Last Sunday was the second edition of Live at Zondag (Live on Sunday) at Poortershoes, a terrific initiative from a bunch of music loving people that decided at organising a set of concerts was an experiment they really wanted to and so they went for it. This afternoon we got a gig by The Tightropes
The Tightropes are a band from Groningen (local heroes then this day) who’s music is drenched deeply in blues and very, very funky. Jimi Hendrix is never far away.
The ‘Love op Zondag’ is set up just like the last time. There’s good beers and wine, cheese and ‘bitterballen’, the atmosphere is great and around two in the afternoon the concert kicks off for the first set.
It’s great to see the band again after a long time. I saw them in 2013 and 2014 so it was highly overdue. Powerblues with a great rhythm-section and lots of terrific guitar solos by singer/guitarist Marco Boers. It’s mostly really great to see the band enjoying themselves on stage. Especially the broad smiles of drummer Alan Luring, bassist Dennis Hemstra swinging and dancing on stage, together they lay down a really groovy rhythm.
We get a short break to order a few drinks, something to eat or to run outside for a moment before the second set is played. The Tightropes mix their own songs with some covers by Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan (after whose song they named the band).
For a blues lover like me this was simply an awesome afternoon, loved the band, loved the beers and the location. Great to see lots of people coming out again, there’s a firm base for the series.
Next up in the series is Kaz Lux who will perform with Rudy de Queljoe (both of Brainbox fame). The concert is already sold out, but of you’re intetested you can always give them a call (of mail) over here. I’d like to thank Bas and Jellie for the event, as well as The Tightropes for a fantastic concert.