Ball Noir is a new project by a group of young, talented musicians who wants to combine folkballmusic and above all the folkball phenomenon (with traditional dancing) with heavier music like rock, metal and doom.
According to us the music played at a ballfolk is very suitable to make a lot heavier. Think of how many folkies originate from (or are at least are acquainted with) the rock/metal scene? And besides that, on some dirty drones and progressive rock you can dance ballfolkdances perfectly well.
We compose music for traditional dancing, but we invite everyone to dance to the rythm of his soul and do whatever he likes, whether it be balfolkdancing or headbanging or to trying out your best gothic moves!
Ball Noir is:
Marco van Asperen: hurdy-gurdy, electric guitar
Paul Hendriks: electric double bass
Rutger van Krieken: drums
Lennart van Meegen: electric guitar and voice
Lies Sommer: harp and hurdy-gurdy
Jesse Staats: drumcomputer, sampling and sequencer