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The songs of Jacques Brel
Dead Belgian have a growing reputation as the most popular interpreters of the songs and music of Jacques Brel, one the greatest songwriters and performers of the twentieth century.
Performing in both the original French of Brel's songs and English interpretations, and with influences from European folk to progressive rock, the band have developed a playful and inventive sound unique to themselves.
A rousing and rowdy back-porch reinvention of Jacques Brel's honest and poetic stories.
"Dead Belgian's deliciously ramshackle approach deconstructs Brel the icon to reclaim him as a street musician, chanson maestro and people's champion."MOJO
"The way to perform to perform Brel is to throw yourself at it, and the dramatic Dead Belgian do that with aplomb... at their best when playing with gusto, as with the romping 'Les Bourgeois' and the delicious 'Amsterdam'."UNCUT
"An unlikely bunch who've gone several stops beyond in the restorative promotion of very possibly the greatest Belgian in the history of the world ever. And they are terrific."fROOTS
Thank you to
Core programme and
major capital funders
The John S
With thanks to
Walker Morris LLP.
Joanne Collumbine and Keith Gillespie; Noreen Kershaw;
Mark Potter; Ian Warburton.