Floor Jansen biography
Floor Jansen, born on February 21, 1981 in Goirle, Netherlands, was the lead singer of the Dutch band After Forever from 1997 until their split in 2009. She is the older sister of fellow singer and Ayreon guest vocalist Irene Jansen, who played "Passion" on The Human Equation.
Floor was sixteen when she joined After Forever in 1997 and the band released its first album, Prison of Desire, three years later. Floor's ability to sing in styles native to both classical and rock music have made her popular in the metal scene. She took sole charge of After Forever's lyrics and vocal melodies upon the departure of Mark Jansen in 2002. Prior to this, until the release of the Decipher album, the two wrote together.
Floor started studying music at the Dutch Rock academy in 1999 and entered the conservatory three years later. She studied Musical Theatre and one year of Opera. She is a Light Lyric Soprano. Her whole range isn't shown yet on After Forever albums. She later started teaching performing in her own course, entitled "Wanna be a Star?!". Her dream is to sing in a musical theatre.
Floor plays the guitar, piano and flute and has completed 12 years of music studies.
Three albums by the Dutch composer and multi-instrumentalist Arjen Anthony Lucassen include guest vocals from Floor. She performed guest vocals for the song "My House on Mars", from Ayreon's Universal Migrator, Part 1: The Dream Sequencer, made a number of contributions to the Star One project, and plays the character "Ω" on Ayreon's album 01011001. She has also performed guest vocals for French power metal band Nightmare, appearing on the title track and "A Taste of Armageddon" from their 2005 album, "The Dominion Gate".
After the demise of After Forever, Floor created her own symphonic metal band, ReVamp.
From 5th of October on Nightwish website was published a photo with Floor as a current singer instead of left Anette
Official site: www.floorjansen.nl