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THE SEVENTIES

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BIO

CREW

 

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THE NINETIES

 

At the start Marvin got a free gear proposal from a beautiful guitarshop, Rudy's Gear, in exchange for some pre-production work.  Aside he started playing solo-gigs in bars and trenches to, by coincidence, become the first Midi-Minit-Man before its time.  Of course he got noticed by a vast crowd of musicians, all eager to play with him, that's how he renewed acquaintances with Patrick "CC Neef" De Neve and Dirk Van Gansbeke, forming the spine of the Siau Trio.  At the same time Kevin Ayers picks up Marvin to join in on acoustic evenings all over Europe. In the meanwhile his band slowly builds up with a first peak in '94, touring in Belgium and making demo's, all sponsored by Kevin's manager Jo King, with whom Marvin starts getting on frequentely!   ahead.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kevin connects Marvin to Lady June to help her record her new album "Hit & Myth", released in '95.  She came over to Belgium and without preparation they did 7 songs in 3 weeks, from which 5 published on the CD, so adding more depht and atmosphere to her poetry which sounds milestones. It takes a long period after that, picking up Alain Berthe in '96, 'till 3 years later,  Marvin  bargains with a Belgian agency, resulting in a promo CD-single and small budget tours.  But than, in May opportunity knocks, Kevin Ayers joins in with the band on stage somewhere in Belgium!  Unfortunately at the end of the year tragedy hits the band, Dirk and his wife both die in a car-accident after a gig. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                             THE EIGHTIES                 

 

After Trampolino Marvin met the famous blonde singer LUK BRAL, with whom he toured a lot as an acoustic duo so gaining his first professional contacts in the showbiz.  They founded the PLASTIC DREAM BAND and released dito record, press on the LIPS to hear Marvin 's guitar solo on it, but the band didn't last long.  At the same time he 'd met another blonde singer named Kevin Ayers at the notorious Torhout/Werchter Rockfestival in Belgium and started flying to Mallorca there and back.  In '82 Marvin goes solo with a single featuring Ollie Halsall, but stays unnoticed.  Meanwhile  friendship grew and demo's were exchanged while Marvin found a  record-company who was interested to put out his new record.    He invited Kevin to come over for a gastronomical week, but contrary to his expectations he accepted the invitation.

And so they rushed into the studio to do the quickest job ever, the record-company only gave them 4 days to record the album, a serious blast for "Starvin Marvin & the Paranoid Androids".   Despite the fact that Kevin Ayers produced the album, rock&roll highdays were over and weird rhythms and dark poetry were rushing in, so artist and album disappeared into oblivion again.  Untill Kevin recorded "Another Rolling Stone" on his new album in '88, one of Marvin's songs, a majestic cleaned up carter on which, with the regained beloved of your life, you can waltz, through gracefully with exhuberant crystal chandeliers enlightened ballrooms.    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

THE  SEVENTIES

The first Belgian Punk Contest '78

 

Punk Live button for music

 

 

Summer '75, school 's out - After College, Marvin left the stinking city behind and headed for the country, where he started playing guitar in a  psychedelic rock band called TRAMPOLINO.  Singing about altered states of consciousness, they had a very good repertoire and were mainly an energetic live band, that jumped on the punk wave as it rolled by.  Thought many fabulous gigs between Paris (Golf Drouot '78), Amsterdam (Melkweg '77) and Brussels (Punk Contest '78), they kicked against too many top hats hi heels, while boating before the Palace of Justice in Ghent, and had to die.  The only vinyl they produced is on an LP called "The first Belgian Punk Contest", from 1978.  Another simultaneous recorded album, as backing band for whistleblower Steef Verwee, surfaced recently, cosmic mail probably?

Children fighting for the Pink Elephant

 

 

 

Trampolino on stage:  fltr. Christo Simplex (Van De Velde C.), Pink Punk Lapino (Van Den Abeele H. ),  Rollobollo (Block E.) &  Cadillaca (Siau M.)

It was a musical adventure full of magical creativity, original ideas, search for authenticity and friendship, all the ingredients that make jolly good tunes. But a record deal never came through, they got sussed and missed the bus.  So the band broke up, and they would never play again, love tore them apart!  Luckely some of the music still remains well preserved, thanks Rod for Shamrock tapes, press on the images and enjoy the mousse, the UFO's are coming!

Press images to listen to some songs

 

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