Humble Grumble started as a project by Gabor Voros and Tom Theuns. During
these early years of Humble Grumble, the band toured in Switzerland and Germany.
The band was continued by Gabor Voros and has had various line-ups since then. Humble Grumble has toured the world, performing in Belgium, Ireland, Wales, Hungary, Slovakia, Germany and Mexico.
from the website:
"Humble Grumbe started off in 1996 with the folk and jazz musicicans of Dearest Companion, a belgian flip-folk group. The early music had more in common with folk-rock than jazz, but was always flavored with an excentric touch of humor. The early work of Humble Grumble was mainly composed by Gabor Grumble and Tom Theuns, who already played rather manic performances in the region of Ghent at the time."
Due to the mixture of different musical styles, and the humorous lyrics, Humble Grumble is said to sound Zappa-esque.
Pieter Claus (who played the marimba in Whatchamacallit) has been a part of Humble Grumble for a while.
August 3, 2012, Humble Grumbe performed at Zappanale.
August 22, 2012, Bobby Marquis did broadcast a Humble Grumble special on Canadian CKCU-FM radio.
|humble grumble: the golden pile
(1996, demo, bel, private release)
|humble grumble: the tom and gabor special
(1996, cdr-demo, bel, private release)
|humble grumble: dreamwavepatterns
(2000, cd, bel, private release)
|humble grumble: rockstar
(2004, cd, bel, private release)
|humble grumble: 30 years kolinda
(2006, cd, nl, pan records)
|humble grumble: the face of humble grumble
(2008, cd, bel, cocktailsoul productions)
|humble grumble: flanders fields
(2011, cd, it, altorck records)
guzzle it up
(2013, cd, it, altrock records)
2012 07 19
Humble Grumble is one of the best-kept secrets
of the alternative music scene.
The band will be performing at Zappanale, and they're marked as "must-see" in my book.
If you're familiar with Humble Grumble's music, you'll be at their concert. If you've never heard about Humble Grumble, you should really check them out. They just might be your biggest surprise at Zappanale.
Here's my short chat with Gabor Voros, Humble Grumble's frontman and composer.
: You recently released the "Flanders Fields" album. How has
the response been so far?
Gabor Voros : It's been doing very well as far as I know. It's enough to just google the band name and title and you get to huge amounts of very pleasing good reviews. Humble Grumble is also played on radios worldwide and we're getting a lot of response from people around the globe. You can read some of their comments, reviews on our official website.
: "Flanders Fields" got released on the italian Altrock label.
How did you get in contact with them?
one of the owners of Altrock has been following Humble Grumble since the 90's.
He found out about us in a review where someone mentioned that we sound a bit
like X-legged Sally. Marcello was looking for those good old X-legged albums. He
got curious and today we're enjoying life in the progrock sphere together.
: Last year, or the year before that, you played at the Burg Herzberg
Festival. What was that like?
question! I must say that I love those Germans coming to the Festival! they are
great loving, energetic, warm audience! We were honored to come and play there
twice and both times it was a blast!
: In a couple of weeks, you'll be playing at the Zappanale festival in
Bad Doberan. I can tell that you're familiar with Frank Zappa's music, but were
you familiar with the Zappanale festival? How crazy do you think one has to be
to organise a festival around Frank Zappa's music?
I knew about
Zappanale, but it's the first time that we're invited to play there. I find it
perfectly normal to honor the great Frank with a Festival like this and it's a
present for the people who enjoy this high quality stuff, there are not many
Festivals left unfortunately with this high level of music.
: Do you have other concerts scheduled in the near future?
are going to Gouveia (Altrock music festival in Portugal, red.) next year and
there will be a tour around that. Zappanale will be the last Festival in 2012, I
will explain in another interview what makes us so
busy that we do not gig enough.
: You're in the middle of recording a new album. Can you already tell us
a bit about it? Did you record it with the current line-up of the band? Do you
already have a title for it? Is it true that it will not contain any love songs?
Will it be out on the Altrock label as well?
it is recorded with the current line up of the band. I wouldn't say that there
are no love songs, only nothing will sound slow and romantic. It's becoming a
high energy album, I am very satisfied with the results of the recording. I
don't have a title yet, only silly ideas, you know how it goes. But it'll be
released on Altrock indeed presumably in September.
Humble Grumble will be performing at Zappanale on Friday, 2012 08 03.