Arker is a singer/songwriter, producer, musician and remixer based in Brussels.
- The song " Humdrum Street " is airplayed on most belgian radios (Studio Brussel, Pure Fm...) and its video followed on TV (MCM...).
- First album " Them & I " (released on October 13) is distributed in Belgium & Luxembourg by Universal.
- 4 other singles from this album are airplayed in high rotation on most belgian radios.
- Live tour during more than 18 months: Ancienne Belgique, Cirque Royal and Botanique in Brussels, Forum and Soundstation in Liège, Grand Théâtre in Namur, Gent, Antwerpen, Suikerrock Tienen, Leuven, Eurit’mix, Nandrin festival, den Atelier and Rockhal in Luxembourg... with famous artists as FEEDER, THE DELAYS, THE SERVANT, HOOVERPHONIC, AN PIERLE, SCALA, ZITA SWOON.
- YOKO SOUND's debut album " Not Enemy " (composed, recorded & produced by Arker) is distributed by Pias/Bang!.
- First single " My Sole Wish " is broadcasted on MCM.
- 2nd single " Cigarettes " is airplayed on Radio1, FM Brussel, La Première and on lots of cool local radios!
- YOKO SOUND Live Tour from August 2008 to November 2009 (with Arker on keyboards, guitar & backingvocals): Botanique, Ancienne Belgique, Cirque Royal, Le Réservoir (Paris), Brussels Summer Festival, Handelsbeurs (Gent) + support act for TRICKY, THE DO and NOUVELLE VAGUE.
- Remix from PETER GABRIEL song feat. JOSEPH ARTHUR " Exit Through You ".
- First original soundtrack composed by Arker.
- Arker's remix from CHARLIE WINSTON’s " Like A Hobo " is selected in the HOT PICK section from Realworld!
- EAMONN TOBIN’s debut e.p. " La cage au folk " (produced & recorded by Arker) is released on Bypass records.
- Video teaser for NEWTON's first single " Take Me To Your House " (filmed and directed by Arker).
- Jury member for " REeTROck's Got Talent ".
- THE PILOT LIGHT's first single " Dancing In Ways " (produced by Arker) is airplayed on Radio1.
- Arker is now A&R Manager at Jamuzzi (indie label).
- May: BUDDHA FOR MARY's new single " Run " is released on Jamuzzi. Produced by Arker, mixed in Holland by Guido Aalbers (Coldplay, Muse...) and mastered by Frank Arkwright (Blur, Arcade Fire, Snow Patrol, Joy Division...) at Abbey Road studios in London.
- October: REDSOFA's first single " Under My Hands " is released. Recorded @ ICP Studios (Brussels) with some additional production by Arker.
- Arker is now in the " producers team " from Ace Studio.
- Remix from IMOGEN HEAP song " You Know Where To Find Me ".
- March: RUBY's debut single " Armor " is released on Jamuzzi. This jazz song was produced by Arker @ Ace studio.
- April: LUKKA's debut single " Waiting For Summer " is airplayed on Nostalgie and on most local radios. Lyrics & melody written by Arker.
- July: BUDDHA FOR MARY second single " Mum & Dad " is released. The song was produced by Arker @ Ace studio.
- August: LUKKA Live @ Marktrock Festival, Leuven (with Arker on guitar & backingvocals).
- December: Arker releases a cover from " When The Thames Froze " by SMITH & BURROWS.
- February: MATHIAS debut single " Mon ombre " is released. Production, recording and most instruments by Arker.
- June: MATHIAS second single " Autocritique " is released. Production, recording and most instruments by Arker.
- August: BUDDHA FOR MARY's new single " Are We Done " is airplayed on Radio1. Production, keyboards & programming by Arker.
- November: JONI SHEILA's debut album " Change " is released. Production, recording, keyboards & programming by Arker.
- IANA's new single " Sawdust " is airplayed on MNM and Q-music. Arker's remix available on Soundcloud (free download).
- December: MATHIAS third single " Petite mort " is released. Production, recording and most instruments by Arker.
- March: NEWTON's brand new single " Supersonic " (recorded & produced by Arker) is airplayed on national radios in Colombia, New Zealand, South Africa, America & Holland.
- May: SENNIN's debut single " Just Wake Me " is released. This song has been cowritten & produced by Arker.
- June 6: SHALEISH CHANDRA's debut single "Panchhi Koi" is released. This song has been cowritten / produced by Arker and is airplayed on CMR (Canada), DesiZone (Holland) and international Desi World Radio.
- June 9: " NOMAD SONGS " compilation is released. This is a sampler from Arker's recent collaborations featuring SENNIN (singer/songwriter from Leuven), BUDDHA FOR MARY (alternative band from Neerpelt), RUBY (jazz project from Aarschot with musicians from Vlaanderen and Wallonie), JONI SHEILA (half filipino half belgian busker from Ghent), SHAILESH CHANDRA (indian singer), EAMONN TOBIN (half irish half belgian folk poet), NEWTON (rock gentlemen from Landen or London as you prefer), LILLY B WOLF (trip hop duet from Holland and Belgium) & MATHIAS (belgian artist based in Poland).
- July: LILLY B WOLF's debut EP is released. Production and most instruments by Arker.
- September 1: RUBY's debut EP " Novae " is released. 2 singles airplayed on RADIO2 & MUSIQ3. Production and additional keyboards by Arker.
- September 9: SHAILESH CHANDRA' second single " Manzil " is released. Cowritten, recorded, played and produced by Arker.
- October: NEWTON's 2nd single " Gold " (featuring Karen Verresen from Buscemi) is released on iTunes. Recorded & produced by Arker. The band played it live on the brand new show " HET STERKSTE NETWERK " from national TV EEN.
- November: RUBY's debut EP "Novae" (produced by ARKER) received 3 stars and was elected " CD of the week " in national newspaper LE SOIR.
- December: BUDDHA FOR MARY's debut EP (including Radio1 single " Are We Done ") is released. Production, keyboards & programming by Arker.