COVERS
Along Comes Mary
And The Band Played On
Big Bucks & Easy Money Blaufunk
Black Label
Bogus Brothers (UK)
Bokito Brothers
Bombitas XL
Boys Named Sue

Buckshot
BuzzAround
Call Me Blondie
Cats On The Corner
Country cafe
The Eagles Tribute Band
Dansman3
Disco Disciples
Draagbaar Radio Orkest
Dude
Factor3
Fusebox
Handshake Daddies
Heebie Jeebies
The Hillybilly Moonshiners
Hype
Evi Hanssen
Johnny & The Gangsters of Love
Kasba
KBAM
Marvelous Barrels
Nashville Roots
The Mad Donna's
Me Pearl and the Band
Me & Mrs Bass
My Boot Heels
Playground
Roelofs en Van Bommel
Rusty Apollo
Slash 'n Roses
Span Crank
Strax
Thickshag & Marty
The Old Brown Shoes
The Pinheads
Pollux Duit Springsteen
Rafter
The Revolvers
Sound Of Silence
Spanjers, Van Dijsseldonk, Planteijdt
Spiders From Mark
Stringcaster
Trio Ristretto
Troubadour Rob
The Tzars (UK)

DJ's
DJ-uitverkoop
miXendorp

(STRAAT)THEATER
Discreator
De Kleine Scala
Caravan Of Love
Gili
Hippe Gasten
Lente
Marc Stakenburg
Mario Queen Of The Circus
The Non Melting Ice Cream Band
Sinterklaas En De Stoute Pietenband
Slampampers
Banjo Circus
The Hutspot


ORIGINALS

African Connection
Amsterdam Faya Allstars
Barefoot And The Shoes
Big Bo
Jan de Bruin
Eddy & The Ethiopians
Peter Beeker
Arthur Ebeling
Bright Blue Gorilla
Bertus Borgers
Bohemian Betyars
Bots
Brons
Cabocubanjazz
Captain Gumbo
Casa de la Muerte
Cavan Moran
Cochon Bleu
Draw The Parade
Dwayne Verheyden
The Eminent Stars
Esther Groenenberg
Esk-Esque
Flamenco Connection
Firkin
Folk Survival Club
Inigo
The High And Lonesome
Hind Hakki
Mercy John
Lancee en Havens
L'Chaim
Iain Matthews
Mathijs Leeuwis
Ming's Pretty Heroes
Joris Linssen en Caramba
Scarlet Mae
June Noa
Op Zoek Naar Johan
Iris Penning
Rootbag
JW Roy
Gayle Skidmore
Kissmekillme
La Manouche
La très illustre compagnie du Chat Noir
Leeuwis en Pignon
Jeroen Kant
Mannen Van Naam
Mark Olson
Thomas Martens Quartet
Melou
The Mighty Ya Ya
Mira
Mister Inglish
Namgar
Negritos
Mrs Hips
Matt Woosey
Neil Taylor
Nathalie Matteau
& Les Hommes Perdus

OPMOC
Quatro Ventos
Rafael Fraga
Reminder
saxotones groove mission
Sedaa
The Sensational Second Cousins
Sensual
Sesgado
Stackhouse
Tigre Blanco
Ton Engels
The Goat Roper Rodeo Band
The Transsylvanians
U'Duet
VOF De Kunst
Watchmentals
WeaaH
WeCookWithFire
Yevgueni

 

 

 





Monkeyman
Cultuurcentrum De Hutten
Hutten 2
5571 VG Bergeijk
0497-540054
info@monkeyman.nl
kantoor Utrecht 030-2960644

OPMOC

OPMOC is a group of 6 musicians based in Brussels. Featuring saxophones, trumpet, bass, drums and keyboard, their music is an electrifying cocktail, breaking boundaries with an eclectic mix of funk, reggae, punk, hip-hop and salsa.

OPMOC is not just a band, it’s a team. These 6 musicians, between 22 and 26 in age, are great friends, besides being partners in song, and they complete each other perfectly on stage, creating a consolidated whole. Ignoring the usual pattern of a leader and back-up, OPMOC is a whole, a machine, an organism of its own.



They have already acquired a specific sound and an impressive amount of experience for their young age, through obstinate hard work and perseverance. For the last 6 years, the band has been rehearsing 6 hours a week, with a constancy and discipline that you can’t help but respect.

The end result is impressive, as much because of the energy they give off on stage as by the cohesion obtained in a joyful blend of styles, funk, hip-hop, reggae, punk, salsa, ska, as well dub, jazz and slam, a bit of everything in short! There is no point in trying to pinpoint all the musical influences at work, suffice to say that this musical blend sounds fresh, original and entirely organic.


click here for more info and an full concert video


They call their style « Skunk », laughing at themselves and at their inability to answer the eternal question they’re asked all the time: « what kind of music do you play ? ». "We just enjoy listening to all kinds of bands and musicians and I think that shines through in the pieces we write."

Martin Salemi, the keyboard player and composer of the band, asked to name a few of the band’s main influences : » Its hard to say, because we try not to repeat ourselves, and we don’t want to be compared to other bands or put into a box, like what happens to most bands. But if you really need to know, well, we’re big Beatles fans (he says with a smile). You probably can’t hear that through our music and that’s a shame, or maybe its better that way, I don’t know.«

OPMOC is Belgian, specifically, from Brussels. Coming, for the most part, from musical families, they studies at the Conservatory or the IAD, but have been playing together since high school.

opmoc

from left to right: Maxime, Antoine, Bruno, Jacob, Arnaud and Martin

Featuring Maxime Van Eerdewegh on drums, Antoine Lafontaine on vocals and trumpet, Bruno Borsu on alto sax, Jacob Miller on vocals and bass, Arnaud Guichard on tenor sax and Martin Salemi on keyboard, they already have about 60 concerts under their belts, including the respectable festivals Esperanzah !, Couleur Café, the Francofolies of Spa, and the young LaSemo, a well as having played venues such as the Botanique or the Place des Palais.

They also play in the streets on a regular basis, in an acoustic version with their songs reorchestrated accordingly, allowing them to travel light and play in the streets of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala as well as in France, Spain, and of course their hometown of Brussels.