After the Summers End gig they had a free day in London and then came to the lovely South of the Netherlands for a TV perfomance.
A review from Summers End.
Mark was not feeling well, he got a bit of the Dutch flew.
But it all worked out well.
Pictures from Bert Treep de house photographer of the day
A big thank you the camera team; John Vis, Meriam Verkeij, Marcia Krijnen, Rob de Groot, Edwin Roest,
Suthana Kamerbeek & produced by Arjan van Leeuwen AVL productions.
Above: Glimmer twins ;-) Left: mr Tetris.
Above: Soundcheck with Gert jan who saved our butts.
15-Oct-2010 by me.
by Henri Strik
In October 2010 Utopia, an Australian Prog-/Symphonic rock band had a small tour through Europe.
I saw them playing in "de Boerderij", Zoetermeer, Holland at the 15th of October.
The evening started with the Dutch band "Odyssice". They play nice instumental prog.rock and have a new album out called "Silence". Great Camelesque moods and spheres, a very nice warm up.
The "Boerderij" was filled with a great and big enthousiatic crowd.
The intro "Suffocation" started and singer and nestor of the band Mark Trueack entered the stage. One by one the other members of the band
(7 shiny guys !) followed. All were settled and the song "Artifical" the title song of their latest release started.
After getting a big applause of the crowd the next songs , "Nothing lasts Forever", a Beatlesque song with parts in it that really sounds
like the boys for Liverpool (Come Together), "Not Human, Anymore" a rock song with nice drums, guitar and a nice chorus
in it also some Arabic melodies we know so well from Gazpacho's album Tick Tock were played. The crowd got more and more enthousiatic.
The encores were, both from the album "Artificial", "One Day" a nice ballad almost accoustic, and the more rocky song "Inside the Power".
By Ger van Ginkel.
- Artificial World
- Nothing Lasts Forever
- Not Human Anymore
- Gone in a Blink of an Eye
- More than a Dream
- The Garden
- One Day
- Inside the Power
- The Garden
- Sean Timms / Keyboard and vocals
- Matt Williams / Guitar and vocals
- Craig Kelly / Bass and vocals
- David Hopgood / Drums
- Tim Irrgang / Percussion
- Ian Ritchie - Saxophones and Flutes
- The Garden (2008)
- Artifical (2010)
me at the Bluescafe Apeldoorn.
The audience that was present during the soundcheck were pleased with a jam from almost one hour.
Matt, Sean, Tim, David, Craig and bandleader Ian Jam made a jazz trip...
Sean used the old Hammond that is in the venue, catching dust the most of times, but it had a lovely vintage sound.
The slow version of "Slow Down" was remarkable.
Tims percussion and the sax aka flute add something to the Music, certainly in this acoustic set.
This night they played a cover; The Carpet Crawlers and almost the same setlist from de Boerderij. But they sounded very different as it seems more an acoustic set, beautiful, different arragements and a lot of fun on stage.
Maybe the most remarkable tune they did was The CarPark Blues, they were stucked in a Belgium Carpark and wrote a song about it, Paul the drive and Tim played a leading role in it.. and oh the mess started when Sean shouted "Left", anyway ... words by Truey... Tears from laughing, really hilarius.
Run by the legend Francis Geron.
By Marloes and by me (you can see the difference, she is lovely ;-)
Updated September 2010 by Nick Gielkens
from the lovely South of the Netherlands, at www.mostlypink.net