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Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes – STILL the Greatest Bar Band in the World!

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes earned the title of being “The Greatest Bar Band in the World”, waaaaay back in the day when they became famous for…

Music from the barn with Joe D’Urso – Melle 25 July 2015

Dedicated to the memory of Louis DeMartino – “Mr Lou” – († 1959 – 2015)

BOSPOP 2015 – 35 years and still rockin’!

“.. there are a lot of festivals… and some festivals like BOSPOP, Wacken, Download, Hellfest… are amaaaazing… I mean… these are institutions and they are… they are a…

The Billy Walton Band in Melle-Buer and Lübeck DE April 2015

I would imagine that existing Billy Walton Band fans reading this are probably adopting a nodding-dog-on-back-parcel-shelf-of-car-mode as they quietly smile at my thoughts here. For sure, I had heard…

BOSPOP 2014 – 2 days of rock, soul, blues ‘n’ rain!

Whenever someone mentions the word “festival”, several images come instantly into my mind.  For example, “music” as in: different kinds of music; “people” as in: lots of people;…

Summertime Bruce!

AWD Arena, Hannover – 28 May 2013 There are always a few questions hovering at the back of my mind whenever I have a Springsteen concert marked on…

BOZZPOP 2013 – back home!

Dilemma: What do you do when three festivals that feature bands and musicians you really, really want to see, fall on the same weekend in three different countries?…

Bospop 2012 – two glorious days of mud, music and much, much more!

As Forest Gump’s mama always said, “Life is like a box of chocolates… you never know what you’re gonna get!” And I guess the same could be said…

Bill Toms and Martin Praetorius on deichRadio

Bill Toms and Martin Praetorius – two outstanding performers from different continents with songs to sing and stories to tell – especially the one about how they ended…

Bospop 2011

BOSPOP 2011 – 3 Days of Bands, Beer and Brilliant Music! Not only was Bospop 2011 the 31st occasion in the history of this music festival, but it…

Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes – not one, but TWO nights of great rockin’ in Amsterdam and Melle – 15 and 16 October 2010

Something was certainly in the air during the week the Jukes returned to Central Europe – and I don’t just mean the heady aroma of the Dutch Weed that seems…

Bospop 2010

BOSPOP FESTIVAL – Weert, The Netherlands, 10 and 11 July 2010 – 2 days of baking temperatures, fabulous music, a spectacular thunderstorm and an appearance by… Southside Johnny…

Light of Day – first EVER German show – Melle, 4 December 2009

December 4th, 2009 will go down in music history marking the first, ever, Light of Day show to take place in Germany. And what an amaaaaaazing night it…

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes – 29 October 2009, Melle

So what is it about the Jukes that can entice several hundred people from the coziness of their homes to a dot-on-the-map (albeit a very nice dot) on…

Bruce Springsteen – Pure MAGIC in Hamburg!

According to my ticket-stub collection, it would appear that last night’s Hamburg show was #32 for me but such was the surprise element, it could have been #1,…

Roger Waters Live in Hamburg.

Hmmm… so yeah, I wasn’t exactly the happiest of bunnies as I headed for Hamburg to see this gig… and yes, as anticipated, the tail-back at the Elbe…

Toto live @ the Hammersmith Apollo

Originally known as the Gaumont Palace then the Hammersmith Odeon and now the Hammersmith Apollo, this legendary London venue has been playing host to some of the biggest…

Keith Urban @ Grünspan, Hamburg

WOW!! Yes, big time WOW… that was the word that was buzzing round my head as I left the Grünspan club in Hamburg after seeing Keith Urban and…

Bruce Springsteen – Düsseldorf vs. Hamburg June 2005

PHILLIPSHALLE, DÜSSELDORF June 16 2005 vs. COLORLINE ARENA, HAMBURG June 30 2005 The Phillipshalle in Düsseldorf has to be one of the most uninteresting buildings ever created for…

EuroJukes 2004 – Part 4: Amagar Bio, Copenhagen with Mickey Kemp

So yes, by the time the Amager Bio club date in Copenhagen came round, I really wasn’t sure what to expect. “Wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen…” goes the song from way…

EuroJukes 2004 – Part 3: Southside Johnny, Bobby Bandiera and Soozie Tyrell Lagerhalle Osnabrück 7 November 2004

This smaller, more intimate venue was just perfect for this truly exceptional acoustic show. Vanessa may, but Soozie certainly does – rock with her violin that is! Considering…

EuroJukes 2004 – Part 2: Fan Convention, Unikellar Osnabrück 7 November 2004 with “Souls On Fire”

Prior to the Sunday night acoustic show, the very first Jukes’ Fan Convention to be held in Europe took place at the Unikellar bar, an integrated hostelry part…

EuroJukes 2004 – Part 1: Hyde Park Osnabrück 6 November 2004

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes re-visited the Hyde Park club, in Osnabrück, for a never-been-done-before weekend package that meant a full-band performance on the Saturday night followed…

Gary U.S. Bonds – Borderline, London – 24 September 2004

From the second that Mark Leimbach’s Fender sent out the first few oh-so-familiar opening notes of Jolé Blon until the last vibrating cymbal was once again silent, there…

4th July 2004 Part 1: Bobby Bandiera – Is My Father There? Record Release Party @ The Stone Pony

Is My Father There? is Bobby Bandiera’s third official release if you don’t count the Shove It Down Your Throat compilation of his first two CDs, Bandiera and…

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