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 - Release party with I Me Mine FRANCE https://lesjeudisdurock.festik.net/concerts Le Rex, 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 6-7 Juillet Boudu La jongle FRANCE Toulouse 12-15 Juillet Harmonic Festival FRANCE https://harmonic-festival.com/ Trigance 28 juillet "Ca fait mal" Festival FRANCE Tarn 30 July Bougeons les Montagnes FRANCE https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008326265777 Batsère, Hautes Pyrénnées 17 August Philadelphia Folk Festival USA https://pfs.org/philadelphia-folk-festival/ Philadelphia - PA 18 August Arts on Main USA Scottsville, KY 21 August The Cedar
USA https://www.thecedar.org/event/1693044-guilhem-desq-special-guest-minneapolis/ Minneapolis - MN 24-26 August Fearieworlds Festival USA http://faerieworlds.com/ Portland, OR 6-9 September Imagine Music & Arts Festival USA imagineorcasisland.com/ Orcas Island, WA 27-30 September Lotus Music & Art Festival USA http://www.lotusfest.org/ Bloomington - IN 20 October Xera World Music Festival SP Jerez - Spain 02 November Rockstore FR http://www.rockstore.fr/PBEvents.asp?ItmID=34141 Montpellier 06 November Kennedy Center USA http://www.kennedy-center.org/Video/Performance/67470 Washington DC 10 November FaerieCon Festival USA http://faeriecon.com/ Baltimore 12 November Silvana USA https://silvana-nyc.com/ New York City 14 November Bossa Bistro USA http://bossadc.com/events/guilhem-desq-electric-hurdy-gurdy/ Washington DC 30 Nov - 7 Jan Tour with Le cirque with top performers ITALY http://lecirquetopperformers.com/wp/ Conegliano, Livorno 2019 09 March Elysée Montmartre FRANCE https://soiree-med-fan.festik.net/faun-echos-de-la-terre-du-milieu-et-de-westeroselysee-montmartre-paris/1 Paris