Category Archives: Concert photography

Bandits in CC Strombeek

On Sunday Feb 22 I was in Belgium again for photography at Bandits Back to Basics tour. #bbtb

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The band requested the audience to be as silent as possible during the first two songs, the screaming could start later on. It worked magically, it was a very nice start and the audience was very respectful and cheerful throughout the show.

The concert was recorded, no wonder, the acoustics in this venue were perfect. The band played a perfect set, lots of good tones, beautiful voices.

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Nice part in the show is when the band invites people from the audience on stage to play along. This time it was heartwarming, with perhaps one of the youngest in the audience. This intermezzo ended with a song performed by the band with guest musician Ilse Decoster.

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Bandits Back to Basics

The Belgian group Bandits had the première of their Back to Basics tour on Feb 4th in Deinze. It was a very intimate acoustic show with wonderful music, good in every aspect from start to finish. Good light for photography as well.

You can still buy tickets for this show, which is a recommendation: http://www.bandits.be/agenda

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A night to remember – The Aurora Project

This weekend I have been at a special concert by The Aurora Project, an amazing progrock band from the Netherlands (book them!). This concert was the bands’ own way of saying goodbye and give tribute to their guitarist Marc Vooijs who passed away last year.  A great show and a perfect way to give a last farewell. It was the first concert since Marc died, the band had set up a memorial stand, almost an altar, with the guitars and some books of their lost friend and band member. In the background some of the photos by and of Marc were shown, he was a talented photographer as well. The show was really wonderful with a great set list. The band rocks! The CD they gave away will probably be reviewed on the progrock sites.

The band will continue making music live and on CD, as Marc would have wanted.

This is one of the shots I made that evening.

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