07 June 2010

Bicycle Orchestra from the Netherlands

Fietsharmonische Orkest
When I was in Lleida, Catalonia in April attending the 3rd Bicycle Congress, the conference arrangers hired 't Brabants Fietharmonische Orkest - or The Brabants Bikeharmonic Orchestra - to entertain the participants and locals alike.

What a great bunch of chaps, both on and off the bicycle. They travel all around Europe entertaining with their oompah music and everything revolves around the bicycle.

Here's a little film I whipped up with the boys on the bike. Much easier showing a film about musicians than trying to write about it, dontcha fink?

Fietsharmonische Orkest

Fietsharmonische Orkest Trailer
They have a driver who pulls the bike on a trailer around Europe to the various gigs. The volcano had paralysed air traffic - I was stuck in Barcelona for four days - but these guys bit the bullet and all rode home in this camper. Respect.

Website: 't Brabants Fietsharmonische Orkest.


Kristin Tieche said...

Wow - this might be the only reason that I keep playing the accordion.

Anyone else want to join my band of badassés?

Mikael said...

I play a mean triangle.

Oldfool said...

Excellent movie.

I do the concert Ukulele. Notice I said do not play but sometimes it sounds like music.

yewenyi said...

Now there is a really cool bunch of musicians!

Kristin Tieche said...

My psycho ex-boyfriend plays the Triangle. (No, I'm not kidding.)

How about drums?

Ukulele is cool.

I also do a mean Mick Jagger.