A new trailer

A project we are very proud of, Memories of the Mayflower, was born in London on October 16 at St Mary’s church. A beautiful evening with a very warm socially distanced public. We are planning a tour for 2021 (any suggestion/help welcome!)… here is a little taster (full concert available on YouTube!)

Back together!

After three and a half months spent on either side of the Channel and quite a few online videos, here we are, finally back together. And to celebrate, we recorded (live!) one of our old classics: Dr Schmidtz and His Monster.

Jeremy

This week on A mad Belgian: a duo with my good friend, pianist Jeremy Frisch, who composed this lovely piece of music.

Poker Game

This week on “A mad Belgian”: an A Capella song

Outer Space

Ten weeks already! Well this week we thought we’d share with you a lovely song Rupert wrote a while ago, which seems particularly relevant these days…

A simple dance

A touch of sweetness in this increasingly sour world. Keep spreading the positive!

ESP

A new tune with One Voice, One Cello and A mad Belgian… Can you guess what it’s about?

Teenage Dogs

This week on “A mad Belgian”: did you know that dogs went through a teenage crisis? Here’s a little song about it…

Prisoner

This week on A Mad Belgian: a song!

Another Murder on Baker Street

Did you know that when the Sherlock Holmes books were first published, people thought Sherlock was a real person and many wrote to him to ask for his help?

So much so, in fact, that someone had to get hired by the post office just to deal with the mail that kept coming for 221B Baker Street (which wasn’t even a real address at the time)!

What am I getting at? Well this week’s quarantine song with One Voice, One Cello and A mad Belgian tells the story of Another murder on Baker Street. Enjoy!

Montrésor

Rupert is still stuck in London and I’m still stuck in France… HOWEVER… through the miracle of technology, we present the fourth video of the “Quarantine Sessions”: Montrésor, a tune composed in the beautiful Loire Valley, near Montrésor village.

Shiva & Close encounter

Today in “A mad Belgian”, learn a bit more about Shiva and discover a great song about aliens! Who could ask for anything more?

Close Encounter of the Second Kind

How many of you know what “A close encounter of the second kind” is (apart from an awesome song by Rupert Gillett)?

The 11th person to pm me the right answer wins a CD! (No googling, we trust you…)

A mad Belgian 2 — Nature Boy & Ramesses II

A second episode of A mad Belgian, in which you’ll find a duo version of “Nature Boy” with double bass player Alessio Campanozzi, and some information about the colossal head of Ramesses II that stands in the British Museum. Enjoy!

Montreal-Montrésor : A transatlantic improvisation

Eight years ago, I was in Montreal and crossed paths with pianist David Ryshpan. We became friends and thanks to modern technology, managed to keep in touch despite not having seen each other since.

In this awkward time, as humans throughout the world are being told to stay at home and avoid unnecessary social contact, we decided not to wait anymore, and so here is our first improvisation together, recorded in our different parts of the world, before we can meet up and play live. Hope you enjoy it…

It features on my last edition of “A mad Belgian”, but for those of you who don’t have a particular interest in the Rosetta stone, here’s the standalone version.

Across the channel…Don’t Look Now

First video of the Quarantine Sessions, a cross channel collaboration with One Voice, One Cello and A mad Belgian!

Tune in every Wednesday at 10am (11 on the continent) for more!

Uživati — Play/Stop

A video from last week’s concerts at the Samaritaine in Brussels. A new tune by Alessio Campanozzi: Play/Stop. Thanks to Lucas Hoyois for filming this whilst taking care of the gig’s sound and lights!

Play/Stop by Uživati (composition: Alessio Campanozzi)

Identities

A series of workshops developed in late 2015 with Les Sentiers de la Communication, around 6 small portraits by French artist Franz Dostal.

An English trailer for “Sur les traces…”

An English version of our last show’s trailer: Sur les traces…, a musical show inspired by the real-life story of Ben & Adam, two Australian friends who discovered that they each had a great uncle who died in the Somme Valley during World War One… but on opposite sides.

A story of war and friendship, of loss and hopes, with beautiful music by Hadi El Gammal.