Antoine Goudeseune

Artist of the Month | November 2014

 

I’ve been using K&K guitar pickups since 2012. It started with the PowerMix Pure System on my Larrivée OM guitar. I fell in love immediately with the system, and how it reproduced the harmonic characteristics from my instrument.

Now, I have installed the Pure Pickup in my Lowden F25 – which became my main guitar – and my Larrivée Baritone. I’m happy playing it live, sound guy is happy too, and most of all, I get positive feedback from the audience about my sound.

Even in the studio, I always record a Pure track. I was in January in Abbey Road Studios, in London. We had all the most amazing vintage microphones we wanted. We still tracked the Pure Pickup, and in the end used it in the mix for some proximity in the higher mid range.

I am proud to be a K&K artist, but most of all, I’m confident when I gig cause I have a reliable system that sound great!

As a Beatles fan since age 11, Antoine Goudeseune fulfilled his musical dream in January 2014: To record a Beatles tribute CD inside legendary Abbey Road studio 2 in London. In a fingerpicking style, as he’s been playing solo since 2011, A. Goudeseune rearranged and replayed the whole Abbey Road album, at the exact same place it was recorded 45 years earlier by the Fab Four!

Abbey Road will be available from September 26th 2014 – same exact date – 45 years later – as the original Beatles album release. A few guests appear on the album, including amazing Swedish guitar hero Mattias IA Eklundh.

This young musician from Belgium, born in 1981, started studying classical guitar at 8 years old. At 18, he entered the Conservatoire Royal in Mons, in the class of Odair Assad, where he got his « Premier Prix » diploma. Attending masterclasses, he was lucky to work with Roland Dyens, Paulo Bellinati, Jorge Cardoso & Jad Azkoul.

Beside classical music, Antoine started to play rock music early. At age 11 he joined the school band, playing mostly Beatles songs. That was the beginning of a long love story with the Fab Four’s music. He’s now a professional musician, touring with his own bands and doing some sidemen jobs with bands and singers. He’s been involved in 4 European tours and 500+ shows.

He had to wait the years of his 30’s to finally give birth to his solo project. Alone on stage, with his beloved Larrivée guitar, he’ll make you go back into the Beatles universe, with subtle and intimate arrangements. Songs you might know, some you might not …

He played for the Harry Benson Beatles expo in Brussels, on a boat, in a church, in a concert hall, at Beatles days, on radio, on tv, in a living room … what’s next ?

His first album was released in October 2012. Got national radio & TV broadcast (Classic 21, Vivacité, RTBF, Arte ) and was elected best instrumental album for 2012 by Radio Rectangle.

Antoine Goudeseune also plays in the bands Code of Harry, Stockholm Syndrome, The Soul Dukes. He’s also a sideman for singers Frank Michael & Simon Delannoy. He teaches classical guitar at 2 music schools and acoustic at Conservatoire Royal de Mons.

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