After two days filled with dreadful music around the TT Circuit of Assen (one ‘Back to the 80’s/90’s with David Hasselhoff, Samantha Fox, Rick Ashley, 2Unlimited and many more, the other a beerfest. Sounds good, but musically ‘enriched’ with Gerard Joling, Roy Donders and Danny Christian and there’s not enough beer in the world to make me like that) the Acceleration weekend ended with a day with actual races.
I’ve known Catself via Twitter for about two years now, but so far I hadn’t been able to visit one of her concerts yet through bad luck in timing. So I was really happy to get her message that she’d have a few more gigs in the Netherlands including one or two nearby. Last Saturday was the first, on Oude Pekela of all places.
It has been quite some time since I visited Vera in Groningen, but last Thursday I made up for that as Counter Jib had a gig there and Groninger band Eisenhower was the opening act, two great rockbands in one evening!
With her two albums ‘De Koek’ and ‘Het is’ (both in Dutch) Eefje proved herself a fantastic lyricist. Clever, heartfelt texts put to music that simply sweeps you along on her journey. Having toured her two albums and after a small church tour in the Netherlands Eefje is now on a tour in theaters called Wereldwatersteden (world water cities), a tour meant to immerse the audience in a warm musical gulf.