The Third Guy is a duo based between Brussels and Paris, with Ruben Orio on drums, and Primož Sukič on guitar, both musicians also performing on electronics.

Their sound moves between the acoustic, amplified, and electronic, and they actually understand themselves as a trio with an always open third entity. They therefore always aim to invite guest artists to collaborate with, and that has allowed them to navigate between our different spheres of interests, from contemporary written music, and collaborations with composers, improvised music practices, video art, and all the way to collaborations with experimental performance artists.

They have launched two albums. In 2019 they released their first one entitled “Shrimp & Karaoke” through the London based label Migro Records which features their own set of compositions, as well as a work by German noise composer Michael Maierhof “Splitting 65.3” which they developed in collaboration with the composer. Four years after, in April 2023, they launched their second album “Just the three of us” ,with Quentin Meurisse on keyboards as the third entity. It was produced from scratch by the group itself, experimenting with different improvisational strategies, and ways of musical interaction. This sessions were recorded using the multitrack technique, and afterward used as compositional material in postproduction, treating studio tools as an instrument.

In their ‘third guy’ modus operandi, they have collaborated with artist such as Stijn Demeulenaere, Marko Ciciliani, Caroline Profanter, Idoia Salgedo, Matej Bonin, David Helbich, Tom Jackson, Petronella van Halen, Elina Lukijanova, Erik Božič, Quentin Maurisse, Gasper Piano, Juan Jose Faccio, Frederik Sakham Jalving, Adam Rosenblatt, Tom Pauwels or Žiga Murko. And performed in venues and festivals such as University of Southampton, ŠKUC gallery, Ljubljana, SMOG Brussels, SIRGA Festival Flix, GMEA Albi, Wilde Westen Kortrijk, Lo and Behold London, La_Capsula Zürich, Spectrum Brooklyn NYC, Unerhörte Musik Berlin, Rhizome DC Washington, Champ d’action Antwerp, SPOR Festival in Aarhus (Denmark), Miry concert Hall Ghent or iMAL Brussels.


25/11/23 Everybody Lives Here, ŠKUC gallery, Ljubljana

20-24/11/23 Everybody Lives Here, GMEA, Albi

13/3/23 Everybody Lives Here, SMOG, Brussels

4/3/23 Everybody Lives Here, Wilde Westen, Kortrijk

13/1/23 Everybody Lives Here, Cirkulacija2, Ljubljana 

26/3/22 WerkplaatsWalter, ‘On resonance’, Brussels

16/2/21 RadioPANIK concert, Brussels

10/10/2020 ICTUS Wild Gallery opening concert, Brussels

7-11/9/2020 WerkplaatsWalter, Blink of an ear Residency, Brussels

7/2/2020 Flugzeug Music-Art-Design, Leuven

6/2/2020 Fly Studio, Brussels

30/11/2019, Album launch BT Migro Records, Lo and Behold, London

27/9/2019, SMOG, CHEZ WALTER, Brussels

24/8/2109 magazijn de SNOEK, Boutersem

2/6/2019 ONO, Bern

1/6/2019 La_Capsula, Zürich

27-29/5/2019 Workshop and concert, Winkel, Luzern

8/5/2019 Le Lac, Brussels

18/11/2018 Spectrum, Brooklyn, NYC

11/11/2018 Rhizome DC, Washington DC

30/10/2018 Unerhörte Musik, Berlin

31/5 – 2/6/ 2018 Monfort, Portorož