April 7, 2017 - De Pul, Uden (NL)
Exactly one year ago I wrote the following sentence; 'I guess the fans and venue crew made them feel like they were playing a home game. In return they gave an amazing show which will remain a great memory until they return to this venue the next time they visit the Netherlands!'. It was a small part of the concert review (see review) of the performance Karnataka did at De Pul in Uden, not knowing that indeed one year later they would return. However this time around no support act would 'steal' their playing time. They needed all the time to get their show done before the curfew would take place at midnight. Because during their 'END II END' EUROPEAN TOUR 2017 they'll be performing the award winning albums The Gathering Light (2010, see review) and Secrets Of Angels (2015, see review) in their entirety. Time was precious, but due to technical problems during their late sound check, this meant that they could not start on time.
After a short break the band began with the opening track from the Secrets Of Angels album. Again an oriental piece of music could be heard during the performance of Road To Cairo. For the second set, which lasted also one complete hour, Hayley had changed her black outfit for a gold top combined with black shorts. Once again she impressed her audience with her amazing voice and strong stage presentation. Most of all during Because Of You and Poison Ivy she showed that she isn't just an ordinary vocalist. Many times she used her operatic style voice making her different from the other well known female progressive rock singers. Whilst performing, she also managed to interact with her fellow musician on stage and had a smile on her pretty
Once again Karnataka did set the stage on fire at the Pul in Uden. See you next year, knowing it will be a party once again! Thanks!
Henri Strik (edited by Tracy van Os van den Abeelen)
The Calling (intro tape)
State Of Grace
Moment In Time
Serpent And The Sea
Tide To Fall
The Gathering Light
Road To Cairo
Because Of You
Feels Like Home
Secrets Of Angels
Karnataka by Arthur Haggenburg
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Line up Karnataka:(left to right)
guitars, backing vocals
bass and bass pedals
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