A taste of Belgium

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MUSIC influenced by one of Belgium’s finest musical exports will kick off the season of music at The Dukes in Lancaster.

Dead Belgian’s unique set is inspired by Jacques Brel, and each member of this four-piece bring their own influences to the band from European folk to progressive rock.

Their debut album – Love & Death: The Songs of Jacques Brel – was released this summer.

Dead Belgian’s playful and inventive sound features vocals which have been compared to those of Edith Piaf, Anthony Hegarty and Nico.

Their rousing and rowdy back-porch reinvention of Jacques Brel’s honest and poetic stories can be experienced at The Dukes on September 1.

Dead Belgian will be supported by Lancaster’s own Ottersgear founded by Liverpool-born singing fiddle player, Mikey Kenny and featuring Dan Haywood on guitar and banjo, guitarist Andrew Raven and Charlotte Weatherill on accordion.

The recording of Quest for Rest sees Mikey utilise his American as well as Celtic influences to conjure up images of his time spent in the Trough of Bowland.

This gig begins at 8pm (doors open at 7.30pm).

To book tickets priced £8, ring The Dukes box office on 01524 598500, or visit www.dukes-lancaster.org.