Schlagwort-Archiv: Livemusik

Dan Wilde

Dan Wilde

Dan Wilde (UK) ist ein enorm talentierter Singer-Songwriter aus Blackpool. In Englands Folkszene bereits eine feste Größe, wurde er für sein zweites Album „With Fire in Mind“ von Kritikern mit Lob überhäuft: „Es ist eine einfache Wahrheit… ‚gut’ ist immer ‚gut’ – und „With Fire in Mind“ ist genau das“ (Tim Carroll, Folkwords).

Sein drittes Studioalbum ist im April erschienen. Viele der neuen Lieder werden nun live zu hören sein – und wir dürfen gespannt auf sie sein. Ein halbes Jahr in Russland sowie Veränderungen in seinem Privatleben haben diesen vielseitigen Songschreiber reifer werden lassen, mutiger in seinen Texten und noch fantasievoller in seinen Melodien. Sein exzellentes Fingerpicking auf der akustischen Gitarre sowie sein mühelos klare Stimme garantieren stimmungsvolle Abende der Extraklasse.

http://www.danwilde.net/

 

Weitere Videos hier:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ylOKIOdBFE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9p3BkVxAfE

 

Dan Wilde (UK) is a tremendously talented singer-songwriter from Blackpool. Being an established artist in England‘s folkscene, his second album “With Fire in Mind” received great critical acclaim: “It’s a simple truth…’good is always good’ – and ‘With Fire in Mind’ is exactly that” (Tim Carroll, Folkwords).

His third studio album will was released in April. Many of the new songs will now be played live – and we may well look forward to them. Half a year in Russia as well as changes in his private life made him more mature, more courageous in his lyrics and even more imaginative in his melodies. His excellent fingerpicking style on acoustic guitar and his effortlessly clear vocals guarantee musical entertainment of the finest.

Tom Copson

Posters (Tom Copson)

Unter seinem Bühnennamen Posters zieht Tom Copson mit seiner 4 Oktaven umfassenden Stimme und seiner intensiven Bühnenpräsenz das Publikum überall in seinen Bann. Begleitet wird er von seinem Perkussionisten an der Cajon. Seine 10jährige Bühnenerfahrung macht es ihm leicht, mit jedem Publikum zu interagieren und er begeistert seine Zuhörer auch mal mit einem etwas bekannteren Cover. Er blickt auf die Veröffentlichung zweier EPs und eines Albums zurück und hat bereits so viele neue Songs, dass ein neues Albums längst überfällig und in Planung ist. Tom Copson kommt aus der Nähe von Cambridge und lebt jetzt bei London.

https://www.facebook.com/tomcopson/?fref=ts

 

Weitere Videos hier:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuFXAR7mjfk (Cover)

https://soundcloud.com/postersmusic

 

Under his stage name Posters Tom Copson intrigues audiences everywhere with his intense stage presence as well as his 4 octave ranging voice. He is being accompanied by his percussionist on Cajon. His 10-years of stage experience make it easy for him to interact with any audience and he would thrill his listeners with the odd more well-known Coversong. He looks back on two EPs and one album and already has so many new songs that a new album is past due and in planning. Tom Copson is from somewhere near Cambridge and now resides outside of London.

The Black Feathers

The Black Feathers

Mit ihren perfekt zusammen passenden Stimmen erschaffen Sian Chandler und Ray Hughes mühelos ihren ganz eigenen Genre-übergreifende Stil, in dem sich Elemente aus Folk, Roots, Americana und Südstaaten Rock vereinen.

Sie sind zwei Jahre lang durch die UK und die US getourt und haben sich in dieser Zeit schon eine große Fangemeinde erobert. Ihre Debüt EP „Strangers we meet“ hat enthusiastische Kritiken geerntet: “…gorgeous close harmonies – two voices paired to perfection” (Fresh on the Net). Ein Jahr lang haben sie an ihrem absolut beeindruckenden Debütalbum “Soaked to the Bone” gearbeitet, mit dem ihnen ein neuer Riesen-Erfolg sicher ist.

http://theblackfeathers.com/

 


Weitere Videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5cxKb74Xcg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gug7gix5MsQ

The Black Feathers (Sian Chandler and Ray Hughes) are an award-winning duo from Gloucestershire in England. The perfectly paired voices of Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler intertwine effortlessly to create a sound combining elements of folk, roots, alt-country and americana.

The Black Feathers have spent the last three years honing their skills as songwriters and performers, and have spent the last year working on and recording their impressive debut album ‘Soaked to the Bone’. They are a highly regarded and respected duo on the scene, and this long awaited debut album is going to catapult them to new heights.

Dan Wilde

Jahreswechsel-Konzerte/ Turn of the Year gigs Dan Wilde

27.12. Café Kommodig im Landhaus Schütt, Quern, 20h 10,-/12,-€ 28.12. 28.12. Dünenhotel Rantum, 20 Uhr, Eintritt frei 30.12. Sylter Tagesbar, 18 Uhr, Eintritt frei https://www.facebook.com/events/532378076937274/ 02.01. Lebenshilfe Sylt, 20h, 6,-€/ 4,-€ (erm.) https://www.facebook.com/events/514422742072219/

Troy Faid

Duo Spring Tour 2016 Troy Faid and Tim Loud

March 12th Bern, Zoobar, http://www.zoobar.ch/

March 13th tba March 14th CH, Wetzikon, Molly Malone Irish Pub, http://www.mollymalone.ch/default.php

March 15th CH, Zurich, Langstars, Zurich, http://www.langstars.ch/de/

March 16th Germany, Waldshut, Altes Stellwerk, http://stellwerk-waldshut.de/

March 17th CH, Solothurn, Altes Spital, http://www.acousticnights.ch/

March 18th Winnenden, Palme (Bar), https://www.facebook.com/PalmeWinnenden?fref=ts

March 19th Mainz, Schon Schön (Bar), http://www.schon-schoen.de/

March 20th Cologne, Kulturcafé Lichtung, http://www.lichtung.ws/

March 21st Steinhude am Meer, Filou, https://bistrofilou.wordpress.com/

March 22nd Sylt, Rantum, Dünenhotel Rantum

March 23rd Sylt, Sylter Tagesbar, https://www.facebook.com/events/1512525672390801/

March 24th Husum, Musikschule Workshop Musik, http://www.musikunterricht-husum.de/

March 26th (Easter Saturday). Husbyries, Meyer’s Plunschli, http://www.plunschli.de/plunschli/

March 27th (Easter Sunday) Amsterdam, Checkpoint Charlie, http://www.cafecheckpointcharlie.nl/

Spring Tour Posters (Tom Copson)

Happy to announce the dates for Posters‘ Spring Tour. Tom Copson (now performing as Posters) starts in Zurich today and will also perform in the very North of Germany as he did before. See all the dates below.

March 30th, CH, Zurich, Bagatelle, http://songcircle.net/

https://www.facebook.com/events/929065030534601/

March 31st, CH, Zurich, Jenseits im Viadukt

https://www.facebook.com/events/845854722191169/

 April 1st CH, Bern, Zoobar

https://www.facebook.com/events/619427878209889/

April 5th D, Karlsruhe, Mapa Café

https://www.facebook.com/events/1731861400433495/

April 6th, Bamberg, Ostbar

https://www.facebook.com/events/1510428522600325/

April 10th D, Hamburg, Haus 73

http://www.dreiundsiebzig.de/

April 12nd D, Sylt, Rantum, Dünenhotel Rantum, 20h, freier Eintritt

April 13rd D, Sylt, Westerland, Sylter Tagesbar, 18h, freier Eintritt

https://www.facebook.com/events/436427166567755/

April 14th D, Husum, Rock & Pop Musikschule Husum, 20h, freier Eintritt

https://www.facebook.com/events/1090550354329933/

April 15th D, Quern, Café Kommodig im Landhaus Schütt, 20h (Einlass/ 19h) Tickets 12,-/ 10,- https://www.facebook.com/events/173615359691499/

April 18th D, Chemnitz, INSPIRE

https://www.facebook.com/events/1775146616040269/

April 30th D, Hamburg, Mathilde, Literatur & Café, Bogenstraße 5, freier Eintritt,

www.mathilde-hh.de

Mai 4th D, Steinhude am Meer, Filou, Eintritt frei

https://bistrofilou.wordpress.com/

May 6th D, Bonn, Folk Club Bonn, Eintritt frei

https://www.facebook.com/groups/375940232245/,

May 8th NL Amsterdam, Checkpoint Charlie, 16.30h

http://www.cafecheckpointcharlie.nl/

Troy Faid

Troy Faid – Live by Numbers

Troy Faid

Album: Live By Numbers

Label: Gin House

Tracks: 9

Website: http://www.troyfaid.co.uk

If you thought, as I did, that the generation of the angry young men were extinct this man proves you wrong: 32-year-old Troy Faid fom Leeds. I have not come across so political and critical lyrics in folk music for a long while. And I love it. Troy Faid has come up with a 9 track album that he has filled with his thoughts and ideas about the world and what should change. In the title track and fantastic opener “Live by numbers” he criticizes materialism, in “War and Propaganda” he indicts the misuse of soldiers and in “Lay in the Gutter” and “So it Goes” he states the importance of speaking up. It’s as if he is trying to use every instant of the record to try and open our minds. That’s great, because it provides the album with a tremendous intensity and depth. Faid chooses his words very carefully so that his lyrics are poetic and quite wonderful: “But there’s nothing gonna keep us down for long/ ‘cause this truth it bears a voice of a universal tongue” (“Double Speak”). Musically, the album is just as intense as lyrically. Troy Faid has created his very own modern folk style that is stunning. There has been a very nice and healthy development from his debut album “Last Weeks Tune” on to his second album “Solus” (both of which are well worth listening to!) towards this one which really tops his musical achievement. A traditional instrumentation has been combined with musical influences from jazz, modern, world music, sometimes even experimental. Faid sings with a natural, earthy voice that transports the songs’ content convincingly. The arrangements are transparent and light and vary from song to song which adds to the great diversity of the album (co-produced by Ross Halden and Troy Fayd). There are two instrumentals that reflect on Faid as a fabulous guitar resp. banjo player. Funny enough, in his playing you will find the same furious intensity as in his lyrics. All of the nine songs on this album are great, I really wouldn’t want to miss a single one, but there is one outstandingly cracking tune that deserves an extra mention: “Samadhi”. What a song! So full of life, so full of energy and philosophy and joy, based on the exclamation: “I will not walk this world asleep/ Hypnotized by the lies they breed”. In my 10 favourite songs ever this would definitely find its place.

The Black Feathers – 7th Feb 2015

To me they are certainly one of the most exciting mixed duos around: The Black Feathers. The great thing about seeing them live is that they are courageous enough to sing their harmonies so close or so apart to each other’s notes that it could easily go wrong, yet it never does. I saw them play live in a row of three nights on their European “New Roots” tour and each night was another outstanding experience of exquisite songwriting, daring harmonies and varied guitar accompaniments. The audiences loved them. On Feb 7th at the Destille in Dollerup near Flensburg, Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler didn’t have to win the audience of 120 people, because everyone was receptive and listening spot on. It seemd as if they had all checked this duo out before and sort of new what to expect and then were overwhelmed by the quality of their performance. They played songs from their critically acclaimed EP “Strangers we Meet”, several new songs that they hadn’t played in the UK before like the wonderfully dark “Blind” and some carefully chosen covers. The most enthusiastically received one probably being their fantastic delivery of “Spirit in the Sky” that they had done a great little video of just before they had started off their tour. They ended their night with the amazingly touching “You will be mine” which they played unplugged, again, a sign of taking any risk to entertain their audience to the utmost. No problem at all for those two accomplished and versatile singers with their incredibly well matching voices. Breathtaking: the a capella parts of their songs. One really can’t ask for more on a folk night out.

Ezio – 5th March 2014

March 5th 2014 Ezio at Knust, Hamburg

The number of Ezio gigs that I attended isn’t countless but it’s high. And the effort that it usually takes to get to one is high, too – either flying over to England or travelling by train for many hours. Not once I regretted going. The kick off gig for their German tour in Hamburg on March 5th makes no exception. Ezio gigs are always different – repetition is not a characteristic of Ezio’s shows.

Ezio Lunedei is always different, too and he is always himself. He isn’t embarrassed to discuss what’s next – neither with Booga nor with his drummer, Lars Plogschties. He doesn’t like set lists, he said in Hamburg, simply because he wouldn’t be able to read them: “So what’s the point?” Indeed indeed. Isn’t it much better to let the audience participate in his choice of what’s next? Let them participate by letting them choose as well as by sharing his way of decision making with them like “after a sad song I always feel I should play something to make you all feel happy again”?

This particular show in Hamburg was a special one too because it wasn’t only the kick off gig for the current tour but also the album launch of “Adam and the Snake”. It was a very special one also because it had to do without their absolutely irreplaceable guitarist Booga. Ezio and Booga have been performing together for about 20 years – they are like one on stage, completely understanding each other without any words.

Ezio still didn’t have to manage all on his own because he is lucky enough to have the most incredible drummer play for him like he did on their last three albums (including the new one) and on several gigs in Germany and England: Lars Plogschties. Lars is an amazingly intuitive musician. And that’s probably why those two do so incredibly well together. Both feel nothing but disgrace for rehearsing – it gives them a headache. So Lars often had to guess, or rather sense what to play – and he did that brilliantly. Rehearsing wouldn’t make much sense without a set list anyway nor with Ezio’s choice to spontaneously play old songs (30 and confused, Deeper), song requests during the 2nd encore (Agony, Cinderella) or brand new songs that have never been performed before. One of the two in Texas newly written songs had a fantastically fresh and wide ranging melody and moody lyrics asking something like “you say I always think of myself first – so why do I always end up worst?” – who wouldn’t know how that feels… This song will hopefully make it onto the next album that Ezio is already having on his mind. (Another song written in Texas last year, “Hey little Girl” didn’t make it onto the new album – but was however played on the night with obvious enjoyment.)

The majority of songs on the brand new album “Adam and the Snake” was presented on this night and the audience loved all of them. There is a new roughness, naturalness and darkness about them that suits Ezio very well. It’s just great when an artist’s music grows with his own age. The fans seemed to fully agree. Some Ezio audiences keep wanting all the old nearly hits and don’t seem to move forward in their musical taste like Ezio has moved forward in his musical productivity. The audience in Hamburg, although not as big as Ezio’s audiences in the South West of Germany, was fully prepared to move onwards together with a musical mind that one dares to call a genuine songwriting genius.

What came as a true and complete surprise was when Ezio handed a guitar over to Lars and made him play the chords for a couple of wonderful and rarely played songs from the first Ezio album: Just to talk to you again and Tuesday Night. Wait a minute, Lars Plogschties on guitar? Yes indeed and it worked very well, even in addition to some simultaneous bass drumming. And, what is more, it gave Ezio the opportunity to play some lovely guitar solos on his acoustic guitar that are not so often heard either.

Another unique Ezio gig – special, authentic and unforgettable – that’s what they all have in common.

John Smith – 17th Nov 2013


Gig review John Smith at the Musician Pub in Leicester Nov 17th 2013

After quite a long row of support acts as Steve Parker, Samuel Idwal and Martin from the Lake Poets, John Smith finally came on stage to play. I’ve been fond of his music ever since I have heard him play a cover on a John Martyn tribute album. And his set in Leicester convinced me of it: He seems a worthy successor of the great singer songwriter genius who died in 2009. This is not only due to his soft and a bit rough voice, his exciting guitar playing and the elegant simplicity of many of his melodies but also due to his captivating stage appearance. John Smith’s amazing guitar playing, his heartfelt vocals, beautiful lyrics and his own enthusiasm for music seem to melt into one engaging unity of musical performance. This is so convincing also because he is amazingly self confident and takes every song in its very own time but he also radiates such appreciation for his audience and manages to communicate easily and warm with them.

John Smith gives every song the space to enfold. Often he steps back in singing and just lets his guitar speak. Sometimes, like in “Freezing Winds of Change”, he just stamps with his feet and sometimes he just sings without any accompaniment like in “Great Lakes”. His audience was very appreciative and followed him in everything he did.

John Smith has a great variety of playing his guitar as became especially evident while performing “From Town to Town” where he also used a slide at times. While performing this song it suddenly occurred to me that a band backing him up would really spoil the whole thing.

Most highly expected by myself was John’s astonishing song “Axe Mountain”. Its lyrics are the most cruel ones I have ever heard. Sung by John Smith with such devotion they mirror the despair of the people involved so convincingly that it’s hard not to be completely drawn into it. Speaking to a listener who felt similarly intrigued by the song I learned that this song also holds an underlying meaning beneath the story told: The despair and sadness over the experience not to be able to protect your partner appropriately.

Most of the songs performed on this night were from John’s wonderful new album “Great Lakes”, less were played from earlier albums like “Axe Mountain” of the album “One Direction” or his rather well-known “Winter” of his first album “Fox and the Monk”. In all, seeing John Smith play life is something definitely worth doing, you will miss something out if you don’t. Check upcoming tourdates here: http://johnsmithjohnsmith.com/