Two Rudy duos and a triple exhibition

Rudy Trouvé will perform in Antwerp today as well as tomorrow as half of two different musical duos. Tonight, Thursday the 6th of June, he will play with beatnik extraordinaire Gunter Nagels as a support act for Jan Ducheyne & Noodzakelijk Kwaad at Arenberg in the city centre. Tomorrow, Friday the 7th, he will play with keyboard wizard Walter Hus at Madam Fortuna in Borgerhout. Furthermore, on June 26th he will take part in an exhibition with works by his brother Alfred Trouvé, Stef Kamil Carlens and – evidently – himself. The exhibition will run until the 13th of July…

Dead Man Ray are back in business

As most of you may already know, 2018 just about ended with the very unexpected announcement of the imminent return of the legendary Belgian band Dead Man Ray. After a 16 year hiatus, an ep titled “EEN” was released by PIAS records and is now available on vinyl at Morbus Gravis, Fat Kat and Tune Up (Antwerp) as well as Bilbo (Leuven and online). According to the band’s Facebook page, more stores will follow. Those not living in Belgium may consider ordering through our friends at the Jezus Factory. If you would rather stream or download “EEN”, you can do so by clicking here. Dead Man Ray will release…

Zwerm presenting new album produced by Rudy Trouvé at De Singel

Tomorrow, 29 November, electric guitar quartet Zwerm will present their latest album “Badminton In Tehran” at De Singel in Antwerp. The LP is released on Zwerm’s Time Goes By imprint and was produced by Rudy Trouvé. Zwerm’s Toon Callier was a guest on yesterday’s episode of Radio Centraal‘s Het Kralenspel which you can listen to here. “Badminton In Tehran” will be available in all record stores as of tomorrow. Tickets to the release concert are to be purchased here.

Fresh Bandcamp additions and a rare live appearance by Blijweert/Van Isacker

Slowly but surely all in-print Heaven Hotel releases are being added to our Bandcamp page. Go there now to stream and/or buy all three volumes of Franco Saint De Bakker’s “Live At The Ancienne Belgique” series as well as FSDB members Elko Blijweert & Frans Van Isacker’s duo album. Blijweert/Van Isacker also happen to play at De Studio in Antwerp tomorrow the 8th of November. They are supporting Dans Dans. Some more gigs have been added to our Tour Dates page.

Three new additions to our Bandcamp page

Our Bandcamp page is expanding slowly but surely: three rare tapes have just been added. One contains a recording of a 1997 concert by Gore Slut in Nandrin, another the collaboration between Rudy Trouvé and Intige Taluure and the third is the cassette version of the soundtrack to “Screen” (which is stil touring as we speak!). Head over to heavenhotel.bandcamp.com to stream for free and/or buy a physical and/or digital copy of whichever release(s) tickle(s) your fancy.  

Watch “Chicago” video – go see “Screen”

Rudy Trouvé’s and Simon Allemeersch’ fantastic music theatre video play “Screen” is on tour now! Have a look at our Tour Dates page and be sure to go see this spectacle in a town near you. The Screen Show Band (Elko Blijweert, Warre Borgmans, Gunter Nagels, Mauro Pawlowski & Rudy Trouvé) made new (Dutch-sung) versions of some old Robert Johnson songs. Check out the video for one of those songs (“Chicago”) right here:  

Heaven Hotel on Bandcamp

Trouvé/Blijweert/Pawlowski’s “Screen/Crossroads” and the complete Angels Die Hard discography are now available for sale through the Heaven Hotel Bandcamp page. Visiting this page gives you the opportunity to stream these albums for free and/or buy a digital and/or physical copy. All other in-print Heaven Hotel releases are still available through this website’s “Releases & Shop” page (for now).  

Two new Heaven Hotel albums coming September 17th

We are very happy announce the imminent release of not one but two great albums, both coming out on September 17th through Heaven Hotel. First up (alphabetically speaking, as both albums – as mentioned before – are coming out on the same day):   Angels Die Hard – Sundowner (Heaven Hotel – HH 1801) Angels Die Hard‘s long-awaited (and superb) third album is finally being released on September 17th through Heaven Hotel and Jezus Factory Records. It will come out as a deluxe limited coloured vinyl edition of 300 copies and will also be available digitally. Who else can explain…

1 trailer, 1 teaser, 1 music video, 2 interviews and 2 disclaimers (but not in that order)

Elko Blijweert is this year’s curator of the Exposed Music festival. Learn all about this unique event featuring Roland Van Campenhout, Bjorn Eriksson, Dennis Tyfus, Milan W. and many more by watching the trailer below. More information and an early peek inside tomorrow’s magic can be obtained by watching the interview/report on Antwerp’s local tv channel ATV here. Caution: the video is Dutch spoken and features Flemish folk dancing.   The Mechanics (Evrard, Hiele, Pawlowski, Thielemans, Trouvé) announce their debut album by presenting its first video. Listen to and watch “Out Of Lovetown” below. You can learn more about The…

Rudy Trouvé puts together Heaven Hotel all-star band, names them De Muzikanten

Which means The Musicians, obviously. They are playing at Het Oude Badhuis in Antwerp tomorrow. Het Oude Badhuis presenteert: De Muzikanten 7 topmuzikanten (uit o.a. DAAU, The Colorist, Dead man Ray, Broken Glass Heroes,…) onder leiding van Rudy Trouvé spelen een avond muziek. Wat ze spelen, wordt beslist op de avond zelf, door Rudy, door de sfeer, misschien wel door u. Maar goed gaat het zijn. De muzikanten van dienst zijn: Jeroen Stevens, Aarich Jespers, Pascal Deweze, Elko Blijweert, Milan Warmoeskerken, Roel Van Camp en Rudy Trouvé. Een avond vol plezier maar vooral heerlijke en verrassende muziek. Stuivenbergplein 38, 2060…