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 Mechanics by reading this interview. Caution: the interview is in Dutch and features references to free jazz.

 

Lastly, a mysterious teaser video turned up on Rudy Trouvé’s Facebook page, pseudo-promoting the even more mysterious project “Screen”. You can watch it here.

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 Antwerpen
14/10/17, 20.30 uur

10 euro VVK, 12 euro kassa, 2 euro VT-statuut

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 exceptional beautiful hunk on saxophone. No batteries needed (for the instruments), it’s all electronic and electrifying! We also offer moving images. In colour! Full surround and odorama included!

And of course Bono might be attending us for a duet.”

“It’s gonna be great. It’s the best” (D. Trump)

Drums/synth: Bono Engels
Vocals/synth: Bono Trouvé
Guitar/synth: Bono Van Uffelen
Sax/synth: Bono Sarens

 

Hey! Bono Fuck You Too will play their first ever concert at Het Bos this Thursday October 12th.

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 do you remember Elko & Jeroen’s radio show at all? Here’s their latest episode:

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 flyer:

And here’s the Facebook event link.

And here’s last Tuesday’s Het Kralenspel radio show:

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, 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.

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 arranged and produced Die Anarchistische Abendunterhaltung‘s 25th anniversary album. On top of that, he is currently slaving away at the album’s artwork as well as the band’s new live visuals. The release date is set for the 12th of May and will be accompanied by a concert at De Studio in Antwerp.

Never busy enough, Mr. Trouvé also collaborated with Intige Taluure (aka Phlitman & Kang) on a cassette tape which was released in November of last year through Bananafishin’ Records. We will hopefully be stocking some copies soon.

Keep an eye on this website for some very exciting news which I’m not allowed to disclose as of yet.

While you’re waiting, enjoy the most recent Mixcloud episode of Elko & Jeroen’s “Het Kralenspel” radio show.

Happy New Year!