I love photography, the impact one single image can have baffles me. Whether it’s political, just a spontaneous shot or -more in my line of work- a concertphoto with just the correct amount of lighting, the right look. It’s beautiful.
Record Store Day is of course a joy for music lovers all over the world. Special vinyl releases, re-releases of old and obscure records and loads of instore concerts by various bands. As usual, I visited Assen and Groningen.
Last Saturday Marike Jager and Henk Jan Heuvelink came to Zwolle for Marike’s Church tour. The concert sold out, promising a good turn-up in the lovely church.
Last Thursday I decided to test my newly repaired roadbike wheel and had to pick up the pace as the round got a bit bigger then I had planned. Did a good round, rushed to the shower and then quickly drove to Groningen for Danny Vera’s gig in -appropriately- Vera.
As Nick Lowe had just started his set I rushed over to Vera. I mean, Nick Lowe’s a nice guy and all, but in Anneke van Giersbergen was playing in Vera and how could I possibly miss that gig?
Even though I’m in a very busy schedule at work, I saw that Nick Lowe was going to play in De Oosterpoort on March 15 (a day before a software update at work) and I really wanted to go and see Nick. So aware of a short night ahead of me, I went anyway
I don’t often travel through half the country for concerts, but when you get an invitation to attend the album presentation of one of the sweetest singer/songwriters of the Netherlands you’re not going to say no, now are you?
Two years ago at the 15th edition of Take Root Meschiya Lake left a big impression with her striking looks and fantastic mix of old time jazz, ragtime and rhythm&blues. However as is life for festival photographers I didn’t get to see all that much of her as other acts were also being played and needed attention. So how fantastic was it that Meschiya was bringing her quartet to Jazzcafe De Spieghel in Groningen?