Kurt Maloo (born Kurt Meier, April 16, 1953, in Zurich, Switzerland) is a Swiss singer-songwriter, composer, and record producer. He first achieved international success in 1986, as the singer and front man of the duo Double with the hit single, “The Captain of Her Heart”.
In 1983, Kurt Maloo and Felix Haug decided to make a go of it as a duo. As Double, they released three 12″ maxi singles—”Naningo” (1983), “Rangoon Moon” and “Woman of the World” (1984) before they had a chance to record their first album. The black-and-white music video for “Rangoon Moon” became a cult clip in Europe and received airplay on VH1 in the United States. Two years later, Double became known worldwide with their first hit single, “The Captain of Her Heart” from their first album, Blue, a best-seller that has been released in more than fifty countries. “The Captain of Her Heart” became a modern-day classic.
In 1987, Kurt Maloo and Felix Haug recorded their second and last album, Dou3le, visualized best in the performance of the legendary Swiss mime group Mummenschanz in the award-winning music video for their song “Devils Ball”, featuring Herb Alpert on trumpet.
Kurt kindly answered Helena Kalpia’s questions for Music Borders Radio.
What was it that pushed you to get into music? With Double you have been very successful all over the world and in Greece as well. What was the ingredient at the time that managed to leave such songs still in people’s hearts?
You wrote a book in 2013 entitled The captain of her heart Log. How did you get the idea to write the book and have you thought about preparing something new?