Nicknamed the “Hendrix of Hurdy-Gurdy” along with having millions of views on his youTube videos, Guilhem Desq breathes new life and innovation into this old-world instrument. His sound is unmistakable as he electrifies this originally acoustic instrument and plays a wide variety of genres on it – anything from traditional European folk to Middle-Eastern, contemporary rock, hip-hop and electro.
After a year touring worldwide with more than 60 shows (India, USA, New Zealand, Israël, Bulgaria, Italy, France…) Guilhem Desq comes back to release his first solo album “Visions”. An album “100% hurdy gurdy” which feature original songs recorded from his instrument as the only source of sounds. Not only an album but a whole project which is going beyond music, from building his instrument to directing and animating his latest music video “Le château magique”.
2018 23-24-25 Mars Le salon des instruments insolites BELGIUM http://www.salondesinstrumentsinsolites.be/ Tour & Taxi 1 Avr - 15 Avr Tour with Le cirque with top performers ITALY http://lecirquetopperformers.com/wp/ Bolzano, Rimini 18 Avr Solo FRANCE Toulouse 20 Avr - 22 Avr Tour with Le cirque with top performers ITALY http://lecirquetopperformers.com/wp/ Conegliano 26 Avr Echos et Merveillies Festival FRANCE http://echosetmerveilles.fr/ Le Bascala, Bruguieres 27 Avr - 30 Avr Tour with Le cirque with top performers ITALY http://lecirquetopperformers.com/wp/ Conegliano, Livorno 26 Mai Performance improvisée, Musée du Saut du Tarn FRANCE Albi 30 May - 2 Jun Festival in Israël ISRAËL Tel-Aviv 16 Jun Festival Vent d'été FRANCE Albi 12-15 July Option Festival FRANCE 30 July Bougeons les Montagnes FRANCE https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008326265777 Batsère, Hautes Pyrénnées 24-26 August Fearieworlds Festival USA http://faerieworlds.com/ Portland, Oregon August - September USA Tour USA West Coast 26 October Festival in Norway NORWAY