BIOGRAPHY

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‘Rumbaristas’ is the rather ‘caliente’ name of a bright collective consisting of musicians with Spanish, French and Belgian roots. They gathered around the Catalan rumba-player Willy Fuego and the French-Italian-Polish trumpet/accordion-player Thomas Morzewski. Joined by the Belgians Roel Poriau (percussion) and Thomas De Smet (bass), rhythmkings of the crazy Belgian world collective Think of One,  ‘Rumbaristas’ stands for an unbalanced lively and colourful mix of latin-american flavor, with the passion of the Balkan music. A pretty senseless mix of Catalan rumba and Sicilian tarantella, spiced up with a touch of ska, folk, reggae,  cumbia and even avant-garde..

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THOMAS MORZEWSKI

// accordion & trumpet

ROEL PORIAU

// drums & percussion

WILLY FUEGO

// guitar  & vocals

TOMAS DE SMET

// bass & vocals

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Thomas Morzewski aka 'Don Tomasino' is known as composer within Orchestre International du Vetex and Don Tomasino. Talented to write brilliant earcatching songs, his musical influences stretch from Italian over classical and Balkan music...

Roel Poriau is one of Belgian's finest, colourful drummers. He was one of the founders of Think of One and is currently producing several world music artists in his Porino Recording Studios

Willy Fuego is known as the guitarplayer within bands such as La Kinky Beat and Amparanoia. Born in the region of Teruel, this 'Catalan Morissey' composes nostalgic and romantic rumba songs in a very unique way...

Tomas De Smet also was part of Think of One, later collaborated with bands such as Zita Swoon and Laïs, besides his own project King Dalton.