As a solo musician Vincent Slegers brings original songs, rooted in the tradition of primitive and primal American music, with a penchant for the darker side of things. With his trusted - and equally rusted - vintage National guitar he´ll pull you in to a world of gloomy soundscapes where hardship and hope go hand in hand.
"Incredibly authentic sounding homegrown blues. Raw, Well-lived and passionate." - Artiest Zoekt Feestneus Jury, Gent.
Recently, the music scene and friends alike in Belgium, and to a further extent also internationally, had to say goodbye to Tim De Graeve, better known under his stage moniker Tiny Legs Tim. Tim was an inspiration to a lot of people, not only musically, but also as a person. I got to know him a long time ago and his friendhsip and support has been pivotal in starting my own musical journey. In honour of celebrating the life and legacy of our friend I wrote and recorded a song for him. The talented Olivier vander Bauwede appears on harmonica.
Legs so Tiny
Hearing `Dark was the Night, Cold was the Ground´ was the starting point of a long and lasting journey, which saw Vincent touring throughout Europe extensively. Music is a power deep within, one that has guided through hardships and sorrows and will inspire others to do the same. With his distinct voice and recogniseable guitar style he is bound to captivate.
In his journey, he has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with names such as Jan Akkerman (NL), Tiny Legs Tim (BE), Tim Holehouse (UK), Dad Horse Experience (DE), The Redemption´s Colts (Be), Hack Mack Jackson (DE), Gipsy Rufina (IT), Dylan Walshe (IR), Long Line Down (DK), The Freeborn Brothers (PL), Ford Bronco's (DE), The Devil's Trade (HU), Reverend Deadeye (US) ... and playing at various festivals and other cool venues throughout Europe.
Currently booking. Updates to follow.
Atop the mountain - instrumental
St. james infirmary
As a person I tend to favor using traditional tools, which have stood the test of time, and this also reflects in my photography. I work all manual, with no built-in light meters or auto exposure, which I feel get in the way of the actual act of shooting pictures. Or at least, it gets in the way of developing as a photographer.
This love of simplicity is one that obviously finds its way in to my pictures itself, which often depict the small, subtle things we encounter n life but that not many would consider to be an interesting motive.
I see it as the inherent beauty of the broken things, or how exactly those things can serve us as a reminder of what was and help us envision what will be. I choose to work with what is available, without interfering in the environment or altering it in any way. Working solely in black and white suits my minimalist approach, and offers me the chance to purely focus on my compositions.
picture: johannes boventer
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