Louvat Bros are three brothers in music. Steve, Jeff and Michel met each other in a common passion to create music. Richly influenced by divers musical styles and genres, they create a unique universe of sounds.
End 2014, the prestigious German ‘Acoustic Music Records’ label releases the second Louvat Bros album ‘Contrastes’, a title perfectly reflecting their music: consistent and contrasting.
Meanwhile the trio prepares a third album.
Back in 2010 the Louvat brothers Steve and Jefferson, playing together since their childhood, invite Michel Vrydag to take up the challenge: to build a repertoire gathering their musical influences from around the World (Bluegrass, Irish, Klezmer, Blues, baroque music, Jazz, Rock,…). Today Jefferson is replaced by Jeff Cardey, a Canadian guitar and mandolin player who lives in Brussels. He knows the history of bluegrass inside out! and has a very open spirit to discover whatever other musical style.
No wonder that these richly influenced and highly talented “brothers” create a unique and innovating wall of music. A sound played with delicacy, eagerness and enthusiasm.
The will of Louvat Bros to bring a fresh and new breath on the acoustic music scene, combined with the uncommon instrumentation of the trio allows them to travel around the world with their music. During their Indian tour in December 2016 they shared scenes with musicians from Kashmir, Rajasthan, West-Bengal and Siberia. Wonderful concerts that opened their musical and personal view on the World.
In only six years the trio has toured in Belgium, Luxembourg, Spain, France, Netherlands, Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, Czech Repubic, Canada, United States (4 times) and India.
How can the American Bluegrass meet the oriental meditative music or the funk of the 70’s? How do a 5-string banjo, a mandolin and a bass come into contact with the Irish folk and African rhythms… flirt with the rock or even the baroque music? These three Belgian musicians propose a few answers on these questions.
Steve Louvat : 5-string banjo, guitar
Jeff Cardey : mandolin, guitar
Michel Vrydag: electric bass
“…Louvat Bros, sparkling tone that rocks!”
www.louvatbros.com gives a taste of what to expect from Louvat Bros on stage.
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