Summer Breeze Project
January 12, 2013
After a preparation period of approximately three months the Dutch progressive rock band Summer Breeze Project were ready for the presentation to the public of the stage show called Signs. Those who had come to the venue in Maarssen didn't know what to expect, but after the show it was obvious that the people in the audience had seen a rather good and entertaining performance.
Summer Breeze Project also played a song from the other band in which Gert Bruins participates. Their version of Politics from Taurus & Pisces was well-performed. I guess Peter Everts, the other member of this outfit who took care of the mixing of the live sound, could live with this version. After this number they played Hollow, the single they recorded in order to raise money for the Koningin Wilhelmina Fonds, the Dutch Cancer Society. When they performed this song some technical problems occurred with the microphones. They played Hollow again after these problems were solved. After finishing the last song of the regular set all band members left the stage one by one in a rather original way. While leaving, they all put on their coat and waved goodbye to the audience. A few seconds after drummer René Troostheiden had left the stage they all returned to play the encore Garden Of Delight.
However, this little incident didn't prevent me from giving Summer Breeze Project a show of hands. It looked all rather professional. The band did their utmost to perform a great live show and the images behind them made sure that there was always something that attracted my attention. Like fragments of Metropolis, a science-fiction film from 1927 directed by the German expressionist Fritz Lang or footage from the World War II D-Day invasion in Normandy during the track Normandy. So well done indeed!
Henri Strik (edited by Peter Willemsen)
Setlist Summer Breeze Project:Concrete
Close Your Eyes
In The Meantime
Eye Of The Storm
Master & Servant
Garden Of Delight
Pictures by Arthur Haggenburg
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Line up Summer Breeze Project:(left to right)
Gordon van Pelt:
keyboards, soundscapes, backing vocals
electric guitar, lead and backing vocals
Jørgen de Jonge:
bass and backing vocals
acoustic and electric drums
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