Edinburgh based singer/songwriter Simon Kempston is a very special guest at the final Bonn Folk Club meet of 2013. Sue Marchant at the BBC described Simon thus: ‘So engaging, very special…..just gorgeous’ but those who caught Simons appearance last December will know that already.
My advice for lovers of gentle melodies beautifully sung and played: Get there early, but get there!…
‘Woargh!’ and ‘Kerrang!’ It’s been a long time since I had hair long enough to shake it. Luckily though I still have my ‘Air Guitar’, because Tuesday night was Metal Night at the Harmonie as Swedens finest Bonafide made a welcome return courtesy of Mr Music.
Same procedure as every year – the Christmas Market is back in Bonn as of this week.
It seems to have brought with it a new live music location too, judging by my picture of the Christmas ‘Windmill’ near Friedensplatz from Friday night.
Does anyone know who the singer was? I haven’t found him mentioned anywhere but he sounded good as I drunk my mulled wine (Glühwein).
Can you improve on 12 legendary concerts? Julian Sas made it 13 on Saturday, and it was another memorable evening for the Harmonie record books.
Beethoven needs you!
Residents in Bonn will will be only too aware that there is something of a Culture Crisis existing at the present time, and Whilst the name ‘Kulturekreis Bonn’ actually translates as ‘Culture Circle’ it seems like the recent Open Day that took place at the former Bouvier Bookshop (the demise of which itself is an example of the crisis?) was being held by the right people to present Bonn’s plight.
Devon Allman plugged in his Gibson, counted down “1,2,3,4…” and Royal Southern Brotherhood were off and running with ‘All Fired Up’. A good description of both band and audience at a crowded Harmonie last Wednesday.
“Bonn’s Cultural scene is united – From The Opera to the ‘Brotfabrik’, From the Philharmonic to the Kunst!Rasen, we are ONE!”
- The words of Bonn’s famed cabaretist Konrad Beikircher. On 20 December Beikircher will be joined by BAP frontman Wolfgang Niedecken at the Beethovenhalle in presenting a Benefit Concert in aid of The Kunst!Rasen. Words of inspiration though are not enough. Music fans in Bonn can help too…