Vince Andrushko further Bonn date

If you caught Canadian Vince Andrushko at Bonn Folk Club recently and enjoyed his Country/Folk/Blues mix of music as much as I did then you will be pleased to hear he’s added a date at Cafe Lieblich on Bonnertalweg next Thursday (19 October).  Get there early for a seat!

The realities of Rockstardom – Ian Hunter interview

3songsbonn finds out about life in the 70’s pop charts with Ian Hunter

“Both of those guys (Freddie Mercury & David Bowie) were dedicated to being Rockstars.     I was just glad to be out of the factory”

Ian Hunter is rock royalty.  The youngsters out there won’t be so familiar with the name, but in the early 1970’s he was hanging out with David Bowie,  pictured with Freddie Mercury and even had Queen as a support group.  He and band Mott the Hoople were regulars on British TV’s iconic Top Of The Pops.  It was a time when shirt collars, trouser bottoms and even mens hair were all worn Big.  It was the golden age of Rock n Roll.

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Re-living The Golden Age of Rock n Roll with Ian Hunter

Before music became his life Mott The Hoople’s legendary frontman had no career ambitions.  „I did everything, Goods in, Goods out, lathe-turner, milkman…“  Ian Hunter told me in a pre-show interview.  Bonn Harmonie was the place to see what he did best though – sing Rock ‘n’ Roll.  Seventy eight years young, there’s still an energy about Hunter’s performance, and the voice, thankfully, is as gloriously, raspingly, eloquent as ever.

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Goodbye Millennia, Hello Letlowe – Debut CD ‘Relations’

I think it’s a first – at least to my knowledge.  A band  introduces not only it’s debut CD but also a new name on the same evening.  Reigning Toys 2Masters winners  Millennia certainly made an impact at the RPZ Centre in Bad Godesberg to introduce their very first release ‘Relations’  to a capacity crowd.  The impact started before a note was played as a banner was unfurled behind the drumkit proclaiming the new name Letlowe.

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Blues Caravan 2018

No announcement of dates yet, but the line-up for RUF Record’s celebrated Blues tour next year has just been announced.

Bernard Allison and Mike Zito will need no introduction of course but a new face is sure to be Vanja Sky who is enticingly described thus on the RUF website:  “Croatian gunslinger Vanja Sky. Channelling the fire and flair of Rory Gallagher, Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan, this 23-year-old hot-tip has already broken out in her home country and bordering Balkan States. Now, with her highly anticipated debut studio album due for release in January 2018, Vanja is planting her flag in Europe and North America as the junior partner on the Blues Caravan”.

Hot tip or hot air?  Sounds like a tough description to fulfill.  3songs will keep you posted on dates in this area…

Ian Hunter Coming to the Harmonie Bonn

If you want to experience what life on the road was like in 70’s Rock, find a copy of 1974’s ‘Diary of a Rock ‘n’ Roll Star’.  The book takes you into a crazy world of touring as experienced by one of David Bowie’s favourite bands – Mott the Hoople.  Next Tuesday though provides a unique chance to hear the band’s enigmatic front-man Ian Hunter live onstage.

As a long time fan I can attest that Hunter’s songwriting and attitude are as strong in 2017 as ever and his current ‘Rant Band’ are everything you’d expect a band behind Hunter to be.  I haven’t seen too many dates in Europe announced in recent years, so do yourselves a favour Rock n Rollers and catch the man at Bonn Harmonie (10 October).  He’s still capable of giving all the young dudes a run for their money when it comes to Rock n Roll.

Ticket details HERE