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Current page: Austerlitz concert 2016

Current page: Austerlitz concert 2016


The first of the last concerts in the Netherlands, at the Beauforthuis in Austerlitz (near Utrecht), on November 24st, proved to be a huge success: the concert was sold out with a lengthy waiting list and the audience was very enthusiastic. Unfortunately drummer John Shepard couldn't join the band because of health reasons. Next to Chris Simpson on lead vocals, acoustic guitar and harmonica, the Dutch audiences could see and hear Wendy Ross on violin and backing vocals, Will Stock on fretless bass and Doug Morter on lead & backing vocals and acoustic and electric guitars.

Right after the band arrived at the venue they had a photo session with photographer Robert Zwart. Here are the results:

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After the photo session the equipment was loaded onto the small stage and the sound check followed. As usual soundman Harrie did a good job and within a few minutes it all sounded great in the empty room. During the sound check the room was filled with chairs for the audience.

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Below some photos from the concert; please note: these were made from the back, next to the mixing desk.

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Photos and text: Harry Pater.