Ever since she was a little girl Ilse Wanten has had visions – vivid memories of past lives – pushing her naturally towards a never-ending investigation and into an artistic direction. Starting out an actress, dancer and model, she later created her own performances and began writing and singing.
Her first book ‘Soul In Sight!’ was published in 2012. Next step was the translation of the content of this book into music, using only her voice, loops and samples.
In 2013 Ilse met guitar player Jorg Strecker (Papermouth, InKata, Daan). ‘Keep on Keeping on’ was released in 2014 and accompanied by a video-clip. ‘Animal Perfume’ was released one year later and was also accompanied by a video-clip. When multi-instrumentalist Wim de Busser (King Dick, Zita Swoon Group) decided to play the drums, and bass player Michele Morgante (King Dick) got involved too Isle of the Sky became a fact. Guitar/keyboard player Chloe Joos (Statue, Fungus) joined the band in 2016.
After a series of memorable gigs, Michele Morgante left the band at the end of 2017 and was soon followed by Jorg Strecker and Wim de Busser. In between contemplating the exciting past & future, Ilse successfully completed her second book in 2018. While searching a suited publisher, she picked up her musical thread. This time with Chloe Maes as her partner in crime.
To be continued…