Steven De bruyn

The Brooklyn Rail / Slow and graceful, De bruyn formed a new kind of orchestral breadth, often sounding like a harmonium, or a bank of analog synthesizers. The duo managed to infiltrate shades of soundtracking, hip-hop, jazz, and blues, the music never quite latching onto a dominant identity.


NEW album w/ Jasper Hautekiet - AANHOU GERAAS MAAK - Release Feb 1 2022!

1 februari '22 GENT Handelsbeurs tickets
4 maart '22 BUGGENHOUT GC De Pit tickets
12 maart '22 EKEREN 252 CC tickets
24 maart '22 MOUSCRON CC de Mouscron tickets
26 maart '22 DRANOUTER Muziekcentrum tickets
31 maart '22 BRUSSEL Ancienne Belgique tickets
23 april '22 TERNAT De Ploter tickets
23-24 september '22 BERLIN (GER) FEN Festival info

Special encounters - Conversations w/

5 juni '22 CULEMBORG (NL) Theater aan de slag w/ Fay Lovsky More info

Podcast stuff

Wanderland met Gert-Jan Van Hellemont Spotify
Familie Jan en Jasper Hautekiet in Ohlalala Podcast
Op pad met podcast-maker Raf Stevens Story Club Podcast
Bassed in Belgium met Jasper Hautekiet Spotify


Peter Verstraelen (BEL)
Dox Live (NL)


Musicmania Records


Personal enquiries best wishes etc...


The moment has come! After a quarter century of exuberant teamwork, Steven De bruyn who blew El Fish and The Rhythm Junks into life, goes solo.

When Steven started playing harmonica, at the end of the eighties, he was dreaming this tiny toy would become his passport to the world. Since that moment he’s been living his dream. Exploring the borders of the harmonica has always been the most normal thing in the world for Steven. Yet, there is nothing as exciting and fragile as recording and performing solo.

Steven De bruyn solo stands for an intimate setting, where the harmonica, that has become an extension of Steven’s soul thru the years, is telling the larger part of the story.

Live he will be accompanied by bass player Jasper Hautekiet, an excellent musician and compagnon de route.

(A bit of) Brag

“Steven plays from his true soul.” William Galison (USA)

“Steven est, à ma connaissance l'harmoniciste européen le plus créatif.” “Steven is, in my opinion, the most creative European harmonicaplayer.” JJ Milteau (FRA)

“The first cut of Steven's I heard, I was floored.” Bill Barrett (USA)

"Very original and interesting!" Antonio Serrano Dalmas (SPA)

With EL Fish Steven won a couple of ZAMU-awards (Singers and Musicians) and in 2004 he got the award for best musician. In 2011 he got nominated for a MIA in the same category (Music Industry Awards).

There has been an alphabet of co-operations: from Zap Mama to Raymond van het Groenewoud, from Eugene Chadbourne to the Brussels Philharmonic.

World biggest harmonica manufacturer Hohner thanked him by making him the face of their new Hohner Rocket Progressive harmonica in 2014