Release info Fires and Earthquakes – Carl Durant

[Info page for Press/Radio/Media]

Carl is heading out from Belgium to the US West Coast in November to promote this single and an upcoming live EP (physical release) that will have the current single&new single (“No Matter What”) as bonus tracks.

The four-track live EP will then be released on streaming platforms only (Spotify/Deezer, SoundCloud). A music video for “Fires and Earthquakes” is due for release this fall.

available now: (public promo page) or direct iTunes link.

Streaming media: Spotify link and Deezer link.

Press release (Dutch): CarlDurant_FiresAndEarthquakes_June30.

Release date: June 30th 2015

Artist: Carl Durant

Track: Fires and Earthquakes

“How on earth can you leave beautiful San Diego and go back to rainy Belgium, after living in California for 11 years ?”

Recorded by Alan Sanderson in San Diego, CA, USA (Rolling Stones, Elton John, Ryan Adams, Fleetwood Mac, …)

Listeners react: 

“Awesome acoustic sound…[…] I could see this song in a Quentin Tarantino movie”
“Good vocals. Catchy”
“I love the driving drum beat in this song. This definitely has a Fleetwood Mac feel that I enjoy very much. The vocalist has a great husky voice that is very appealing. “

Listen Local Radio Host Cathryn Beeks called it

“a beautiful song”

on KNSJ (89.1FM in San Diego, CA)

(C)2013 Carl Durant (ASCAP/SABAM), (P)2015 (Unreleased)
Engineered&Produced by Alan Sanderson at Pacific Beat Recording, San Diego
Mastered by Brian Lucey (The Black Keys, Ray Lamontagne, Arctic Monkeys, Sigur Ross)
Bass: Rick Nash
Drums&Percussion: Larry Grano
Keyboards: Leo Dombecki
Cello: Erdis Maxhelaku
Backing Vocals: Sherri Anne
Arrangements: Pedro Talarico

Alan&Brian are both Grammy Award winners.
Alan has over 20 years of experience working with artists as The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Elvis Costello, Ryan Adams and Fleetwood Mac.

Press contact: Ahmed Aghassaiy –  0486/30 35 92

Booking contact: booking[at]

Carl direct contact: – 0470/59 09 40

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Album art&Other Pictures, cleared for use:

Press bio Carl Durant ~ “Fires and Earthquakes”:

Originally from near Leuven, Belgium, Carl Durant went for a personal and musical adventure in San Diego, CA that ended up lasting 11 years. Vocally reminiscent of The Decemberists, he became a regular in the coffeehouse circuit (Lestat’s, …) playing solo gigs with his looping pedal and fingerpicked or strummed guitar. With his live band he also gigged in venues as House of Blues and Anthology. About his self-released EP “Last Place”, the San Diego Troubadour wrote “Durant is a solid songwriter, with a lot of potential” and some airplay on local radio stations was well received: “LOVE the song “Appropriate” sounded good on the air tonight..” – Mookie (Radio Sophie, now with KPRI).

Having developed a European sound (think Ed Sheeran) infused with the west coast songwriter influence of Jason Mraz, Tom Waits and the likes, Carl now has his live band The Lost Kings in Belgium, while still regularly playing solo in intimate venues or living rooms.

His track “Fires and Earthquakes” recorded by Grammy winning Alan Sanderson in his studio in San Diego with a slew of amazing musicians is set for release in June 2015. The track was mastered by Grammy Award winning Brian Lucey in Los Angeles.

Press articles can be found here.

Currently booked shows (click for larger size):

Supporting Video 1: “Lyric Video of Fires and Earthquakes”

Fires and Earthquakes - Carl Durant (Lyric Video)
Supporting Video 2: “Making of Fires and Earthquakes”
More background info:

In the US, Carl has shared the bill with Jack Tempchin, Milow(*), Adam Levy, Geoff Perlman, Jesse Thomas (Starbucks pick of the week), San Diego Music Awards winners Josh Damigo & Colin Clyne, playing over 100 shows at House of Blues, Hard Rock Cafe, Lestat’s West, Adams Avenue Street Fair and many more.

In Belgium, Carl played shows and show cases at Crisisfestival, Het Depot, At the Bebop, De Blauwe Kater, Den Deugniet, De Monk, ‘t Archief, Egenhoven Feest, Club 9, Borrestaminee (cc De Borre), …

A mini tour on the US West coast is almost planned for November 2015 (see picture for confirmed dates).

More recent music:

The previous EP can be streamed here. It is available as free download for fans who subscribe to the email list here.





(*)semi-private show at the residence of the Belgian Consul in Los Angeles, CA.