Mostly Autumn on tour in the Lowlands 2006.
& 16th December again in De Boerderij Zoetermeer!
More info, pictures, setlist you can find here.
Mostly Autumn on tour in the Lowlands 2005.
Special X-mas Show!| NL
Pictures and Reviews LowLands 2005.
Mostly Autumn on tour in the Lowlands 2004.
Four days of Party, 22, 23, 24 & 25 April 2004:
Thursday at The Bluescafe in Apeldoorn,
Friday at De Boerderij in Zoetermeer,
Saturday at the great Festival of Trolls at Anthisnes,
and at last Plato's at Helmond.
Mostly Autumn live in the Spirit of 66,
Anthisnes: 20 June 2003.
the Spirit: 7 December 2003 again, with a lot of pictures.
013 Tilburg: 16 December 2004.
Reviews and pics of the V-shows in the U.K., including a Pink Floyd gig!
Storms Over Still Water Launch Show
4th of June 2005 Astoria London .
A Poll about Mostly Autumn and David Gilmour! Just one important question!
Thursday April 22th, at The Bluescafe in Apeldoorn.
I usually don’t drive to a concert that is 130 km away
from my place for a band that I have never heard of before,
and especially not when I woke up at 5 in the morning, and
know that I will not be back home before 2 in the next
morning, having to go to work afterwards. But I did it for
Mostly Autumn, band that I know only because seeing the great
performance of lead singer Heather Findlay with Ayreon at the
CD presentation. |
I had no idea of what to expect, I only knew that she has got a wonderful, sweet and pure voice. And she confirmed it very well with her own band.
The concert took place in a small café in Apeldoorn, in front of the big venue De Gigant. I think that the capacity of the place was around 100 people, and it was quite full. No amazing light show here, neither some great sound material, but a very cozy atmosphere created by the band and the audience.
The gig started a bit late in my opinion, but that’s not a big problem when you consider the nice performance that followed. How to describe Mostly Autumn? Don’t expect some heavy symphonic metal like the bands that I am used to cover. It is NOT metal. It is NOT gothic. (but I like it a lot!)
The music is very atmospheric (like latest The Gathering pieces) with a lot of spiritual and mystical parts. Sometimes it also sounds like a soft Pink Floyd song, especially when the male singer performs. But they are also able to accelerate the rhythm and then, they give a feeling of a really happy band having fun on the stage, and that feeling is very well communicated to the audience.
I also appreciated the long performance. There was no support act that evening, but after playing a 50 minutes set, the band took a short break of around 10 minutes, and then they came back on the stage for more than one hour, and it was amazing. Only few bands give so much in one evening for their audience, and we can only be very thankful to Mostly Autumn for their mystical and joyful performance.
I am totally new to the band, so sorry, I cannot help with song names or anything, but the best for you is to check out official website
Pictures that i took will come later in the photogallery.
Pictures by Peter Vroon and Karel at The Blues Cafe.
FRIDAY APRIL THE 23TH. at the Boerderij.
Posted by Thijs, together with Roy, Piet & Hanneke the most loyal fans in the Lowlands, at the Mostly Autumn Forum.
Last night in the Boerderij, i've seen Mostly Autumn in a super mood!!!
Damn.... never seen anything like this before.
They should have recorded this one!!
Many people are converted this evening to into MA fans!!
I think Jean has sold, almost all her t-shirts (that she has took for these 4 days, and we are now at day 2!!).
Saturday at the great Festival of Trolls at Anthisnes.
Cool, nice well done, too short.
The Spanish guitar of Heather arrived to late, probably he was lost in the Belgium traffic too.
Andrew kicked his cymbals of the stage, Bryan had to make a ... during the gig. They were sounding incredible well (without a decent sound check).
The crowded yelled for a encore, the band moved back on the stage, but the plugs were already removed... but what the heck. It was splendid!
It was nice to see them again, they made some new fans in Anthisne that's for sure.
Afterwards we had a little chat with them, they all are really nice.Nick
Sunday at the
Photo's by Jany of
I think all the Dutch fans were impressed by Andrew (21 years young and already the longest member).
LIVE IN SPIRIT OF 66 (June 2003):
I'm speechless again, great gig, they had fun and we too. The show started with a very floydian wind to kick off with the great opener Winter Mountain. In a different version as we're used to hear (the same as on the bonus cd). A lot of older songs came by and they played it very well. The band has grown over the years, they were great 2 years ago and a bit shy, but now, perfect playing, perfect team. Pass The Clock, Something in Between, Simple Ways and Passengers are classics already and were played if it were songs the band played for years. The first gig i saw Josh playing, i thought that he was a son of David Gilmour, now he's developed his own Joshy style, great!
They came back for a third & fourth encore and went back to their folky roots (Helm's Deep), I think the Patriot In & Spirit Of 66 will be their favorite place to relax. It was nice to see Jean ;-) x x x
Heather "lady Galadril" and Angela stole the show frequently and the band is just a Distant Train that keeps running and can't be stopped (Hope we're the Passengers traveling with them).
It made my flesh creep a several times, the only band who got that done, a few times was Pink Floyd, so forget all the foolish things i wrote about the Passengers album, (that the Passengers is not a DSOTM), live they're one of the top bands i've ever seen (and yes i've seen Yes, Pink Floyd, The Glimmer Twins, RPWL & Genesis). Theire music is just so fantastic, creepy, spooky; the songs keep tolling in my head.
Shrinking Violet and Mother Nature will be classic songs which can match with Welcome to The Machine, Round-a-bout, Locomotive Breathe or whatever!
And thank you Francis.
What must i say? A band that mixes rock, with prog and Celtic tunes. Which is live incredible good! Which was very emotional and played with great devotion. A band which believe in their songs. A loyal crowed which believes in this band. A band that impressed more as 3 hours...(one of their longest gigs according to Liam). A band which plays Smoke on the Water and Comfortably Numb with more spirit then you ever heard before (those two songs and more you'll find on their latest DVD AT THE GRAND OPERA HOUSE YORK).
And if covering Pink Floyd and Deep Purple is not enough, they did Emmerson Lake & Palmer, I Believe in Father Christmas, too. When Heather announced it, it looked liked the 178 fans didn't know what to expect and didn't react as Heather expected. Then Heather asked: "Don't they celebrate x-mas in Belgium?"... No Heather in the Lowlands they'll celebrate Mostly Autumn day on 6 & 7 December ;-)
The gig was one best off: Winter Mountain, The Spirit of 66, Evergreen, Helm's Deep, Shrinking Violet (creepy), Goodbye alone, Mother Nature, The Last Bright Light, The Last Climb, Passengers, Distant Train, Never The rainbow, Pass the Clock. What did i miss? We all knew what those funny German teenagers missed; Please.
When Heroes Never Die was announced, the crowed was so still as 176 mice.... i almost needed my handkerchief when Heather started to sing. And that for a guy of 40 years and three days young.
It was a pity that Troy was ill, but what could he add? I think that his Uilleann Pipes could have give a more party feeling ten there already was. But it was better as best already. Hope he's doing well now.
Heather voice was supreme. Josh lost his likeness with David Gilmour a bit and was more as astronomical.
Was nice talking to them all after this unbelievable gig.
Was good to see Jean and all the fans Thijs, Frank, Walter & the club of Born again.
So David, Roger, Nick & Rick put you instruments on the attic and let these boys & girls take over the flag... The New Pink Floyd is there!
The next morning i had to go to work early...that's live. When i drove out the street, a full bright
moon was standing high in the sky. It was there in front of me al the 20 minute drive...
I watched the bright moon above the sky shine over the hills of this lovely South of the Netherlands, while “The Gab Is Too Wide” was cutting the air of my car. The adrenaline of the last night was still running through my vessels and a kind of energetic flow was there the whole day ... thanks!
And when i finally drove home, home again, cold and tired, there it was again the Bright Side Of The Moon leading me home to my kids and lovely wife.
Is that the omen for the next album?
Nick 11 December 2003.
013 Tilburg: 16 December 2004
Reviews and pics of the V-shows in the U.K., including a Pink Floyd gig!
For all who we've lost, where ever they are.
More to know about this band:
But Liam, Andy, Andrew, Ian, Jean, Angela, Bryan & Heather watch out the New Mostly Autumn is growing up:
The official home page you'll find here: www.mostly-autumn.com.