Maison Du Malheur
Unstoppable, unclassifiable, unmarketable and hardly manageable: burn your life vest, forget about your safety-belt, throw away your crash helmet and hold on for dear life: Your favourite white knuckle Dutch band Maison du Malheur are back!
A heaving house of musical ill repute, inhabited by a horn section sharp as a razor, a top-notch guitarist, one hell of a honky-tonk piano man and a crazy stoker on drums. A regular wrecking crew guided by a captain on banjo and vocals who often is found standing aghast by his crew-members antics, but always reconciles to their crazy musical ideas in the end.
Front man JP Mesker owns a record collection that runs from Louis Armstrong to Tom Waits and all the way through to Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. He started Maison du Malheur in the year 2010, initially as a solo/singer songwriter project. Within four years, his ‘project’ had turned into a wild rhythm-n-blues-jazz-jive band, that played hundreds of gigs for over a hundred thousand enthusiastic festival goers, sold thousands of albums, and saw their music being incorporated endorsing globally a Dutch bestselling beer brand.