OUR PARTY with Paul Randolph and Rainer Trüby

We’re very proud to present you the last OUR PARTY before the summer recess on Saturday June 18th at Belle-Vue. It’s a big one with 2 very special guests. First up there’s Paul Randolph, a musical powerhouse from Detroit who has worked with Moodymann, Amp Fiddler and Jazzanova (you might know him as the singer of their live band) nad has released solo material on Mahogani Music and Still Music. He will do a live PA (aka perform a few songs on top of his instrumentals like Vanessa Freeman did last year). Afterwards our good friend Rainer Trüby will play the finest music around. Last year’s set was most memorable like was his selection of wines so a standard is set and can’t be but topped.

Our resident DJs Nick Blow and the Onda Sonora Soundsystem will do the warming up duties this time.

Expect the same warm atmosphere, quality drinks at fair prices and the excellent sound we’re known for. Entrance fee is still only 5€.

In short, it rarely comes this good so don’t miss out.

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Place to be:
Quai de Hainaut 43 Henegouwenkaai
1080 Brussel

Doors : 22h.

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PAUL RANDOLPH (Live PA / Detroit, US)
Multi-talented Detroit musician Paul Randolph, aka “Randolph”, comes from a musical family. He began honing his musical skills at a very young age. Born in Philadelphia, PA he and his family relocated to Sao Paulo, Brazil when he was six years old. Randolph explains, “It was then not only did I learn to speak a second language, but I also began to really study music. I was playing guitar – my father and I both had the same guitar teacher. The influence of music was huge because music is very much a part of the Brazilian culture.”

“My first exposure to music was, primarily, from my Dad. He played jazz trombone in high school and college. He, my mother, and grandparents exposed me to a wide range of musical genres. Ultimately, this all had a major impact on my decision to go into the music business.”

Eventually settling in Detroit during his teen years, he graduated from Central Michigan University with a degree in Marketing while continuing to perform music and work a variety of other jobs. Randolph eventually put all of his focus into his calling, music. A versatile musician who plays guitar as well as percussion, the bass is the instrument that Randolph fell in love with. “The person whom I consider my mentor, who really helped me the most, and is one of my favorite bass players, is the late Jaco Pastorius whom I met at a Weather Report concert. I had the opportunity to hang out with him for a few hours. He gave me a lot of great advice and changed how I approached my discipline and dedication to the instrument.”

Always a snazzy dresser with a unique sense of style, Randolph comments, “I remember my parents as always being very stylish. My Dad used to have clothes custom-made. My grandmother was a seamstress and my godmother is a designer. So, I’m sure they had something to do with my sense of style.”

Randolph has performed with such greats as Tony Allen, Odetta, and Johnny Johnson, to name a few. He was lead vocalist and bassist for the Detroit-based New Orleans-style funk and blues band Mudpuppy. After his stint with Mudpuppy, he went on to perform and record with Amp Fiddler, iSoul8, As One, Tettory Bad, Zed Bias and the Berlin-based, Jazzanova. Randolph’s music has been categorized into many different genres, pop, rock, neo soul, jazz, funk, blues, and electronic. His first solo CD, “This Is…What It Is” was released on Kenny Dixon, Jr.’s Mahogani Music imprint in 2004. His second solo project, “Lonely Eden” was released in 2007 and featured collaborations with notables, Stephanie McKay (“Broken”) and Waajeed of the Platinum Pied Pipers (title track “Lonely Eden”).

RAINER TRÜBY (Ger / Compost Records)
Rainer Trüby, ex-member of A Forest Mighty Black and today’s master of rare vinyl and wine, is still busy with DJ-ing around the globe (few airports have not seen his metal record box…vinyl, yes!) spreading his musical vision of “good music” delivering in between the different facets of house and mixing it up with his beloved roots i.e. soul, boogie, jazz, funk, latin.

Known as part of the Trüby Trio and selector for compilations such as “Glücklich” or “Talkin Jazz”, and later “Maiden Voyage” (Compost) and “Beats & Öxle” (Sonarkollektiv) you wouldn’t challenge his musical taste at all. His last official release was the result of teaming up with Vanessa Freeman and Danilo Plessow aka Motor City Drum Ensemble aka Inverse Cinematic. “Livin in the music” is a mix of melodies, rhythms, moody chords and hypnotic atmospheres that has been championed by all the right A-list DJs worldwide.

+ residents DJs Nick Blow and the Onda Sonora Soundsystem.

Sound is as always powered by a fine-tuned FUNKTION ONE sound system provided by the lovely people of soundsystem.be.

Expect a fine choice of drinks at more than reasonable prices. Like a selection of wines from the Italian wine specialist Cantucci.

Entrance fee is 5€.