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…

HEY! BONO FUCK YOU TOO

“The drummer of the band is an asshole. Kill the drummer. The keyboard player is despicable. The singer is a twat. Kill the band! On the verge of a possible international breakthrough, Hey Bono, Fuck You Too, will give you a concert of a lifetime. Although this can not be guaranteed in a positive sense. The only certainty given is that band members will keep their clothing for the whole duration of the concert. At least, that is what is promised (No refunds possible if otherwise) Expect music made with the most modern technologies, a lot of cables and an…

Monsieur Trouvé solo en France ce samedi

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.

Rudy and Elko announce plenty of gigs

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…

Rudy Trouvé and Jeroen Stevens get up early this Sunday

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…

The Mechanics on tour

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.  

Rudy produziert DAAU spielt DAAU

You may already be aware of the fact that Rudy Trouvé curated, produced and arranged Die Anarchistische Abendunterhaltung‘s forthcoming 25th anniversary album “Hineininterpretierung – DAAU spielt DAAU”. As well as making the artwork and live visuals, he also put together a promotional video with Fairuz Ghammam. You can watch the result below. Elko and Jeroen had Yves De Mey as a guest on last week’s Het Kralenspel radio show. Feel free to (re-)listen here:

Elko B.’s first solo album

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,…

Happy New Year

Although this website has been suspiciously silent for a while, Heaven Hotel’s key members certainly haven’t. The follow-up record to “Pawlowski, Trouvé & Ward”, which came out ten years ago, has finally been released through Jezus Factory and Heaven Hotel. You can stream it and buy a digital copy here. Cd and vinyl copies are available through Jezus and should soon be stocked in our shop as well. Elko Blijweert is featured as Elko B. on Ekster‘s eksellent (sorry) second instalment of its “Exo” compilation series. He is currently finishing the follow-up record to “Left Bank Drive” together with Joris Caluwaerts, Simon Lenski and Frans Van Isacker. Rudy Trouvé has…