Tim Knol is touring his second album and plans to take a break for a while, so I was glad he stopped by in Groningen on this tour. And he currently has Assen based Tangarine opening for him this tour and finally getting these guys from my home town before my camera was an opportunity not to be missed.
Tangarine is a folk/country singer/songwriter duo. They’re twins that have a sound with an eerie similarity to Simon & Garfunkel. In between songs, they appear comically with a for of humour totally of their own and looking at them you wouldn’t expect them to sound as good as they do, but when they start to sing, it all falls in place. Cunningly and wonderfully. These guys are terrific! Nuts… but in a very good way :-)
A bit later Tim Knol and band start the gig. Tim is backed by an impressive band: Anne Soldaat (of former Daryll-Ann and Do-The-Undo fame), Matthijs van Duijvenbode, Jeroen Overman and Kees Schaper. A band that can pick up the pace, but alsomanages to create an intimate mood when called for. And they have a lot of funn on stage.
Tim on vocals, guitars and mandolin steers the group, packs in the audience and performs fantastically. There are quiet intimate songs and sometimes you feel like there’s a ’70 soulful rockgroup on stage. Great gig, nice to see how the songs have grown in the past two years.