Is the artist name of Filip Steeno.
Between 1980-1996 Filip was a successful drummer
who played in different bands in different rock styles:
punk rock, folk rock, pop rock, straight rock.
Also classical music as timpanist of the UHO,
University Harmony Orchestra of Leuven.
In 1988 he worked as a sessiondrummer for Levian (now Café Noir),
folk rock à la Paul Simon and recorded the EP 'Interiors'.
This EP had a lot of airplay in Belgium, France and Switserland.
From 1989 until 1991 Filip was drummer of the band
The Sam Cooke Singers
and had a #1 hit in the charts of Studio Brussel,
the alternative rock radiostation of Belgium, with the song 'So Sad…'
They had a record deal with EMI Belgium
but EMI asked them to change the name.
It became The Sunriders.
They had a hit in summer 1990 with 'Down on my knees'.
EMI asked Filip to become the drummer of a new project Eli Jones,
rock à la Bryan Adams, Bruce Springsteen...
They recorded 3 singles.
In 1996 Filip saw the Light, quit his job, entered the monastery
and became a monk of the order of Saint Benedict.
After his studies of philosophy and theology
he was ordained priest on February the 17th of 2007.
During this ceremony he played the drums with a few fellow musicians.
But his real dream of becoming a musician was never far away.
After years of living in silence in the monastery, he began writing songs.
Together with his old friend and producer Wim Claes (songwriter of f.i. Kim Kay - Li La Li)
he wrote a song for the soccer team OHL (www.ohl.be) of his hometown Leuven.
The production company -Room 150-
released his first single
't Spel van OHL
on may the 1th of 2015 and had already
a lot of media attention in Belgium.
A few months later, october 2015, his second single was released
Niemand houdt me tegen
and reached +10.000 views without any airplay.
“Second single of Frère Sourire is released: 'Niemand houdt me tegen' ”