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!

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!

Penny Farthing bike, I’ve fallen for you

Today was a very special day: not only was it a bright hot sunny day in London (I know! disappointingly untypical…but nice all the same), but I also got to try out something rather unusual, and indeed REALLY FUN: I learned to ride a Penny Farthing bike!

Well, I learned how to get on and off it relatively safely, rather —riding it is actually pretty similar to riding a bike, I must say. The only differences being that it is a fixed wheel (just a bit unsettling), and that you get a slight sense of superiority as you find yourself happily gliding a few feet above everyone’s head!

Great fun though, and I certainly am looking forward to my next ride!

Coming soon as a Tally Ho! experience which I thoroughly recommend. But in the meantime, here’s the little poem it inspired me (YES! I’m BACK! With my quirky poetry and the rest of it!)

Oh my! You are so tall
I'm so scared I will fall
But life is just not fun I guess
If you're not up for challenges

So here I am, trying my best
No to ridicule myself 
But with a little bit of help
Danger is gone and I'm possessed

Next time I will try it at night
When there are fewer passers-by
And I'll have even more fun
Riding super fast, like a hun