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EP “Live at BazArtCafé” – Free with Pre-Order of “Fires&Earthquakes”

Cover Art "Live at BazArtCafe" Live recording by Floren Van Stichel at the now closed BazArtCafé, Mechelen on 12/3/2015

Mixed&Mastered at Nunustudios.

Track Listing (active links to listen):

  1. Saturday Night (co-written with Pete Corman)
  2. Secret
  3. Last Place (pure acoustic)
  4. Appropriate

Last Place and Appropriate have changed from the 2011 EP, so definitely a must-have !

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Show coming up… BOS Sessions in Gent – Paard van Troje – 14/09 – 11u30

BOS Session in Gent with singer songwriter Carl Durant. In bookstore Paard van Troje.
Date: Sunday 14/09/2014, starts at 11u30 !
BOS Sessions are organized by BOS Ice Tea from South Africa and give a stage to upcoming local artists.
For Carl’s music, go here. There’s also free downloads available!

Big show coming up: Egenhoven Feest 21/6 – Summer Solstice

Flyer Egenhoven Feest Carl Durant

Come celebrate the longest day with us in Egenhoven. June 21st – Summer Solstice ! Live music starts with Cherchez La Femme at 21h (winner of Nekkawedstrijd 2000).  There’s a DJ after, … We’re thrilled to be here to play our first show under the new name: Carl Durant and The Lost Kings. There’s a little surprise gift for those who come early. Yes, it is World-Cup related :).

Update: Click below for the full program of the summer Solstice Weekend ! The surprise gift has arrived by DHL… limited supplies so come early to the show.

Report: Nekka showcase in AB Club at Ancienne Belgique

That was fun !

On September 29th we played an invited showcase as part of the “Nekkawedstrijd” in the AB Club inside the Ancienne Belgique in Brussels. This is a bi-yearly competition for Dutch singer-songwriter style music, ultimately leading to a gig in front of 15k people. If you win, obviously.

This is the story leading up to the show case.

On July 30th (1 day before the deadline) I uploaded the single-take demo-recordings of three brand-new songs I wrote in Dutch the months before. Note: I never really wrote any lyrics in Dutch before that.

Beginning of September, I then got the fantastic news that I was invited for a live audition. Two songs with band, but ‘as acoustic as possible’. Read: acoustic guitar and no full drum set.

AB Club - after the show

Under the new project name “Zwerver” , I started putting together a band with percussion (cajon), cello, and after suggestion from the percussionist, a marimba(!). Apparently a marimba is not a xylophone on steroids. It is a fully ‘pimped-out’ xylophone with resonator pipes that has been on triple steroids for-way-too-long and comes with wheels to move it across the stage. Luckily enough this particular marimba could be disassembled (and re-assembled) easily and transported in a small car.

On the left is the team in the entry hall of the Ancienne Belgique in Brussels, Belgium after playing our show case…


And here’s a picture of us during the show case (courtesy Hilde Fraseur).

Zwerver 2013_AB_Club_NekkaWedstrijd

Now we’re waiting for the outcome !

Video Thursday – Belgian artist Selah Sue (US CD launch)

Selah Sue - This World (Official Video)
Get ready to be amazed. She might live just a block away from my parents in Belgium, but she’s definitely world class. Oh yeah, she doesn’t have her looks against her either.


To many, this young singer’s self-titled debut record is reminiscent of Amy Winehouse, but with an added reggae swagger. I had a hard time picking one song, but I think “This World” is a great introduction to her mix of soul, reggae and “organic hip-hop”.

Here’s a link to the FREE iTunes single that was released this week in the US, together with her album. Help her get in the charts ! .


To close off: a link to a very intimate version of a sad but passionate song, “Summertime Bring me Joy