Antoine Pierre (drums) | Veronika Harcsa (vocals) | Lorenzo Di Maio (el. guitar) | Cedric Raymond (keyboards, effects, guitar) | Jérôme Klein (keyboards)
They offer a cross-over music that cleverly mixes trip-hop, electronics, jazz and rock. The band is composed by European jazz musicians: Veronika Harcsa (singer, Hungary), Lorenzo Di Maio (guitar, Belgium), Cedric Raymond (keyboards, effects, guitar, Belgium) Jérôme Klein (keyboards, Luxembourg) and Antoine Pierre (drums, Belgium). After a first EP in 2019, the band is releasing their debut album in March 2023.
Over the course of the past years, Next.Ape has shaped its unique sound: a slamming snare drum, a deep bass on the Moog, a distorted guitar, some profound keyboards and a clear and charismatic voice. The groove is hectic and incisive.
Next.Ape toured in Belgium (PBA, Bozar, Botanique, Reflektor,...), Luxemburg (De Gudde Wëllen,...), Hungary (A38-Ship), Morocco (Chellah Jazz Festival), Canary Islands (Canarias Jazz y Mas Festival). As something extra special, they invited the great saxophone player Ben Wendel for their first shows.