The Ronnie James Dio Memorial Concert was a beautiful tribute

The Ronnie James Dio Memorial Concert had been postponed several times by Covid, but finally this concert could take place on the cold winter evening of December 14. This tribute consists of the Dutch top of the hard rock/metal circuit. The lights in De Bosuil (Weert) dimmed, keyboardist Martijn Spierenburg (Within Temptation) came on first. … Read more, available in English and Dutch

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

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

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

Mostly Autumn played with passion in the Cacaofabriek

There are still concerts that had been postponed by Corona. This was also true of Mostly Autumn’s concert in the Cacaofabriek (Helmond, the Netherlands), this was made up on Saturday, Sept. 17. Before the doors to the venue opened, a number of fans were already waiting. They chose their places at the front and took … Read more, available in English and Dutch

King King: a new lineup, but energetic as ever

The lineup King King of has undergone some changes. Of course, founder Alan Nimmo is still the front man of this blues-rock band. Many visitors had already had their ticket in the pocket for one or two years. Corona was the culprit of the postponement. But September 18 was finally here: King King performed in … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Eric Steckel was phenomenal at De Bosuil

Although American blues-rock singer/guitarist Eric Steckel is in his early thirties, his first performance was some twenty years ago. Even before he was eighteen he played at De Bosuil in Weert. Since then he has performed here regularly. Due to Covid, fans had to wait much longer to see him again. The concert could finally … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Karibow provided a amiable Sunday afternoon in ’t Blok

Twenty-five years ago singer/multi-instrumentalist Oliver Rüsing founded the neo prog band Karibow. After 2.5 years of forced “break”, this German band could finally perform again. This took place on Sunday, May 1 in ’t Blok in Nieuwerkerk aan de IJssel (thee Netherlands). The concert started with the sound of a roaring engine. The arrival of … Read more, available in English and Dutch