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.

Heaven Hotel powerhouses prepare for imminent solo triumphs

Coming up are two (2!) rare solo appearances by Elko Blijweert, both in Antwerp. Rudy Trouvé proves to be even more prolific as a solo artist these days by announcing no less than four (4!) gigs in the same city.

In the meantime Elko is still performing live with renowned dance troupe Ultima Vez alongside Mauro Pawlowski, Jeroen Stevens and Tutu Pouane. Check out one (or more) of their rare Belgian performances at Vooruit in Gent, where the “Speak Low” spectacle can be admired for three nights in a row starting today.

Elko Blijweert solo:

  • 5 June: Stadslimiet, Antwerp
  • 11 June: Het Bos, Antwerp

Rudy Trouvé solo:

  • 3 June: Het Bos, Antwerp (live soundtrack to the film “Ixe”)
  • 4 June: Klappei, Antwerp (live soundtrack to the film “Zoo”)
  • 9 June: Trix, Antwerp (support Few Bits)
  • 1 July: Het Bos, Antwerp (in dialogue with photographer Anton Coene)

Ultima Vez – “Speak Low When You Speak Love”

  • 2-4 June: Vooruit, Antwerp

All information, links, addresses etc. can be found in our Tourdates section.

Looking back on last weekend, looking forward to the future

Last Saturday I H8 Camera played a memorable Jazz Marathon show at Café Monk in Brussels. Some video proof can be found on the band’s Facebook page.

Equally memorable times were provided by Tip Toe Topic – see them jumping in slo mo here – and Angels Die Hard – check out their slo-shredding here – the day after on the Tenace boat.

The very same boat will be sailing to Brussels soon, inviting, among others, aforementioned impro collective I H8 Camera to perform on their brand new location.

A short overview of this and other upcoming Heaven Hotel-related events:

  • 2, 3 and 4 June: “Speak Low If You Speak Love” (an Ultima Vez dance production with live music by Mauro Pawlowski, Elko Blijweert, Jeroen Stevens and Tutu Pouane) at Vooruit in Gent
  • 3 and 4 June: Rudy Trouvé solo at Het Bos and Klappei in Antwerp
  • 12 June: I H8 Camera at Tenace in Brussels

More information about all these shows (and more) can be found in the Tourdates section.

A shorter than usual Kralenspel radio show: