Rudy Trouvé is playing a solo concert with visuals in Mollans-sur-Ouvèze this Saturday. The internet teaches us this is a place in the south of France not far from the famous Mont Ventoux (and only a 10 hour drive from Antwerp city).
If you’re willing to make the trip, or happen to be nearby, you can find more information about the event on Facebook.
It’s been a while since this website has been updated. Apart from this webmaster, no one has been sitting still though. As always, plenty of exciting Heaven Hotel projects are in the pipeline and interesting live shows keep occuring more than ever before.
First up is a solo acoustic gig by Rudy Trouvé tomorrow 15th of June at CoSta in Antwerp. According to the venue’s website, there’s the possibility to ask questions and even make song requests!
Listing all of Elko’s many upcoming (solo and other) shows here would sure be handy, but that’s what the Tourdates section was invented for.
Oh and do you remember Elko & Jeroen’s radio show at all? Here’s their latest episode:
Rudy Trouvé and Jeroen Stevens will play as a duo for the first time ever this Sunday morning at C-Mine in Genk. They will accompany several actors in a piece about people’s favourite years. It seems like a highly interactive event which starts at 11 am.
Heaven Hotel family friend Jeroen Stevens has been curating the “Musician’s Choice” series at Filmhuis Klappei for a while and would like everyone to know about tomorrow’s event. Said event consists of Dutch underground legend Meindert Talma playing a very rare Belgian solo gig, followed by a screening of the British cult film “Withnail & I”. Here’s the flyer:
And here’s the Facebook event link.
And here’s last Tuesday’s Het Kralenspel radio show:
After playing a few critically acclaimed concerts last summer, all-star avant-rock ensemble The Mechanics embark on a four-date tour later this week.
Drummer Eric Thielemans is joined by Rudy Trouvé on guitar and slow dance moves, Mauro Pawlowski on bass, Jean-Yves Evrard on guitar and Roman Hiele on electronics. In this case the sum really is even bigger than its parts, which means these upcoming shows are not to be missed!
17/03: Beursschouwburg, Brussel
18/03: Café Café, Hasselt
19/03: L’Entrepôt, Arlon
20/03: De Ruimte, Amsterdam
Links and addresses can be found in our tour dates section.
So here’s the news we weren’t allowed to disclose in the last update: Elko B(lijweert) is releasing his first ever solo album on the 8th of February through Ekster! You can take a look at the artwork, read the tracklist and promo text and, most importantly, pre-order here.
The official record release concert will take place on 5 February at 1 pm (!) at Bosbar. This Saturday, 28 January at 4 pm (!), Elko will already play a semi-improvisation preluding a “displacement of works” by Luciano Mergo at said artist’s exposition at Haecken & Ooghen, Klapdorp 35, Antwerp.
Exactly one week later, on the 4th of February, Rudy Trouvé will play live at the same location for the next displacement of works.
Elko and Jeroen reunited at Radio Centraal this afternoon. Hear the result below.
Tape Cuts Tape (Trouvé – Cassiers – Thielemans) will be exploring (some of) the roads of Belgium and Holland this coming November.
Catch them sharing the bill with TaxiWars, Dans Dans or Robin Verheyen’s New York Quartet at one of the following venues:
11.11 Bozar, Brussel *
12.11 Muziekodroom, Hasselt *
13.11 De Zwerver, Leffinge *
14.11 Het Bos, Antwerpen *
15.11 El Negocito, Gent *
09.12 TAC, Eindhoven (NL) **
11.12 Parazzar, Brugge ***
- *+ TaxiWars ism Autumn Falls
- **+ Dans Dans
- ***+ Robin Verheyen NY Quartet
As per usual, all these dates and more can also be found in Tourdates section.
Below you can listen to a relatively recent episode of Elko and Jeroen’s Het Kralenspel radio show (with Mauro Pawlowski joining them in the studio):
Tomorrow, October 1st, Rudy Trouvé and Mauro Pawlowski will play a duo set at Oude Beurs to help celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Radio Centraal’s “De Wolkenbreiers” programme.
This will happen at 8 pm sharp after which Mauro will rush off to Filmhuis Klappei where he will play a solo set after “Ashik Kerib”, his film of choice, has been shown to the audience.
Find the full addresses in the tourdates section.
Both events seem rather unmissable.
As was last Tuesday’s Het Kralenspel – another Radio Centraal show – featuring (albeit in spirit) a mystery guest mentioned in this very post:
Another eventful weekend is coming up!
Tomorrow, Thursday 8 September, The Archetypes are reuniting for a one-off show at Café Cosmopolite in Antwerp. Miguel Sosa, Elko Blijweert and Jeroen Stevens will be improvising together for the first time in years. Scroll all the way down to see the flyer for this concert.
On Saturday, Rudy Trouvé, Daan and many others will be playing seperate sets at special (monumental) locations in the Dutch town of Bergen-Op-Zoom.
Info and links about both of these shows can be found, as always, in our Tourdates section.
Argentina’s finest Miguel Sosa of The Archetypes, Cassini Division and Strumpets fame was invited for a rare interview on yesterday’s Het Kralenspel radio show, which you can listen to below.
On the 16th of April Rudy Trouvé will play twice in Antwerp.
At 2 pm he will play a duo set with percussion wizard Eric Thielemans in Fat Kat to celebrate Record Store Day.
At 10 pm it’s time for a solo Heaven Hotel Songbook set at the Leftfield festival in CC Berchem.
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
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!
Then 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!