Babal Kong

Un projet en devenir, avec le super accordéoniste chromatique Théodore Lefeuvre, qui jour notamment dans Fao Fao et Le Mange-Bal. Un  accordéon, un sax soprano, une guitare. Des compositions de Théo, très rythmées. De l’électro. De l’énergie. De la bonne humeur. Beaucoup, beaucoup de bonne humeur.…

And so it (re)begins…

Dear mad Belgian followers. I know you were worried by my sudden silence, by my relative absence from the web in the past few months. But do not be alarmed: I’m still here, and growing stronger than ever, developing new projects and rekindling older ones, and…

Uživati

My own project. Uživati, a jazz/folk trio (soprano sax, piano, double bass). Chamber music for jazz lovers. Centred mainly around my own compositions, which we arrange collectively, it’s a mellifluous and surprising project. Our style varies greatly from one tune to the next, yet the uniformity,…

Virevoltes

Le 17 mars 2016, Léo et Camille sont arrivés chez moi. On ne s’était pour ainsi dire jamais rencontré. On habitait loin les uns des autres. Et pourtant, on a voulu tenter le coup: mélanger la harpe celtique, le sax soprano et les percus. Mélanger le…

The New “Uzivati” album has arrived!

It’s here! Uzivati’s long-awaited second album, “Tender Krech”, has finally arrived! Available for only a tenner  -just order over email 🙂 Join us tonight for the release concert!  

Up5down

A new, thrilling jazz quintet started in November 2017 in Brussels, Up5down develops an original repertoire around Natasha Van Eerdewegh’s compositions. This young pianist has a world of her own, a world of beautiful melodies and moving harmonies. It is a real pleasure to play in…

“Le Nez” de Gogol

Une voix. Un saxophone. C’était en juin. Une belle lecture en musique avec mon ami Didier Marin, comédien, qui a enchanté de sa lecture expressive ce texte pour le moins original… Une lecture c’est facile à préparer: il suffit d’avoir un espace et du public, nous pouvons…

It’s finally raining

I was always attracted to failures and cracks to the odd, to the wild, to mystery It’s your many quirks that at first seduced me And now I’ve finally surrendered to your attacks After 10 years, I’ve had enough of these games, I’m finally yours, it’s over, you got me But…

AAARRRGGGHHH (a cry for help)

This morning I woke up to read this wonderful news: Donald Trump has decided to withdraw from the Paris agreement. Of course he did. And although some argue this is “more symbol than substance”, it struck a chord of desperation in me. Desperation at the thought of all…

Cranky

Sometimes I get cranky I can’t help it, really I do things on my own, Like an odd and lonely soul I’m told I’m too quirky But that’s the only way for me I often don’t realise That’s not the regular path I’d love to be normal…

Remember it’s all luck (Tim Minchin’s Lesson n°3)

About a year ago, I stumbled upon Tim Minchin on the internet and was immediately caught. A great writer, singer, pianist & actor with a fantastic (if slightly odd) sense of humour… who could ask for anything more? Always measured in my enthusiasms, I thus immediately spent all of my…

I don’t want to live this way (song to be)

  I ruminate on the meaning of life, I ruminate on the meaning of loveI ruminate on my jealousy, on my inconsistencies   I ruminate on my local pub, I ruminate on friendship I ruminate on food, I ruminate on fitness   I ruminate on censorship,…

The Independent Bee & other tales

Dear reader, Let me start this piece of writing with an apology Indeed, I must confess its title is faulty Inasmuch as the other tales of this brilliant collection Are at present still locked inside my imagination Don’t worry though, I didn’t lie, I’m sure the future will Bring more…

35 souls max

A tiny tiny gem in Central Brussels 35 seats max You’ll need patience and luck to discover the place But you will go back Arthème welcomes you to his living room cafe He shows you around the little cabaret Take a seat, make yourself at home Have…