Our Spring tour has come to and end and we would like to say a big thank you to all of the venues that we have visited and all of the hosts who have looked after us along the way and especially all of the people who came out to support us and listen to our music. The concerts have been wonderful and we have had a great adventure. Thank you all so much. We look forward to our return in 2019 with album number three in hand!
MusicStar Norderstedt Mobile Blues Club Tonfink – Kulturcafé & Bar Spielbudenplatz Roots In ‘t Groen Checkpoint Charlie Salon 1813 The Stables Music Centre Bluebirds in the Backyard
We are having an absolute corker of a tour so far. Thank you to everyone who has invited us to come and play and for the great listening audiences that have dug our sounds, it really has been a special experience. We are approaching the final chapter and there are some tickets still available for our grand finale at the Cultuurhuys de Kroon for this Sunday afternoon. Join us for our farewell to Europe for 2017.
Cultuurhuys De Kroon
Tickets available here…
We are past the half way mark of our tour and are looking forward to the final chapter this weekend. Next up is the Trouble Tree Folk club at De Ridderhof in The Netherlands, another new venue for us which we are looking forward to very much.
Join us for an evening of original Rhythm and Blues with a splash of Folk, a sprinkling of Jazz, a blush of Country, a tinkling of Soul and some down right mean old Blues.
Trouble Tree FolkConcerts
TONIGHT! A new venue for us at the Sound Yard in Bergedorf, and we are very much looking forward to it. Join us for an evening of heartfelt rhythm and Blues, Jenny Wren and Her Borrowed Wings style.
After a scorching start to our tour last night in Bruges, today we make our way to Germany to play at one of our most favourite places, Jazz Lev @Topos in Leverkusen. It’s a really special place and we are very much looking forward to it…
TONIGHT! We kick off our last tour of 2017 at the handsome 27Bflat Jazz & Blues in Bruges and it’s going to be a scorcher!
The second leg of our Taking A SOUP to Europe tour is complete and the first review is in. Thank you to Richard Waganaar and to Peter and Leni at The Podium café for a magical start to our concerts.
LIVE REVIEW – Phenomenal singing with Jenny Wren and her Borrowed Wings
The Podium Café, Peter en Leni, Steendam (NL) – 19/05/2017
THE NEXT GIG (NL)
20th May 2017
Behind the stage of Peter & Leni in Steendam, hiding behind her big double bass and her two band members is the almost unnoticed Jenny Trilsbach. However, the people who previously attended a Jenny Wren and Her Borrowed Wings concert know that this is the spot on the stage to keep an eye on. The band is not named after Paul McCartney’s song, but to the Wren, in the Netherlands the Winter King. A little bird with a huge song to match the phenomenal singing voice of Trilsbach. With ‘Out With The Old’ as the first song there is straight away a head scratching moment, where the audience is completely surprised by a voice that contains so much power and emotion while at the same time being raw and melodic.
Jenny Wren and Her Borrowed Wings are one of those growing brillants that occasionally come from the British Isles to entertain us with their wonderful mix of blues, R & B with influences of country and soul. Strong point is the vocal, but also fine guitar work by Ben Gallon and soundproofing resonator guitar work by Ben Fisher with the trilbach bassist to complete the trilogy. The formation have just released the new album ‘A Soup’ as a sequel to their debut ‘Dead Man’s Hat’. On stage a wonderful mix of both albums and also new songs coming on the yet to be recorded third album of the trio. Strong point is the change, from ultra sensitive to a true party number and from tortoise to cheetah speed. Especially this was an acoustic concert, only enhanced with microphones on stage and no plugged instruments. It made everything even more beautiful. Strong songs like ‘Twisted Nail’, ‘This Song is A Lie’ and ‘Some Big Deal’ brought the concert to an extremely high level early on. Very impressive that this British band was able to hold that high level of energy for the rest of the concert. The love for the music and wishing to share with the audience was at the forefront. The songs were beautifully spoken by the singer and hope was given for the future. A new album is hopefully on the horizon for next year, and with the beautiful ‘Hard Blues’ and ‘Cast out the Snake’ it looks to be another jewel.
As the concert progresses, nice were the transitions too. From the delicate and beautiful ‘Days Gone’, then to the atmosphere being spirited off to New Orleans for party number ‘Dead Man’s Hat’. After the sensitive ‘Wooden Nickels’ and the smooth swinging ‘Bumblebee’, the concert was complete. But because the band clearly have so much fun playing together their music and following applause after applause, they returned with the sensitive ‘Until It’s My Time To Go’ followed after the announcement was called out to Peter van Zeijl, can we do another, by ‘Too Tired’ a highlight from their debut album.
A sensationally beautiful concert.
Next week we will be rather pleased to set sail for the 2nd leg of our Taking A SOUP to Europe tour. We are Netherlands bound and that is always good. First stop is The Podium Cafe for Peter en Leni, we are very much looking forward to our return and especially for Leni’s delicious cooking! We dream of the chocolate surprise…