Born and raised in Ghent, Pieter Mortier is completely at home in the Ghent music scene. His specialisation: old swing music. Armed with a double bass he tries to breathe new life into this music of a bygone era. He does this with various bands and via various different subgenres: from hot jazz with Les Somnambule to lindy hop with Jake Walter and pre-war French sentiment with La Sentinelle de la chanson. Whenever not playing the roof off of Ghent cafeés he organises jams and accoustic concerts for other musicians together with ONVERSTERKT.