this time I can blame Facebook for me being so slack in keeping up with my message board! Having finally embraced Facebook, and having fun keeping my Facebook friends up to date with what’s been going on, I completely forgot about keeping my website up to date as well. Sorry about that!!!
Concerts this year got off to a flying start with 20 “Rock meets Classics” shows all over Germany, plus Holland and Switzerland. The first 15 shows were really fantastic for me, and I was able to enjoy great sets from Steve Augeri, Bonnie Tyler, Eric Bazillian and Paul Rogers, with the wonderful Matt Sinner Band, the Bohemian Symphony Orchestra Prague, and fantastic audiences every night that were up on their feet from the off! Unfortunately for me, I got the flu and was unable to do the show in Saarbrücken. (My apologies to any of you that came to see me that night). I managed to struggle through the last four shows with wonderful support from the Rock meets Classics choir and the brilliant audiences that were so energizing for me. Thank you! I ended up with Pneumonia, which I’m happy to say I have fully recovered from.
Mads, Frank, Gunnar, Zsolt and I began this years concerts with an interesting Lions Club show in a circus tent in Hürth with our backstage guests being a camel, 3 horses and a goat. It was a great gig and having not played together for a few months was a great opportunity to let off a bit of steam and try some new musical stuff. We have rehearsed a couple of new songs, the first of which is “California”, one I’m often asked for but have never played live before, and it worked out great. The other being a totally new song that I wrote with a young Dutch producer/ songwriter/ guitar player called Arno Krabman. We hope that this song will be part of some new music for me to record!
We had a great concert in the Colos-Saal in Aschaffenburg, as usual it was the highlight of this mini tour for us. However we also made some new friends at the Z7 club in Basel and hope to return to this venue soon.
Upward and onward to our annual stint in Bergen at Madam Felle last weekend. True to form, Friday night was raucous and Saturday was packed with great singers, who sang along to everything. Thanks again Bergen.
We are all looking forward to some summer festivals, hopefully the weather will be better than the last two years!!
Please join me on Facebook and keep more up to date with what I’m doing. Once again thank you to all the people that have come to the shows already this year and I look forward to seeing more of you in the shows to follow.
Keep well and keep on Rockin’.