Win Layla Zoe Tickets

It’s competition time again!
My tip for album of the year 2018 is ‘Gemini’ from Layla Zoe.  A double CD showcasing Canada’s ‘Firegirl’ at her fiery best.

Layla will be appearing at Bonn Harmonie on 30 October and 3songsbonn has two tickets to give away.

Just send an Email to with subject ‘Layla Zoe Tickets’ and answer the following question correctly:  Which Country is Layla from?

First correct answer chosen at mid-day on Monday 29 October will receive twoe Guest list places for Tuesday’s concert.

Good Luck!

Heavy lyrics from Freischlader ‘Lite’

The Harmonie stage looks strangely bare considering five musicians have set up on it. There’s only a single Fender Telecaster propped up in front of a battered speaker cabinet for Henrik Freischlader himself. Over on the merchandise stall, there is no sign of t-shirts, back-catalogue cd’s or signature Stetson caps. Just two cardboard boxes – one with the new release as cd and the other with its vinyl counterpart. Travelling Light could be the Tour motto.

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Henrik & Layla at the Harmonie

A reminder that two always popular musicians are coming to the Harmonie in Bonn very soon.

Both Henrik Freischlader (23 Oct) and Layla Zoe (30 Oct) will be bringing new music to Bonn next week.  Henrik’s ‘Hands on the Puzzle’ sees the Man at his songwriting best and with a welcome return to the Old School  Blues.  Layla’s ‘Gemini’ is a stunning double set that is firmly on my shortlist for album of the year.  My advice in both cases – don’t miss!

Ticket details HERE


Smokin’ at Rockpalast – Blackberry Smoke

Crossroads Rockpalast 2018.  Every concert is now live-streamed.  Band and set-lists are online too, and there’s an interview from each band to click on.  Why go down to the Harmonie at all for the shows?  Well, of course, that neon-blue sign is reason enough.  It says ‘Rockpalast’, and squeezing in amongst 400 fellow ticket-holders in an airless room, catching brief glimpses of the bands between video-camera wielding men and woman is a part of the magic.  Yep, seems crazy, but hey, that’s rock ‘n’ Roll.  Actually, tonight is a rather special day of said Rock ‘n’Roll – the 250th Crossroads Rockpalast broadcast.  Upcoming Aussie Stoner Rockers Child are kicking off the evening, but tickets sold out 6 months ago after the headliners, Southern rockers from Georgia Blackberry Smoke, were announced.  There’s a rack of guitars in the corner that would give the local music shop a run for its money – grab a hold onto that last bit of barrier between us and the cameras – it’s showtime!

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