July 14, 2008 - Germany
The band (not all members are present at all shows)
Vincent Nguini - Guitar
Fans who attended this show
Es war ein absolut unglaublicher Abend. Paul ist, wie immer, als Perfektionist auf die BÃ¼hne getreten und hat mit seinem Charme und musikalischem KÃ¶nnen eine Show geboten, die einfach unvergesslich war.
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 solo´s: 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, it´s 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.
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.
I go this evening to Brussels and I look very forward to my first concert of PS.