On the 'Back Road' tour last month, the band and I stopped by Vintage-Guitars Oldenburg to check out the amazing vintage guitar's on offer and to play a few songs for the staff. Check out our version of Back Road - live from 'Vintage Heaven!'
Filtering by Tag: Judith Renkema
Its been an incredibly rewarding two weeks and I'm so proud of my band! Since November 1st Leon den Engelse, Judith Renkema, Luuk Adams and I have been recording day and night in a old Germany Fachwerkhaus near Bremerhaven.
Together we have been making what will eventually be my 5th Studio album.
Ever since I can remember I've always dreamed of engineering and producing my own album. Over the years I've dabbled a bit, recording vocals, horns and Guitars on my 4th album 'Turn Me Around', and other bits and pieces on previous albums.
However, after recording 'Up All Night' in 2015 with a Germany Pop Producer, I decided that for my 5th Studio album I wanted to take the creative process back into my own hands. Over the last two weeks I have realized that dream.
The band and I have worked tirelessly tracking the album utilizing our own funds, gear, time and creativity, and very soon we will endeavor to continue the very important next stage: mixing, mastering, artwork, pressing and promotion - and of course - the release... So..... stay Tuned!!! Exciting news awaits...
The first gig we ever played together in this incarnation of the Jaimi Faulkner Band in Europe was at the Bischofsmühle in Hildesheim. So it was a little nostalgic to come back there to perform tonight.
It was the first time we have played at the Tube in Düsseldorf, but damn, what a great venue and what an amazing crowd!
I think this would have to be the most energised crowd we have played to in some time and as is often the case, when the audience has energy, the band seems to find another gear. Wednesday night was a hot, sweaty, crowded room full of some familiar faces and some new audience too. One this is for sure, we are already looking forward to coming back to Düsseldorf!
It was a Tuesday night in Frankfurt, so to be honest, I didn't really know what to expect. A Tuesday is probably one of the hardest nights to get people to a show, especially as the weather is starting to get greyer and the nights colder.
But to our pleasant surprised we had a decent little turnout to see us play our set at the Ponyhof.
I am well and truly grateful for a day off today to catch up on some much needed rest and to get some behind the scenes logistics taken care of.
Yesterday afternoon we performed at a blues festival at the Pop Podium de Flux in Zaandam, The Netherlands. We played a power-hour Rock'n'Roll set and had a brilliant gig. Judith Renkema was unavailable to perform the show so our good friend Bas Nuiver stepped in and brought some new energy to the band. It was our fourth show with Bas filling in for Judith and its always great to have him with us on the road.
After the show I received some nice comments about the new songs that we played in the set and with the evening free, we drove back to the band house in Tilburg to eat a bit of dinner, drink some wine and jump into bed early to get some well deserved rest.