Concert Assunta & The light Orchestra

Datum van de activiteit: 
01/07/2017 - 19:30

The singer-songwriter Assunta Mandaglio has Southern Italian roots and was born in Belgium. Since 2000 she has been writing her own music, winning a couple of Belgian music competitions (“Latent Talent” and “Debuutrock 2000”)

Guitarist/producer Pieter ThysHas been playing and living music for almost 20 years, mainly as a guitar player, composer and producer.He started his career with the famous, progressive folk band Troissoeur with which, over the course of nearly ten years, he made 3 albums  ((EMI) "Trah Njim", "Levina" en "Troissoeur") and played at several festivals both at home and abroad (Taiwan, China, the Netherlands, Czech Republic,…), including Crossing Borders, Dranouter, AB, EBU broadcast union….

His latest passion however, was his own Rock & roll big band Millenniums, later on named Balaxyorchestra. Together with Assunta Mandaglio he wrote 3 albums for this band: "Hi-fi" stereo, "2nd Cumming" and, the latest, " Wilkey may trip" which was ranked in the European World music charts for a couple of months.This “Bigband” formation was warmly welcomed at several festivals (Sfinx festival, Dranouter, AB, Les Nuits Botaniques) as well as on national radio.The collaboration with Assunta Mandaglio provided an inexhaustible, creative basis for a new and challenging cooperation under the name of Assunta & The Light Orchestra This duo project became their new, big artistic challenge and further intensified their collaboration in songwriting, arranging, playing and touring.This natural evolution brought them closer to themselves in terms of performance, sound, songs and lyrics.In this way, Assunta’s beautiful songs, pure voice, biographical lyrics and Pieter’s original guitar playing and sound come into their own even more.  It constitutes the perfect combination for a merger of their musical worlds, and allows them to convince their live audience time and again.2013 was a fantastic year. Not only did the duo play about 40 concerts in Belgium and Germany, but also and most importantly they spend a large amount of time in the studio recording their first album