Gertjan boards a plane to Montréal, Canada, where he will stay for two months. On his own. In Belgium there were too many people and not enough time to slip away. Too many questions and not enough space. There is no travel plan, just a guitar, a small recording device and the intention to see what happens.

This turns out to be a terrific plan. He spends his days reading...

Douglas Firs emerged from the sparkling Belgian music scene alongside Balthazar, Warhaus and Faces on TV, and made its way to fans in the Low Countries, Germany & Switzerland with beauties such as "Pretty Legs and Things to Do", "Caroline" and "Don't Buy The House".

Gertjan Van Hellemont - Douglas Firs’ heart & soul - clearly found his initial inspiration in classic seventies songwriters from the North-American tradition – the...

It's a very busy year for Douglas Firs. A few months ago they released their critically acclaimed third album Hinges of Luck, and since then frontman Gertjan Van Hellemont was virtually non-stop on the road. With his friends and top musicians who complete Douglas Firs: Simon Casier (Balthazar), Laurens Billiet and big brother Sem. Or with that other band: The Bony King of Nowhere.

The Hinges of Luck Tour started...