Instrumental music .. ideal for weddings, receptions, anniversaries, birthdays, neighborhood parties, garden parties, openings, company parties, ...
Extensive repertoire .. Jazz, Bleus, Funk, Soul, Pop, Ballads, sing-alongs, children's songs, ... Numbers on request possible.
The trio consists of the twins Suus and Gijs and their father Dries:
Gijs De Maeyer °21/06/2003 - Tenor and Alto Saxophone
Suus De Maeyer °21/06/2003 - Percussion and Piano
Dries De Maeyer °09/08/1970 - Bass guitar
After the terrorist attacks in Belgium in 2016, they did not want to crawl away in fear. They put a drum kit on a pallet, put on a hat and went to different public places to cheer people up with recognizable tunes. Often a large circle of casual passers-by formed around the trio. Niveau Chapeau was born.
After the hard school as a street musician, they have grown into a much sought-after band for weddings, receptions, anniversaries, birthdays, neighborhood parties, garden parties, openings, company parties, etc.
On October 19, 2018, they received the Culture Prize for music from the municipality of Rumst. See also in these newspaper articles: GVA 25/10/2018 and GVA 26/04/2018.
Because Suus, Gijs and Dries belong to the same family, they were almost the only ensemble that could continue to rehearse during the corona lockdowns. In this period many jazz standards were added to the repertoire. She also played some online concerts.
In June 2021, Suus and Gijs passed the entrance exam of the Jazz department of various conservatories. In September 2021 they started their studies at the conservatory in Ghent.
A selection from the repertoire:
Peter gun - Sir duke - Mr P.C. - Muppets - Halleluja - Blow your horn - Pink Panter - Take V - Autumn Leaves - Hit the Road Jack - Ain't no sunshine when she’s gone - Fly me to the moon - Swing - Tequila - Fiesta - La Bamba - One step - Behind the Levels - Superstition - Billie Jean - Pick up the pices - Play that funky music - Uptown funk - Lovin’ you - Happy - Perfect - Jingle Bells - ...
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