Monkeying around on a Saturday Night

masters_monkeys_nevory-5155It’s Saturday evening and what better on such a day than head out for some live music?  Looking through the ‘What’s Happening in Bonn’ pages of the local paper reveals that my tips for Toys 2Masters glory last year The David Nevory Band are supporting a band I have not seen before with the odd name of Master’s Monkeys.  Odd I like -so it’s time to head for Quantius Strasse and Kult 41‘s odd Art exhibits, abandoned coach in the courtyard, and dark but magical interior.

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Zwei von Zwei


Regulars at Bonn Folk Club will know that Stephan Weidt is an excellent singer/songwriter aided by Ulrike Maria Hund on flute.  Sabine Büttner caught the duo, Zwei von Zwei,  all smiles at their CD Release Party in Cafe Lieblich  this week.  The new CD is  available from the Zwei von Zwei website where you can also find out about Stephan’s 2016 book ‘Das Neue Zimmer’ and his electric guitar playing with MC Liberal.  A creative man indeed!

Nine Below Zero – Close Encounter of a Blues Kind

nbz-4713Stan’s Blues Band has come a long way.  The band formed in 1977 changed it’s name in 1979 to the sharper Nine Below Zero which was a wise move – can you imagine a band without an actual ‘Stan’ surviving with that name so long?  Forty years on, and still rocking as one of Britains premier RnB bands, they took the temperature up despite their name with a lively set at Bonn Harmonie.

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Travelling Light – Acoustic Night at the RPZ

rpzacoustic-3652Remember those old ‘Unplugged’ programmes from MTV?  Clapton, Cobain and co showing they could still weave musical magic without a trillion megawatts of Marshall amps and six Stratocasters behind them?  Playing unplugged is, for me, the test of a good musician or band, so when the Rock & Pop Zentrum (RPZ) in Bad Godesberg announced an Acoustic Night it seemed too good a chance to miss.  How would some of our own local young talent get on with just an acoustic guitar and a voice?

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