is a Belgian rock group
, consisting of lead singer
and guitarist Luc De Vos
, Luc Heyvaerts on keyboard
, Erik van Biesen on bass guitar
and Eric Bosteels on the drums
3 songs by Gorki were number one hits in the Studio Brussel
alternative hitlist De Afrekening
in Belgium: 'Lieve kleine piranha' (Gorky, 1992), 'Schaduw in de schemering (from the CD 'Plan B') and 'Joerie' in 2006.
Luc De Vos is also a well known writer, columnist and television personality in Belgium .
The band was originally named Gorky
, which is Russian
for 'the bitter'. The first members were Luc De Vos, Wout De Schutter and Geert Bonne. In 1990, the group finished 3rd in Humo's
Rock Rally, which is a contest for upcoming Belgian talent organised by the popular magazine Humo. In 1991 came the band's breakthrough with the single 'Anja', referring to a Dutch singer from the sixties
with that name.
After 'Anja', several other singles were released from the debut album 'Gorky'. Among them was 'Soms vraagt een mens zich af' (Sometimes a man wonders
), the b-side of which was 'Mia'. By making number one in the 'Tijdloze' (the Timeless), the 'best of all times' charts in Flanders
by the music station Studio Brussel
, for three consecutive years, 'Mia' became known as their largest hit. Likewise, it made number 1 in a similar chart of Radio 1 in Flanders, and best Belgian song in the chart by Radio Donna (in 2005). In 2006, it was elected the best song about girls on a... Read More