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ADDRESS Office & Rehearsal Room Achterpad 12 2400 Mol Belgium OPENING HOURS: Mo -Fr: 13:00 - 18:00 Sa: 11:00 - 15u Closed on Sundays & Holidays
CONTACT Mail: info@cocospirit.be GSM: +32 (0)495 51 27 26 Phone: +32 (0)14 31 23 41
Coco Spirit was formed in Leuven in the mid 80's as a way of boosting the finances of two (thirsty) first year students, Alain Verset and Jacques Motmans. They started out as a duo, but two soon became five. Coco Spirit  played every student ball in the 80's and 90's and soon established themselves in the B to B sector with an extremely strong live show. In the early days Coco Spirit also traveled to the south of France every summer, where "les petits Belges" became nationally renowned for there explosive, energetic and dynamic performances. They introduced the French and holiday makers from around the globe to the "medley concept" which was unknown in France at that time. A Coco Spirit show was a roller coaster of hits that were seamlessly woven together to produce an unforgettable listening and visual experience. Something that up until this day has remained the focal point of every Coco Spirit show. In the 90's Coco Spirit were given the chance to become an integral part of the "Night Of The Proms" experience. They were not only given the task of warming up the students before the main event, but also had the enviable responsibility of providing the after show entertainment. Over the years it wasn't at all unusual to catch them on stage accompanying the likes of Felice, Paul Michiels, Kid Safari, Guy Swinnen, Jo Lemaire, Kid Coco, Sandra Kim, Clouseau and many more. It didn't stop at home born talent, there were also international stars such as The Travares, Gloria Gaynor, John Miles, The Tramps and some unforgettable spontaneous jam sessions with Colin Blunstone, Chrissie Hynde, Paul Young and Toto.

ABOUT

CONCEPT & FORMULAS

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT AND WHAT YOU CAN ORDER

GALLERY

The next milestone in the Coco Spirit story was when they were recruited by the VRT as the house band for the popular TV shows "het Swingpaleis" and "Biebabeloela". Part of their enviable position as band in residence included the live shows from "Het Swingpaleis" that were held in the illustrious Sportspaleis, further cementing there position as one of the best cover bands in the Benelux and turning Coco Spirit in to a house hold name. After fifteen years of intense performing, at a ratio of two hundred shows per year, and in the mean time the arrival of new family members, it was decided to slow things down a little (50-100 gigs per year).Fast foreward to 2016 and Coco Spirit found themselves in a transitional period. Keyboard player and founder member Jacques Motmans along with long standing drummer Philippe Kerkhofs decided that it was time to concentrate on their private projects, so in the summer of 2016 Coco Spirit as we knew it ceased to exist. But like the Phoenix, the band would rise again from the ashes, reborn with singer, bassist and founder member Alain Verset back at the helm alongside long standing guitarist Ian McCole. Both Alain and Ian felt that a new challenge was the order of the day and therefore a new concept was what was required. Namely the magic of a three man formation, the classic power trio.(The Police, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Rush, Cream, Green Day,The Jam). But what was now needed was a replacement for the fabulous Philippe Kerkhofs, no mean feet. After auditioning many drummers there was only one man for the job, the equally talented Paul Zegers. After six months of intensive rehearsing, Coco Spirit  have brought to life a unique show on an impressive 3-dimentional stage that is a constant part of their back line. With a set list full to the brim with hit after hit ranging from the mid 60's right up until the present day. Coco Spirit is the name! Big party is the game! Come and see and be blown away!
 From start to finish, it’s a 100 minutes musical rollercoaster ride! - PAUL ZEGERS
 A huge, fat sound with 3 men ...  that’s the challenge! This new line-up isdeadly efficient    - IAN McCOLE
  Making a 3-piece band sound like a 5-piece, requires 130 % effort  from all of us .    - ALAIN VERSET

CONCEPT

Our show is a 100 minute rollercoaster ride with all the hits of the last 4 deccenias. Soundsystem and lightshow are accurately matched so that every party gets the right boost to get started. Staying seated is no option… the dancefloor is yours!

FORMULA 1

Coco Spirit + Backline On an externally provided soundsystem. Please check the technical rider and CSQN requiries formula 1 on the support page.

FORMULA 2

Coco Spirit + PA-set With Coco Spirits own lightshow and soundsystem. Including stage & backdrop if required. Please check the technical rider and CSQN requiries formula 2 on the support page.

MUSICIANS

ALAIN VERSET

  Antwerp - Belgium - 1964 Bass - Lead Vocals - DJ Booth

IAN McCOLE

   Motherwell - Scotland - 1972 Guitar - Backing Vocals

PAUL ZEGERS

  Geel - Belgium  1962 Drums - Backing Vocals - Octapad
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ABOUT

Coco Spirit was formed in Leuven in the mid 80's as a way of boosting the finances of two (thirsty) first year students, Alain Verset and Jacques Motmans. They started out as a duo, but two soon became five. Coco Spirit played every student ball in the 80's and 90's and soon established themselves in the B to B sector with an extremely strong live show. In the early days Coco Spirit also traveled to the south of France every summer, where "les petits Belges" became nationally renowned for there explosive, energetic and dynamic performances. They introduced the French and holiday makers from around the globe to the "medley concept" which was unknown in France at that time. A Coco Spirit show was a roller coaster of hits that were seamlessly woven together to produce an unforgettable listening and visual experience. Something that up until this day has remained the focal point of every Coco Spirit show. In the 90's Coco Spirit were given the chance to become an integral part of the "Night Of The Proms" experience. They were not only given the task of warming up the students before the main event, but also had the enviable responsibility of providing the after show entertainment. Over the years it wasn't at all unusual to catch them on stage accompanying the likes of Felice, Paul Michiels, Kid Safari, Guy Swinnen, Jo Lemaire, Kid Coco, Sandra Kim, Clouseau and many more. It didn't stop at home born talent, there were also international stars such as The Travares, Gloria Gaynor, John Miles, The Tramps and some unforgettable spontaneous jam sessions with Colin Blunstone, Chrissie Hynde, Paul Young and  Toto.
The next milestone in the Coco Spirit story was when they were recruited by the VRT as the house band for the popular TV shows "het Swingpaleis" and "Biebabeloela". Part of their enviable position as band in residence included the live shows from "Het Swingpaleis" that were held in the illustrious Sportspaleis, further cementing there position as one of the best cover bands in the Benelux and turning Coco Spirit in to a house hold name. After fifteen years of intense performing, at a ratio of two hundred shows per year, and in the mean time the arrival of new family members, it was decided to slow things down a little (50-100 gigs per year).Fast foreward to 2016 and Coco Spirit found themselves in a transitional period. Keyboard player and founder member Jacques Motmans along with long standing drummer Philippe Kerkhofs decided that it was time to concentrate on their private projects, so in the summer of 2016 Coco Spirit as we knew it ceased to exist. But like the Phoenix, the band would rise again from the ashes, reborn with singer, bassist and founder member Alain Verset back at the helm alongside long standing guitarist Ian McCole. Both Alain and Ian felt that a new challenge was the order of the day and therefore a new concept was what was required. Namely the magic of a three man formation, the classic power trio.(The Police, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Rush, Cream, Green Day,The Jam). But what was now needed was a replacement for the fabulous Philippe Kerkhofs, no mean feet. After auditioning many drummers there was only one man for the job, the equally talented Paul Zegers. After six months of intensive rehearsing, Coco Spirit have brought to life a unique show on an impressive 3- dimentional stage that is a constant part of their back line. With a set list full to the brim with hit after hit ranging from the mid 60's right up until the present day. Coco Spirit is the name! Big party is the game! Come and see and be blown away!

GALLERY

CONCEPT & FORMULAS

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT AND WHAT YOU CAN ORDER
 From start to finish, it’s a 100 minutes musical rollercoaster ride! - PAUL ZEGERS
 A huge, fat sound with 3 men ...  that’s the challenge! This new line-up isdeadly efficient    - IAN McCOLE
  Making a 3-piece band  sound like a 5-piece, requires  130 % effort  from all of us .    - ALAIN VERSET

CONCEPT

Our show is a 100 minute rollercoaster ride with all the hits of the last 4 deccenias. Soundsystem and lightshow are accurately matched so that every party gets the right boost to get started. Staying seated is no option… the dancefloor is yours!

FORMULA 1

Coco Spirit + Backline On an externally provided soundsystem. Please check the technical rider and CSQN requiries formula 1 on the support page.

FORMULA 2

Coco Spirit + PA-set With Coco Spirits own lightshow and soundsystem. Including stage & backdrop if required. Please check the technical rider and CSQN requiries formula 2 on the support page.
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ADDRESS Office & Rehearsal Room Achterpad 12 2400 MOL Belgium
CONTACT Mail: info@cococspirit.be GSM:+32 (0)495 51 27 26 Phone: +32 (0)14 31 23 41
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MUSICIANS

ALAIN VERSET

  Antwerp - Belgium - 1964 Bass - Lead Vocals - DJ Booth

IAN McCOLE

   Motherwell - Scotland - 1972 Guitar - Backing Vocals

PAUL ZEGERS

  Geel - Belgium  1962 Drums - Backing Vocals - Octapad
OPENING HOURS: Mo -Fr: 13:00 - 18:00 Sa: 11:00 - 15u Closed on Sundays & Hollidays
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