This weekend…

Saturday 23 May: I H8 Camera @ Monk, Brussels

Line-up: Rudy Trouvé, Teuk Henri, Elko Blijweert, Hugo Antunes, Jeroen Stevens, Stef Kamil Carlens, Maarten

Sunday 24 May: “De Canvasconnectie” met Rudy Trouvé om 20u35 op Canvas!





Three shows coming up!



Saturday 9 May: Elko Blijweert & Frans Van Isacker @ Audio Plant, Merksem

Sunday 10 May: Tip Toe Topic & Joris Caluwaerts: Das Triadisch Ballet @ Het Bos, Antwerp

Monday 11 May: Wij Blij Quartet featuring Rudy Trouvé @ Korsakov, Antwerp

Wij Blij Quartet is a spacejazz ensemble consisting of  Gert Wijninckx (tp, ts, effects), Elko Blijweert (g), Hannes D’Hoine (b) and Alfredo Bravo (d). For this occasion they will be joined by Rudy Trouvé!

Photography: Mark Rietveld




New release! Elko Blijweert & Frans Van Isacker present their new album at Het Bos in Antwerp, 2nd May 2015

Up until the year 2010 guitar hero Elko Blijweert and saxophone virtuoso Frans Van Isacker brought jazz music to the rocking masses as key members of Franco Saint De Bakker. Now they have joined forces again to bring us “Atlajala Land”, a voyage through time and space that takes the listener from avant-garde free jazz over melancholic melodies to the sensual sounds of a late-night make-out session in an abandoned castle. This release (vinyl and cd) is brought to you by Heaven Hotel in collaboration with Teun Verbruggen’s RAT records and will presented on 2nd May at Het Bos in Antwerp…

Tenace Orchestra plays Mutiny On The Bounty (17th April @ Het Bos)

This instant composing orchestra conducted by Rudy Trouvé play their third concert! It will be an exclusive show in which the group will play improvisations inspired by the motion picture Mutiny On The Bounty.



Mauro Pawlowski: vocals
Frans Van Isacker: sax
Buni Lenski: violin
Sjoerd Bruil: guitar
Milan Warmoeskerken: guitar
Elko Blijweert: guitar
Hannes D’Hoine: bass
Jeroen Stevens: percussion
Aarich Jespers: drums
Rudy Trouvé: conductor

Other bands performing on this “Tenace On Tour” night:

Why The Eye
Les Filles de Hirohito
Boris Klerx


Tape Cuts Tape, The Tone Zones, 20 years of Heaven Hotel Compilation and new site

20 years of Heaven Hotel Presents releases

Exciting times, 3 new Heaven Hotel releases, 5 Heaven Hotel label nights with live Heaven Hotel bands..
We’ll start by proudly presenting The Tone Zones, a 2 man surf-electronica band featuring Elko Blijweert and Milan Warmoeskerken, check their band page here

thetonezones Their brand new vinyl is ready, and can be pre-ordered in our shop There are original interpretations of The Pyramids, The Ventures, The Shadows and – cultband avant la lettre – The Jokers and Front 242.
You can see them live on our label nights!


tapecutstape_lostfootageThen there is the new Tape Cuts Tape vinyl, expected around March 13.
Also available for pre-ordering in our shop. This one can be obtained as vinyl or CD, your choice.

Tape Cuts Tape improvises, and are Rudy Trouvé – Eric Thielemans – Lynn Cassiers



And then, to celebrate, there is a double vinyl (comes with free CD), God Owes Us a Swimming Pool.
26 tracks with a pretty good overview of what has been released on Heaven Hotel.


What’s more, the whole compilation album can be streamed  for free!

We hope you enjoy our new site, new releases, and hope to see you on one of the label nights!

20 years of Heaven Hotel: Tape Cuts Tape + The Tone Zones + I H8 Camera

20 years Heaven Hotel! “We were in bands. We went to bars. We met people who were in bands … so we started new bands. We made a record. With the money we made … we made new records. … That’s basically what we still do.” (Elko & Rudy – Heaven Hotel)

Live dates:

Thursday, March 19 at 8:00pm TENACE ORCHESTRA + TAPE CUTS TAPE + THE TONE ZONES + MITTLAND OCH LEO (DJ) Het Bos Ankerrui 5-7, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium

Friday March 20: Tape Cuts Tape, The Tone Zones, I H8 Camera (feat. Stef Kamil Carlens)  – Les Ateliers Claus – RUE CRICKXSTRAAT 15 – 1060 St. Gillis

In March ‘God Owes Us a Swimming Pool’ will be released- a compilation of stuff released between 1995 and 2015’, a double album feature (Vinyl and CD)  of Heaven Hotel releases.

To promote this and other upcoming releases (Tape Cuts Tape, The Tone Zones) releases  Heaven Hotel  is coming to a place near you in Belgium under impulse of the engines of Heaven Hotel, Rudy Trouvé en Elko Blijweert and organize a few Labelnights.
Between interesting and representative, between obscure, improvisation and always surprisingly unique.

For more info (Dutch) watch these pages.

Heaven Hotel Label nights

hh_labelnight   God Owes Us a Swimming Pool is a Heaven Hotel double vinyl compilation being released because of the Heaven Hotel label being in existence for 20 years, which is accompanied by a tour of Heaven Hotel bands all over Belgium, in different venues, with different bands, and labelled as the Labelnights 2015.

Some old, some new will be presented, and in any case every night will be unique and full of surprises, for both the bands and the audience.

Tape Cuts Tape will be playing every night because of their upcoming 3rd release, and also The Tone Zones, a new formed duo of guitarists Elko Blijweert (o.a. Dead Man Ray and Gruppo Di Pawlowski) and Milan Warmoeskerken (Mittland och Leo). They will release their debut album also in March, full off  surfinstrumentals and elektronics. They have a few nice intepretations of The Pyramids, The Ventures, The Shadows eand – cultband avant la lettre – The Jokers.

Expo: Rudy Trouvé – “Scenes from a beach and other paintings”

coffe_vinylOn December 20 Rudy will have an exhibition of his paintings at Coffee & Vinyl , a specialized coffee bar and vinyl store in antwerp’s south.
The record store is home to a massive collection of music, spanning most genres, both new and second hand, and organizes regular exhibitions.

Rudy Trouvé will be in the shop on the 20th December to open the expo and play a little live set..