Hanging with Laurence & Roger

Untitled-1 Very honored to see a 3SongsBonn.com image has proved popular with it’s musical subjects. I caught Laurence Jones (winner of The ‘British Blues Awards’ Best Newcomer trophy this year) and bassman extraordinaire Roger Innis looking ‘mean and nasty’ at February’s Blues Caravan show in Bonn. Here they are with my pic and looking a whole lot less ‘Mean & Nasty’ – Glad you like the shot guys!

Bühne Frei für Beethoven

IMG_3022What with Folk Club Anniversaries and a last weekend at Kunst!rasen it was a hectic weekend for music in Bonn.

Just time in between Saturday shopping to catch some of the excellent young musicians entertaining in the City Centre to mark the 2014 Beethoven Season.  Amy Winehouse songs and saxophones seem very much in trend amongst the youngsters.  One thing very clear though is that Jazz fans in Bonn are going to be well catered for in the next decade, and that’s good news for sure!

Bigband der Europa Schule Bornheim, The EMA-Bigband and the Bigband der Musikschule Bonn are all mixed in here but you’ll know who is who if you’re in a picture – and if not, maybe you’ll be in a top band one day and appearing again here on 3SongsBonn…

Buhne Frei Für BeethovenMORE PICTURES HERE

Meyles of Music at Kunst!rasen with Gregor Meyle

DSC_6666The last Kunst!rasen weekend is already here and it’s been an interesting mix of musicians who have taken to the giant stage by the Rhine this year.  Another interesting evening is promised tonight too.  Gregor Meyle is not a superstar by any means but he’s made a name for songwriting and live shows – the latter through an audience rapport that was evident when he implored the Haribo  contingent on the VIP balcony to sing along seperately to ‘Don’t worry Be Happy’ and got an enthusiastic response that must have left them with laryngitis for Monday at the office.

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Folk Club Bonn on the March at 50

DSC_6471-Edit-EditThe old song title ‘God is great, beer is good, people are crazy’ has become the motto of Folk Club Bonn, and it was indeed taken very seriously, as the 50th Club Meeting was rigorously planned. You would have to be crazy to walk round the streets of Grauerheindorf with pipes blazing the musical way and then fit 50 musical acts into one evening each singing one song. It took planning and meticulous judgement. It took guts. It took people who were… crazy…!


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Klaus Hastermann is a professional fiddle player and  will be playing at The Fiddlers’ in Bonn Endenich on Oct. 31, starting at 9pm.
Mainly Irish Folk/Fiddle tunes. For more details check out his WEBSITE