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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Jacques Brel reinvented with Liverpool based Dead Belgian

Dead Belgian come to The Met playing the music of Jacques Brel on Saturday 12 April at 8pm.

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Based in Liverpool, Dead Belgian perform in both Brel’s original French and English interpretations, bringing in some of the adaptations of songs created by the legendary Scott Walker. Each member of the band also brings in their own influences from folk to prog-rock – stripping the songs to their bones and fattening them up again using a ramshackle drum kit, ukulele, guitar, accordion, saxophone, mandolin, clarinet and flute – creating a playful and inventive sound unique to themselves.

 

Dead Belgian’s deliciously ramshackle approach deconstructs Brel the icon to reclaim him as a street musician, chanson maestro and people’s champion.” – MOJO

 

Jacques Brel was one of the greatest songwriters of the twentieth century. He composed literate, thoughtful and theatrical songs that generated a large and devoted following throughout the world, selling over 25 million records worldwide and becoming one of the best selling Belgian recording artists of all time. Audiences are often amazed at how many Brel songs are familiar to them – either through originals, translations or English language adaptations.

 

Tickets for the performance are £10. For more information or to book go online at www.themet.biz or phone Ticket Office on 0161 761 2216.