16 May 2013 North Londoner Gregory Page played live at the Lux theatre in Nijmegen. I never heard of the man before, but the announcement in the local paper made me curious and so Miranda and I bought tickets for the show. And what a great night it was: accompanied by a drummer and a piano player, Gregory played his songs and told his stories. Two 45 minute sets that flew by amused us no end. After the show we met up with Gregory, a very gentile person, who was kind enough to chat away about his 1965 Airline guitar and sign one of his albums for us. That’s Gregory on the right and, you guessed it, me on the other side. That’s Greg’s coffee I’m holding. Ah, fame! For more information about Gregory Page, visit his website at www.gregorypage.com
On Friday 14 June 2013 Beequeen will perform at Paradox in Tilburg. We will play support act to Mercy Giants. More information to follow, but better block that date in your agenda now as we will be playing a really cool set with lots of new material. Check the Paradox website at www.paradoxtilburg.nl
If you like your music virtual, but special, why not check out Brunnen’s bandcamp download site? No less than 6 albums are offered for official digital download. From the earliest beginnings with 1991′s The Garden Of Perpetual Dreams right down to 2006′s Tippoo’s Tiger and including rare and long deleted albums like Swoon, Lure and Goodbye Bye Brunnen and not forgetting the appetizer album The Beekeeper’s Dream, there is something there for everyone.
And while you’re at it, why not check out Beequeen’s bandcamp as well?
The download fun starts at http://brunnen.bandcamp.com/ and does not end at http://beequeen.bandcamp.com/
So the new year starts really well with the release of “Wander”, the new album by Wander. Recorded during our brief (too brief) tour of Russia in October 2011, this gorgeous little artefact features the performance of 15 October at Ex:Libris in Moscow. Delightfully wrapped up like sweet chocolate, Zhelezobeton did a great job on the cover. A grand total of 150 numbered copies are available. You can buy one from us at 10 euros including shipping worldwide. The performance is fondly remembered and, even though not too many people were present, was probably the best Wander performance so far. Thank you Dmitry and Artyom for making our Russian adventure possible! Any time again…
On a slightly lesser scale than Adam Ant (see post below), Beequeen rocked local Irish hideout the Shamrock on Monday 10 December. Before a huge amount of students, who attended the science cafe held that evening at the Shamrock, Beequeen played three short sets during the evening. There was lots of talking during out sets, but we were warned beforehand. Beequeen as live juxebox. The Shamrock was perhaps not the best of shows, but certainly not the worst. For some reason, recordings of the performance are heavily distorted, so no audio document of the night. Perhaps for the better.
On Sunday 9 December Adam Ant played the Patronaat in Haarlem. Me being the Ant-fan that I am had to be there of course. And what a great evening it was! Adam Ant, in good form for a man his age, pranced and posed for a good 90+ minutes keeping a tight watch on his great band. All the classics were played (with luckily enough bits and pieces from the early punk days) and sang along by the audience. I tried to resist, but by the time we hit Antmusic, I merrily joined the chorus! I’m sure you can find filmed bits on YouTube, but I wanted to share this image of the night on these pages. His new single “Cool zombie” is now available. The album will be out next February. Antmusic for sexpeople. Indeed.