News Anne Fleur Kolthof 29 januari 2024

Visit Gluren bij de Buren 2024!

After a hectic working day, you unwind in the living room. You often start your day here and ensure ultimate styling that suits you. You usually do this by styling the interior with your favourite colours and applying various home accessories. You get together in your living room and discuss how fun, but occasionally hectic, your working day was.

Because of this, we call the living room the heart of the home. The room where you come together. The living room may be known for its liveliness and atmosphere. We want to add that atmosphere to 46 living rooms spread throughout Helmond on 4 February 2024 and in this case, we do so with musical performances.

Why sponsor the Helmond Living Room Festival?

We, as vb&t Estate Agents, support Gluren bij de Buren in the socio-cultural aspect, where people open up their homes for visitors to visit. They open their homes for others to come together. At various locations all over Helmond, visitors can enjoy various performances given from 12:00 to 17:00, free of charge.

Physical presence

These days our world is dominated by artificial intelligence, but how much fun is old-fashioned getting together? Back to a world with social, face-to-face interactions.

It promotes a sense of being together and reminds us of the accessible way we used to interact with our neighbours. Or how you could walk into businesses. What accessibility! We love that.

Remember that accessible real estate agent in Helmond around the corner from the street? Where you could just walk in for a cup of coffee. We'd like to maintain that image at Steenweg 18a in Helmond, where vb&t Makelaars is located.

Meeting each other in Helmond

With these meetings, we try to break down social barriers, of course, but also combat loneliness within our older generations. This way, everyone can appreciate music in his or her own way. The music performances will take place on 4 February inside the homes of our participants.

Take a look at the house?

Always been curious what that one house in the neighbourhood looks like inside? This is your chance! Even if the house is not (yet) for sale, you will still get the chance to take a good look around and see how someone else has decorated their living room.

Giving musicians a worthy chance

More opportunity for up-and-coming talent who like the chance to present their work to others. Showcasing their creative talents to visitors, allowing them to showcase their musical skills to the outside world.

Visitors explore new genres and receive can choose to spend their day in various living rooms.

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Participants in the winter edition of Gluren bij de Buren 2024

Dr knippenberghof 4 a 12:00 / 13:30 / 15:00

Welcome by Yony 1 ZZZ topic

An initiative of singer-songwriter Muki from Helmond. Together they try to bring the 80s vibe to the audience acoustically. This is the fifth edition of GBDB and this time they will play more Balkan rhythm and vibes.

Brouwhuissedijk 50 13:30 / 15:00 / 16:30

Welcome by Francois Kneepkens 2

Multi(f)vocal

Has a special repertoire of mostly Loekie Ruissen arranged music pieces.

A song from the 30s and 40s, something by Paul Simon, Billy Joel or Sinead O'Connor. Tranquil ballad, jazzy swing or sultry song: 'Multi(f)vocal' sings it and always goes for an enthusiastic performance

Meanderlaan 6 12:45 / 14:15 / 15:45

Welcome by Friends Foundation

Stadstuin Helmond 3 Loes Rüland & Eline Boon

Loes plays acoustic guitar and sings mainly pop songs, the intention is to sing along with music such as Coldplay, Pointer Sisters, etc. Eline plays some songs along on her harp. Harps give beautiful sounds and it brings tranquillity. The combination of harp in pop music.

Scheepsboulevard 2 12:45 / 15:45

Welcome by Fletcher Hotel Helmond

La Chispa makes music inspired by Flamenco and South American sounds. La Chispa consists of Carla Geerts (vocals, palmas), Ad Verwegen (guitar) and George Gijsbers (flute).

Evertsenstraat 19 12:00 / 13:30 / 15:00

Welcome by De Cirkel, centre for living with and after cancer 5 Dunglish Dunglish: Have it both ways! Two acoustic guitars, one electric and an Americana voice create a bilingual repertoire.

Wethouder van Wellaan 10 12:45 / 14:15 / 15:45

Welcome by Ermens Family 6 Timeless Grooves
This is the public launch of the Timeless Grooves project, produced by Hammond Organist and Keyboardist Jeroen Ermens.

Johannes Vermeerlaan 13:30 / 15:00 / 16:30

Welcome by Ronald and Astrid van Laar

7 Rendez-Vous Rendez-Vous consists of two guitarists and three singers. The performances are completely acoustic. The repertoire is very diverse, covering songs by Mary Black, Michael Jackson, Michel Fugain and Simon and Garfunkel.

Nightingale Avenue 40 12:45 / 14:15 / 15:45

Welcome by BeBizzy
BeBizzyBand makes music for fun and connection.

Kruisbekstraat 16 12:00 / 13:30 / 15:00

Welcomed by Alice's place ♥

Secret Songs Secret Songs plays contemporary Americana music. The name refers to the "secret" gems the band takes in its repertoire, unknown to the general public. The band is characterised by beautiful close harmony singing together. Guitars, bass guitar and cajon form the instrumental basis, supplemented by the accordion, among others.

Tamboerijnstraat 80 13:30 / 15:00 / 16:30

Welcome by The residents of residential care home.

De Moeraseik 10 Yam Dom Rum Yam Dom Rum is a company of five experienced musicians playing infectious Irish folk. From jigs to reels and sing-alongs to sensitive ballads!

Harmoniestraat 102 12:00 / 13:30 / 15:00

Welcome by Hans van Kessel

Hans plays his songs. He has been writing lyrics and music for many years. He has written some 1,500 lyrics and wants to play some of them to anyone who wants to hear them. They are definitely worth listening to.

Harmoniestraat 105 12:45 / 14:15 / 15:45

Welcome by Harald

The Gypsies of Oss: A guitar duo playing instrumental gypsy jazz, occasionally alternating it with a pop or jazz number. Serious and often overwhelmingly virtuoso listening music but with a happy note that suddenly slips in. The Gypsies are Lex van Hulten from Oss and Wouter Bruyn from Veghel.

Harmoniestraat 105 13:30 / 15:00 / 16:30

Welcome by Harald

De Wolfsputten 4 12:00 / 13:30 / 15:00

Welcome by Jan and Sakia van de Pol

O'nyx vocal group Started in 2015 with Helmond as its hometown. The repertoire is diverse and modern and performed by 12 enthusiastic singers (including a beatboxer) with a lot of fun and experience. Performing in direct contact with audiences brings out the best in O'nyx.

Scheepsboulevard 2 13:30 / 15:00 / 16:30

Welcome by Fletcher Hotel Helmond

Yes! Soul & Disco A six-piece, singing, swinging vocal group. With swirling soul and disco songs, they take the audience to the dance floor.

Scheepsboulevard 2 12:00 / 14:15

Welcome by Fletcher Hotel Helmond

Fablewood Fablewood is a branch (trio) of the Inner Band and consists of Joep Feiter (guitarist), Ron van den Beuken (bass guitar) and Nandy Welling (vocals/ukulele). They have been playing together for some time, but recently joined Fablewood to focus mainly on songwriting, but also release Americana-style covers.

Arcostreet 46 12:45 / 14:15 / 15:45

Welcome by Sjanel

Ed Citroen performs a varied feel-good song programme with vocals and guitar. Ed sings his own Dutch songs and tells in an engaging way how the lyrics came about. He also plays well-known pop classics.

Molenstraat 137 12:00 / 13:30 / 15:00

Welcome by Bij Thijs

Two violins and a Bart Step into a world of musical playfulness and absurdity. This musical trio provides a fresh whirlwind full of happy notes and quirky humour. Be surprised by the unexpected joy of big and small sentiments found in the chaos of life

Lambertushof 12:45 / 14:15 / 15:45

Welcome by Cecile

The Last Straw The Last Straw is a country/americana/blue grass band that likes to surprise with unknown covers, interspersed with some classics by Cash and Dylan, among others. They do so with a guitar, bass and female lead singer. The two men on the strings regularly sing along.

South Koninginnewal 39 12:45 / 15:00

Welcome by Debbie and Marcel

Timo van Lierop solo O.a. known from MOOON, Fleur and the Stardusters, is working hard as a solo artist. With a debut album called 'Earth Tones', he is only too happy to bring his music to the nicest corners of the country. Indie, folk, blues and country are a few genres guaranteed to pass by.

South Koninginnewal 39 13:30 / 15:45

Welcome by Debbie and Marcel

Welcome by Debbie and Marcel 21 Alice & the Lord of Comfort The band gives its own interpretation of the indie folk genre; pure and small but also raw and dynamic through influences from other corners such as funk, rock and blues.

Mayor Geukerspark 46 12:45 / 14:15 / 15:45

Welcome by Ernesto and Christel Arrendell-Klein

Ernesto Arrendell is a multi-instrumentalist, creating sound stories with an array of instruments and objects. It is an acoustic spectacle from nature. He takes you to swamps, deserts, among other places.

Bakelsedijk 5 12:00 / 13:30 / 15:00

Welcome by Bertus and Chanet

Tuloa Tuloa means welcome. Tuloa consists of Angela (guitar, vocals), Rianne (double bass, vocals) and Cecile (accordion, vocals). The musician plays not-too-familiar tunes that fit a variety of musical styles. This makes for a country, pop, folk-like repertoire with a twist.

Alphonse Stallaertstraat 6 12:45 / 14:15 / 15:45

Welcome by Sun Flowe

Hein Augustijn: An exotic mix of pop, reggae, Latin and jive. Brabant-based singer-songwriter Hein Augustijn combines tropical sounds with the feel of here. With golden-haired lyrics to sunny grooves, Hein puts a quirky spin on his Brabant roots.

Bosselaan 4 13:30 / 15:00 / 16:30

Welcome by Thomashuis Helmond 25

Toon: Pop music reduced to its essence, perhaps that's the best way to describe Toon. Well-known and lesser-known songs from the last sixty years of pop music. Translated into Dutch as honestly as possible, and played on acoustic instruments, with an enjoyable presentation.

Cacaokade 1 12:45 / 14:15 / 15:45

Welcome by Julienne Tullemans

Gipsy Mood: Gipsy Mood is a motley crew of born musicians who know how to enliven any occasion with atmospheric world music. What binds them is their passion for music. Expect a cocktail of gypsy and world music, klezmer, balkan and Hot club de France.

Ganzewinkel 10 12:45 / 14:15 / 15:45

Welcome by Nursery van der Linden

Peterhabets Subdued, subtle, rowdy and exuberant. Melodies from his toes and lyrics straight from the heart describing love and life in pop songs. Armed with guitar, harmonica and a beautiful voice, Peter Habets captivates a wide audience with a large repertoire of his own work.

Schubertlaan 11 12:45 / 14:15 / 15:45

Welcome by Dave Parrin and his band Red Cat Running

Red Cat Running: Red Cat Running plays folk-roots music and catchy Americana on acoustic instruments like guitar, mandolin and accordion. They are mainly their own songs about everything one experiences in life: love, hope, a better future.

Brugbeemden 17 12:00 / 13:30 / 15:00

Welcome by Marie Sneijers

Bertha, Blondie and Me "One voice, one guitar". Intimate, pure and without all the fuss. "Bertha, Blondie and Me" is a solo project by American singer-songwriter M. LaPointe. With his two favourite guitars, he creates a cosy living room atmosphere.

Medevoort 9 A 13:30 / 15:00 / 16:30

Welcome by Fam.van Mierlo Piet Hein and Ria

Gravelroad Gravelroad consists of Ineke Oomens (Cello), Gerard Jeuken (Accordion) and Karel Werschkull (Guitar and mandolin). The band plays Americana, blues and traditionals, usually songs with a ragged edge that sings about the raw sides of life. To be seen and heard between the sliding doors in Helmond.

Burgemeester Krollaan 99 12:45 / 14:15 / 15:45

Welcome by Loch Family

Maeve: A young girl from Helmond, with a broad, musical interest. She takes you on a musical journey through time. All kinds of covers pass by, from the 70s to the present. Sometimes she accompanies herself live with the ukulele or with an orchestral band. Sparkling music that brings back memories.

Trambrugweg 21 12:00 / 13:30 / 15:00

Welcome by Paul & Germaine

Humans Screaming Like Goats: This band from Helmond plays their own songs and some well-aimed covers on the borderline of pop, rock and Americana. With a dash of blues. The guitars are always acoustic. Sweetly aggressive. During Peeps, the wheel of fortune determines the songs.

Mierloseweg 43 13:30 / 15:00 / 16:30

Welcome by Foundation the house under the rainbow

Mr. Robert: consists of three conservatory-trained musicians who perform (symphonic) pop music, vocally and instrumentally. Atmospheric, almost cinematic music; each song is a gift. Close your eyes, let yourself be enchanted and transported to a world where a unique musical experience awaits you!

Verdilaan 6 12:00 / 13:30 / 15:00

Welcome by 70s songs in Verdilaan

Frank's guitar Two teenagers with their guitars in the 70s. Songbooks were transcribed, chords practised. Rene Vermaes still plays Frank Vlug's guitar (*2005) Stones, Neil Young, Simon & Garfunkel, come listen and relive the 70s. A once-in-a-lifetime event with four friends together.

Walnut Court 27 13:30 / 15:00 / 16:30

Welcome by Els Font Freide

Irish Heartbeat: Ingrid and Walter form the group Irish Heartbeat. They had their first performance at Gluren bij de buren exactly one year ago. They are inspired by the Irish people. They have since had several performances, culminating in their performance in Cork (Ireland) at the Cór Geal choir concert.

Kloosterstraat 5 12:45 / 14:15 / 15:45

Welcome by Rob van Eekeren

Gravel is a five-member group of friends who know each other from the tennis court. Apart from hitting a ball, they have a connection with music. Each has his own contribution, which makes the repertoire very diverse. Irish folk, Americana, Caribbean, but also Dutch songs are on the programme. You can sing along!

Wevestraat 8 A 12:00 / 13:30 / 15:00

Welcome by Family Kemps

Nice two meet you: The repertoire is versatile and catchy! With great fun and humour, the ladies of 'Nice two meet you' sing and play a pleasant ratatouille of songs. And would you like to sing along? You may!

Nassaustraat 32 13:30 / 15:00 / 16:30

Welcome by Family Spierings

Mantra concert. Listening together and, if you like, singing together to the deep sounds of a harmonium. That is possible during this mantra concert. Kim takes you into the calming effect that mantras and traditionals have. So you can spend a cold February afternoon warmly together with other music lovers

De Plaetse 160 12:00 / 13:30 / 15:00

Welcome by José and Frans Voermans

Classical keytar: a whole (digital) orchestra in your living room. They make their own arrangement of classical music and some classics from the Top 2000.

Mierloseweg 93 12:45 / 14:15 / 15:45

Welcome by Bardo Koolen

Orangeman: one man, one voice, one guitar. Assisted by Boris: one harmonica, one voice. Orangeman's repertoire consists of their own songs and acoustic covers.

Rode beemden 46 13:30 / 15:00 / 16:30

Welcome by Anja and Ties van de ven

Keiegalmers Helmonds Auwdste & Frisse Amusements Gezelschap. Music & song topped with an amusing sauce of topics! Recognisable Helmond issues, with fun being the overtone of their lyrics to existing and their own melodies.

Emmastraat 2 12:00 / 13:30 / 15:00

Welcome by Annemie & Peter

Hoezo dwars... is an enthusiastic flute ensemble of adults. Besides the most commonly heard flute, they also play on alto flute and bass flute and sometimes on a piccolo. From baroque to classical and romantic, but also salsa; all styles pass by.

Sprengenbergweide 37 12:45 / 14:15 / 15:45

Welcome by Family Wilms

ARTE Accordion is classical and modern music. Accordion is jazz and film music. Accordion is classical tango and tango nuevo: unmistakable! Accordion is false musette and swing. The accordion is the most versatile instrument there is. ARTE is happy to let you hear it.

Meanderlaan 6 13:30 / 15:00 / 16:30

Welcome by Stichting Vrienden Stadstuin Helmond

Eline Boon plays a beautiful instrument, namely the harp. Let yourself be carried away by these beautiful sounds and enjoy.

Geeneindseweg 3 12:45 / 14:15 / 15:45

Welcome by Pierre and Maria Groenen

MadameRuiz was lead singer of a duo and band for many years, but is now taking a completely different tack. With a beautiful and crystal-clear dyke of a voice, she knows how to touch you with powerful, acoustic ballads by the likes of Adele, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Ed Sheeran, Jewel, Demi Lovato, Beyoncé and the Goo Goo Dolls.

South Koninginnewal 39 12:00 / 14:15

Welcome by Debbie and Marcel

Founded in 2014 in Tilburg in the south of the Netherlands, KingsVision is an eclectic band that does not stick to one style of music, but knows how to surprise the audience with a fusion of different musical genres. To achieve that, KingsVision's musicians are also very good at songwriting.
Spend a cold afternoon together

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Fletcher Hotels Helmond

We thank Fletcher Hotels Helmond in particular for supporting us as a venue.

Gluren bij de Buren

We thank the organisation of Gluren bij de Buren that makes this concept possible.

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