What is The Grund Club? Today, I would like to properly introduce you this project that is particularly important to me and that I am following from the beginning. My friend Lata Gouveia wrote this really clear presentation below and the full version is available at The Grund Club Facebook page, waiting for the website to come (soon) >>
“The Grund Club started unofficially in 2013. Lata Gouveia, a singer-songwriter who arrived from Austin (Texas) in 2012 had become a regular on the Luxembourgish music scene and was missing both Austin and the Oklahoma Red Dirt scene that he had been a part of during the noughties. (…) The first singer-songwriter event organized by Lata was on the 20th of September 2013 (…) and by September 2014 Lata had set up a backing band to support the guest songwriters. (…) In October 2015 an asbl was set up for the newly named « Grund Club » and the seasonal shows found a new home at the Neumunster Cultural Center. At the same time, the Grund Club also became a « resident artist » at the Red Cross’ Hariko building in Bonnevoie.
By November 2015 the Grund Club represents a collective of more than 25 musicians and songwriters. The performing side of the club includes 4 official Grund Club Songwriter season shows at Neumunster, 12 yearly Grund Club Voices shows in order to give club singers the opportunity to perform longer sets, 6 « Private Sessions » to showcase our best songwriters in a complezely unplugged setting AND the Grund Club Quartet, performing instrumental interpretations of the original catalogue of songs that the Club collects from its official Season shows.
On the amateur side, the Club also organises Open Mic Afternoons every 2 weeks at Hariko, a range of workshops and music lessons, as well career councelling for aspiring singers and singer-songwriters. Future projects include a regular radio show or podcast and the recording of a yearly Grund Club CD containing the best of each year’s official season show performances.”
The concept is simple and the most beautiful in this project is that a big family is born. Great musicians and singer-songwriters living in Luxembourg are part of the club: they bring their songs that are shared together with all artists and also played by the Grund Club band. Now, I invite you to read my friend’s article to get the Vibe of the Grund Club > Irina wrote on her blog: “The Grund Club Songrwriters: messy thoughts about a project that is very dear to my heart”.
Artists on these pictures > Steph Colling, Priscila Da Costa, Sitta Foehr, Remo Cavallini, Sid Mysore, Laetitia Koener, Kevin Heinen, Esther Correia, Sven Sauber, Tom Heck, Gilles Bernard, Yacko, Luca Sales, Peter Varkonyi, Erny Sauber, Irina Holzinger, Lata Gouveia, Marc Welter, Niels Engel.
LunVision Gallery > View the Grund Club FULL set of pictures