blind & lame

Lucy & Gika Wilke

Please note: The concert of blind & lame has been moved to the festivalheart in the Stadsschouwburg Utrecht Zocherfoyer and is therefore free of charge. So buying a ticket is not necessary!

"The Blind Man and the Lame" is a fable that recounts how two individuals collaborate in an effort to overcome their respective disabilities. Stories like this occur in Asia, Europe and North America, and have inspired many.

Gika and Lucy Wilke, mother and daughter, are the musicians in the incredible band blind & lame. The name is meant to quickly tick off the issue of their disabilities: Gika has been blind for 15 years and Lucy is in a wheelchair due to her spinal muscular atrophy. But that, they say, has nothing to do with their art. Ever since Gika Wilke can remember, music has been in her life. As a teenager, she discovered rock music, but she soon went in a different direction: in the south of France, she got to know the scene of rumba flamenco and "gipsy" music. She played guitar and danced. Lucy learned to sing even before she started talking. Mother and daughter sang together, in two voices. The relationship between the two is close, and so they decided three years ago to form a band.

Lucy's idea to call them blind & lame was actually a joke. ”We are not disabled people making music, we are musicians who have a disability. We don't want to hide that, but that's not the focus for us. If our music sends a signal that you can do anything, that's a nice side effect, but not our goal.”

Simply put, blind & lame is about producing great songs. Gika and Lucy compose, shoot music videos, maintain their website and are preparing their next album. The music is diverse, genuine, uncomplicated, natural and passionate. Styles - swing, jazz, rumba, country - and languages - German, English, French, Spanish - are mixed. Their sound is meant to bring people in a good mood.


Lucy Wilke is a multi-talented artist known for her work as a singer, actress, dancer, author, and director. She is also the lead singer of the band Blind & Lame and tours extensively throughout Germany. Despite her SMA, she continues to pursue her passion for the arts and dark humor, which is evident in her screenplays, short films, and plays.

Wilke received her education from the International Munich Art Lab, where she developed her singing and voice acting skills. She has played various leading roles in productions such as Extaze and Swan Lake with the dance ensemble Abart. In 2017, she performed in Fucking Disabled by David von Westphalen, followed by Anthropomorphia and Sein - Show der Begegnung. In 2020, Wilke staged her own piece, SCORES THAT SHAPED OUR FRIENDSHIP, in collaboration with Paweł Duduś at Schwere Reiter in Munich and the Münchner Kammerspiele. This production won the prestigious " Der Faust" Award for Best Dance Performance in 2020 and was invited to the Berliner Theatertreffen in 2021 and will be shown during SPRING Performing Arts Festival 2023.

Gika Wilke is Lucy's mother. Together they form blind & lame.

Band members: Gika Wilke & Lucy Wilke



26/05/2023 20:15


Gratis / free


Stadsschouwburg Utrecht Zocherfoyer


SPRING 2023 


Duration: 60 minutes

Language: language no problem


Besides single tickets, SPRING also offers passe-partouts for the whole festival and daypasses for Fri 19, Sat 20, Sun 21, Fri 26, and Sat 27 May.


SPRING passe-partout