Ivan Peroti

Ivan Peroti has been an active figure in the music industry since 1996. He rose to prominence as the lead vocalist of the boy band Sat-R-Day. Notably, Ivan is recognized as both the songwriter and singer behind Funkerman’s hit track “Speed up.” In 2011, he lent his songwriting talents to various artists, including Ben Saunders, Shary-An, and Jenny Lane.

Before securing a permanent position, Ivan was a guest vocalist for Sven Hammond Soul, a role he undertook before becoming a full-fledged member. He also took part in the 2012 National Song Contest, where he performed “Take me as I am,” penned by Alain Clark, and achieved a commendable third place. This song made its debut on the Single Top 100 chart at number 41, remaining listed for a week.
In 2015, Ivan participated in “The Voice of Holland,” a reality show produced by John de Mol for RTL. He joined the team of Sanne Hans and reached the quarterfinals. In 2016, Peroti gained recognition for his rendition of “True Colors” in a television advertisement for the supermarket chain Lidl. Encouraged by the positive feedback, he decided to record the entire song in a studio.
In 2018, Ivan concluded his stint with Sven Hammond after contributing to three albums in seven years. He then joined Candy Dulfer’s band, building on their previous collaborations during the Ladies of Soul concerts. Furthermore, Peroti embarked on a tour with Leo Blokhuis and Ricky Koole in 2019.
Ivan has been a regular on The Smooth Jazz Cruise for years.
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