On Stage – coverband.
Christiaan Matheve: 6 & 12 string acoustic guitar, electric guitar and vocals.
Andre Triangle: electric solo-guitar, acoustic slide guitar and vocals.
Frank Stoffelen: drums.
Michel Verhoeven: Bass and vocals.
Ruben Matheve and Jean Minnoye: technical crew and sound system
The band ‘On stage’ was formed in 2015 as a cover-band. All of the band-members had previous experience in other formations with exception of Michel Verhoeven. Michel was a well known international reggae DJ with his soundsystem Boombastic Sound. Christiaan Matheve played in former Folk-song band Plus Minus, Bart Smets was member of The Runds and Alibi Ike and Frank Stoffelen drummed in several bands.
During a street-festival in Kessel-lo, Leuven, Belgium in 2015 they met each other and decided to play together and On Stage was born. In 2018 Bart Smets was replaced by Andre Triangle as lead guitarist. At special occasions, the group invites guests to perform with them.
Music preferences and philosophy of the band:
The play-list of this band is rather divers – covering hits from David Bowie, Warren Zevon, REM, Amy Winehouse, Raymond van het Groenewoud, The Scene, Suzanne Vega, etc.
Because of the wide interest in music, songs are chosen with full consent of each band member. The variety of songs keeps the playlist both surprising and interesting for the performers and the audience.
The main motivations of the band are to perform at best the selected songs and to have fun!! Or simply stated: playing and listening to music should deliver a happy feeling!