22 September 1977 (age 40)
Charlie Dée (real name: Renée van Dongen, born Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 22 August 1977) is a Dutch singer/songwriter.
She started writing songs and music at a young. A former student of the Rotterdam Conservatory, she first gained prominence in 2004, as she triumphed in the Singer/Songwriter category of Holland's number one competition for musical talent, the Grote Prijs van Nederland ('Grand Prize of The Netherlands') with the song If I Ever Knew. In 2006 she also won an Essent Award (a talent award in The Netherlands).
Charlie Dée toured The Netherlands extensively in support of the album, with a four-piece band consisting of Martijn van Agt (guitars), Chris Grem (bass), Johan Hendrikse (keys) and Joeri Rook (drums).
Love Your Life (2007), Charlie Dée's second album, had more of a live feel. Another tour of The Netherlands followed, included a support-act slot for Joe Cocker. Ten Thousand Times, a track from the Love Your Life album, was released as a single in 2008, but (unlike the album version) the single version is a duet with Huub van der Lubbe, frontman of legendary Dutch (and Dutch-language) rockers De Dijk.
Charlie Dée embarked on a special project in 2008: a very well-received live tribute to the songbook of Joni Mitchell. Charlie and her band toured theatres throughout The Netherlands with this show, of which the A Tribute To Joni Mitchell: Live At Kriterion is a warm registration.
In 2010 Charlie Dée went into the studio to work on her third studio album (and fourth album in total), a heartfelt 'break-up' album (described by Charlier as "my personal Blood On The Tracks") entitled Husbands And Wives and set for a 03 September 2010 release. The album was preceded by a single from the album: Have It All.
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