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Belgian electronica duo Sylver (formerly known as Liquid ft. Sylvie) emerged in 2000. Their debut single, called "Turn the Tide," climbed to the top of the official local club/dance chart soon after its release. Producer Regi Penxten and DJ/keyboardist Wout van Dessel (born 1974) were joined by singer Silvy De Bie (born 1981) to assemble an electronica-oriented act and join the Europop scene. After the huge success of their first single, "Skin" followed in January and "Forever In Love" in April 2001. Sylver's album Chances featured their hit songs and remixes.
Sylver is a Belgian vocal trance group. The group's vocalist was Silvy De Bie (born January 4, 1981) and keyboardist/songwriter is Wout Van Dessel (born October 19, 1974). Regi Penxten is the producer and co-songwriter. Since 2009 the group structure included also English guitarist John Miles Jr., earlier taking part in another popular Belgian vocal trance group Milk Inc.
History Silvy De Bie and Wout Van Dessel (2004)
The band was formed in the year 2000 as Liquid feat. Silvy and released in France and Belgium the single "Turn the Tide" and in the rest of Europe was the song released in 2001, the Sylver hit was in Germany with their debut album Chances, including the single "Turn the Tide". The single immediately moved to number 8 in the charts, and within 8 weeks was number 2 (under Atomic Kitten's Whole Again), staying in the top 10 for 12 weeks. A month later, the album debuted at 16 and spent 49 weeks in the top 100. The single Forever In Love also made the charts.
The second album, Little Things (2003) was no less successful, with the singles "Livin' My Life" and "Why Worry".
On November 2, 2004, the third album, Nighttime Calls, was released. The first single from this album, "Love is an Angel", hit the Belgian top 10 immediately upon its release on September 20.
In addition to synthesizer and drum machine, Sylver uses guitar, piano, and percussion instruments. The album Crossroads was released in May 2006. The major track is Lay All Your Love On Me from ABBA.
Sylver's sixth album Sacrifice was released on 8 May 2009 in Belgium. The album peaked at number 3 in the Belgian album charts. The album earned the band the TMF award for "Best Domestic Album" in 2009.