Chaupiques Brassband is world famous in their hometown Maastricht, but also in the brass scene across Europe the name will ring a lot of bells. The music group started over 35 years ago with just a couple of friends, inspired by a French fanfare. The thirteen members are still just that, but with a lot more nudges on their belt.
They played on the streets of almost every major European city but on the other hand, the jazz festival of Mègeve and Monte Carlo are also on their list. With only fourteen brass players and a simple drum kit, they managed to get streets blocked by cars and turn empty squares into massive crowds, singing and dancing along.
The playing style of Chaupiques Brassband is defined by steady basslines, bright trumpets and beats that keep the audience dancing all night long. Coldplay, Pearl Jam and Tiësto are nowadays part of the setlist, but the band will never betray its French roots: Édith Piaf, Jacques Brel and the classic Que je t’aime are still to be heard at almost every performance.
Trumpet: Guy van der Heijden Benoit Schyns Bart Schrijvers Ralph Hoebregts
Euphonium: Rob Logister Rene Glaudemans Huub Schins
Trombone: Charles Ruiters Giel Cleef
Alto Sax: Frank van der Heijden Sousaphone: Guy van Eijsden Drums: Lars Willems