Drecker is a lead singer of norwegian band "Bel Canto".
Anneli appeared on the soundtrack of the norwegian tv soap "Hotel
Oslo" by Kjetil Bjerkestrand and Magne Furuholmen. She
performed a duet with Freddie Wadling called "We'll
never speak again".
Drecker did a catwalk for the German fashion designer John Ribbe
in Paris. Anneli didn't thought about a professional career but
she might do it again when it turns out well. Recentely she released
her solowork - album called "Tundra". Also she took part
in a-ha's "Minor Earth,
Major sky" tour in 2000.
Bel Canto is
Anneli Drecker - voice, lyrics
Nils Johansen - programming, violin, keyboards, and more
Torbjorn Brundtland - keyboards, percussions, programming
Andreas Eriksen - percussions
In Norway, where Bel Canto come from they
were voted as "Norway's best band": they got the 'Spellemannprisen'
the highest norwegian music award. They play intelligent pop with
influences from all over the world. This band were particularly
loved by the fans for the uncompareable voice of leadsinger Anneli
Bel Canto's history is filled with success, but is also suitable
as cold water to freeze the veins of Norwegians with a popstar-dream
in their belly. At least if one expects success comparable to that
of a-ha. The albums have each sold steadily between 100 000 and
120000 copies worldwide, but the reviewer-created expectations of
million-sales have not yet come true.
Bel Canto discography
White-Out Conditions , 1987
Birds Of Passage ,1990
Shimmering, Warm & Bright , 1992
Magic Box , 1996
Rush , 1998:
listen to the tracks from this album
Anneli Drecker, the Voice of Bel Canto
girl grew up in a land as strange and otherworldly as a dreamscape,
wondrous cold, with nights that seem to last forever, and where
the sun shines at midnight. In the strange land of sub-arctic Norway,
only the gift of music kept young Anneli Drecker happy. Indeed,
music proved vital, and opened the door to her life as a woman seeking
new creative and geographical horizons.
As the voice of Bel Canto, she weaves melodies of crystalline beauty
into a musical tapestry composed of exhilerating techno-dance textures
as well as mystical ballads, delicately shimmering and warmly comforting.
Anneli was invited to join Bel Canto as a young teenager, earning
the respect of keyboardist Nils Johansen first with her amazing
voice, and later with her lyrical and musical contributions. Strange
that the frozen climes of Norway should be home to a singer who
might be compared to Iceland's Bjork. Is it the similarity of cultures
steeped in fairietales and legends that produces vocalists so enchantingly
original? Anneli displays her musical and emotional range to wonderful
effect on Bel Canto's CD Magic Box, adding acoustic and medieval
instruments into the familiar blend of electronic keyboards.