BRZZVLL | Band

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BRZZVLL (pronounced Brazzaville) are a seven piece fusion band from Antwerp, Belgium. They play psychedelic jazz and funk with a modern twist. Belgium has quiet a tradition for jazz and funk infused leftfield grooves. From Marc Moulin’s ingenious Placebo to library funksters Les Chakakas / El Chicles to the much sampled JJ Band (ask Lord Finesse or Marley Marl), Recorded in Antwerp and partly mixed by Ben Ladmin aka Nostalgia 77 (Tru Thoughts) in Brighton, HAPPY LIFE CREATOR has little in common with the cool retro sound mastered by Daptone or Truth & Soul. BRZZVLL are rooted in jazz, funk and afrobeat, but their music has an unmistakeably now sound. It is freaky, it is trippy and it follows no rules. Nine songs deep with vocal contributions from Ghanaian Spoken Word artist Joy Frempong (“Lucky Haircut”) and Dez Mona front-man Gregory Frateur HAPPY LIFE CREATOR simply doesn’t fit in any of the usual boxes! BRZZVLL have gigged with the likes of Neville Brothers, Young Blood Brass Band, Marcus Miller and Alice Russell. Their debut album been labeled “Best Belgian jazz album of 2008″ by “Le Soir”.

 

BRZZVLL – Polemicals (Teaser)

 

BRZZVLL, Yoghurt, live

 

Facts

Sound
Psychedelic Jazz Groove

Line-up
Keys: Jan Willems
Guitar: Geert Hellings
Baritone sax: Vincent Brijs
Tenor sax w/ EFX: Andrew Claes
Electric bass: Steven Van Loy
Drums: Maarten Moesen
Percussion: Amel Serra

Booking Territory
Europe except Belgium

Availability
All Year

Origin
Antwerp | BE

Web
brzzvll.com

Label
Melting Pot Music | GER

News

Jericho
New video

Polemicals
New album out Feb 22

Dates

Jun 25
Couleur Cafe
Brussel | BE

Apr 5
Centre Culturel
Berchem | BE

Mar 23
Handelsbeurs
Gent | BE

Releases

BRZZVLL – Polemicals
Melting Pot Music (LP/CD/Digi, 2013)

BRZZVLL – Happy Life Creator
Melting Pot Music (LP/CD/Digi, 2010)

BRZZVLL – Days Of Thunder
(Evil Penguin/IODA, CD/Digi, 2008)

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