Mid April Laurence Jones returned to Vanslag. I saw him play there before in October 2017. Back then in a tight 4-man formation, this time the group has expanded a bit.
But opening for the Laurence Jones band we first had a set of The Tightropes from Groningen. This time a two-man formation without drummer. It looked relaxed and did sound really nice, but not as powerful as when the band is complete.
I have seen the Tightropes a few times before, last time at Live op Zondag (of which it’s really nice to mention there will be a second season with some amazing bands!). Great band and a terrific opener for the night.
And then Laurence Jones and band… They were awesome! Laurence has grown musically and added some backing vocalists who give the sound of the band a lot more soul. The rhythm-section is excellent and the Hammond and keyboards groove. Interaction between Laurence and the band is terrific to see and it’s really obvious why the venue is full. It’s an amazing band!
Many thanks to Vanslag and the Laurence Jones band for a superb concert! Hope to see you again.