Mike Andersen - Live 2015

Today I had the great pleasure of receiving a super deluxe Blues live album from one of the absolute best local Danish Blues musicians. 

The reason was that one of my photos was chosen for the cover. 

 

Mike Andersen - Live from the "Home Tour" 2015

Mike Andersen - Live 2015

Mike Andersen - Live 2015

I had the big pleasure of attending one of the tours concerts, where I shot a complete concert series. 

One of these pictures was chosen to be the back cover of this super album. I am very proud that this photo now has been printet on one of the best Danish blues releases this year. 

Back Cover photo by www.SLPhoto.net

Back Cover photo by www.SLPhoto.net

IF you haven't attended one of Mike Andersen and band concerts in 2015, then please go ahead in 2016. I guarantee you, that you won't regret it. They deliver in bucket loads. Great songs from an über cool band, and Mike just serves it all with a feeling that just hits you deep inside. 

Memo Gonzales and the Özdemirs / Big O & the Blue Quarters

Double concert @ Crossroads Vejle tonight!

Memo Gonzalez & The Özdemirs

Foto © Michel Verlinden

Foto © Michel Verlinden

Take cover folks! Here comes a 300-pound Tex-Mex dynamite party machine that hits audiences harder than Mike Tysons right hook. And it is not unlikely that Memo Gonzalez & The Özdemirs' explosive, earthquake-inducing combination of authentic Texas Roadhouse blues with swing and rock 'n' roll influences can be measured on the Richter scale!

Besides the music, then Memo's action also guarantees the "one hell of a live performance." The BIG Texan delivers an energetic stage show that makes even a young Elvis look like a lifeless statue. With the bass down on your knees (almost ankles), one finds Erkan Özdemir and on the swinging drums, Levent Özdemir. Last man is the team's guitarist Kenan Özdemir.
Anchorman The Özdemirs's father, Erkan Özdemir, known as "The Mad Turk" and the big rocking bass player with the low-hanging bass. Altogether a highly competent rhythm section that is used as the backing of many touring American soloists these years. In February we also had The Özdemirs on stage - as backing for Kirk Fletcher (USA).

 

Big O & The Blue Quarters

Foto: Ukendt (www.bruunskepakhus.dk)

Foto: Ukendt (www.bruunskepakhus.dk)

Big O & The Blue Quarters which takes origin in the blues as it came up through the 40's and 50.
The inspiration partly from Chicago; Little Walter, Muddy Waters, Elmore James and Sonny Boy Willamson, but also from the West Coast Jump Blues scenes where "cats" as Bill Jennings, Tiny Grimes and Goree Carter beat their folds.
Big O & The Blue Quarters is a band with soul and history, despite a low average age, one of Denmark's most talented blues bands.

I'm sure there is a party going down @ Crossroads Vejle tonight!

Blues Jam by Tony Vega & Kai Strauss

Today I had the opportunity to shot at a Blues Jam that was arranged by Bygningen Vejle (Bjarne Rask), Tony Vega (US) and Kai Strauss (DE).

This was a unique experience and I had a blast! This was simply one of my best "concert" moments ever. 

The Blues just oozed out from every participant.

I am working on a slideshow with pictures and audio from this event, so subscribe belov if you want the word when it is ready.

Click on the pictures or button bellow, to get to the complete photo collection.

Viggo Sommer and his Backhowlers @ Byens Hus, Jelling

Fantastisk aften med Viggo, NO og Ulrik.

Hyggen spreder sig og Ulrik går stille igennem den energisk summende cafe, folk hygger sig åbenlyst og så lyder saxofonen, og hvilken saxofon. Ulrik Bust besider en fantastisk kontrol over dette hæst lydende messing instrument, og det er klart et af mine favorit instrumenter hvilket det lykkedes Ulrik at stadfæste denne aften.

Ulrik "Blowjob" Bust

Ulrik "Blowjob" Bust

Viggo og NO står tilbagetrukket klar i baggrunden, mens publikum venter på at Ulriks vellyd klinger af.

Viggo Sommer i skyggen

Viggo Sommer i skyggen

Herfra bevæger vi os fra det ene gode musiske indslag til det andet, hvor Viggo og drengene konstant kobler den gode lune humor på og imellem.

Viggo og NO

Viggo og NO

Jeg er overbevist om at vi alle havde en fantastisk aften hvor gutterne fik imponeret os alle med deres suveræne spil og de lune jokes og røverhistorier.

Der hilses på fotografen (midt under koncerten naturligvis)

Der hilses på fotografen (midt under koncerten naturligvis)

Viggo Sommer

Guitar, bas, sang, snak m.m.

NO “snild å æ finger” Thorning

Piano, orgel, harmonika m.m.

Ulrik “Blowjob” Bust

saxofon, mundharpe m.m.

 

Tak for en kæmpe oplevelse som stadig varmer her i stuen!

 

Slå gerne et smut forbi mine video klip herunder

Latvian Blues Band @ Crossroads Vejle

Latvian Blues Band blew the audience away!

Latvian Blues Band - Janis "Bux" Bukovski, guitar & vocals

Latvian Blues Band - Janis "Bux" Bukovski, guitar & vocals

This band is so impressive in any way you can imagine. What they deliver in a live performance is simply amazing. A few minuts in and you can see how well structured and professional Blues men they all are. They where able to grap the complete audience and start a  good ole party right away.

The band members are:

Janis "Bux" Bukovski (guitar & vocals), Marcis Kalnins (bass), Rolands "Rolx" Saulietis (drums), Artis Locmelis (sax, organ, piano), Viesturs Grapmanis (trumpet) and Jonatans Racenajs (guitar).

Marcis Kalnins (bass)

Marcis Kalnins (bass)

For me it was just an amazing performance, and I really that they in someway reminded me of "Blues Brothers", but not in the copying kind of way, but rather in their own way.

Latvian Blues Band - Janis "Bux" Bukovski, guitar & vocals

Latvian Blues Band - Janis "Bux" Bukovski, guitar & vocals

"Bux" knows his way around entertaining the audience in every possible way. He jumps of the stage and mingles with the audience and even flirts with the women while singing and playing the guitar. They really threw a party and we where all invited.

I will not be missing, when the Latvian Blues Band comes around next time.

Esben Just @ Bygningen Vejle

Esben Just - Helt Normal, Solopiano & fortællinger

Esben Just - Pressefoto

Esben Just - Pressefoto

Jeg havde fornøjelsen af at detage i Esben Just's show "Helt Normal, Solopiano & fortællinger" ved spillestedet Bygningen i Vejle.

Det var en super intim aften hvor vi kunne nyde Esben's færdigheder på piano, hvor spændet gik fra klassisk musik til boggie og danske national skatte. Det var en ovenud god aften hvor der blev grinet og (næsten) grædt. 

Vi oplevede at være til Mardi Gras i New Orleans, at nøgenbade blandt børn og sarte sjæle, og var en tur på vandet, hvor vi alle følte os som danskere. Alle disse fortællinger blev på medlevende vis fortalt og bakket op af Esben's solo performance ved piano'et.

En ovenud dejlig aften med Esben Just i Bygningen, Vejle.