ALTSAX

 

Instruments
Saxes, clarinet, recorder
Studies
Saxophone, Music school Brasschaat
Occupation
Musician
Influences
Roland Kirk, Duke Ellington, John Hodges, Steve Lacy, Marc Ribot, Danny Elfman, Prokofiev, Rita Boelaert, Michael Moore
Other bands
Groot Saxofoonorkest van Zwijndrecht, Flowers for Breakfast, Zita Swoon, Tres Tristes Tigres, El Tattoo del Tigre, De Kakkewieten
First record ever bought
‘Hot From The Cotton Club’ – Duke Ellington (lp)

 

photo: Evy Ottermans

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRUMPET

 

Instruments
Trumpet, bugel, electronics
Studies
graphic design (a1) st-lucas,
jazz course conservatory Brussels
Occupation
Everything involving trumpet
Influences
Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard,
Bert Joris, Frank Zappa,
Tochinori Kondo
Other bands
X-Legged Sally, Partly Live (dj-project), Jaune Toujours, Electric Barbarian, Moker, 1000, Kamikaze, Loops
First record ever bought
'Saucerful of Secrets' –

Pink Floyd

 

www.myspace.com/bartmaris

 

photo: Bruno Bollaert

 

 

DOUBLE BASS

 

Instruments
Double bass, accordion, violin, singing saw
Studies
Conservatory Ghent
Occupation
Musician
Influences
My mother
Other bands
Secret Fez Society...
First record ever bought
Violinsonatas Beethoven

 

photo: Cees van de Ven

 

 

 

 

 

 

DRUMS

 

Instruments
Drums, dustbingrooves
Studies
Conservatory Brussels
(jazz and light music)
Occupation
Musician
Influences
John Zorn, Joey Baron, Jim Black, Brandford Marsalis, Elvin Jones, Eric Morel
Other bands
Pieter Embrechtsband, Molo Trio, Alexi Tuomarila 4 tet,
Bruno Vansina 4 tet
First record ever bought
'Sign o' the Times' – Prince

 

www.teunverbruggen.com

 

photo: Guy Van de Poel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TROMBONE

 

Instruments
Trombone, euphonium
Studies
Lemmensinstituut (Leuven), Codarts (Rotterdam) Master in music
Occupation
Musician
Influences
Radiohead,Sigur Ros, Ilja Reijngoud, Bart van Lier, J.J. Johnson, Frank Rosolino, Brussels jazz Orchestra, Tower of Power, Branford Marsalis, Alasnoaxis, Stéphane & Lionel Belmondo, Prince, Mark Turner
Other bands
DelVitaGroup, Manngold de Cobre, Kleptomatics, PHD, Black Mango, Normaal
First record ever bought
'Hail to the thief' - Radiohead
'The Music of Bert Joris' - Brussels Jazz Orchestra

 

photo: Hans De Greve, Jazzenede

 

 

 

TENORSAX

 

Instruments
Tenorsax, Soprano sax, Baritonsax
Studies
Autodidact musician and
architect
Occupation
Musician
Influences
The present day
Other bands
Sax 4-tet "Hommage", the Berlin Jazz Workshop Orchestra, Sint Juttemis, Union, X-legged-Sally, WoFo
First record ever bought
Otis Redding

 

photo: Evy Ottermans

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIBRAPHONE

 

Instruments
vibraphone, marimba, drums, percussion, flute mouth, vocals
Studies
Conservatory Ghent classical percussion
Occupation
Musician
Influences
Cal Tjader, Milt Jackson, Bobby Hutcherson, Stefon Harris, Mulatu Astatke, Django Reinhardt
Other bands
Compro Oro, John Ghost, Les Croissants Belges
First record ever bought
Eminem - The Marchal Mathers lp

 

www.comprooromusic.be

 

 

CLARINETS & BINDING LYRICS

 

Instruments
Clarinet
Studies
Architecture
Occupation
None!!
Influences
All influences except 'mack the knife' or reggae
Other bands
Union, Maximalist, A Group,

X-Legged Sally, Simpletones, Ambush, ...
First record ever bought
'Oh, Clown' – Marc Dex

 

photo: Cees van de Ven

BASS TUBA

 

Instruments
Bass tuba, piano, euphonium
Studies
Master in music, Aggregate diploma
Occupation
Musician
Influences
Goran Bregovic, Maceo Parker, Howard Johnson (Gravity), Marcus Miller...
Other bands
Now: Va Fan Fahre, Brassafrik, Valse Teefjes

Former bands: Eva de Roovere, Scala, Boomfanfare
First record ever bought
‘Headhunters’ – Herbie Hancock

 

photo: Cees van de Ven

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TROMBONE

 

Instruments
Trombone, euphonium
studies
Academy of fine art
Occupation
Graphic designer, Musician
Influences
World music, Willem Breuker Collectief, Chet Baker, Picasso, Lucy
Other bands
Bamski Fanfare, Belgian Afrobeat Association, Asoekar
First record ever bought
‘Annie, I’m Not Your Daddy’ –

Kid Creole & the Coconuts

 

photo: Evy Ottermans

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KEYBOARDS

 

Instruments
keyboards
Studies
Musicology, conservatory
Occupation
Musician
Influences
All sorts
Other bands
Monsoon, Bleed, Pierre Vervloesem, Peyskens & van Hoeck, C-tronella, Defunistration, X-Legged Sally, Cabaret Rouge
First record ever bought
'Tannhauser' – Richard Wagner

 

photo: Evy Ottermans

 

 

 

 

GUITAR

 

Instruments
Penis
Studies
None
Occupation
?????
Influences
Ronny Coutteure
Other bands
The Coutteures
First record ever bought
Stravinski Live à la maison du peuple de La Louvière

 

photo: Cees van de Ven

TRUMPET

 

Instruments
Trumpet, bugel,
Studies
Conservatorium Régional de Chambéry, Conservatorium National Supérieur de Musique de Paris
Occupation
Musician
Influences
Miles Davis, Jozef Zawinul, Meshell Ndegeocello, Kenny Wheeler, Pierre Drevet, Maria Schneider, Claude Nougaro, Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind
& Fire, Radiohead
Other bands
Bravo Big Band, Kleptomatics, Nonetum Pop Orchestra, Christian Klinkenberg Orchestra
First record ever bought
‘Tutu’ - Miles Davis

 

www.thomasmayade.com

 

foto: Monsieur Andrée

 

 

 

CLARINETS

 

Instruments
clarinet, bass clarinet, tenorsax, bass sax
Studies
Municipal Conservatory Barcelona
Occupation
Musician
Influences
Cal Tjader, Milt Jackson, Bobby Hutcherson, Stefon Harris, Mulatu Astatke, Django Reinhardt
Other bands
Os meus Shorts, The Wrong Object, 3sB, Alimentation Générale, Nerds, Gorgona
First record ever bought
'Mr. Bungle' – 'Mr. Bungle'

 

photo: Cedric Craps

 

 

 

 

 

 

BARITONSAX

 

Instruments
All saxes, clarinet, German flute
Studies
Conservatories of Brussels and
the Hague with John Rucco
Occupation
Musician
Influences
Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Frank Zappa, Talking Heads
Other bands
Vansina-Verbruggen-Gudmundsson trio,

Nirvana Bonus and the

Demons Of Shame,

Tuesday Night Orchestra
First record ever bought
‘Uncle Meat’ – Frank Zappa

 

www.brunovansina.com

 

photo: Evy Ottermans

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Former FES members

 

Jan de Backer

Stefaan Blancke
David Bovée
Leonaar de Graeve
Danny van Hoeck
Anja Kowalski
Pieter Lamotte

Luc van Lieshout
Eric Morel
Roel Poriau

Wim Willaert

Tom Wouters