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Helder Deploige is an autodidact multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer and actor, based in Oslo (NO) and Ghent (B). He has been playing acoustic, electric and resonator guitars, 5-string banjo, ukelele, mandolin, balalaika, accordion, harmonica, piano, drums, upright and electric bass and more with some of Belgium's finest music bands like Sukilove, Kommil Foo, Het Zesde Metaal, The Rhythm Junks...

As a freelance stage musician, composer and actor, Helder has been working with international theatre, music theatre and dance theatre like NIE, Kopergietery, Cie Cecilia...

As a music producer he's been taking care of the entire music production: in his home studio he usually plays, records, arranges and mixes every single instrument himself. Previously, he's been producing/recording demo's/albums for Madensuyu, Het Zesde Metaal, Kommil Foo, Berlaen...

 

Helder Deploige released an album trilogy as one-man-band HelderThe King Lost His Crown (Lowlands 2003), The Ceiling Is Not The Sky (Lowlands 2006) and The Rhythm Of Change (Rough Trade 2012). Taking care of the entire music production he played, recorded, arranged and mixed every single instrument himself. Featuring guests like Steven De bruyn, Pascal Deweze and Trixie Whitley. Recording in bedrooms, houses and home studios in Belgium, Morocco, New York City, Ardennes, Norway... The albums were critically acclaimed by Belgian and Dutch press, labeled between singer/songwriter, rootspop, americana, alternative...

 

On stage Helder performs as a one-man-band, playing resonator guitars, 5-string banjo, ukelele, mandolin, accordion, harmonica and drums, and often simultaneously. Aditionally, Helder can call upon a band of Flanders finest: Sjoerd Bruil on guitar, Bart Buls on bass, Arne Leurentop on keys and violin and Stoffel Verlackt on drums.