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Lionel Solveigh

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Lionel Solveigh, he is that friend who’s playing guitar in a tree, looking down on passers-by underneath. Lucky us, we happen to be sitting on one of the boughs. Don’t even think of sawing it, you old fool, geniuses would fall off. Some Adem, Damien Rice; even Neil Young is within reach.

Lionel belongs to the Belgian school of singer-songwriters. What do you mean “there’s no such thing” ?! There is , he is it ! We might have seen flashes of talent in some performers, but whenever this gift is wrapped – for it can be chilly in Belgium – in sensitivity and spontaneity, you’ll get that. A smooth, sensual guitar. A voice that’s equally suave and spell-binding.

Once upon a time, Solveigh thought to himself : “I want to be a happy man, I’ll set about it right now”. He went searching for inspiration in every nook and cranny, in his head first, in his guitar, at his cousins’ (Kings of Convenience, M. Ward, Elliott Smith, Iron & Wine, and Sufjan Stevens). He paced up and down the house from the kitchen to the cellar, went from second-hand shopping to making do; lived on cans and on the road, from hand to mouth. And all these echoes play along his guitar. Six strings, ten fingers, lyrics, tambourines, and a couple of maracas.

How old is the captain ? 25, a head bubbling over with ideas, and a burning desire to do well. It sounds like well-crafted tunes, always coupled with a gutsy feel to the instruments. What ? Lots of hot air ? It is not, it means a lot. Listening to his songs, you can’t help being moved to laughter or tears. Or the other way round, a tear on the lips or a smile in the eye, it all depends on the mood.

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  • Pavlovsky

    Een pijnlijke affaire, die bio.. Schept hoge verwachtingen en de muziek suckt behoorlijk.

    8 Jan 4:19pm Reply
  • Saimonsteir

    What a load of crap, this bio!!! Try and write one a little bit more neutral. Or is it you, Lionel Solveigh, who wrote this biography? I'm ashamed to be belgian, when I read this bullshit!!

    8 Jul 2009 Reply
  • courtcircuit

    Un article sur ce groupe à voir sur http://www.caravanpass.be

    30 Jul 2008 Reply

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