Johan De Pue: guitar, voice, pedalsteel, composition
Ambroos De Schepper: saxophone
Florian De Schepper: guitar
Kobe Boon: double bass, composition
Antoon Kindekens: drums
Astrid Creve is a singer and lyricist. She has been working with bands and projects of many different styles for years. What she loves is the authenticity of each band in creating their own compositions and finding a characteristic sound. A few examples are: Belcirque, a group of six women who sing and play their love for absurd and colorful stories; Fillage by Sur Mesure, a group of 8 that mixes circus and live music; Alfredo, a quartet with a very intimate sound that navigates between jazz and singer-songwriter; Mòs Ensemble, a group of seven that work with compositions of Kobe Boon and interweave them with free improvisation.
In Stompin' Caravan, Astrid finds an uncomplicated joy that fills the musicians and the audience with energy.
Johan De Pue (°1988) started playing guitar when he was seven
years old. He started with classical guitar, and later added jazz and
folk music to the list.
Studying jazz guitar at the conservatory of Rotterdam, Johan started the project 'Raw Kandinsky', which won a price in the 'Blue Note Demo Contest' with one of Johan's compositions. The same project won the first price at the XL-Jazz contest in Brussels.
After finishing his studies, Johan joined the 'Balcony Players', travelling and exploring traditional music while playing playing concerts in more than 20 countries in Europe and America.
Being inspired by many magical musical meetings, Johan started the
project 'Stompin Caravan', which was later renamed to 'Karivaani
Trough the years, Johan learned to play a range of (string)instruments; including pedalsteel, banjo, guitar, mandoline, voice.
Ambroos De Schepper (°1994) started playing the saxophone when he was nine years old.
In 2006 his brother Florian and himself founded the band Bogus. They've recorded their first album 'Vertex' in 2009. At that time, Ambroos started studying at the Conservatory 'At Sea' in Ostend. Ambroos joined the bigband of this school and in 2009. They would be part of the Midwest Clinic in Chicago for young bigbands and orchestras. In 2010 Bogus won a musical contest in Belgium which brought them to Tanzania. They played several concerts in Bagamoyo and Dar Es Salaam and got coached by artists from different African countries.
In 2012 Ambroos
started his higher educations at the School of Arts in Ghent. In 2015
he continued his study at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, where
he got teached by John Ruocco, Jeroen Van Herzeele, Kris Defoort,...
During his years in Ghent and Brussels, different projects came up,
starting from folk and world, to jazz, to hiphop and dub and free improvisation.
Projects: Kosmo Sound, Mos Ensemble, re:UNION, Zigo, Boogie Belgique, Gaspar, RVB Quartet.
Florian De Schepper (°1991) started playing guitar when he was 9 years old. He
started with classical guitar, and later started exploring folk
music. In 2006 his brother Ambroos and himself founded the band
Bogus. They've recorded their first album 'Vertex' in 2009.
In 2010 Bogus won a musical contest in Belgium which brought them to Tanzania. They played several concerts in Bagamoyo and Dar Es Salaam and got coached by artists from different African countries.
Florian studied classical guitar at the conservatory of Ghent, with Yves Storms en Johan Fostier as his teachers. He also started studying jazz guitar with Hans Van Oost.Florian played concerts in more then 10 different countries, and gave masterclasses in Madrid and Milaan.
Projects: Gaspar, Broes, Les Bandits de Belleville, Zigo en Re:UNION.
Kobe Boon (°1992) is the
bassist of Stompin' Caravan.
He studied double bass and electric bass at the conservatories of Gent, Antwerp and Göteborg. Kobe is an active member in several projects, as a musician an composer. These projects go from rock to electronica, from classical music to world music and from jazz to improvisational music.
Stompin' Caravan (EP), 2016
Steiger (EP), 2016
'And Above All,', Steiger, 2017, El Negoctio Records
Wandjina (EP), 2017
'Crossing Dimensions', RVB quartet, 2018, Solidude Records
'And Above All,' (10" vinyl EP), Steiger, 2018, SDBAN Records
The Milk Factory, (EP), 2018
He studied jazz drums at the conservatory of Ghent.
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The first single of their new album will be released coming winter.
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