zaterdag 1 mei 2010

Dutch Fretless Guitar Festival 2010

De gitarist en mede-oprichter van mijn voormalige band Propeller organiseert regelmatig het Fretless Guitar Festival in Den Haag.

Op 7 en 8 mei 2010 is het weer zover, dan is het namelijk de beurt aan de vijfde editie van het evenement.
Hieronder het persbericht.

The Dutch Fretless Guitar Festival 5 in Den Haag will feature again international acts. The only rule is: no frets.

The style of music is not important as long as the guitar player plays sans frets.

Returning this year for the third time from Germany we have Sound Wolke. First time around Albert played Fretless dobro and sang some ragas from India. Next time he made loops with a home made electric standing fretless bass and played on top of it with a Martin travel fretless guitar.

This year he's back with his son Severin playing guitar and his nephew Dominik playing drums and guitar.

AutorYno are from Paris. Three youth friends, all conservatoire graduates that make amazing progressive rock music. They are here for the second time.

Mahavira are first comers. From London, playing beautiful Grunch Rock with a good singer. They gig on regular basis in the London area but are here in The Hague for the first time.

Willem Niehorster will play with a new project, Amygdala. He'll be playing fretless guitar, Hans Swaep Fretless bass and Michiel Coolen drums. Their music is rock with funk and mostly improvised.

Jan Kelston from Belgium will be giving a demonstration of his self deigned/made instrument called the Kelstone. It is a horizontal string instrument played with ten fingers! Like a stick or Warr Guitar played in lap steel position.

And returning for the fourth time is Melle Weiters with drummer Etienne Nillesen now living in
Germany. This duo is simply amazing. They play with sound and not with music. Etienne played cymbals with a violin bow during the DFGF 3. Melle has no pedals, only an amp and a guitar. The sound comes from the fingers, from a fretless guitar!

The festival dates are:

Dutch Fretless Guitar Festival 5

Friday May 7th
Haags Pop Centrum
Burgemeester Hovylaan 12
Den Haag

Saturday May 8th
De Pater
Achterom 8
Den Haag

Soundwolke GERMANY
Albert Dambeck: fretless guitar (electric or acoustic)
Dominik Nergert: fretless electric guitar
Severin Dambeck: fretted guitar & drums

AutorYno FRANCE
David ³oTo² Konopnicki: Fretted & Fretless Guitar,
Bertrand Delorme: Bass
Cyril Grimaud: Drums

Mahavira UK
Ed Parker: Vocals
Jay Matharu: Fretless Guitar
Zoltan Toth: Fretless Bass
Riccardo Castellani: Drums

Amygdala HOLLAND/MEXICO
Willem Niehorster: fretless guitar
Michiel Coolen: drums
Hans Swaep: bass

Kelstone, BELGIUM
Jan Kelstone: Kelstone Instrument

NTR, HOLLAND/GERMANY
Melle Weijters: Fretless guitar
Etienne Nillesen: drums



Friday May 7th
Haags Pop Centrum

21:00-21-40
Amygdala
Holland/Mexico

21:50-22:10
Kelstone
Belgium

22:20-22:50
Soundwolke
Germany

23.00-23:45
Mahavira
UK


Saturday May 8th
De Pater

22:30-23:00 (30 min)
NTR
Holland/Germany

23:15-23:35 (20 min)
Kelstone
Belgium

23:45-12:20 (35 min)
Soundwolke
Germany

12:30-01:10 (40 min)
Amygdala
Holland/Mexico

01:20-02:10 (50 min)
Mahavira
UK

02:20-03:10 (50 min)
AutorYno
France


Amps, mikes and drums are provided by the venue.