Modest midget is the brainchild of Lionel Ziblat, guitarist, singer and composer from South America currently residing in the netherlands.
Lionel also writes in a variety of other styles, classical aswell as contemporary.
The name â€œModest midgetâ€ is a reference to Gentle giant, obviously a group much appreciated.
Modest Midget can be described as a private inspiration god. He is quite a peculiar individual who holds the habbit of appearing every once in a while out of nowhere, and for no reason.
Every time he does, new music comes along.
We fear that he will eventualy come asking for his royalties. But till then, we take it by ear.
Lionel started off his musical life as a rock guitar player. He then turned to learn some jazz guitar and then he Mastered his compositional abilities, finishing a second degree in the Utrecht conservatory.
He also works as a contemporary composer for ensembles and orchestra's of different levels and genres.
At this point he is also taking his first dip into the world of film music.
A strong influence of South American music, like the Argentinean Chamame & Chararera is very clearly heard in his music. His up-bringing in Israel left its impression too.
Modest Midget is the perfect band which combines his love for Rock music alongside a flavour of different folklore styles and even some contemporary classical influence.
Lionel started working on an album long before the band's formation was set. His colaborator at this point was Emiel de Jong.
For their first round of concerts in the Netherlands they were added some extremely prominent young musicians: Drummer Artis Orubs & keyboard player Tristan Hupe. The bass player Uri Shamir came along to support the first steps of the band.
They are now carefully planning the next step for the band.
For bookings, contact WWW.MUZIKANTOOR.NL
You may also want to check Lionel's website:
Troubles In Heaven
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Coffee From Yesterday
12/1/2007 10:41:23 AM
Greetings from a wet and windy Welsh hill... enjoying your songs very much indeed. Your vocals remind me of the Beatles? That's no bad thing! Good writing, good playing - keep it up!
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