Crusaders vs Hurricanes


The reality we live in can appear overwhelming. Movements of resistance emerge all across society. This group’s songwriting reflects political issues of today, such as processing identity through immigration, tackling pollution and waste, solving our current digital dilemmas: escaping their personal fear of missing out, as well as questioning the integrity of AI technology and its potential development.

Our goal underlines an attempt to offer dignifying solutions to life in general. In that sense, the project is extremely user-friendly, with self-help tendencies.

Suzana Lașcu – voice
Jorrit Westerhof – guitar
Donatas Bielunskis – bass
Aleksandar Škorić – drums

“A controlled voice use that is compensated by the most dangerous guitarist of the moment in the Netherlands, Jorrit Westerhof: anarchist in his playing and without fear in deep diving and taking the listener into his flying art.” (Cutting Edge)

“Romanian vocalist Suzana Lașcu opened the festival on Friday with an exhilaratingly fearless set that was designed to take a political position yet also give the listener a comforting feeling. She succeeded in both ambitions with edgy songwriting that suggested something of a continuation of the chanson and cabaret traditions and tone production that occasionally reminded your reviewer of Annette Peacock at her most persuasive, although this is undoubtedly an artist who is charting her own course. Lașcu was helped no end in her endeavours by a trio who shaped the songs with assurance and in guitarist Jorrit Westerhof’s case, showed both tremendous poise and exciting, going-for-it invention.” (London Jazz News)

“She’s basically the female Zappa of our times”. (Bart de Win)

“I can’t wait to hear more of her stuff in the future.
She has Nina Hagen’s amplitude.” (Martin Fondse)