Tag Archives: Leuven

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.

Video Thursday – Fires&Earthquakes Live at Mille Mechelen

Carl Durant Fires and Earthquakes Live At Mille Cafe Mechelen 2014
Here’s a new song I performed at the “Laaghangend Fruit” showcase at Cafe Mille in Mechelen. Enjoy ! It’s an uptempo song about fires, earthquakes and leaving California after having lived in San Diego for 11 years… returning to Leuven, Belgium.

New Band/New Beer: new band introduction ! 22/03/2014 Leuven

Singer-songwriter Carl Durant (net terug uit San Diego) stelt zijn nieuwe band voor ! Gratis toegang. Event met “Egotripel”, het nieuwe, alomgeprezen bier uit Oud-Heverlee (éénmalig aan introprijs). Naast gitaar, drums&bas zal er ook cello te horen zijn…

Muzikaal wordt het een blend van Gabriel Rios, Milow en Novastar.

Wat bier betreft: Egotripel is een verfrissend fruitig blond bier. Er is een mooie balans van bitter/zoet/zuur. De smaak is vol en in de afdronk behoud je een licht zoete, niet kleffe, toon aangevuld met het kruidige van de hop.

Om 21u30 beginnen we er aan met een kort voorprogramma…


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 !