DEAD BELGIAN

Music |
23rd May 2013

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Dead Belgian play the music of Jacques Brel, one the greatest songwriters and performers of the twentieth century. He is recognised across Europe as a great commentator on love, life and death.

The songs are performed in French, English and occasionally Flemish and the atmosphere they create on stage is electric – and sometimes quite humorous. They also bring in some of the adaptation of songs created by the legendary Scott Walker.

The band have a great rapport with audiences, who are often amazed at how many Jacques Brel songs are familiar to them – either through originals, translations or English language adaptations.

Based in Liverpool, a city that has a more avant garde history than many suspect, they began life in 2007, inspired to share Brel’s music with all who would listen. Each member brought their own influences to the band, from European folk to progressive rock, stripping the songs to their bare bones and fattening them up again using a ramshackle drum kit, ukulele, guitar, accordion, saxophone, mandolin, clarinet and flute.

Dead Belgian have developed a playful and inventive sound that meshes dense melodic patterns, demonic waves of intensity and passages of sparse frailty with vocals from Fionnuala Dorrity that has drawn comparison to Edith Piaf, Anthony Hegarty and Nico. It is a sound unique to themselves while still capturing the beauty, passion and often dark humour of the original work, a rousing and rowdy back-porch reinvention of Jacques Brel’s honest and poetic stories.

www.deadbelgian.com

DATES & TIMES

23rd May 2013

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