Theo Vaness (real name: Theo van Es, born 1946 in Leiden, The Netherlands) is a Dutch beat, rock and soul singer, best known for his years with Dutch beat/rock group The Shoes, who enjoyed considerable Dutch chart success with hits such as 'Na Na Na' and 'Osaka'.
After the demise of The Shoes, Van Es went solo under the name Theo Vaness, recording a few albums under that name in the 1970s, essentially becoming a disco singer. His biggest solo success: the hit 'As Long As It's Love', which became a gay dancefloor anthem in 1979. The album 'Back To Music' (1978) was a popular floor-filler in both American and European discotheques, featuring oldies and goldies such as 'Back To Music' 'Yesterday', 'It's Now Or Never', 'Blue Suede Shoes', 'Shake, Rattle and Roll', 'Johnny B. Goode' and 'Tutti Frutti'.
In the years 2016-2018 he was part of the 'Pioniers van de Nederpop' / 'Golden Years Of Dutch Pop Music' touring caravan, singing (under his real name, Theo van Es) some of his old hits backed by The Clarks. Read more on Last.fm
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