Hadewig Kras, Martinus Wolf, Hugo Spencer and Luc De Gezelle have put together a menu that one will not expect immediately: a richly varied pallet of music from the sixties in a quirky, new look.
Hadewig J.Kras already made 2 very different, quirky CDs, one with Blixa Bargeld (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds / Einstürzende Neubauten) and one with Mario Goossens (Triggerfinger). She wrote and played lyrics and music for theater and mercilessly ignored here with her tormented versions of “Cès gens-là” (J. Brel) and “Oh Karel” (N. Sedaka), Liesbeth List. Martinus Wolf not only plays great piano, he also shows his experience as a performer here. With a thirteen-year career as house pianist of the Zwarte Komedie (Antwerp), finalist at the Leiden Cabaret Festival in 1991, arranger-composer for Guido Belcanto, he is far from his test piece. He also provided the arrangements for “Fever”. The songs are embellished with beautiful violin interventions by Luc De Gezelle. He has played both in the Netherlands and abroad (including Taiwan, Greece and Morocco) with, among others, Olla Vogala and has since worked on numerous CD productions as a musician and as a composer. Last but not least: Hugo Spencer! This old man, among other things, still brings his own songs with the same fire as when he once started with the Navarons in 1962, scored a hit with the 5th Ball in the 70s (“You’ll Be Blue “) in the English hit parade and played bass with his friend Ferre Grignard.