Mostly Autumn & Lesoir
June 28, 2013, DRU Cultuurfabriek, Ulft (NL)
Recently Mostly Autumn's (MA) leading man and guitarist Bryan Josh married singer Olivia Sparnenn after a six year relationship. However, they didn't have much time to spend their honeymoon together, because a week later two Dutch concerts were already on the agenda. So, as a manner of speaking, they had a kind of Dutch Honeymoon Tour. The first of these two gigs was held at the DRU Cultuurfabriek in Ulft and the other one the next day at Cultuurpodium Boerderij in Zoetermeer. To me it was obvious that I would attend the first gig because this venue is closest to my home town. Going to Ulft also meant that a second band could be enjoyed, because the venue booked the Dutch support act Lesoir as well.
LesoirLesoir hail from the city of Maastricht in the very southern part of the Netherlands. They already released two albums and did two tours in China (!). A UK tour is in the pipeline for 2013 as well.
Her boyfriend and guitarist Ingo Dassen was, together with Dachuan Lu (bass) and Ruben Israel (drums), responsible for the hypnotic rhythms that dominated most of the songs that unfortunately didn't
Mostly AutumnApart from the fact that Bryan Josh and Olivia Sparnenn are nowadays Mr and Mrs Josh, more things happened to the band lately. They not only released the amazing live DVD Live At The Boerderij (see review), but also some band members quit the band, namely drummer Gavin John Griffiths and multi-instrumentalist
Of course the audience was mostly focussed on the just married couple during this great show. One could many times enjoy their strong vocal performances and of course the fine guitar playing of Josh. The interaction between the two was in a way you may expect from people who are in love with each other. This time the set list deviated a bit from the last gig I saw at the W2 venue in Den Bosch during last year's Christmas show (see review). They added for instance Appian Way and Slow Down, two tracks from Bryan Josh's first solo album Through These Eyes (2008, see review). I don't expect these songs during a MA concert, because they differ from the rest of the band's material. Both songs have more blues influences instead of a progressive rock kind of style. Another
Bryan Josh already announced the next Dutch shows, which are of course the famous annual Christmas shows in December. Well, I guess you've already read some reviews of these shows on this website, because for me there's no Christmas without a gig by MA. It's always lots of fun and good music just like I heard during this excellent concert!
Henri Strik (edited by Peter Willemsen)
Setlist Mostly Autumn:Winter Mountain
Never The Rainbow
Deep In Borrowdale
Drops Of The Sun
Nowhere To Hide
Wild Eyed Skies
Dark Before The Dawn
Heroes Never Die
Pictures Mostly Autumn by Arthur Haggenburg
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Line up Mostly Autumn:(left to right)
electric guitar, lead and backing vocals
percussion, lead and backing vocals
keyboard & backing vocals
backing vocals, acoustic & electric guitar
Setlist Lesoir:Big Talk
Feet On The Ground
Walk You Out
What I Long For
Pictures Lesoir by Arthur Haggenburg
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Line up Lesoir:(left to right)
backing vocals, electric percussion, keyboard, electric & acoustic guitar
lead vocals, keyboard, acoustic guitar & flute
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