In All Memories
Silver Cross was formed in 2005 by Filip Van Lysebeth when he left a past of jazz, rock and metal behind to start a new and experimental project. Together with his sister Nele some particular elements - like de bass guitar, moog-keyboards and spoken vocals - were put together into a unique project. Some live musicians also participated in the first live performances, like drummer Sabin Nijs, keyboard player - backing vocalist Griet Van Dingenen and piano player Gert Schaillée. After the positive response by the audience Silver Cross went to the studio to record a first album in February and March 2007. It contained the 10 songs out of the concept story on which the band had worked a year and a half. It tells a great tragedy about Heaven and Hell, with only one witness, the Silent Witness. Each song tells the experience of another character. The album was named "In All Memories", out of the ballad Lost in Tears. The recording was a unique time in which was worked together with a professional and enthusiast team. Germain Heyvaert from Studio Beatexplorer as well as Tony De Block from Midas Studios took part in the recording and mixing process. Also Griet Van Dingenen completed the album with some beautiful backing vocals. On the 14th of April 'In All Memories' was presented in the home base of the band, at Ghent. After this more and more performances followed, and Silver Cross got name in both Belgium and other countries by the many positive reactions out of the press. 'Opener track 'Silent Witness' is the ideal opener: you listen to the CD for more of this. And again. And again.(RifRaf, Belgium)' 'First track 'Silent Witness' already shows that this group knows how to make something rather unique: the vocals of singer/whisperer/teller Nele take some time to get used to, but when you are they sound great. And I must admit that I don't very often get confronted with a singer who varies this much with her voice, especially not on a debut album.(Gothtronic, The Netherlands)' 'Try to understand this Silver Cross; the Van Lysebeths have brought a strange but original project to life that will surprise many people.(Stereoinvaders, Italy)' In one year time Silver Cross has already build an impressive list of places and events where they performed; like the Gentse Feesten, the Antwerp Expo, Nocturna, and more. Unforgettable was the great firework even ton the Reuzenfeesten in Tervuren. The band together with master of firework Kris Degrijse brought "a unique and great music and light spectacle", like De Nieuwsclub titled the next day. Meanwhile Silver Cross keeps on building on a national and international career. 'In All Memories" was also released in America; and is played on radio stations all over the world (America, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Belgium,...). Together with bass player Fred Vekemans a permanent cast was found in the summer of 2007 to conquer the stages.