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DoD 1 year celebration | 60 Days, 60 Singers

Day 40: Maja Shining
Born: May 14th, 1990 (Denmark)

Bands/Projects: Forever Still (2010 – present)

Curiosities:
Everything that frontwoman Maja Shining and Multi-instrumentalist Mikkel Haastrup achieved until now has been produced by the band members themselves. Over the years they organized their tours, took photos for their covers and produced everything on their own.
In 2015 with the EP Save Me, the band completed their first headlining tour in the UK.
In August 2016 they signed a worldwide contract with Nuclear Blast. ‘Tied Down’ was then re-released by their new label. It was critically acclaimed and the band became even more popular.
In October and November 2016, Forever Still toured Europe with the Italian metal band Lacuna Coil.

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DoD 1 year celebration | 60 Days, 60 Singers

Day 17: Charlotte Wessels
Born: May 13th, 1987 (Netherlands)

Bands/Projects: To Elysium (2004 – 2005); Delain (2005 – present); Phantasma (2015)

Collaborations: Infernorama (2005); Day-már (live 2006); Sonata Arctica (live 2009); Nemesea (2011); Knight Area (2011); Serenity (2011); Stream of Passion (2012); Doro Pesch (live 2014); Karmaflow (2015); Kamelot (2015); Dark Sarah (2016)

Curiosities:
Wessels has been trained in both jazz singing and classical singing.
When she joined her first band, her parents had to sign a contract because she was still underage.

Personal life: Charlotte has an art history degree and also has a master’s degree in gender studies. She is a vegetarian.