A Small Selection of Our Bands
Felix Pallas was formed in the beginning of 2013. Their music will embrace you like a fresh wind of dark, yet sweet harmonies. Felix Pallas recently released their first EP – TS4T – in which they teamed up with James Sanger, renowned producer of Keane and Dido. In the autumn of 2013 they had the chance to play their live set in some of the UK’s most popular venues (Buffalo bar, O2 academy Islington…). Their music was picked up by Simon Raymonde (Amazing Radio/ Bella Union) and Tom Robinson (BBC 6 / Fresh On The Net). In 2015 they won the Exposure Music Award in the category 'Best Pop' and were nominated as finalist for the cutting edge Belgian radio station’s competition, Studio Brussels' - 'De Nieuwe Lichting'.
- Exposure Music Awards 2015 - Best Pop
- Studio Brussels' 'De Nieuwe Lichting' - Finalist
- London showcase
Milo Meskens is a young Belgian singer/songwriter/guitarplayer that has been called the ‘Belgian Jeff Buckley’ in national media. He, together with his live band, plays a mix of folk, pop, blues and soul in the vein of Bob Dylan, Bon Iver, John Mayer, Ben Howard, James Bay and the likes, and has been called a natural born performer, with a dynamic live show that ranges from intimate falsetto vocals to powerful outbursts on the guitar. His music has been featured on Belgian’s hippest radio (Studio Brussel) with airplay and a live session. He also performed on national television programs and appeared in several large newspapers. He gigged throughout big venues in Belgium and The Netherlands (such as Ancienne Belgique, Botanique, Depot, Handelsbeurs Gent, Vooruit Gent, Rivierenhof…) while supporting famous bands such as Kensington, The Leisure Society, LAMBCHOP and Mister & Mississippi.
- Exposure Music Awards 2015 - Best Singer-Songwriter
- London showcase
The Father, The Son and the Holy Simon!
Father, son (really!) and Simon form an excellent rock band with a delicious blend of Deep Purple, Jack White and Led Zeppelin. Young meets old. 10 years they already exist, with more than 200 gigs in their honours. Far from being worn out, they are 200% ready to bring a set of energetic rock'n'roll! This trinity from Dendermonde already had a busy 2015 with many gigs in Belgium and the Netherlands, promoting their third and most recent album ‘Light shining through’. To commemorate their latest album, the band also released their first video clip, wholly (or holy in this case) funded via crowdfunding. On the verge of becoming a reference in their genre, The Father, the Son and the Holy Simon are now ready to conquer London.
- Exposure Music Awards 2015 - Best Rock
- London showcase
Portrait [B], a band from Maasmechelen, Belgium, was founded in 2010. Its five musicians create melancholic and electronic inspired music, which distinguishes them from the regular pop and rock music. In our competition they won the categories ‘Rock’ and ‘Best song’. After two shows in Londen, they expanded their international contacts, for example with the British label Raven Black Music. Their EP Misery Boy was promoted by a famous Belgian musician Stijn Meuris. In Januari they have introduced their second album ''Point of no return”.
- Exposure Music Awards 2013 - Best Song & Best Rock
- Worldwide syncing deal
- Two London showcases
- Silver - Best International - Exposure Music Awards UK 2014
Adil and A.K.A.
Adil and A.K.A. was founded in 2011. They started to spread some covers on YouTube, and already in 2012 they released their first single: ‘Free Portion Smile’. Another single of them ‘Love and Disappointments’ was in the top 100 of best selling singles for three weeks. Their motto? The love for music, combined with true friendship. After doing some shows with a couple of Belgian artists, they will release their first EP in the autumn of 2014.
- Exposure Music Awards 2013 - Finalist Best Live
- London showcase at Flanders House - 2013
The Man Up North
Leuven is the hometown of this band. They describe themselves as indie-rock with a little bit of madness. They compare themselves with Cold War Kids or the Red Hot Chili Peppers in their early days. They won the Best Live Act in Exposure Music Awards, which gave them a show in London.
- Exposure Music Awards 2011 - Best Live
- London showcase at Cargo in Shorditch - 2011
Marieke Lightband is a singer-songwriter. She knows how to play the emotions, all by herself. She started playing music at a young age. In the Exposure Music Awards competition, she won the Best Live Act and Best Singer-Songwriter. This gave her a ticket and a show to London. Next to her solo performances, Marieke is also part in the Antwerp band KOALA, with whom she released a cd.
- Exposure Music Awards 2013 - Best Singer Song & Best Live
- London showcase at National Partrait Gallery - 2013
- Nominee - Best International - Exposure Music Awards UK 2014
No Angry Young Man
No Angry Young Man uses classical instruments, like the cello, violin, hobo and clarinet, to play pop music. The band played its first concert in 2006 and recorded 2 studio album since. In 2010 they won the Exposure Music Award of Best Singer-Songwriter.
- Exposure Music Awards 2011 - Best Singer Song
- Recorded 2 Full CD's