Kai Gleusteen and Catherine Ordronneau have established themselves as one of the most important European violin and piano duos since they began working together in 1999.
Performing as Colour Blue, Thomas Rowland and Nathan Mills hail from Manchester, U.K., and began performing together in college. Through a quirky combination of harmony, vocals, acoustic guitar, and an African Djembe drum, they found their sound and began putting their own unique twist on popular rock and pop songs.
The duo has performed throughout Europe and at prestigious venues such as The Royal Albert Hall and in front of well-known celebrities, including Sir Patrick Stewart. They are one of the most in-demand acoustic duos in the U.K. and perform at many events, from weddings and parties to corporate events.
Their music is especially well-suited to the m/s Paul Gauguin, as the acoustic guitar and Djembe drum are popular instruments among the Tahitian people. Join us aboard multiple sailings of The Gauguin to enjoy their performance of a huge mix of music ranging from the 1960s to the present day.
Photo Credit: Shortman Photography
other guest hosts appearing on the m/s Paul Gauguin
Acclaimed academic, Fulbright scholar, author, teacher, lecturer, and art historian and curator Caroline Boyle-Turner is a perennially popular guest host aboard the m/s Paul Gauguin. Join us aboard as she enriches your appreciation for our ship’s namesake and his circle of friends.
Robin and Danuta Pfeiffer are the owners and winemakers of Pfeiffer Winery and Vineyards, an ultra-premium, sustainable, 70-acre vineyard with an international reputation for producing world-class Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. Enjoy a wine lecture and a tasting of Pfeiffer Winery wines when Robin and Danuta join us aboard The Gauguin.
Join the Tuamotus & the Society Islands itinerary on September 7, 2022, to experience two very special Smithsonian Journeys Experts on language and anthropology in the South Pacific. when Dr. Lindsay Whaley and Dr. Charles Urbanowicz join us aboard The Gauguin.
The University Distinguished Professor of Cultural Geography at Western Kentucky University, Dr. David Keeling has visited more than 185 countries and studied a wide range of topics, from the geography of exploration and discovery to socio-economic change. Join us aboard The Gauguin as he shares his expertise in a series of fascinating lectures.