Bent Van Looy (born 3 May 1976) is a Belgian Flemish musician, singer and songwriter. He is the frontman and singer for Das Pop, the Belgian band he founded in Ghent in 1994 together with schoolfriends Reinhard Vanbergen, Niek Meul and Lieven Moors. He is also the drummer of Soulwax, a project of the Dewaele brothers.[2]

In Das Pop

Bent Van Looy's band Das Pop was initially called Things to Come, but the band later changed its name to Das Pop. The band has released four albums: I ♥ (2000), The Human Thing (2003), Das Pop (2009) and The Game (2011).

Solo

Bent van Looy became drummer for Soulwax and he toured as MC throughout Europe along concert halls like Ethias Arena, Brixton Academy, Telefonica Open de Madrid, Palacio da bolsa and many others with Soulwaxmas, the Christmas party organised by Soulwax

In 2013, Bent Van Looy released his first solo album Round the Bend, produced in Los Angeles by Jason Falkner. Director Dimitri van Zeebroeck also shot a documentary with similar title to be distributed with the album.

Van Looy has been also active in reality television series appearing in De Slimste Mens ter Wereld in 2009-2010 finishing third losing to winner Linda De Win and runner-up Peter Vandermeersch.

In 2008 he took part in exhibition organized by Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels known as Bozar under the title "It's not only Rock 'n' Roll baby" as one of twenty artists who expressed themselves with both music and art.[3]

In 2010 he had his own Sunday afternoon program on Studio Brussel: Single Safari. He also designed clothing for the French fashion house Le Mont Saint Michel. Since 2012 he has his own clothing line on the market, The Jante Law and in 2012, designed the label of a French wine named 'Cuvée B.V.L.

Van Looy has been also active in reality television series appearing in De Slimste Mens ter Wereld in 2009-2010 finishing third losing to winner Linda De Win and runner-up Peter Vandermeersch.

He is also coach for the third season of the music competition The Voice van Vlaanderen. The season was broadcast from 7 February 2014 to 23 May 2014 on the vtm television network. Bent Van Looy became the winning coach with his contestant Tom De Man carrying the title.

Discography

(For discography with Das Pop, see discography on that page)

Albums

YearAlbumPeak positionsNotes
BEL
(Fl)

[4]
2013Round the Bend7Track listing
  1. "Flowers and Balloons" (3:28)
  2. "The Hard Part" (4:17)
  3. "I Will Show You" (3:11)
  4. "Round the Bend" (2:46)
  5. "Friendly With the Fleas" (3:37)
  6. "Words" (2:45)
  7. "Home" (4:09)
  8. "Shoulders" (3:11)
  9. "Shadow of a Man" (3:16)
  10. "Young Man" (3:27)
  11. "First Boy From the Right" (3:46)
  12. "Why I'm Leaving" (4:57)
2016Pyjama Days1

Singles

YearSinglePeak positionsAlbums
BEL
(Fl)
Ultratop

[4]
BEL
(Fl)
Ultratip

[4]
2013"Shadow of a Man"2Round the Bend
"Flowers and Balloons"9
2014"Words"23
2016"My Escape"50Pyjama Days