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Floor Jansen

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Netherlands (1981 – present)

Floor Jansen, born on February 21, 1981 in Goirle, Netherlands, was the lead singer of the Dutch band After Forever from 1997 until their split in 2009. She is the older sister of fellow singer and Ayreon guest vocalist Irene Jansen, who played “Passion” on The Human Equation.

Floor was sixteen when she joined After Forever in 1997 and the band released its first album, Prison of Desire, three years later. Floor’s ability to sing in styles native to both classical and rock music have made her popular in the metal scene. She took sole charge of After Forever’s lyrics and vocal melodies upon the departure of Mark Jansen in 2002. Prior to this, until the release of the Decipher album, the two wrote together.

Floor started studying music at the Dutch Rock academy in 1999 and entered the conservatory three years later. She studied Musical Theatre and one year of Opera. She is a Light Lyric Soprano. Her whole range isn’t shown yet on After Forever albums. She later started teaching performing in her own course, entitled “Wanna be a Star?!”. Her dream is to sing in a musical theatre.

Floor plays the guitar, piano and flute and has completed 12 years of music studies.

Three albums by the Dutch composer and multi-instrumentalist Arjen Anthony Lucassen include guest vocals from Floor. She performed guest vocals for the song “My House on Mars”, from Ayreon’s Universal Migrator, Part 1: The Dream Sequencer, made a number of contributions to the Star One project, and plays the character “Ω” on Ayreon’s album 01011001.

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  • Tarjever

    Happy Birthday!!! Wait for new great albums with Nightwish and ReVamp! (I love Floor and Tarja, both are amazing. [4] ^_^)

    21 Feb 11:03am Reply
  • Bizon

    http://issuu.com/rockaxxess/docs/rock_axxess_19/ - new issue of ROCK AXXESS magazine. online, free and downloadable ;) most articles also in English. check it out guys and share please ;) this issue includes Saxon, Venrez, I Style Stars and Floor Jansen, The Beatles (PL only), Across the Universe and more / nowy ROCK AXXESS. czytać, chwalić, udostępniać ;)

    8 Feb 9:10pm Reply
  • slavi_mitov

    I love Floor and Tarja, both are amazing. [3]

    30 Jan 4:10pm Reply
  • Inna__Osennyaya

    Лучшая вокалистка в метале, ИМХО.

    22 Jan 8:27pm Reply
  • KobiFarhi

    Love You!!!

    24 Dec 2013 Reply
  • PedroLord

    She is a GODNESS!!!

    24 Dec 2013 Reply
  • herrasperger

    Floor Jansen officially a member of Nightwish! Yessszsss. I knew it!

    10 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Yontalcar

    Ladies and getlemen! Be heartly welcome to dreamer's hideaway. http://www.last.fm/group/Nightwish+Forever.../

    26 Mar 2013 Reply
  • DawLeoneEV

    HOJE E O NIVER DELA. HAPPY B.DAY FLOOR ♥

    22 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Runoflife

    deSkellaish , I prefer listening to normal voice, not 'operatic' howl at the moon. BTW, can you call me first female vocalist with operatic vocals in hevy rock? No, it's not fuckin' Tarja. It's Pat Benatar. And she sang with normal voice.

    18 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Runoflife

    Doro>Floor, and this will be forever. But I have to say Floor is better then most modern female metal vocalists (was impressed when heard her cover to Iron Maiden).

    20 Jan 2013 Reply
  • TabooEv

    Doro is nice and all, but she doesn't has the voice Floor does, which makes her magnificent compared to Doro :)

    25 Sep 2012 Reply
  • TerykBlut

    I prefer Doro.

    8 May 2012 Reply
  • missynaesthesia

    Listening to After Forever for the first time in years... words can't express how much the album Prison of Desire meant to me growing up. Floor, you are spectacular!

    17 Apr 2012 Reply
  • PamViana

    I love Floor and Tarja, both are amazing. [2] <3

    12 Mar 2012 Reply
  • ademirf

    I love her so much <3

    27 Jan 2012 Reply
  • mdnboy

    awesome vocalist!!!!

    3 Jan 2012 Reply
  • jaquefilth

    Love u

    24 Dec 2011 Reply
  • VilenaSix

    мулипусечка

    16 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Khosani

    Similar Artists: Anette Olzon rofl

    14 Dec 2011 Reply
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