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Dear all’n’all

with the utmost logic, the massage music from Nekokawa Massage led to explore deeper in the altered states of mind and there we go, Nekokawa Hypnosis was born.

You’re into self-hypnosis? Don’t search any further, Nekokawa Hypnosis offers you two audio that do wonders for the saturation of your auditory senses during Betty Erickson-like inductions. More explaination on the site, this goes without saying!

Oh you’re not into hypnosis? You might want something different, like a new song? Got one for you. It’s fresh and live, played at the Super Direct radio show last January. It’s here:

Yeah, there’s limoncello and some after dark lullabies around. Just in case…




Dear friends, enemies, fans, haters and passing smiles,

it’s with a big smile of gratitude that I let you know that “Mardi Gras Station” has reached the point of receiveing the most enthusiast comments in the shortest time since 2006’s “Cà Phê & Pizza” single! You’ve obsiously been voodoo’ed.

Snowcat and his voodoo dolls

To celebrate this and the coming of Mardi Gras on February 28th, “Mardi Gras Station” is now spreading its voodoo spells on Spotify, Google Play, iTunes, and as usual Bandcamp and of course CD Baby.

A more than chaotic live première happened on Thursday 16/02/2017 in Brussels. From left to right: Gilles (voc, kbds), Myles Simpson (drums), Pat Lennon (guitar), Bill Bayer (lead guitar), Ruslan Galkanov (trumpet), Glen Smith (guitar), Saduman Erbarut (chanting), Marie de Condé (chanting):

"Mardi Gras Station" live

A special page with your reviews is now under construction. In waiting, please refer to SynthBeat’s overview of “Mardi Gras Station” here.




Google Play:
CD Baby:

Raw as rock, a paparazzo stole the soul and spirit of Marie de Condé’s band in Spa, 23rd of July, 2016. He kindly returned them by letting those raw & rocky pictures flying to you. Comments when needed. More on Marie de Condé’s fan page.

from left to right: Gilles Snowcat, Marie de Condé

from left to right: Gilles Snowcat, Marie de Condé

The band

The band.

from left to right: Gilles Snowcat, Marie de Condé

from left to right: Gilles Snowcat, Marie de Condé

The band -again

The band -again

from left to right: Gilles Snowcat, Marie de Condé

from left to right: Gilles Snowcat, Marie de Condé

from left to right: Gilles Snowcat, Marie de Condé

from left to right: Gilles Snowcat, Marie de Condé

Arguing before the show

Arguing before the show. From left to right: Marie, Bill, Gilles

Wisely back behind the magic silver synth / clavinet

Wisely back behind the magic silver synth / clavinet

Edna & Boop

Edna & Boop

Gilles "Junior" Vanoverbeke

Gilles “Junior” Vanoverbeke

Sylvio Iascio

Sylvio Iascio

Bill Bayer

Bill Bayer



from left to right: Bill Bayer, Gilles Snowcat

from left to right: Bill Bayer, Gilles Snowcat

It’s confirmed! On July 23, Marie de Condé will perform in Spa, at the Francofolies Festival, and her band features Gilles Snowcat as a guest singer.

Marie de Condé Spa

Snowcat will also play some silver synthesizer during the set. Another Gilles (Junior) is behind the red piano, Sylvio is on drums, Bill Mandolin on guitar and Azou on bass. Tight band.

MArie de COndé & band

Marie’s show will take place at the Scène du Parc, at 8 pm on 23/7/2016.

Just to remind you, Marie sings a duo with Gilles on his album “生タイム!❤“.

More info here!

Visit Marie’s active fan page.



Give your ego the most of pleasure time. An abundance of pleasure time. And give your Xmas tree the most wonderful of presents!

Read below to expect the unexpected.

生タイム! ♥ (front)

Shape: downloadable live LP
Released: 9th of December 2015
Length: 66:10
View artwork
Listen before buying
Buy your own copyjump here.


The orchestra:
Bass guitar: Axel “Mister Dumont” Dumont
Drum computer: Gilles Snowcat
FX: Snowcat
Guitars: Nicolas “Nicozark” Leroy, Benjamin Steegens, Ian Rigillo, Vassily Rudenko
Keyboards: Nicolas “Nicozark” Leroy, Snowcat
Organ: Gilles Snowcat
Percussion: Sébastien “bargio” Bournier
Synthesizer programming / sequencer: Gilles Snowcat
Voices: Gilles Snowcat, Antonella Corrias, Marie de Condé, Pat Lennon
Production: Gilles Snowcat, Herman Martin, Itsuo Hyûga (日向逸夫)

生タイム! ♥ (back)


Dear friends, fans, enemies and passing smiles,

you’ve been waiting for more than 3 years to give your ears, soul and body what they deserve. Forget about the frustration, Gilles Snowcat has the perfect cocktail of magic pills and forbidden liquor: “Nama Time!♥“. Snowcat the bartender is shaking it for you, and will serve you exactly on 9th of December.



Nama Time!♥” is another unique experience, since the album is made of a concert for your bedroom, only for you, under silk and velvet. And talking about bedroom, it all starts with a Continental Breakfast.
Thanks you for your patience and see you in my lounge on 9th of December, 2015.

Nama Time!♥” is an it’s Oh! MUSIC (Japan) release.


Lady in bed (courtesy of

Can you come sing in my bedroom?”. Oh sure she had had a *few* drinks, yet her offer was a nice icebreaker.

I had just left the small stage to join the audience for a refreshing glass of anything with ice cubes, and that lady was obviously keen on hiring yours truly for an impromptu bedroom concert.

After some unsurprising banter about the alleged similarity between my voice and Lou Reed’s ‘insecure baritone’, she showed me the screen of her gadget called smartphone that just captured with a poor quality my performance given two minutes beforehand. Needless to say I was rather horrified by how an over-expensive machine can destroy the very essence of a live performance, but she didn’t seem to care whatsoever. She quickly disappeared in the crowd and I didn’t think of it anymore. I had to deal with someone else who wanted to chit-chat about how strangely my vocal cords were similar (following her) to someone named Tom Waits. That sense of déjà-vu wasn’t due to my newly opened bottle of absinthe…

The previous demoiselle came back, after having obviously ordered some complementary glasses, and before she could reiterate her request in front of my lovely girl who joined me since then, I assured her that I was thinking of releasing a live album and would be delighted to sign a CD for her when it’s released, to replace her lousy smartphone recording. Her reply surprised me:

– “I don’t like live albums. I feel I’m not part of it. I’m just a fly on the wall, ‘cause the band doesn’t sing for me. They sing for the audience who was there at that moment. A live album is just cold news for me.

Now that was quite thought-breaking! Me the fan of live albums and bootlegs, I never considered that fact. She continued:

– “I don’t give a shit about your live album, Gilles, unless you only sing for me. I’m waiting for the live album that makes me feel it’s sung for me only.

She moaned as a Latino alpha male was approaching with eyes that could kill a T-Rex in a glimpse, and it didn’t take more than a second to understand he was the Mr Right of the drunken lady. She followed him with a sudden aura of submission and I secretly prayed that she wouldn’t mention him her idea of having me singing in her bedroom.

Yet, her wish of having a live record that’s been sung just for her made me brainstorm although the combination of absinthe, my baby and the late hour wouldn’t push me to.

It’s only the morning after, enjoying the strongest Vietnamese coffee in front of my old organ trying to distort a blues scale the most Snowcat-way, that the solution popped-up and blew my mind.
Instead of recording some live performances in front of an audience and sharing the result afterwards, why not recording the live shit in a totally empty space with each and every fan in mind, and offer them the album as a very personal gift?
Not only this would be a more unique way to share a precious live performance, but also, let’s be honest, it would avoid the dreadful sound, the faux-départs, the glitches and the vocal whims that are so human on a stage but so annoying on a record?

So in July, when you were all sunbathing in some overcrowded Spanish beach deafened by fashionable DJ’s worst tastes of music, I gathered a few bad cats and we invested a lovely place in an artistic place of Brussels, the Composers’ Studio, and one two three we recorded everything on the spot. Oh sure there’s the lot of unexpected stuff and even glitches and unrequited laughter, but isn’t it what makes a live album worth its price?
And if you really don’t like live albums, even in your cosy bedroom, well we’re included a brand new studio song that we recorded in some extra time.
I don’t know what happened to the drunken chick and her protective salsa dancing boyfriend, but I’d be forever grateful to her for solving my live problem obsession and my need to release a successor to the ubiquitous “Moko Moko Collection” in just a few hours. She might never know about it, but it’s now you who’ll benefit of something unique, intimate and kinky. Are you tantalized or a little scared? Be careful of what a drunken lady wishes, it might all come true. And it’ll give your ego more pleasure time.

Gilles Snowcat, September 2, 2015

Release in Autumn 2015 by it’s Oh! MUSIC. Keep connected for the best kept secrets about the album.

It’s official! Rumour had it that your beloved Gilles would rejoin his mates of Cinnamon Lilly for some live shows in June. It happens in Piétrain, on Saturday 20th of June and Sunday 21.

Cinnamon Lilly 2015 live

Let us remind you that the collaboration between Snowcat and Cinnamon Lilly isn’t that fresh news, since both have shared talents since 2008, leading to some songwriting, recordings, live and eventually to a huge fight that luckily didn’t stop them to reunite to celebrate the QuARTier en Fête weekend.

Cinnamon Lilly 2015

Info, access and maps here.

Listen to some of Cinnamon Lily’s power here.






Posted: July 27, 2014 in News, On stage, Recruiting

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Dead or alive...

Live 25/10/2013

Posted: October 18, 2013 in News, On stage
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When? Friday 25/10/2013, exact time unknown (the whole show starts at 7:30pm)

Where? Aloft Hotel Brussels Schuman, Place Jean Rey, 1040 Bruxelles

What? Gilles Snowcat will perform 2 fluffy songs, then later be backing singer Marie de Condé on piano for two other pieces.