HUMBLE GRUMBLE to Play Mediawave Festival

Humble Grumble live

Ghent based progressive rock ensemble, Humble Grumble are confirmed for this year’s music program of the Mediawave Festival.

The festival which takes place from April 29th to May 3rd in Komarom, Hungary, will see Humble Grumble playing their jazz influenced progressive rock on May 1st on the Yard stage.

Best described as a hybrid of Frank Zappa and King Crimson, Humble Grumble, led by guitarist and vocalist Gabor Voros, refuses to get stuck in a box or to fall into the trap of emulation. The band emerged in 1996, but it took them almost ten years to release their first official release 30 Years Kolinda. The Face of Humble Grumble (2008) and Flanders Fields (2011) showed that variety of different music elements still knows how to sound unpretentious, what led to the band’s most mature record out to date – 2013′s Guzzle It Up. With this effort, Humble Grumble grabbed the attention from both jazz and prog communities.

Humble Grumble‘s live performances showcase that there is enough space for entertainment and progressive music, which is always compared to technicality. Indeed, the factor of enjoment is guaranteed once the ensemble hits the stage.

Besides the announced Mediawave Festival, Humble Grumble will perform a free-entrance show on April 30th at Iskola in Budapest, HungaryCheck below the stunning performance of Kurt’s Casino taken from the band’s show at the Gentse Feesten.

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Humble Grumble is:

Gabor Voros (guitar, vocals)

Joshua Dellaert (bass, vocals)

Jonathan Callens (drums)

Pedro Guridi (clarinet, whistle)

Pol Mareen (alto saxophone)

Joren Cauters (vibraphone)

Megan Quill (vocals)

Liesbeth Verlaet (vocals)

Taken from the press:

Though the quality of the individual performances is outstanding, and the sheer joy of  making music refreshingly evident, its abrupt changes in mood and style can strike some of the more mainstream-oriented listeners as inconsistent and even frustrating, and the wacky, anarchist humour of the lyrics can be occasionally hard to take for those who prefer a bit more subtlety.” – Prog Sphere

Humble Grumble has produced an exciting and adventurous album. If you are prepared to listen with an open mind, Flanders Fields will certainly satisfy your craving for eclectic music. Released on AltrOck Productions.” – Sea of Tranquility

The whole album is surprisingly catchy and listenable, given its complex nature and avant-jazz influences. Even elements that I might have found otherwise annoying, such as the odd falsetto vocals in songs like “The Campfire Strikes Back” and the thoroughly weird “Accidentally in San Sebastian,” worked so well within the musical and lyrical context that they didn’t bother me at all.” – Progulator

A lot more complex as well as varied than its predecessor, “Guzzle It Up” is a challenging, very well executed album of thinking man’s music. Highly recommended!” – Progressor

Humble Grumble at Iskola poster

Nikola Savić is a prog enthusiast, blogger and author, in addition to being the founder of Prog Sphere, Progify, ProgLyrics and the ongoing Progstravaganza compilation series.

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