with her father and with producer Robin Walsh. "It was so great to work with Robin," she says. "He treated it like a labour of love, not just another day at the office." Véronique and dad Denny were fortunate to choose from the crème de la crème of local musicians, who were eager to work with the girl they watched grow up."This project has been the most incredible journey! I have found my own voice; my own sound… something which has been very important to me from the beginning."

"On drums we used Vinnie Henrico, Rob Watson and Neil Ettridge. Jean Oosthuizen - the legendary "Floors" - did most of the electric guitar, with Mauritz Lotz on acoustic, and of course Denny Lalouette on bass! Jaconel Vey and Wessel van Rensburg were on keyboard duty. We wanted to keep the sound as 'live' as possible - we even had a full string quartet for about five of the tracks. I was always mindful of wanting to be able to perform these songs live and have them sound as close to possible as on the CD."

1. The album opens with "It's About You", a quiet, gentle, love song. "I especially love this track because of the gorgeous violin solo," Véronique smiles.

2. "Never Far Away" is a sexy R'nB-inspired track that V co-wrote with her dad years ago.

3. The romantic ballad "Right Here With Me" was written by Jay, a young Namibian artist who is also releasing his own debut album later this year. "I hope we can collaborate even more on the next album," Says V. "He's insanely talented!"

4. Track 4, "Free", is a catchy, upbeat singalong-song with a touch of a reggae influence. "I hope everyone will be humming this non-stop in a couple of months!" says V.

5. The fifth track, "Love Me Or You Love Me Not" features a cool Denny Lalouette bass line. "The whole song is about getting to a point in a relationship where you tell the guy, 'Look, you either love me or you don't'", V explains.

6. V roped in Idols runner-up, Gift Gwe, for "I Must Still Love You", an up tempo R'nB duet written by R.J. Benjamin and Danny K. "I've always admired Gift from the very first time I heard him sing. I knew I wanted to have him on my album long before production started."

7. Track 7, "Closure" is a powerful ballad written by V at the end of a previous relationship. "But we're good friends now!" she jokes.

8. "I love rap and hip-hop, and I was lucky enough to lay down a rap line when American rapper CEE-ROCK "THE FURY" was in the country recently," V says about Track 8, "Man down!".

9. "Goodbye" (written by US songwriter and vocalist, Wendy Roy) is a complete change of mood, a powerful song about saying goodbye.

10. Staying with the mood, "Spring Again" is another ballad written by Véronique, about finding the courage to move out of an abusive relationship. "It's about acknowledging the position you're in, and deciding to do something about it"

11. The funky-pop "This Is What I Like" was written by Darryn, who produced Holly Valance's "Kiss Kiss".

12. The twelfth track, "Something's Only Something" is the second song on the album written by Jay. "I fell in love with this song the first time I heard it. It was originally meant for an Australian artist, but I begged him to let me put it on the album!"

13. Véronique's boyfriend, Ian Buchan, wrote the lyrics for Track 13, "Tell Me What Is Real". "I like songs that make me think, so when I read the lyrics he'd written, I knew it was a message I'd love to have for the album"

14. The album closes with a familiar song, "Secret Places", the massively popular song used in a well-known Purity TV commercial (Véronique sings on the commercial) featuring a boy who dreams about growing up to become an astronaut.

 
BREAKING NEWS: ALBUM RELEASE DATE!
30 - 08 - 2006

The recordings for V's new CD has been completed and the album is due for release on 10 October 2006 at Café Vacca Matta (Montecasino). Details to follow.

Radio play is expected within the next two weeks! Listen out for it!

 
V's BIOGRAPHY UPDATED!
30 - 08 - 2006
Apologies from Véronique for the delay!
 
GREAT NEWS: V's CD TO BE RECORDED SOON!
05 - 06 - 2006

V will start recording her album on 19th June 2006. At least 50% of the material has been written either by V or by V and her Dad, Denis. It is hoped that the first single will be out to radio by the end of July.
Great news, indeed!!!

 
ATTENTION: DURBAN/KZN FANS!!!
15 - 06 - 2006
V will be performing with the Natal Symphony Orchestra towards mid July. The Gig Guide will be updated as soon as details have been finalised.
 
"Ask V" Updated
15 - 06 - 2006
I have added three new items to this page.
 
New pic added to "Spot V" gallery
05 - 06 - 2006
Thanks to Andrea for submitting this stunning pic of V, taken at Northcliff High's Talent Showcase.
 
Update - MP3 Player!!
01 - 05 - 2006
I have, at long last, managed to install the MP3 Player! Unfortunately, for some obscure reason, it wouldn't play in the Firefox and Opera browsers. I have replaced it with a temporary one, for the time being.
 
Update - Véronique debuts on EGOLI
20 - 04 - 2006

Véronique had a cameo role in the popular SA soapie, Egoli, today. See screenshots on the Gallery page!

 
Update - LIVE GIGS!
29 - 03 - 2006


Friday 31 March from 11:00 - 17:00 at The Pavillion

Véronique will be the MC at the "KFC Sprinkle Pops Activation" promotion.  Basically, kids who have bought a cannister of KFC Sprinkle Pops, will get a chance to ride a rodeo chicken to
"shake the taste".  The person with the most creative way of shaking it up will win a prize and might go into the finals to win the grand-prize at the end of the day.  V will be hosting it and also singing a few songs.

This promotion will be repeated as follows:

Friday 7 April from 11:00 - 17:00 at Menlyn

Saturday 8 April from 11:00 - 17:00 at Sandton City

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The interview that V did for Dtv will be screened this Saturday (1 April) on SABC3 at 12:30, with a possible repeat on Sunday at 09:30.

 
Live gigs 13 - 02 - 2006

V does not have any public performances lined up at this stage, as most of her bookings are for corporate appearances, but she is due to appear on DeafTV soon. Details to be posted here as soon as they become available.

 
New website layout 04 - 02 - 2006
New website layout launched.
 
Tanz Café 27 - 01 - 2006
Véronique performed live at Tanz Café in Bryanston using backtrax. The foul weather was to blame for the small, albeit extremely appreciative, audience. V once again demonstrated her versatility and, at the end of her gig, it felt as if we had been entertained by a dozen different artists!
 
Café Vacca Matta 25 - 01 - 2006
Véronique performed live at Café Vacca Matta in Montecasino, accompanied by Jaconel Vey on keyboards, Denis Lalouette on bass and Neil Ettridge on drums. As usual, she wooed the crowd with her amazing voice and stage presence!