Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Lap Steel Gitaar Workshop - Atelier Guitare Lap Steel


Pendant quatre jours on a organisé le premier atelier de guitare lap steel. Les 9 participants ont construit une guitare chacun et ils ont appris à jouer (un petit peu, bien entendu).
Chaque participant est sorti du stage avec sa propre guitare (faite avec une boîte de biscuits et quelque matériel bricolage), un livre et un vidéo sur la guitare lap steel.


Gedurende vier dagen hebben we aan een workshop lap steel gitaar gewerkt met negen deelnemers. Iedereen heeft zijn eigen gitaar gebouwd met een koekjesdoos en enkele materiel van Brico. Wat later hebben zij de principes van lap steel gitaar even geleerd.
Elke deelnemers ging naar huis met zijn eigen gitaar, een leerboek en een vidéo.

Plus d'info / meer info:
- guitare / gitaar :
- methode guitare / leerboek & vidéo :

A bientôt!
Tot binnenkort!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Biscuit Box Guitars for sale


A few people have asked whether I'd build a biscuit box guitar for them. The answer is yes, I can do it. If you think building the guitar by yourself is too difficult (although it's not) or you just have no time or will to make it, I'll build one for you and send it to you through the post (if necessary).

Just contact me (see e-mail on the right) if you're interested and we'll discuss the conditions. You'll have to pay the materials, the delivery costs and a small fee for my working hours (depending on what you ask).

It can be fun!

See you soon!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Delacre Biscuit Rag

Hi people!

I finished another homemade lap steel. I improved the design a bit, using more wood and placing the tuners in a different position. I also used a better looking tin box from Delacre Biscuits, a famous Belgian brand.

You can listen to the guitar on these two videos:

Monday, September 22, 2008

Jammin' at the Geriatric House

Last Sunday I was invited by my sax player to join a few musicians at the annual party of his workplace: a geriatric house near Antwerp. He invited a fabulous Hammond player and a drummer too. No rehearsals, the organ player would call songs and we would follow, if possible. We played in the chapel. It was a very nice experience, although I'm no real jazz player, just a blues fellow.

I put my tiny recorder machine (Boss MicroBR) on the floor and got near to two hour music on mp3, 64kbps, quite bad sampling quality. Anyhow, I uploaded a few track so you can listen to what we did. We had fun and I hope you like it. Here:

Thursday, March 6, 2008

My last gig in 2007: Nursery Blues

The last gig I played last year was an acoustic one, in the nursery where my children go every day. The principal asked me to play a few songs for the children and I found the idea very appealing. It's the first time I play live at 9h30 in the morning! A very nice experience. I just played five songs, prewar blues and a couple of own compositions. No amps needed, old fashioned way.

Here a few snap shots to show the atmosphere:

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Friday, February 1, 2008

How to build a Biscuit Box Lap Steel Guitar

I published a small document explaining how to build the Biscuit Box guitar I showed in a previous post. The document can be downloaded for free in here:

Have fun!

Thursday, January 31, 2008


Due to illness, I'll not be able to work giving lessons nor concerts during the next months. Sorry. I'll keep you up to date.

Je suis malade et pourtant je ne donnerai pas des lessons ou des concert durant les prochâins moins. Désolé.

Ik ben ziek en onder behandeling. Ik zal dus geen les geven, optreden ook niet, tot binnen enkele maanden. Sorry.