BANDS/PROJECTS

BANDS/PROJECTS I’m involved with/working on currently
Not in any specific order :)

---NOTEBOOK (duo Nicolas Thys/Dries Laheye)
---TUTU PUOANE quartet    www.tutupuoane.info
---TAN trio     www.tutupuoane.info
---NICOLAS  KUMMERT “voices”  www.Nicolaskummert.com
---YVES PEETERS group YPG   www.yvespeeters.com
---KRIS DEFOORT trio  www.krisdefoort.com
---MIXTUUR ( tuur florizoone)  www.tuurflorizoone.be
---CHRIS JORIS experience
---ROBIN VERHEYEN quartet www.robinverheyen.be
---GROOVETHING  www.jefneve.be
---PILI PILI(Jasper Van T’hof)

Friends I play with since forever and still, from time to time:

Jeroen Van Herzeele,ben Sluys,Dré Pallemaerts,Serge Lazarevitch,Gorka Benitez,Nathalie Loriers,Ivan Paduart,Bert Joris,Frank Vaganée,Kurt Van Herck,bart Defoort,Emanuele Cisi,Marc Lelangue,Daniel Romeo,Stephane Galland,Jozef Dumoulin,Antoine Pierre,Bo Vander Werf,Jason Seizer,Rick Hollander,Mimi Verderame, and of course,all my New York friends(it almost feels like it was another lifetime…:)

 

Nicolas Thys solo ”LIFELINE”

Le répertoire ,composé autour de la basse électrique par Nicolas Thys, est un aboutissement de plusieures années de travail de composition.
La guitare basse étant un instrument relativement récent, elle est en évolution continue et tous les jours, l’imagination des musicians l’emmène vers de nouveaux horizons.
Les compostitions sont pour la plupart, basées sur une forme conventionnelle de chanson en 2 ou 3 parties ou l’on retrouve les influences du compositeur de manière assez distincte, par exemple: le contrepoint, la fugue  et l’harmonie/melodie limpide caracteristique de la musique de Bach, la simplicite évidente d’une composition de Lennon/Mc Cartney,L’esprit fougeux  de la musique de Paco De lucia, le son “soul” et “folk” de l’Amerique profonde.Parfois virtuose, parfois tres simple, la musique de “lifeline” invite au voyage.
L’imagination sera emmenée dans un monde plein d’images qui fera sourire les ames.
Ce projet est déja rodé et a tourné principalement en Flandre et a Bruxelles(dont un concert  mémorable en alternance avec michel Hatzi a l’espace Molière)

 

The songs are written by Nicolas Thys for the bass guitar specifically.
The electric bass being a relatively new instrument brought to the family  around 1953,everyday people are taking it to new territories, to places it’s never been before.
The compositions are based mostly on the songform template with a simple construction(AABA or ABC type of thing) where a lot different influences can be found.
For instance:contrapoint & fugua very much in the manner of the baroque style of J.S. Bach,the clarity and efficiency of a Lennon/Mc Cartney composition,the passion and intensity of flamenco music,soulfulness and warmth of an oldie,the openess of a big sky country.
Sometimes virtuoso,mostly simple and misterious , the music of “LIFELINE” is filled with images which will take you to places you’ll never want to leave.

Nicolas Thys /Dries Laheye “NOTEBOOK”

The songs are written by Nicolas Thys for the bass guitar specifically.
The electric bass being a relatively new instrument brought to the family  around 1953,everyday people are taking it to new territories, to places it’s never been before.
The compositions are based mostly on the songform template with a simple construction(AABA or ABC type of thing) where a lot different influences can be found.
For instance:contrapoint & fugua very much in the manner of the baroque style of J.S. Bach,the clarity and efficiency of a Lennon/Mc Cartney composition,the passion and intensity of flamenco music,  soulfulness and warmth of an oldie, the openness of a big sky country.
Sometimes virtuoso,mostly simple and misterious , the music of “NOTEBOOK” is filled with images which will take you to places you’ll never want to leave.

“NOTEBOOK” will make your soul smile.