Rudy Trouvé drops Chinese cat

The friendly folks at Jezus Factory Records have announced the forthcoming release of Pawlowski, Trouvé & Ward 2, the follow-up to the first volume which was released ten years ago.

Rudy Trouvé has dropped a digital single with accompanying video (featuring one of those funny Chinese cat dolls) as a nice little teaser for this joyful event.

You can preorder the album, which should come out late November/early December, by clicking here.

Below, you can listen to Elko & Jeroen’s latest episode of Het Kralenspel, featuring special guest Milan Warmoeskerken.


Pop monuments Rudy Trouvé & Daan share the stage, The Archetypes reunite

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.




Angels Die Hard live at Het Bos

Angels Die Hard will present their fresh LP “Mood Ring” this Friday at Het Bos in Antwerp. Also on the bill are Ulrika Spacek (UK) and Fake Indians (B).

Check out ADH’s latest video below to get in the right – wait for it – mood!


And here’s today’s episode of Het Kralenspel:


Rudy Trouvé in sound and vision

Some videos of Rudy Trouvé dancing and playing have surfaced on the internet. In chronological order:

Rudy dancing in slow motion to the music of The Mechanics at the Jazz Middelheim festival

#themechanics #slomo #dancingrudy #hiddenhiele @hielehiele

A video posted by @jeruenchen on


Rudy improvising in black and white with Karen Willems at the Bosbar


More Rudy in last Tuesday’s episode of the Het Kralenspel radio show which featured a track of his recent release on Luik Records (The Rimbaud Tape). Listen below!


Rudy Trouvé presents new exhibition and Mechanics concert

Rudy Trouvé has a new exhibition coming up at CC Muze in Heusden-Zolder. From the 28th of August until the 25th of September this cultural centre will present some of his most recent work – a collection of drawings, collages and paintings.

Tomorrow (August 13th), he will share the stage with Mauro Pawlowski, Jean-Yves Evrard, Roman Hiele and Eric Thielemans at the Jazz Middelheim festival. Under the moniker The Mechanics are Dancing in your Head this all-star formation will reinterpret some of the music of Ornette Coleman. Not to be missed!

Here’s the most recent episode of the Kralenspel radio show for your listening pleasure:


I H8 Piloot

Tomorrow (30/07/16) afternoon, selected members of I H8 Camera and Piloot, two exquisite Belgian improvisation bands, will join forces for a free concert in front of the Beursgebouw in Brussels.

The line-up consists of Cyrille de Haes, Florian Guibert, Teuk Henri, Elko Blijweert and Jeroen Stevens.

If you’d rather hear those two last-mentioned musicians talk about music they like, just click “play” below.

Jezus Factory release celebratory compilation

Britain-based Belgian music label Jezus Factory has been going for ten brave years now. To celebrate this birthday, they have recently released “God Owes Us A Hot Tub” (get it?), a compilation cd featuring lots of Heaven Hotel (and related) acts, including (among many others) Rudy Trouvé and Craig Ward.

Digital copies are sold here for a mere 50p. Physical copies are even cheaper – you get them for free with any purchase through the Jezus Factory webshop.

Here’s the latest episode of Het Kralenspel featuring Elko Blijweert and Jeroen Stevens:

The Tone Zones supporting Daan on Belgian national holiday

On the 21st of July 1831, Leopold of Saksen-Coburg-Gotha swore the oath to the Belgian constitution, thus becoming the first king of Belgium.

In an event of equal importance, one hundred and eighty-five years later Daan will play at Openluchttheater Rivierenhof in Deurne. Heaven Hotel surf heroes The Tone Zones will support.

Apparently this concert is almost sold out, so don’t sleep on it and get your tickets now!

All upcoming Heaven Hotel events are still to be found here.

In the meantime, for your listening pleasure:

Heaven Hotel head honcho announces epic theatre tour

Did I mention Rudy Trouvé has outed himself as a prolific solo artist? Check out the dates of the forthcoming Rudy Trouvé Solo Theatre Tour:

27.08 CC De Muze, Heusden-Zolder (+ expo)
12.10 CC De Werft, Geel
15.10 CC De Casino, Koksijde (*)
19.10 De Mena, Rotselaar
22.10 Art Dans La Ville @ La Petite Fabriek, Doornik (**) 
27.10 De Fabriek, Bavegem
29.10 CC De Stroming, Evergem (***)
25.11 CC De Boogaard, Sint-Truiden
26.11 Cultuurcentrum, Lier
29.01 CC Het Gasthuis, Aarschot
24.02 252 CC, Ekeren
11.03 Handelsbeurs, Gent (****)
* + Bert Dockx solo
** + Jan Swerts
*** + Maurits Pauwels + Taxiwars
**** + Nordmann
Links and details in the Tourdates section.