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July 14, 2008 - Germany
Colognia - Tanzbrunnen



The band (not all members are present at all shows)

Vincent Nguini - Guitar
Bakithi Kumalo - Bass
Mark Stewart - Guitars, Cello, Saxophone, selfmade instruments
Tony Cedras - Accordeon, Keyboard, Guitars
Andy Snitzer - Saxophone, Synthesizer
Jamey Haddad - Percussion
Charley Drayton - Drums




Fans who attended this show

 
Marko Breidung





Review by:
Matthias Bunk

Es war ein absolut unglaublicher Abend. Paul ist, wie immer, als Perfektionist auf die Bühne getreten und hat mit seinem Charme und musikalischem Können eine Show geboten, die einfach unvergesslich war.

Die langsameren Song (z.B. Sound of silence,The Boxer, Duncan, slip sliding away etc.) hatten einen beeindruckenden Einfluss auf uns, also das Publikum. Man sang laut-stark mit und träumte zugleich.

DOCH SOFORT FING PAUL WIEDER AN, MIT SEINER BAND EINEN SCHNELLEN KRACHER NACH DEM ANDEREN ZU PRÄSENTIEREN. Die Halle kochte bei Songs wie you can call me Al oder Graceland .

Ich bedanke mich für diesen wahnsinnigen Abend.

PAUL IST HALT IMMER NOCH STILL CRAZY AFTER ALL THESE YEARS

Review by:
Ans

The setlist was the same as in Liverpool. Although the tickets mentioned it was an open air concert it was in a small hall at Tanzbrunnen, about 1500 people I guess, it was fully packed. The concert started 15 minutes later because it took a long time before the long queue outside past the security to get indoors. About the concert, it took a while for Paul and the band and the audience to be connected, the audience was enthusiastic but not as good listeners as the audience at North Sea Jazz, in the first half the audience was too early with cheering and clapping, so several endings of the songs were destroyed. Also the sound was not as good as in Rotterdam, Paul and the band struggled a bit with that, the second half (after The Only Living Boy) things got better. Paul was as always a perfect bandleader, the band loosened up and everyone had a great time. Again some great solos: at North East beautiful guitar playing from Tony Cedras, he came to the front to play together with mark and Paul, two solos from Bakhiti at the Boy in the Bubble and Diamonds, a solo from Jamey on Spirit Voices, Andy was great on his sax and soprano sax. I also liked the drumming very much of Charley Drayton, its nice that he sits higher behind his drums, this way you have a much better view of his drum work, he is really into the music. Very nice to see the emotions on his face, the same goes for Bakhiti.
It was nice to meet David and Mandy and some other fans. After the concert we walked behind the hall to our cars and there was the tour bus, the band members were there and later also Paul. I got an autograph from Paul, Mark, Tony, Bakhiti and Vincent (who gave only a few, than he got into the bus) Tony asked what I would do with the autograhps, I smiled and told him I will frame the ticket with the autograhps :) I talked with Mark and Bakhiti, I asked Bakhiti if he enjoyed The North Sea Jazz festival, he enjoyed it very much, our performance there was very good, he said.

Review by:
Klausi

The music was great, as it was in London 2006. As always, I was next to the sound engineer. And the sound was great too.

But announcing a concert as open air and giving it in a dark disco hall with perfect weather outside let many people go before the event started (I watched them near the entrance/outlet/).

Review by:
Tommy

I go this evening to Brussels and I look very forward to my first concert of PS.

Can someone tell me if theres an intermission during the concert?

Thx.