Exotica, Multi Coloured 7tet
Martin Denny, Les Baxter
Bruno Vansina was inspired by the famous exotica of Martin Denny and Les Baxter for a children’s play.
His compositions, rearranged by colleague Pierre Vervloesem, remained true to the originals, but have a very contemporary feel to them as well, and soon started to lead a life on their own.
This resulted in a new band – the 7-piece Orchestra Exotica – that performs the playful and multicolored music of Denny and Baxter with a healthy dose of humor, cunning craft and an infectious drive. Abstract and cartoonish videos form the ideal icing on the cake.
Bruno Vansina - flute, synth & paraphernalia
Pierre Vervloesem - guitar
Frank Van Eycken - vibraphone, marimba, glockenspiel, percussion
Peter Vandenberghe - keys
Filip Vandebril - bass
Kobe Proesmans - percussion
Simon Segers - drums