Albumrelease 'Come A Little Closer': The search for a musical home.
As a result of the extra measures announced yesterday by the Brussels Government, AB will close its doors until November 19th 2020.
We are very concerned about the situation and do not want to challenge the new measures. We understand that the alarming corona numbers come with drastic measures. It is obvious that our activities must also give way to public health at a certain point in time.
All concerts until November 19th will be suspended and rescheduled where possible. We have mobilized the entire team and are working hard to find the best solution for each event. Individual concerts may be postponed or canceled. If a concert is postponed, any tickets purchased will be valid for the rescheduled date. If a concert is canceled, all tickets will be automatically refunded
We are closely monitoring the situation and communicating any updates ASAP through our website. All buyers will be informed about changes to their event through email.
We would ask everyone to refrain from calling or e-mailing us for further updates. Please check our website for the latest information on your concert.
Finally, we would like to thank you for your understanding and patience, and wish everyone love in the time of Corona.
This is en 'ABnormal' concert. During this concert, wearing a mask is mandatory and only bubbles of 1 and 2 people can be seated. What if you want to come with 3 people? You buy I duo bubble and 1 solo bubble. One of your friends will be sitting alone on the balcony. Same goes for all odd numbers.
You can read more about the ABnormal safety measures here.
Jan-Wouter Van Gestel aka Tout Va Bien has always been a searching soul. He went from zero to hero: thanks to Studio Brussel’s De Nieuwe Lichting, he suddenly became a full-time musician – even though he had never played in a band.
He was promptly signed by EMI and his version of Jacques Brel’s classic 'If You Go Away/Ne me quitte pas' was an instantly big success.
His first album – recorded in Los Angeles with fellow countryman Styrofoam – earned him a solid radio hit in the form of 'This Fight' and a spot at Rock Werchter and Pukkelpop. Jan-Wouter quietly continued to experiment and surprised friend and foe with an electronic EP from which the songs 'Goodbye' and 'Queen of Sheeba' remained parked in the Studio Brussel playlists for weeks.
Then things went quiet for a while, as Jan-Wouter travelled. The trip took a little longer than anticipated. Two weeks became two months. Two months became almost half a year. He found peace and inspiration on Lombok (Indonesia) and returned with 75 new songs. Songs with a theme: the search for a musical home.
Jan-Wouter rediscovered his true musical self on the island, the uninhibited boy who entered a music competition and, to his own surprise, won it too. He knew he had to return to that place. 'Come a little closer' is Tout Va Bien’s second album and it takes you along in Jan-Wouter’s perpetual quest. A quest that was recorded with the assistance of Dutch super-producer Huub Reijnders.