Sharon den Adel

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Sharon den Adel
Background information
Birth nameSharon Janny den Adel
Born (1974-07-12) 12 Julie 1974 (age 49)
OreiginWaddinxveen, Sooth Holland, Netherlands
GenresSymphonic metal, symphonic rock
ThriftSangster-sangwriter, fashion designer
Years active1996–present
LabelsRoadrunner, DSFA, Gun
Associate actsWithin Temptation
WabsteidWithin Temptation Official

Sharon Janny den Adel (born 12 Julie 1974, in Waddinxveen, South Holland, Netherlands) is a Dutch sangster an composer, best kent as the lead vocalist an ane o the main sangwriters in the Dutch symphonic metal/rock baund Within Temptation. She haes performit wi various baunds syne she wis 14, includin a blues rock baund cried Kashiro, afore formin Within Temptation wi Robert Westerholt 1996.

Within Temptation[eedit | eedit soorce]

Thegither wi her boyfriend, Robert Westerholt, den Adel is ane o the foonding members o Within Temptation. She haes defined their wirk as epic an cinematic. Her vocals play a major role in the baund's soond, despite haein never received formal vocal trainin. Sharon haes sangs in the mezzo-soprano range but her vocal quality is licht an leeric despite her range. Afore Within Temptation became famous, Sharon wirkit for a fashion company. As the baund became mair successful wi their hit single Ice Queen, Sharon left the fashion industry tae focus on muisic. She utilises her fashion expertise bi designin her stage costumes an the baund's merchandise.

Ither baunds[eedit | eedit soorce]

Sharon den Adel haes performit on-stage an in the studio wi several notable baunds, includin Armin van Buuren, After Forever, De Heideroosjes, an Delain. She sang the pairt o Anna Held in Tobias Sammet's Avantasia projects, an the pairt o the Indien on Ayreon's rock opera Into the Electric Castle. She sang the vocals o ane Timo Tolkki song, "Are You The One?", co-wrote an providit the vocals for the track "In And Out Of Love" frae Armin van Buuren's 2008 album Imagine, an sang on the track "No Compliance" for Delain's album Lucidity, as well as working wi the baund Voyage on the track "Frozen" (no tae be ramfeeselt wi the Within Temptation sang o the same title).

Personal life[eedit | eedit soorce]

Both Westerholt an den Adel are domestic pairtners an haes three childer thegither, Eva Luna (7 December 2005), Robin Aiden (1 Juin 2009) an Logan Arwin (31 Mairch 2011).