I’m currently sitting in a cafe in Dusseldorf getting ready for the week of German shows which starts tomorrow in Essen at Anyway. I had a lovely show on Friday at Knoflook in Den Bosch, I was joined by Bettie Akemaii who is a great Dutch folk singer. Then, I had a few days off (due to bad booking on my part), which I spent in the lovely city of Cologne. Last night, I visited the Kulture Kafe Lichtung, and saw an act called Freed Worms who was very good.
I feel suitably ready for the onslaught of German shows now, which, in order are:
- Tuesday – Anyway, Essen
- Wednesday – Salon Fink, Dortmund
- Thursday – Palme, Winnenden
- Friday – Stoned, Liepzig
- Saturday – Roach House, Kaiserslautern
- Sunday – Ferry back home
When I get back, I have a few days off, then on Friday 8th of May, I’m playing the next Different Circle Monthly night at The Blue Chair, where the record label is launching the debut EP by Ben Farrell. That’ll be a good night, and if you come along, you can hear all my anecdotes about flouting German etiquette norms.