The next night I played a house concert on the horse farm. Their amazing home is a converted carriage house and is such a fantastic room to play! Tuesday I drove off to Aachen to hosts Hella and Robert where I played unplugged in a room with the most beautiful acoustic- I’m a fan of natural reverb, and even with a full room, it was still there – so beautiful!
Thursday I was back on the road – leaving the horse farm and my lovely friends to head to Grevenbroich for a night! Some other lovely friends made the journey over from Meerbusch to see me, and a local living Irish woman also, who had reached out to me online (the wonders of modern technology!). It was a great night, and the host tells me, his first ever ‘silent’ collection (no coins!)
I spent the next morning siphoning hotel wifi and doing some admin about my upcoming single release, ahead of my drive to Erftstadt. I’d been in touch with the guys about this gig but had no idea what to expect – except that I’d been told it was sold out and that it would be streamed online. Phillip and the team are using a local old cinema to host gigs, and the gents from MUXX TV are streaming it. It’s a local community project with lots of young people involved in the filming, sound and lights – and it was just gorgeous! Check out the whole show here.
I woke the next morning to a hint of a migraine – and with a 3 hours drive ahead, headed back to bed for a 40mins before check out. It was gone enough to get on the road and make my way to Bretten. As usual it’s difficult to drive up to a strangers house in a foreign country -so I’m sitting outside, texting a picture of where I am to make sure it’s right when the sound guy, Tommy arrives! The show that night was in a converted supermarket – owned by Frank – an awesome guy who let us, and a host of others use his home for the night! Another gorgeous gig!
Finally then for the last gig of the tour – a 3hour drive to munich airport to return the car where my lovely hosts came to collect me and bring me to their home. A jam with a local living Irish woman and a unbelievably interested group of young people who stayed for the entire show topped off my German tour. The next morning I travelled to the train station in style – in a bright green tuk-tuk. Sure how else would you travel?!