Montis, Goudsmit & Directie @ De PARADE Utrecht
- Monday 07 August 2023 20:30 - 22:15
- Westbroekpark, Den Haag, Netherlands
Montis,Goudsmit & Directie are the new darlings of the Dutch soul andjazz scene. Astonishing audiences with their dazzling liveshows, the drum, guitar and hammond trio have toured extensively since their formation in 2017. Whether at the North Sea Jazz Festival, de Zwarte Cross, and well known venues like Amstedamn based Paradiso and Bimhuis, crowds have been energized by the infectious grooves and remarkable energy of the group.
The trio's individual talents are impressive enough; however, in thiscase, the whole is much greater than the sum of its parts. The combination creates an explosive sound with an added element of versatility not often encountered in the jazz world. Montis, Goudsmit & Directie exhibit traces of funk, rock, sensitive balladry and a witty approach to a genre usually lacking inhumor.
Drummer Cyril Directie is the engine of the band and his charismatic persona comes across loud and clear in performances and recordings. He has made a name for himself touring all over the world with the crème de la crème of the Dutch music scene..
Frank Montis turns the Hammond organ into the perfect instrument to enhance the soul, jazz and rock sound of M G & D. Equally adept at slow grooves and frenetic solos, Montis lives up to his reputation as one of the grand masters of the hammond in Europe.
The icing on the cake is guitarist Anton Goudsmit. Hailed as vibrant, idiosyncratic, and unique, Goudsmit delivers another huge dose ofenergy to the trio. He dives into the groove with an intensity and abandon that sweeps audiences off their feet - or sweeps themonto their feet.
Montis,Goudsmit & Directie have truly developed their own unique sound that is captured in all its enormous power on their albums "Root Up" and "Taste of Culture", available on all streaming platforms and recordstores.