suffering badly from a "midsummer flu" I
had to see Maria performing with her
excellent band on the opening concert on her 2004 Summer
/ Fall Tour.
Maria Viskonti has become one of my absolutely favorite
artists at the moment and I belive that she has a great future
within the Danish Rock Scene, if she's got the needed personal
will power and strength to aim for it. And of course some
efficiently working promotion management, as well.
show this night was part of the Club Yeah Yeah
events taking place at Rust, - this evening's
opening act was upcoming band Maborosi (see
pics from their set here).
Though I still miss some "wildness" in the performing
act, you have all the young energy and wildness, you could
ask for in the music. Maria told me that the
band hadn't rehearsed as much as they intended prior to the
concert. But for me that meant a more exciting performance,
thus almost being a public rehearsal, with all that unspoiled
energy, which is rare at today's designer bands.
I would rather listen to a couple of false starts and loose
endings, than witness a stereotyped copy of an album replayed
live at stage! And though still being in their early youth,
they play very professionally and seemed to be more comfortable
at stage, compared to the debut concert on the same scene
at Rust some four months earlier.
We got some of the album songs, added by two unreleased songs.
One of them being See The Saddest Girl, which
had colleague musician, Alex Hemmingsen, from
the band, Azeta, on additional acoustic guitar.
The keyboard player, Philip Strangebye, is nothing
but a scoop for the band. His playing adds a pure mid-60's
Dylan-touch to the sound.
If you like good rock music, you should attend one of Maria's
concerts, when she comes to a city close to you. You can see
her tour schedule for the 2004 Summer / Fall Tour
on her site www.mariaviskonti.dk
01. Guess You Are Mad At Me
02. Homeward Bound
03. Less Than Me
04. No One
05. Minor Seven
Find My Blue Baby
07. Born In History
08. Burn The Bridge
09. See The Saddest Girl
- - Encore - -
10. Change The Stars Tonight
Maria Viskonti: Vo, ac.g, hca, tamb
Jakob Viskinde: g
August Ussing: b
Philip Strangebye: keyb
Anders Lund: dm
Alex Hemmingsen (Azeta): ac. g on 09
by Eric Klitgaard © 2004
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