Posts Tagged: ‘Central Europe’
- Posted By: Raggi
- On: August 14th, 2011
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Today we jumped into the tour bus and traversed the winding roads of lush Bohemia, passing through medieval villages, castles, and woodlands that would excite any Tolkien fan.
After arriving in Telc, we played two gigs during the night at the Prazdiny v Telci festival. This historic city is UNESCO protected, and the town square at the center of the festival is so breathtakingly beautiful and ancient, it makes Bruges look like Legoland.
The first performance took place in the courtyard of the city castle, where hundreds of people had gathered for the show. At the end of the set, as a church bell tower chimed eight o’clock, we picked up the notes and sang one final a cappella song in the same key.
The second gig took place in a vault deep down in a dungeon-like pub. Its arched roof seemed to evoke the famous Cavern in Liverpool famous for its early Beatles concerts. The band is really starting to warm up on the tour and we played the best gig of the trip so far, premiering a new version of Shades, where we made greater use of electronic instruments than in any of our established oeuvre.
The night ended with a rollicking afterparty, where we faced off against the locals in a game of pick-up floor hockey down in the dungeon pub. It was already dawn when we finally trudged back to our UNESCO-protected hotel rooms – probably the best sleeping arrangement in our career so far.
- Posted By: Raggi
- On: August 9th, 2011
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…aaand we’re off.
After an amazing trip to Germany last month, the band will now embark on a twelve-day journey to the Czech Republic and Austria.
Joined by our dear booking manager Masha and our “ace in the deck” Helena (who is our trusted Central Europe Booking agent), we will traverse a range of music festivals, bars, churches, as well appear on television and radio broadcasts.
First stop is the Jazz Dock Music Bar in Prague on Wednesday.
Check back to this blog for the latest news on the tour.