Broken Brass Ensemble and special guests in Simplon

Not so long ago I ran into the album ‘Astonishing Tales From Beyond The Brass Dimension’ by the Broken Brass Ensemble, a brass band (naturally) from the Netherlands. And then I saw they’d come to Simplon for a concert. A very nice coincidence and of course I went there too.

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Dauwpop 2014

My last visit to Dauwpop was in 2011, curiously enough at that edition Triggerfinger -closing the main stage this year- also played that edition. However when asked if I was willing to return to Dauwpop dn checking the billed names I didn’t hesitate. Good line-up and Dauwpop was the first festival I ever did in a semi-official state (only as that was the only way to take some photos of Alanis Morissette back in 2005). So on Ascension Day I drove through a drizzling landscape to Hellendoorn.

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Town of Saints album presentation

Over here we were of course already long aware how seriously talented they are, but a visit to the popular daily talkshow “De Wereld Draait Door” and an announcement as ‘Serious Talent‘ by the popular radio 3FM channel goes a long way in attracting more well deserved attention for the album presentation of Town of Saints debut album “Something to fight for”

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Dina Popma and Town of Saints in Roodehaan

Last Saturday, halfway through editing my Welcome to the Village photos I needed a break from the computer and so I… went an saw another concert. Well, that’s not really how it was. I was hugely impressed by Town of Saints at Welcome to the Village and seeing they were performing at Roodehaan Live in Warfhuizen was a perfect opportunity to go and see them again! And as an added bonus there was Dina Popma.

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Welcome to the Village – Sunday

On Sunday the third and last day of Welcome to the Village arrived. And though the festival would end a few hours earlier than on Saturday, the amount of bands I wanted to see was actually bigger. A day to pick up the pace then :)

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