Helmut Lotti

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Helmut Lotti
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Background information
Birth nameHelmut Barthold Johannes Alma Lotigiers
Born(1969-10-22) 22 October 1969 (age 44)
OriginGhent, Belgium
GenresClassical, Pop, Rock & Roll, Easy Listening
OccupationsSinger-songwriter
Years active1988–present
LabelsPiet Roelen Productions
Websitewww.helmutlotti.be
 
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Helmut Lotti
Helmut Lotti.jpg
Background information
Birth nameHelmut Barthold Johannes Alma Lotigiers
Born(1969-10-22) 22 October 1969 (age 44)
OriginGhent, Belgium
GenresClassical, Pop, Rock & Roll, Easy Listening
OccupationsSinger-songwriter
Years active1988–present
LabelsPiet Roelen Productions
Websitewww.helmutlotti.be

Helmut Lotti (born Helmut Barthold Johannes Alma Lotigiers on 22 October 1969), is a Flemish Belgian tenor[1] and singer-songwriter. Lotti performs in several styles and languages: Once an Elvis impersonator, he has sung African and Latino hit records, and he crossed over into classical music in the 1990s.[1]

Life and music[edit]

The son of Luc and Rita (née Lagrou) Lotigiers, Lotti was born Helmut Barthold Johannes Alma Lotigiers in Ghent, Belgium, and began his singing career with a visual and singing style in an obvious imitation of Elvis Presley, and was described as "De Nieuwe Elvis" (in Dutch) or "The New Elvis". His first two albums were Vlaamse Nachten ("Flemish Nights", 1990) and Alles Wat Ik Voel ("All That I Feel", 1992). After a few more albums, he changed direction in 1995 with the first of what became a long series of "Helmut Lotti Goes Classic" albums, which proved to increase his popularity. Since 2000 he has also made successful recordings in traditional Latino, African and Russian-style music.

Helmut Lotti sings fluently in his mother language Dutch, as well as Afrikaans, English, French, German, Russian, Ukrainian, Hebrew, Italian, Latin, and Spanish. He has sold over 13 million albums worldwide and received over 90 platinum and 70 gold albums.[citation needed]

Lotti does volunteer work as an ambassador for UNICEF. Lotti took part in the 0110 concerts against racism, organised by Tom Barman.[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

TitleDate of
release
Vlaamse Nachten / Flemish Nights1990
Alles Wat Ik Voel / All That I Feel1992
Memories1993
Just For You1994
Helmut Lotti goes Classic1995
Helmut Lotti goes Classic II1996
Helmut Lotti goes Classic III1997
Romantic1998
Helmut Lotti goes Classic Final Edition1998
Romantic 21999
Out Of Africa1999
Vlaamse hits / Flemish hits2000
Latino Classics2000
Latino Love Songs2001
My Tribute To The King2002
Pop Classics in Symphony2003
From Russia With Love2004
Meine geliebte Klassik / My Favorite Classics2006
The Crooners2006
Time To Swing2008
Mijn Hart & Mijn Lijf2013

Out Of Africa (Helmut Lotti)[edit]

In his 'Out of Africa' album, African and African themed songs are arranged for symphony orchestra, choir, and soloist. It was recorded with the Golden Symphonic Orchestra at the Bosotho Cultural Village in the Maluti Mountains in South Africa.

Track Listing:

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Goldsmith B (2009). Belgian tenor Helmut Lotti wants to find his own style. WDEZ. Retrieved 23 April 2010.