Milk Inc.

Milk Inc.
Release date
01 January 1970
Milk Inc.
01 January 1970 |

Milk Inc. is a dance band that formed in the commercial dance-scene in Belgium in 1996. The Discography of the band includes a total of seven studio albums and thirty-nine singles. In 2006, to celebrate their 10th anniversary, Milk Inc. decided to surprise fans with a two hour live concert at the Sportpaleis Arena in Belgium. They performed many of their well known hit songs as well as songs from the album Supersized. Concerts are performed annually by Milk Inc. at Sportpaleis.

Milk Inc. released their first single “La Vache” in April 1997. At first they were only successful in Belgium and the United Kingdom, but are now available in many European countries and in the United States. Milk Inc. have had several tours throughout Europe. Their music is characterized by a specific emotional mood, which is created through the use of appropriate synthesizers. In its early days Milk Inc. the band had also had a guitarist and harpist, John Miles Jr., which is an unusual instrument to be used in dance music. The band also experimented different genres such as death-metal, punk and opera, but their music was unsuccessful in these genres.

The band has had many line-up changes throughout the band’s history. The band has found much success in Europe, with many of their singles charting in countries such as the Netherlands, United Kingdom, France and Spain. They are most successful in their native country Belgium, where they have twenty-seven hit singles which have been in the Ultratop Chart, twenty-two of them being inside the top ten and four of them being number ones. Further more, All of their seven albums have charted there, with two of them reaching number one. The band are the current record holders for the number of TMF Awards in Belgium and the Netherlands, with a total of 17 awards received.

John Miles Jr. is the son of the renowned musician John Miles. Miles studied pop music at Newcastle College and worked as a guitarist already known as “Popmusikern”, including Debbie Harry, Bryan Ferry, Joe Cocker and Andrea Bocelli. Miles co-wrote songs with Regi Penxten and Filip Vandueren when he became a group member in 1997 and performed as their guitarist on stage. The first single he was involved in making: “In My Eyes”, was a commercial success. That was partly Miles’ merit, his influence as a songwriter and the new style of the music effect he brought to the group. This in combination with the voice of Ann Vervoort brought the music to a new level. All the songs he co-wrote were published during his time at Milk Inc. At the same time Vervoort stopped as a singer, Miles wanted to leave Milk Inc. as well. He accompanied the group until the beginning of 2001. In 2000, the group had two top ten hits in the UK with “In My Eyes” (UK #9) and “Walk On Water” (UK #10). In the years 2006–2008, he rejoined Milk Inc. as a guitarist on their Supersized and Forever shows at the Antwerp Sportpaleis.