Ray Wilson fulfilled the high expectations at De Bosuil

Ray Wilson (ex Genesis, ex Stiltskin) has been performing at De Bosuil, in Weert, every year for a several years now. Well before the lights dimmed, the hall was pretty packed, but that’s always the case when Ray performs. That is quite right, because every show he plays is good, of course people expected the … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Blank Manuskript was breath taking at Willem Twee

All five band members of the Austrian art-rock band Blank Manuskript are multi-instrumentalists and also all vocalists. Their extraordinary compositions contain a mix of symphony, psychedelic, jazz, folk and rock. Finally in recent years, the band is getting more exposure, so there are more gigs. Unfortunately, drummer Jakob Sigl could not match it anymore, and … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Duncan Parsons – On Earth, As It Is

Multi-instrumentalist Duncan Parsons is known, among other reasons, as a drummer in the John Hackett Band. ‘On Earth, As It Is’ is Duncan’s sixth album. The songs discuss such topics as forgiveness, responsibility and temptation. Music styles include minimalist, folk, fusion and rock. Several guest musicians participate, including John Helliwell ( (Supertramp) and Dave Bainbridge … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Silver Nightmares – Apocalypsis

Italian band Silver Nightmares has been influenced by bands such as Asia, Genesis, Opeth, and many others. Their music is a mix of rock, metal and classical. In addition, history is also an important source of inspiration. This can be heard not only on their debut EP ‘The Wandering Angel.’ But also on their first … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Ben Poole had energy for ten at De Bosuil

It had been six years since British blues-rock guitarist Ben Poole performed at De Bosuil (Weert). On the grey Sunday afternoon of November 6, this gentle man finally returned. Stef Paglia became known as the guitarist of The BluesBones, based in Belgium. In 2017, he founded the Stef Paglia Trio. They play a mix of … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Dave Brons – Return to Arda

Dave Brons is a prog rock guitarist from England. His instrumental debut album, ‘Based on a True story‘ (2015) was a success. ‘Not all Those Who Wander are Lost‘ followed almost seven years later; this album also received rave reviews. Fortunately, fans didn’t have to wait that long now, as his third album ‘Return to … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Joost de Lange Band – Hypnotized

Even before anyone had heard of Corona or Covid, the Joost de Lange Band released the album ‘ ‘Lonesome Wolf‘. Like so many bands, this power trio did not sit still during the many lockdowns. Singer/guitarist Joost wrote the ten songs for the album Hypnotized, which will be released Oct. 28. This will also feature … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Epica – The Alchemy Project

Looking at the cover of ‘The Alchemy Project’, I suppose this album by Epica will be very special again. Epica has collaborated with all kinds of singers and musicians from the broad metal scene. As a result, the songs range from melodic metal, to the more extreme metal. ‘The Great Tribulation’ has a slightly theatrical … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Arena provided a string of beautiful moments

About two years ago vocalist Paul Manzi left British prog rock band Arena, Damian Wilson took his place. On Tuesday, Oct. 18, De Bosuil (Weert) was quite full. Even before the concert started, Damian walked into the concert room and greeted some fans, some even got a hug. A little later, Arena came on stage … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Realisea – Fairly Carefree

Brian de Graeve is known as founder/frontman of the neo-prog band Silhouette. He also founded the alternative symphonic prog rock project ‘Realisea’. In 2020, ‘Mantelpeace,’ the debut album was released. Brian and singer/songwriter Marjolein de Graeve also wrote the melodic prog rock songs for ‘Fairly Carefree’. It featured a number of guest musicians, including Ton … Read more, available in English and Dutch