Sacha Toorop was born in 1970 to a German-Javanese father – a rhinestone rocker – and a Flemish mother. What’s more, they lived in Wallonia and so were often on the road, discovering things and steeped in music from every horizon. His father and only occasional schooling enabled him to get deep into music and instruments – and never come back. Drums, bass, guitar, percussion, keyboards… each a different colour he added to his musical palette. Since his early years, Sacha has been curious about everything. He draws, writes, composes, signs, reads, listens, tells and meets…

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Some fifteen years of collaborations of every kind with artists as diverse as Ted Milton, Dominique A, Françoiz Breut, Yann Tiersen, Junior Jazz, José Parrondo, Salvatore Adamo, Monsoon, Rackham, Saule et les Pleureurs and more recently Axelle Red never stopped him from working on his own musical projects.

Zop Hop Op, the group he created in 1996 and which, over ten years, released five superb albums steeped in alternative experimental rock in English (Welcome, Red Poppies, Western, Interludes and Mangrovia).

In 2006, Sacha dared to delve into the ins and outs of French for the first time, recording an album entirely in French: “Au Clair De La Terre” which brought him an Octaves de la Musique award in the Chanson Française category in June 2007. The album was an opportunity to travel for 3 years. Since its release, it has been presented in Belgium, France, Switzerland, Germany, Luxembourg, China, Senegal, Slovakia and Quebec.

In the meantime, Sacha has continued to meet and work with others. He performed in the theme tune for the movie “Congorama” by Philippe Falardeau, produced the sound design for the film “Baby Balloon” by Stefan Liberski, saw several of his songs appear in “Géants” by Bouli Lanners, sang a number of duets (Saule et les Pleureurs, Monsoon, Stéphanie Crayencour, David Celia,…), took part in recordings for Auryn, Sweet Jane, Lemon Straw, Axelle Red and Dominique A, was artistic director of an album for Moladji, produced and arranged the first album of his dad, Rudy Toorop, accompanied Axelle Red and Dominique A for a tour and continues to present his songs as part of various “Cartes Blanches” offered to him by festivals such as SmartDays 2007, Francofolies de Spa 2008 and Ca Balance 2011 and the Tournée des Francos (Montréal, La Rochelle, Spa in 2011).

After two years of work with Dominique A, Sacha is presenting his second album in French, “Les Tourments du Ciel” which has been released on 10th of february.

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