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Welcome to my World of Shi-Music

My name is Sofie Vanlimbergen. I have been singing since I was a little girl and it became my most important passion in life.
Being on stage for more than 23 years I got acquainted with various styles of music, bands and orchestras. 
From all styles the one that really warms my heart, inspires my soul and fills my voice is the French Chanson.

Je Vis Ma Vie

I really was looking forward to recording a genuin French Chanson written by a professional producer/composer with original lyrics by a French text writer. On top of it the most important condition of the new release was the video to be recorded in Paris, France. Anything less would not be worthy the efforts that all people involved had put into this project.

Je Vis Ma Vie” is:

  • Written by Patrick Hamilton & Valentin Stuff.
  • Published by Bromo Music Publishing/Decca Publishing/Universal Publ & Melmax Music
  • Arranged & Produced by Patrick Hamilton @ The Globe Recording Studios (Loppem, Bruges, Belgium)
  • Music video shot/cut/directed by Benjamin L. De Mulder for Iceberg Ahead
  • Filmed entirely on location in Paris
  • Released in November 2017

You can download “Je Vis Ma Vie” on: iTunes  and  Spotify

Wish

Make-a-Wish Belgium-Flanders is an organization of volunteers that fulfills the wishes of children aged 3 to 18 with a life-threatening illness.

The dream I always use to have was not different from many other youngster: to become a famous artist and conquer the world with my music. Then it suddenly hit me to do something special for those kids who really needed a break. As I have been very lucky in life when I was a kid I decided to give back what I received and make a child’s wish come true.
That’s when I decided to record a song especially written, composed and filmed for the 25th Anniversary of the Make-a-Wish foundation in Belgium/Flanders (2015).

Vincero - Harry & Shi

The so called Voice of Flanders competition was a singing contest open to all ages, professionals, semi- and non-professionals. In 2012 this competition was won by Harry Hendrickx and his co-singer Kris Struyven.

 Some time after that Harry and I got aquainted and a new vocal duo was born.
The beautiful classical tenor voice of Harry was a perfect match to my warm, dark and jazzy voice and shortly after we performed a few gigs together Harry asked me to record a very special up-tempo version of “Nessun Dorma” from the Puccini opera “Turando”.
The single was called “Vincero” and turned out to be an absolute beauty.

Saudade - Buscemi

The Flemish DJ Dirk Swartenbroeckx is better known worldwide as Buscemi. Besides being a professional dj Dirk is also very well known for his latino oriented lounge, house, jazz, brazilian grooves, afrobeat and drum-‘n-bass compositions.

In 2016 he asked me to feature in Saudade, one of the songs on his album In Danger of Extinction – ultrarare trax, which was released by Bisceglia Music.

Co-author to this very jazzy, brazilian groove is Henrique Marques.

Enjoy !

Eagle In Motion - remake

The very first song I ever recorded was called Eagle In Motion. It was produced and composed by Dennis Vos who had a tiny studio in Mol (B).

It was a very spiritual song with a cross over from Native American Indian influences and Western values (for more info see below).

10 years later (in 2015)  a remix was created by the same composer in which neither these elements were used any more. They were replaced by an exciting up-tempo beat with some new samples, an entirely new arrangement and a very fresh backing vocal.

So Easy

 

 

 

Produced by This Is Why We Do It (2013).

So Easy was a project which was created by Evelution Beats.

 

I Will Never Give Up

“They who give up on their dreams to obtain a little temporary safety will neither have safety nor liberty”. – Mr Never Give Up

 

A song by Mr. Never Give Up featuring Shi.

Video edited by Yenes.com

 

November 2015.

 

Full CD - Forever In My Heart (2008)

2008: For several years I felt the urge to pay tribute to the most favourite legends the world has ever produced.

World wide known evergreens sung by Elvis Presley, Edith Piaf, Gilbert Bécaud, Frank Sinatra and others always have filled my heart and triggered my soul.

When opportunity knocked I couldn’t resist signing up for this project and after several months of hard work my first full album was released.

And it always will be Forever In My Heart

Forever In My Heart was my tribute to the Legends.

The cd includes the following songs (titles are followed by the Legend between brackets)

  1. Don’t Be Cruel (Elvis Presley)
  2. Johnny (Edith Piaf)
  3. Et Maintenant (Gilbert Bécaud)
  4. Can’t Help Falling In Love (Elvis Presley)
  5. These Boots… (Frank Sinatra)
  6. La Vie En Rose (Edith Piaf)
  7. Love Letters (Alison Moyet)
  8. The Lady Is A Tramp (Ella Fitzgerald)
  9. Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien (Edith Piaf)
  10. Something (Harry Belafonte)
  11.  Always On My Mind (Elvis Presley)
  12. C’est L’Amour (Edith Piaf)
  13. Ave Maria (bonus track with video clip)

Eagle In Motion (2007)

The very first song Shi ever recorded and released was called Eagle In Motion. The lyrics were written by herself and the music was produced by Dennis Vos (Mol, B) in a tiny studio.

The song is about a reflection of the meaning of life and the basic values with which we should interact to each other. It is also about not giving up and keeping faith in the world we live in.

The music is a cross over of Native American sounds and Western influences with a number of special instruments provided by the friend of a Native Amarican Shaman who was passing through Flanders, B.

The voice of Eagle In Motion was later on re-recorded in the White Chapel Studios London, by Steven A. Williams.

The second song is called Forever Love and was originally sung by Gary Barlow. The voice recording is made @Deadline Studios in Leicester by Adam Ellis, producer, singer-song writer, musician and personal friend to Shi.

If you want a legal copy of this song, please respond by filling out the contact form.