The Aristocrats ft. Guthrie Govan, Bryan Beller & Marco Minnemann

The Aristocrats

Guthrie Govan, Bryan Beller & Marco Minnemann
  • Doors open: 19:30
  • Start: 20:30
  • Presale: 29,75 (incl. service charge)
  • At the door: 31,-
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The word “supergroup” is tossed around a lot in instrumental music circles, the result of a seemingly endless supply of efforts to package together individual virtuoso players and make a band out of them. But every once in a while, the group part of that shopworn term becomes authentic and real. Such is the case with The Aristocrats – guitarist Guthrie Govan (Steven Wilson, Asia/GPS), bassist Bryan Beller (Joe Satriani, Dethklok), and drummer Marco Minnemann (Steven Wilson, Joe Satriani).

These musicians defiantly and joyously blow the supergroup stereotype to bits, thrilling audiences and fans around the world in the process with a preternatural band chemistry. Perhaps Guthrie Govan said it best when he called The Aristocrats “a rowdy democracy of musicianship.” Govan, Beller and Minnemann joined forces in 2011, resulting in a collaboration where the whole is indeed much greater than the sum of its parts. Sure enough, their songs betray influences by King Crimson, Steve Vai, Frank Zappa, and Return To Forever, to name only a few, but these guys throw so much more into the mix. We are very happy that they have found time in their busy schedules to pay us a visit again! Photo credit: Daniel Work.