In 2005, six young musicians met each other on a music camp in Belgium. They instantly became close friends, with the ideal instruments to form a band: saxophone, trumpet, drums, double bass, accordion and guitar. They played a couple of songs in a Belgian fry shack and came back to the camp with big smiles, chips and beer, and decided there and then to find a tour bus to go on a musical road trip.
The first tour of the “busicians” - in french Les Busiciens - was a big success. Since then, every summer they tour through sunny France, Spain and Italy to play on the streets, markets, farmer’s fairs, and festivals. In 2012, Les Busiciens were invited to play in the schools of Kinshasa. In 2013, they received the special jury prize on the international street band competition Haizetara in Spain, and they played on the Nanjing International Jazz and World Music Festival in China.
Les Busiciens want to spread the joy of playing and traveling through their music. They play their own compositions, which are based on balkan, ska, african and latin grooves. They love a dancing audience and they are full of musical and theatrical surprises.
Their music is recorded on three albums: Rouler Rouler (2015), A la folie (2011) and A la belle étoile (2008). These are available on their concerts, which are announced on www.facebook.com/busiciens and on www.busiciens.be.
The members of the band are Jonas Malfliet on drums, Joachim Gys on accordion, Vitja Pauwels on guitar, Tine Allegaert on trumpet, Joachim Thys on saxophone and Lara Rosseel on double bass.