Prima Donkey is a musical laboratory.
It all began
in the summer of 2004. Donkey Diesel’s frontman Gunter Nagels invited
some musical friends to give a twist to his songs. ‘Boss’
(Internationals), Buni Lenski & Han Stubbe (DAAU) and the godfather
of the Antwerp indie scene Rudy Trouvé were up for it.
Each of the
musicians had his own universe which resulted in an odd but fascinating
mix of roots, industrial acoustic avant-garde and no-nonsense popmusic.
They decided the project should be continued beyond the first sessions.
Other musicians were invited to join and a new repertoire was born.
What matters is the get-together, the confrontation of our differences
and the search for what’s in common. Other musicians became intrigued
and the Brussels venue Ancienne Belgique gave support to the band. The
first live session of what was to be known as Prima Donkey took place
in the AB Club.
of 4th March 2005 featured additional musicians on stage : Jorunn Bauweraerts
& Nathalie Delcroix (Laïs) and composer-musician Geert Waegeman.
The setlist consisted of the back catalogue of Rudy Trouvé, DAAU,
Donkey Diesel, some well chosen covers and freshly written Prima Donkey
performance in December 2005 resulted in a new setlist and some changes
in the line-up : Buni Lenski & Geert Waegeman exchanged their places
with Roel Jacobs (Seatsniffers) & Simon Lenski (DAAU).
album was released and played live in August 2006 at the Feeërieën.
This album is a live recording of both AB-gigs.
As a result of this release, Prima Donkey played some concerts in Belgium
and The Netherlands (Crossing Border, Den Haag – De Nachten, Antwerpen).
edition of Prima Donkey (III) is planned for spring 2007.