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Cover Brass Band & WaldisNerds
The Nerds
Belgian pocket brass band and the art of the cover song
For everyone
These nerds, with their dorky looking glasses and dubiously elegant shirts and suits are heading our way from Belgium with their travelling pocket brass band for two musical and theatrical performances, somewhere between off-the-wall covers and musical quiz. The programme for their Cover Brass Band, playing twice during the festival includes covers of music from Britney Spears to Pharrell Williams, the Rocky soundtrack and the worst of the 1990s. Their other project, WaldisNerds, covers eighty years of Walt Disney hits that we all somehow know.

A nerd is any single-minded or highly intellectual yet socially inept young person. The idea of these four is to create a dissonance between the attitude of uptight, anti-social and awkward young guys and fun popular music.

Cover Brass Band

Seemingly nerdy yet devilishly funky, sweet and funny…yet totally embarrassing, the power of their music is purposefully out of step with their characters and the exhilarating sketches between songs. With Cover Brass Band, these Belgians play favourites from Blur, Daft Punk, Opus, The Clash, Depeche Mode, Nirvana, Joe Dassin, Britney Spears, Pharrell Williams, and more. Get ready for a fun atmosphere, where hits are cooked up with wind instruments, mobile drums, off-beat Belgian humour and unrelenting groove.


WaldisNerds delves into the animated pictures of Walt Disney, from its first full-length films to the present day, in a musical journey that retraces eighty years of music etched into the collective memory. Children and adults alike recognise and sing the theme songs over the course of a family-friendly concert played out in the form of a music quiz. “Heigh-ho, Heigh-ho, look for the bare necessities and let it go for the circle of life…”. These nerds are funny, generous and upbeat.


This explosive cover band from Namur and Brussels has four members (three wind instruments and a little mobile drum set): Eric Vandervelde (drums), Sébastien Van Hoey (trombone), Christophe Collignon (sousaphone), and Marti Melià (saxophone). With their off-beat pocket Cover Brass Band, they play covers of all the hits, from Brittney Spears to Pharrell Williams and the Rocky soundtrack. With their WaldisNerds project, the four musicians retrace the musical history of Walt Disney’s animated films.


Batterie : Eric Vandervelde
Trombone : Sébastien Van Hoey
Sousaphone : Christophe Collignon
Saxophone : Marti Melià

Saturday 06 July 2019
22:15 > 23:15
Cloître de L’Église Saint-Mélaine, Rennes
Sunday 07 July 2019
16:00 > 17:00
Place de la Mairie, Rennes
Sunday 07 July 2019
18:30 > 19:00
Cloître de L’Église Saint-Mélaine, Rennes

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