Next in line was a singer-songwriter from Utrecht, Daniël Tempelman. The first one with a deep voice, so finally a Leonard Cohen version of the singer-songwriter. Also one for which the guitar playing seems more important than the singing itself. There was a lot going on on snares and the frets in between. Melody lines and bass lines, accents, all nearly at the same time. 'Hand of death' is the song that left the most impression on me. Whether I could listen to a whole album by Tempelman, I can't truly tell. It may be that his voice is to even for that. Fact is that for four songs his set was balanced and good. Interesting guitar playing and a mysterious voice that may need this little edge that comes with things we are not supposed to do any more: loads of cigarettes smoke and bourbon.
|Simone Toet, photo Wo.|
|Tim Krikke, photo Wo.|
|Mieke van Veen, photo Wo.|
Last were a singer and a pianist (before Gerben Boots and Shane Alexander came back for a second set), but I noticed that I had heard too much. So sorry, Arie and piano player, you were doing your best, but I could not absorb any more. Also it was a bit too serious to my taste.
With 'You are the light', one of Shane Alexander's most beautiful songs, ringing in my ears, I went home into the night, where I found out that the NS was having track and signal troubles, so I did not arrive in my home town even later in the night. Still, a night well spend.
Daniël Tempelman, 'Hand of death'.
Simone Toet: 'Time and space'.
Tom Krikke: I couldn't find a song but there is a great Brazilian waterfall video he posted on You Tube if you like to see it.
Mieke van Veen: 'Riverside'.
Shane Alexander: 'You are the light'.