When in 1989 successful Dutch producer, remixer and owner
of the Twenty 4 Seven concept Ruud van Rijen started with
this dance group, he couldn’t foresee its enormous success
both nationally and internationally.
During the glory days Twenty 4 Seven was Stay-C and Nance.
After “It Could Have Been You” and “Are you
dreaming” Twenty 4 Seven went back into the studio and
recorded the single “Slave To The Music”. This single
became an enormous success, claiming the number 1 spot in
Australia, Czech Republic, most Latin-American countries and
South Africa, hitting Top 5 in Holland, Germany, Belgium,
Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Portugal and Top 10 in Finland,
, Singapore, the Philippines and Thailand.
The next singles (“Is it love”, “Take me
away”, “Why don’t you leave them alone”,
“Oh baby”) and album, also entitled “Slave
To The Music”, were just as successful and helped Twenty
4 Seven to become a worldwide top-act. In several countries
all over the world Twenty 4 Seven received Golden and Platinum
Awards for both singles and albums.
The third album “I Wanna Show You” was released
in December 1994. The first single from this album “Oh
Baby” made it high in the charts in a big part of Europe.
The second single “Keep On Trying” saw its release
in March 1995 – the same year in which Twenty 4 Seven
proudly received the Dutch Export Award of 1994. In spring
1996 they received a Gold Award for the album “I Wanna
Show You” (South Africa) and double Platinum for the
album “Slave To The Music” (also in South Africa).
After a period of 11 years of silence Ruud decided to revitalise
the group. Stay-C is back and the new singer is Li-Ann. A
new version of their biggest hit “Slave to the Music”
is due very soon and the expectations are high!
Twenty 4 Seven ft. Stay-C & Li-Ann can be booked as a
90’s revival-show with all their big hits of the past
and of course the 2010-version of “Slave to the Music”.