“Gipsy blood is running through the veins of this top gypsy guitar musician and band leader Lollo Meier”.
Dagblad de Limburger, Harry Sillen.
Who : Lollo Meier, Tcha Limberger, Dave Kelbie, Pete Kubryk Townsend
When : Friday 27th May
doors open 7.45pm
Where Village Hall,
contact : J.Williams phone: 0239 2632805
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Lollo Meier (Netherlands) Solo guitar player
He has made his goal in life to carry on the music of his great example
Django Reinhardt, but undoubtetly with his own musical influences.
Among the gypsy jazz musicians that play guitar in the style of Django Reinhardt, there are a few that really stand out. Lollo a Dutch gypsy was raised on gypsy Jazz and started playing at the age of 12 with members of his family. He is truly a legacy of the old master and certainly belongs to an elite group. Gipsy blood runs through the veins of this absolute top guitar player who made his goal in life to carry on the music of Django Reinhardt. His technique and suppleness are amazing, his music refreshing, not the standard tunes that are often heard in this genre. His unique style of playing has resulted in his performance today which is an extraordinary talent, simply because he makes music he loves. In addition he is an accomplished composer of new tunes which have that genuine Django flavour. After playing in a Belgium band called "Swing 42" he started a new quartet called Lollo Meier Szigano Swing this gave him the opportunity to express his own style and ideas. The first cd "Rencontres"came out in September 2001 and was well received by the critics. Lollo and his band" Lollo Meier Szigano Swing" have performed all over Europe at various well known jazz festivals. He spends much of his time giving workshops and sharing his artistry with anyone who is interested in his music. One could talk about his music for hours until you hear him, then silence sets in and the only thing left is sheer pleasure. A remarkable man with remarkable style of playing!.
Tcha Limberger is the son of a gypsy father and a Belgian mother. When he was a little boy, he listened to the music his father was playing or listening to. Tcha Limberger has sungflamenco since he was two years old, has played the guitar since he was six, clarinet since he was twelve and the violin since he was seventeen. He studied the violin in Budapest. He worked in the theatre, did the music for a CD with poems of Guido Gezelle, and played music at the concerts of Wannes Van de Velde.