With six horns and a drummer at its core, this remarkable ensemble plays, grooves, dances and rumbles at the intersection of brass & jazz. Founded in 2014 by drummer Yves Peeters, Kleptomatics stubbornly and joyfully turns a wide range of styles into a diverse set of lively music.
The band has always been known for its strong live credentials and Kleptomatics doesn’t shy away from any stage: from clubs to concert halls to street concerts and festivals (such as Gent Jazz Festival, Copacobana, inJazz Festival (NL), Jazz in’t Park).
After years of building up a reputation, the band was determined to record an album. In August 2018, Kleptomatics recorded six of their own compositions at Robot Studios. After two intense days, they capped it all with a performance in front of a live audience (two of these tracks made it on the album). The result is short but powerful, a self-published untitled debut released in May 2019.
Rob Banken – alto saxophone Peter Delannoye – trombone BerlindeDeman – tuba LoïcDumoulin – trumpet Thomas Mayade – trumpet Bruno Van der Haegen – tenor saxophone Yves Peeters – drums
“Kleptomatics clearly had a good time, as they fully committed to the various band members’ compositions, each composed with undeniable pleasure. The place was full to the brim, and Kleptomatics got people dancing everywhere with their fresh grooves, without denying each horn player their solos. A truly fine live band!” – daMusic