Meet the Marimbros
Marimbros consists of 2 members: Thomas Schollaert & Laurens Maris
Originating from Erpe-Mere & Ninove / Belgium
Our musical paths first crossed in the percussion class at the Academy for Music in Ninove (Belgium). At a very young age Laurens had already received private drumming lessons, Thomas had already been playing the violin for a few years, which he gladly exchanged for a new instrument: the marimba. Along with our friendship, the love for music and the marimba grew stronger with age.
During the corona crisis, all gigs were cancelled and we had nowhere to go. Once again, our paths crossed and the Marimbros were born. During this gloomy period we made entertainment for people in lockdown. We arranged big hits into a marimba song and posted them on Youtube. Composition lessons with the famous Dirk Brossé gave Laurens a boost in writing music.
In addition to our percussion playing, we both appeared to have a predilection for show. Catchy movies were the result.
That’s also where our name comes from: we are musical brothers , bros, with a common passion for the marimba, a melodic percussion instrument consisting of a series of graduated wooden bars played with small mallets, originating from Latin America.
After the lockdown we decided to give it a try to perform live. We participated in Holland got talent, and had a tremendous time during the famous Ghent festivities (Gentse Feesten). People were amazed by our adaptations of popular pop and rock songs, from the Beatles over Michael Jackson and Disney classics. Each time we were cheered there by a big audience, and soon a lot of performances followed.
Interested? We are looking forward to performing our repertoire for you, be it in a small living room or a big concert hall. You name it, we’ll do it.